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Kristin Carpenter
Kristin  Carpenter


Mechanicsville, Va.

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Pronounced: Kristin • Carpenter

Kristin Carpenter

Lion Career
2011 (Junior): Preseason All-Big Ten ... Pittsburgh Invitational All-Tournament Team ... played in all 33 matches and 100 sets as a defensive specialist ... was fourth on the team in digs with 182 ... was the starting setter in season opener against Oregon (8/26) and had 32 assists ... was the starting libero vs. USC and had 20 digs ... led the team with a combined 31 digs at Pitt Invitational (9/2-3) ... tallied 16 digs vs. Stanford (9/9) ... had a career-high 23 digs vs. Texas (9/10) ... was second on the team with six digs vs. Wisconsin (9/30) ... had nine digs vs. Nebraska (10/29) ... posted six digs vs. Delaware (12/3).

2010 (Sophomore): NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... University Park Regional All-Tournament Team ... Rockvale Outlets Classic All-Tournament Team ... played in all 37 matches, starting 36, and 119 sets ... guided the Penn State offense to a .314 hitting percentage, which led the Big Ten and ranked second in the nation ... none of her primary hitters hit below .320 and former Nittany Lion Arielle Wilson hit .425 to rank fourth in the nation ... led the team and Big Ten with 11.52 assists per set ... tallied 1,371 assists for the season ... had 10 double-doubles .... Had at least one kill in 30 matches and totaled 68 for the season ... ranked third on the team in digs with 273, averaging 2.29 digs per set ... had at least two digs in every match, including 10 double-digit digs matches ... totaled 54 blocks for the season, recording at least one in 29 matches ... had 18 multiple-block matches ... posted four kills in five attempts with 10 digs at Indiana (10/29) ... registered a career-high 70 assists and 15 digs at Minnesota (11/27) ... had four kills in five errorless swings vs. Virginia Tech (12/4) ... recorded four kills and 13 digs against Duke in NCAA Regional Championship (12/11) ... had 46 assists, eight digs and three blocks against California in the NCAA Championship match.

2009 (Freshman): Saw action in 34 matches and 52 sets as a serving and defensive specialist ... made her collegiate debut against Miami (Ohio) (8/28) ... had two aces against Buffalo in Rec Hall debut (9/4) ... posted three kills and two aces vs. Robert Morris (9/5) ... made her first start against Pittsburgh (9/5) ... posted three digs vs. Loyola (Md.) (9/11) ... tallied six digs vs. Temple (9/19) ... had one dig vs. Binghamton (12/4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School
Four-year letterwinner and captain at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Va. ... was a four-time Capital District Player of the Year ... helped guide her team to three-straight district championships ... named First Team All-District four times ... four-time First Team All-Central Region and All-Metro and three-time All-State honoree ... four-time Hanover High School MVP ... named 2008 Metro Player of the Year and State Player of the Year ... 2008 AVCA Under Armour All-American ... 2008 Virginia State Gatorade Player of the Year ... selected to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 ... named one of Richmond Magazine's Top 10 Athletes ... her high school retired her No. 5 jersey ... was the starting setter on the USA Youth National Team her sophomore year and the starting libero her junior year ... was a four-year District, Regional and State All-Academic selection ... named the Richmond Times Dispatch and Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... member of the Beta Club ... named a Hanover Scholar ... member of the Quill and Scroll Honor Society ... also lettered in track and field.

Born Kristin Nicole Carpenter on May 1, 1991 in Richmond, Va. ... parents are Curtis and Frances Carpenter ... has one sister, Kasey (25) ... sister Kasey played volleyball from 2004-08 at Averett University ... plans to major in kinesiology ... her goal is to play professional beach volleyball or coach at the collegiate level ... names sailboat racing, calligraphy and napping as her hobbies, The Harry Potter series as her favorite books, Keith Urban as her favorite entertainer, "Gilmore Girls" as her favorite TV show, the Indianapolis Colts as her favorite pro sports team, "The Little Mermaid" as her favorite movie, Reid Pritty as her favorite athlete, Hugh Jackman as her favorite actor and Sandra Bullock as her favorite actress and donuts as her favorite food.


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