Name: Krista Vansant
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-2
Hometown: Redlands, Calif.
College: University of Washington
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Most Notable

  • Selected most valuable player and best outside spiker at 2015 Pan American Cup, her first international tournament
  • Led Team USA to gold at 2015 Pan Am Cup with a tournament-leading 50.4 kill percent to go with 81 total points
  • Started two matches during 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round, including a team-best 20 points vs. Belgium on July 5
  • Led Team USA in scoring in five of six 2015 Pan American Games matches as the Americans won the title. Averaged 4.14 points per set in the Pan Am Games
  • Two-time Honda Award Winner for best collegiate volleyball player (2013-14, 2014-15)
  • AVCA Division I National Player of the Year for 2013

Major Competitions
2015: Pan American Cup (Gold)... FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round... Pan American Games (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)

Did You Know

  • Pac 12 Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014
  • Capital One Academic All-American of the Year in 2014
  • ESPNW National Player of the Year in 2014
  • Selected Gatorade National High School Player of the Year in 2010
  • Selected to U.S. Girls' Youth National Training Team in 2008
  • Consensus number-one high school recruit in the nation among the class of 2011
  • Honored at 2011 ESPY Awards
  • Graced cover of Volleyball Magazine's April 2011 issue
  • Elected Homecoming Queen her senior year in high school where she led Redlands East Valley High School to three CIF championship titles
  • Enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends
  • Hobbies are watching Netflix, going to the beach, shopping, hanging out with friends
  • Mother, Tricia, played basketball at Loyola Marymount University from 1987-1991
  • Graduated from University of Washington in 2015 with a bachelor's in sociology
  • Started playing indoor volleyball in 2001 with Rancho Valley 12-1 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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Last Updated: Aug. 6, 2015