Duke Volleyball BIO
12 Kayla Kirk
2010: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection...Appeared in six matches...Posted three kills and six digs...went 2-for-7 attacking in a 3-0 win over Campbell...contributed four digs off the bench in a 3-0 sweep of N.C. Central.
2009: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection... Appeared in three matches and five sets...Totaled four kills in nine attacks without an attack error...Also added one service ace and three digs...Went 3-for-6 attacking without an error in the second match against NC State for a .500 hitting percentage...Added a kill and a service ace in her first bout against the Wolfpack.
2008: Appeared in 14 sets and 10 matches as a freshman...Logged 21 kills on 55 attacks for a .200 hitting percentage...Averaged 1.50 kills per set and 0.86 digs per set...Picked up 12 digs...Totaled four blocks and two service aces...Had a career-high five kills on 10 errorless attacks in two sets against South Carolina State (9/13)...Matched her career high with five kills on eight attacks against Gardner-Webb (9/20)...Put down three kills against Wake Forest in her first ACC match (9/30)...Had a career high three digs against Wake Forest (9/30)...Went 2-for-3 attacking without an error against Delaware (9/20)...Recorded her first service ace, kill and dig in her first career outing against Tennessee State (8/30).
High School: A four-year letterwinner out of Second Baptist in Houston and Coppell High School in Coppell...A four-time All-District selection...Named District 6-5A Attacker Of The Year as a junior and senior...Was Coppell's MVP as a junior and senior as well...Received MVP honors at the Jenny Eckert Tournament as a senior and a spot on the Allen All-Tournament team the same year...Also earned spots on the Jenny Eckert All-Tournament and Grapevine All-tournament teams as a junior...Was twice named the Dallas Morning News Player of the Week...Received team MVP honors as a sophomore at Second Baptist...Hammered 450 kills at a .295 clip for an average of 10.5 per match as a senior...Also had 65 blocks, including 41 solo stops, along with 322 digs as a senior...Totaled 76 service aces...Put together 410 kills, 137 blocks, 67 aces and 157 digs as a junior...49 of her 137 blocks were solo stops...Averaged 10.25 kills per match as a junior...had 477 kills as a sophomore at a 4.5 per game average...Hit .363 as a sophomore in addition to 65 service aces and 52 blocks...Competed with the Texas Tornados Nike Team and the Texas Advantage Volleyball Clubs... Played in the Lone Star Region High Performance Tournament in 2004 and 2005...Also lettered in basketball and track...Collected First Team All-District honors in basketball...Finished fourth in the state in the discus throw as a freshman and sophomore...Was a two-time Academic All-District honoree and earned Academic All-State honors as a senior...Member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society...Active with Future Politicians of America, the Cultural Society, Hope for Africa and the Recycling Club.
Personal: Born Kayla Marie Kirk on December 29, 1989...Daughter of Jeff and Laurie Kirk and Gregg and Barbara Roden...Has two sisters, Devon and Payton...Sister Devon played volleyball for TCU...Father ran track at Illinois State and Texas...Mother coached junior high volleyball, basketball and track for 14 years...Grandmother Rose Anne Jacobs Kirk ('48) graduated from Duke...Majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Art History with a concentration in Architecture.