Name: Katie Kimmich
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
College: Pepperdine/Liberal Arts
World Championship Experience
  • 2006 FIVB World Championship
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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – Tour of China. 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Played in five sets with one start in the three-match tour of China against club teams…Averaged 2.20 points on China Tour, including a seven-point match against Hong Kong on Jan. 30 with six kills on 12 errorless attacks. 2007 – Compiled team-high 3.50 points per set during Pan American Cup…Turned in international career-highs 24 points, seven blocks and 17 kills versus Dominican Republic on June 23…Matched career-high of 17 kills in a rematch against Dominican Republic on June 29…Played 26 of 36 sets at FIVB World Grand Prix averaging 2.77 points and 0.50 blocks per set. 2006 – Averaged 3.08 points and a team-leading 2.68 kills per set on seven-match tour of Italy from March 22 to April 2 with USA National Training Team…Produced team-high 12 points in three-set match against Poland on May 26 at Chicago…Played in the Pan American Cup in June and July, scoring 99 points…Scored a match-high 12 points against Barbados…Played in 34 of 43 sets during the World Championships, including seven match starts…Averaged 2.88 points, 1.97 kills, 0.29 aces and 1.26 digs per set…Ranked 18th in blocks during the World Championships…Recorded team-high 15 points versus Puerto Rico on Nov. 5 in the final match of the World Championship first round. 2005 – Selected as a member of the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Capped a stellar career at Pepperdine by earning first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the first time after a pair of second-team accolades…Named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year for the third-straight season…Averaged 5.31 kills, 2.06 digs and 0.94 blocks per game as a senior as the Waves rode to its highest-ever national ranking. Wilkins hit .309 on the season and ended her career with more than 1,600 kills…Wilkins is the first volleyball player in the program's history to be named All-America in three seasons. 2002 – Named second team All-American by the AVCA for the second-straight year...Selected to the All-Pacific Region team by the AVCA...Tabbed the WCC Player of the Year and was a first-team All-WCC selection…Led the Waves with a career-high 521 kills and 1,280 kill attempts...Invited to train in the USA Volleyball National A2 Program and the USA Women's National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2002. 2001 – Named second team All-American by the AVCA and was a third-team choice by Volleyball Magazine...Selected to the All-Pacific Region team by the AVCA...Tabbed the WCC Player of the Year and was a first-team All-WCC selection...Led Pepperdine, the WCC and tied for No. 11 nationally with a 4.96 kills-per-game average. 2000 – Appeared in 24 matches and played in 55 games...Totaled 123 kills, seven service aces, 94 digs and 23 total blocks.

PERSONAL: Parents are Larry and Laurie Wilkins…Has an older brother, Tobin…Was a 2000 graduate of Valley Christian High in El Cajon, Calif....A resident of Lakeside, Calif...Considered attending Arizona, Loyola Marymount and UCLA before deciding on Pepperdine.