Kelsey  Bawcombe

22Kelsey Bawcombe


Temecula, Calif.

High School:
Temecula Valley H.S.




  • Kills: 17, 2x (last at Mississippi St., 10/17/14)
  • Attacks: 48 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
  • Hitting Pct.: .317 (Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
  • Assists: 2 (Mercer, 9/20/14)
  • Aces: 5, 2x (ULM, 8/27/16)
  • Solo Blocks: 1 (UNCG, 9/4/15)
  • Block Assists: 6 (Memphis, 9/19/14)
  • Total Blocks: 6 (Memphis, 9/19/14)
  • Digs: 17 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

  • During the DISH Tennessee Classic opening her Junior career, she led the team with 8 aces throughout 3 matches.
  • Had 4 aces against Milwaukee at the Holiday Inn West Invitational in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Had 16 digs throughout 3 matches during the GW Invitational


  • Played in 30 matches, starting 10 as a sophomore. She played in 83 of the team's 118 sets, averaging 0.89 kills/set (74 total)
  • Led the team with 23 aces, averaging .28 aces per set. She often entered matches to serve.
  • Recorded a double-double against Evansville with 11 kills and 11 digs
  • Posted three aces in three separate victories against Delaware State, North Florida, and Evansville

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14)

  • Appeared in 31 matches as a freshman, starting 17 and totaling 115 kills, 131 digs, and 22 total blocks
  • Tied for the team lead with 17 service aces on the season and posted three matches with multiple aces
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the 2014 DISH Lady Vol Classic after turning in 35 kills, 31 digs, and 10 blocks over four matches. Highlighting the weekend was a career-best 17-kill, 15-dig effort in a 3-2 win over Mercer
  • Registered 17 kills for the second time on the season at Mississippi State on Oct. 17, adding a career-best 17 digs along the way
  • Her performances against Mercer and MSU comprised her two double-doubles during her rookie stint
  • Finished the season with three matches with 10 or more kills, each time closing the match as the team leader in the category
  • Had 10 kills on a career-best .318 hitting efficiency against Texas A&M on Oct. 3
  • Led Tennessee in total digs on four occasions, including three double-digit outputs after finishing with 11 scoops against Missouri on Nov. 7


  • Played High School Volleyball at Temecula Valley High School, where she was a three-year letter winner and team captain her senior year
  • Named to the All-Southwestern League in 2012 and 2013
  • Earned Press Enterprise All-Area First team in 2013
  • Listed as one of's top 125 recruits
  • Hitting percentage leader for California CIF Division 1
  • Played club with 951 Elite, where she was a captain for three years
  • Played on the AAU circuit from 2011-2014
  • Led her team to a bronze medal in the 2008 Junior Olympics. Also competed in 2009.
  • Named to the Principal's Distinguished Honor Roll all four years
  • 4.0+ Scholar Athlete Award 2010-2013


  • Majoring in accounting
  • Recipient of the Crawford Accent on Excellence Women's Volleyball Endowed Scholarship
  • Strives to win an NCAA National Championship and SEC Championship
  • Chose Tennessee because of her love for the coaches, the athletic support in the community, and the lure of playing in the SEC
  • Models herself after her club coaching staff and her family
  • Her hobbies outside of volleyball include beach volleyball and hiking
  • After sports, she plans to obtain a law degree and pursue intellectual property law
  • Has one older sister, Taylor, and one younger brother, Jordan
  • Kelsey Bawcombe, the daughter of Bob and Erin Bawcombe, was born on April 10, 1996 in Fresno, Calif.



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