Kelsey  Robinson

9Kelsey Robinson


Bartlett, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton-St. Francis H.S.



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Kills: 29 (Iowa State, 8/25/12)
Attacks: 74 (Dayton, 9/3/11)
Hitting Pct.: .586 (Boston College, 9/8/12)
Assists: 6 (Wichita State, 9/2/12)
Aces: 5, 2x, (Iowa State, 8/25/12)
Solo Blocks: 4 (Boston College, 9/8/12)
Block Assists: 7 (LSU, 10/10/12)
Total Blocks: 9 (LSU, 10/10/12)
Digs: 27 (Arkansas, 10/8/10)
*Through December 1, 2012

  • 2012 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2012 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2012 First Team All-SEC
  • 2012 SpringHill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 Wichita State Shocker Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (1x)
  • 2012 Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Team
  • 2011 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-American
  • 2011 Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American
  • 2011 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2011 First-Team All-SEC
  • 2011 SEC Player of the Week (4x)
  • 2011 Comcast Lady Vol Classic MVP
  • 2011 Virginia Tech Invitational MVP
  • 2011 Illinois State Farm Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 US National A2 Training Team
  • 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2010 SEC Freshman of the Week (2x)
  • 2011 SEC SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

AS A JUNIOR (2012)
  • Tabbed an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, AVCA All-South Region Team member and to the All-SEC First Team
  • Was the SEC leader in double-doubles (22) for the season-straight season, while ranking second in points per set (4.84), third in kills per set (4.22) and 14th in digs per game (3.50)
  • Finished the season with the highest single-match kill total with a career-high 29 against Iowa State
  • Appeared in 29 of 30 matches with 26 starts
  • Led the team in kills per set, points per set and service aces (21), while ranking second in digs per game and third in total blocks (73)
  • Ranks ninth in the UT record books in digs (1,140) and 14th in total kills (1,205)
  • Ended season with 15-kill, 24-dig match against Michigan (11/29) in the NCAA Tournament
  • Finished with 18 putaways and 15 digs against A&M (11/21)
  • Had back-to-back double-doubles against LSU (11/18) and Auburn (11/16)
  • Picked up a match-high 17 kills and had 10 digs at South Carolina (11/11)
  • Had a 20-kill, 11-dig, four-block and four-assist outing in an upset of No. 13 Florida (11/4)
  • Hit .444, had 13 kills, 12 digs and three blocks for her 42nd career double-double against Alabama (10/28)
  • Put down 17 kills and had 12 digs vs. Kentucky (10/26)
  • Became fifth Lady Vol in program history to surpass 1,000 career kills and digs with nine-dig, 14-kill effort at Texas A&M (10/19)
  • Posted 40th career double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs at Arkansas (10/14)
  • Became the 18th Lady Vol to eclipse the 1,000-kill mark with an 18-kill, 17-dig and career-best nine-block performance at LSU (10/10)
  • Notched fifth-career 20/20 match with 21 kills and 22 digs vs. South Carolina (9/23)
  • Tallied a match-high 20 kills and 14 digs for her ninth straight double-double at Alabama (9/16)
  • Had her fourth career 20/20 match with 23 kills and 24 digs at Missouri (9/12)
  • Totaled 18 kills, hitting a career-best .586 and had a career-high four solo blocks vs. BC (9/8)
  • Had 21 kills and 17 digs for her fifth consecutive double-double at Wichita State (9/2)
  • Posted 24 kills, 22 digs and four blocks against BYU (9/1)
  • Notched 24 kills, 18 digs and three aces in a five-set win over Colorado State (8/31)
  • Recorded her second straight double-double with a career-high 29 kills and 14 digs while tying a career-high with five aces against Iowa State (8/25)

  • Tabbed the 2011 SEC Player of the Year, becoming the first UT volleyball player to earn that honor
  • Was the conference leader in kills (4.52), points (5.15) and double-doubles (23), while rating second in service aces (.35)
  • Ranked 11th in points and 12th in kills nationally
  • Named an American Volleyball Coaches Association Second Team All-American and named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America Second Team
  • Was an All-SEC First Team and AVCA All-South Region selection
  • Played in all 124 sets and started every match
  • Tallied 20 or more kills on 12 occasions and hit .300 or better in eight SEC contests
  • Selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 11
  • Named SEC Player of the Week a league-best four times
  • Her 561 kills on the year is the fourth-highest single-season output in Lady Vol history
  • Blasted a career-high 28 kills against Dayton on Sept. 3, which was the third most of any SEC competitor on the season
  • Her 26 kills in the SEC clincher against Kentucky (Nov. 23) was the most in a four-set match by any league player
  • Recorded 44 aces from the service line, which is a Tennessee record during the 25-point rally scoring era
  • Posted a career-best clip of .452 against Louisville on Nov. 2, connecting on 17 of 31 attempts with just three errors, with 10 of those kills against the Cardinals coming in the third set
  • Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Led the team in digs with 367 (3.60 digs/game)
  • Played in 102 games
  • Had 184 kills
  • Had a Lady Vol season high 4 aces against South Carolina
  • Set the team high for digs in a match with 27 at Arkansas
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week twice, on Nov. 8 and Oct. 11.

  • Was ranked No. 19 on the list of Top-100 Senior Aces
  • Also earned All-American status from the publication and second-team high school All-American honors from Volleyball Magazine
  • Was a three-year starter and two-year captain for perennial Illinois state power St. Francis High School
  • Helped the school achieve over 100 wins while playing for Hall of Fame coach Peg Kopac
  • Finished as the school's all-time leader in kills with 1,122
  • Also lettered in basketball during her freshman year
  • Was tabbed the Chicago Christian Conference Player of the Year following her senior campaign in which she lead her high school to the Sweet 16 of the state tournament
  • Also earned player of the year accolades from the Wheaton Leader News, as well as all-area honors from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times and all-state laurels from the Champaign News Gazette
  • Led St. Francis to the quarterfinals of the state tournament as a junior and a runner-up finish as a sophomore, garnering all-state and player of the year accolades from multiple publications those years as well
  • Was a four-time academic all-conference honoree during her time at St. Francis, maintaining a weighted GPA of 4.27
  • Took part in the 2009 Homecoming Court and was a four-year member of the Spanish National Honor Society
  • Participated in numerous volunteer activities, including Feed My Starving Children, homeless outreach, assisting at grade school camps, working junior high volleyball tournaments and helping at the St. Isidore Parish Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Also helped sponsor two major events raising awareness for the environment (Go Green, Live Green) and breast cancer (Volley for a Cure)...Played club volleyball with Sports Performance Volleyball
  • Was the co-captain of the 18-Elite Team in 2010, leading the squad to the 18-Open AAU national championship where she claimed tournament MVP honors
  • Team also won tournaments at the President's Day Challenge in Chicago and The Showcase in Wisconsin en route to a final record of 65-7.

  • Plans to major in broadcast journalism with a minor in Spanish
  • Lists her hobbies as water skiing, photography and playing beach volleyball
  • Former teammates playing college volleyball include Kristen Kelsay (Michigan State), Michelle Kocher (Texas) and Meghan Matusiak (Seton Hall)
  • Names Brett Favre as her biggest sports influence due to his passion for the game
  • Chose to attend Tennessee over offers from Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa State
  • Has one sister, Caitlin, 21, who attends Marquette University
  • Kelsey Marie Robinson, the daughter of Mike and Sue Robinson, was born on June 25, 1992, in Elmhurst, Ill.


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