Kathleen Luft
11 Kathleen Luft
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

High School:
Thousand Oaks

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
10/05/1990

Experience:
1L

Career Match Highs:
Kills: 22, at Arkansas (10/16/11)
Attempts: 55, at Arkansas (10/16/11)
Attack Pct.: .643, vs. #13 Florida (10/2/11)
Assists: 3, vs. Ole Miss (11/12/10)
Aces: 3 (3x), last at Pepperdine (9/2/11)
Digs: 15, at Miss. St. (11/19/10)
Blocks: 6, at Arkansas (10/16/11)

2011: Appeared in 26 matches with 24 starts playing in 96 sets recording 285 kills, 24 aces, 108 digs and 44 blocks...Led or tied for the team lead in kills 15 times...Recorded three double-doubles...Led team with 13 kills vs. Miss. St....Posted a team-best 20 kills vs. LSU...In five-set win at Arkansas, posted career-highs with 22 kills, 55 attacks and six blocks...At Miss. St., provided 14 kills on a .387 clip...Had 11 kills vs. Auburn...Posted 10 kills on a career-best .643 clip vs. #13 Florida...13 kills vs. S. Carolina...Had a double-double vs. Ole Miss with 11 kills and 10 digs while also tying a career-high with five blocks...Returned to action at Tennessee after missing four matches with an ankle injury...Named to the Pepperdine Asics Classic after providing 34 kills and 29 digs including a double-double vs. Miami (15K,12D)...Named to Hotel Indigo Bulldog Invitational after providing UGA with a team-best 30 kills...Notched a double-double vs. Liberty with 11 kills and 10 digs...Recipient of the Mack H. Guest III Volleyball Scholarship.

2010: Appeared in 30 matches with 20 starts and played in 111 sets recording 271 kills (2.44 per set), 23 assists, 20 aces, 173 digs (1.56 per set) and 48 blocks...Notched five double-doubles...Led or tied for the team lead in kills eight times, attempts 12 times, aces 11 times and digs five times...Posted 12 matches with double-digit kills including a season-best 19 vs. Miss. St....Had eight matches with double-digit digs including a season-best 15 at Miss. St....Led team with 18 kills vs. Alabama...Tied for team-best 17 kills vs. #24 Kentucky...Provided eight kills and 12 digs in upset over #20 Tennessee...Helped lead UGA to comeback win over Georgia State with 14 kills and a season-best five blocks...Made Bulldog debut vs. ETSU recording six kills and two blocks...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring semester.

2009: Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Redshirted after missing season due to a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester.

High School/Club: Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School where she was a four-year letter winner...Named 2008 Most Valuable Athlete and the Star News First-Team selection and named a first-team selection of the Marmonte League and Ventura County...Started at outside hitter for the Santa Monica Beach Club volleyball team, which competed in the Southern California Volleyball Association and traveled nationally to compete in the USAV Open Division...Also lettered in basketball and track and field...Set school record in the shot put...Played club basketball for the West Coast Waves and Pacific Fury.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Donna Luft...Has two brothers, Matt and Scotty...Father played college football at Southern California and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL draft by the New York Jets...Mother ran track at Southern California...Matt plays football at Harvard...Born: Oct. 5, 1990...Major: Speech Communication.

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