Overview - National Player of the Year Candidate … Three-time First-team All-Pacific Region … Three-time First-team All-Pac-10 … Three-time Pac-10 kills leader … Needs 176 kills to break the UCLA and Pac-10 career record of 2,115 held by Natalie Williams … Three-sport athlete who is the Bruins’ go-to player on the volleyball floor … Competed with UCLA’s volleyball, basketball and track and field teams in 2000-01 … Has great athleticism, jumping ability and coordination.
2000 Honors - ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year … First-team AVCA All-American … First-team AVCA All-Pacific Region … First-team All-Pacific-10 … Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week in 2000 … Named to the All-Tournament team at the State Farm Women’s Volleyball Classic, Hawaiian Airlines Classic (MVP), adidas Invitational and Baylor Thanksgiving Classic (MVP).
2000-01 Basketball/Track & Field highlights- Joined the basketball team at the conclusion of the volleyball season in December … Finished second in the Pac-10 in rebounding with an 8.1 per-game average … Was third in the Pac-10 and 28th in the NCAA standings with 1.8 blocked shots per game … Her 39 blocked shots on the season rank second on UCLA’s all-time single season list … In track and field, finished third in the triple jump at the Pac-10 championships with a mark of 40-11.75 as UCLA won its fifth-straight Pac-10 title.
2000 - Hit .365 with 38 kills, 11 errors and 74 attacks against Michigan State (Dec. 3) … Also had 18 digs, three blocks (2 solo/1 asst) and a service ace in that match … Had 21 kills against Morgan State to take posession of UCLA’s single-season kills record … Needs just 20 more kills to set a new Pac-10 single season record … Among the national leaders with eight 30-kill matches … Was the first player in the country to record a 30-kill match, doing so on Aug. 25 vs. Penn State, the first NCAA women’s volleyball match of the season … Posted back-to-back 30-kill/20-dig matches on Oct. 12 and 13 in five-game wins at Arizona and Arizona State … Against the Wildcats (Oct. 12), she had 35 kills and a career-high 26 digs … Followed with a 36 kill, 21 dig performance at Arizona State the next night … Has seven matches with an attack percentage over .400, six of which include 30 attacks or more … Hit .500 or better twice, including a 9K-1E-16TA (.500) match against Stanford (Oct. 19) and a 22K-4E-35TA (.514) performance in UCLA’s regular season finale against Baylor at the Baylor Thanksgiving Classic.
1999 Honors - First-team Volleyball Magazine All-American...Second-team AVCA All-American...First-team AVCA All-District VIII...First-team All-Pacific-10
1999 - Led the Pac-10 in kills by nearly a full kill per game with a 5.50 average...Finished eighth in the NCAA with that average...Also ranked ninth in the conference with a .308 hitting percentage...Became the second-fastest player in NCAA history to record her 1,000th career kill, reaching the landmark in her 50th career match (vs. Washington State, Oct. 29)...Posted the Pac-10’s top single-match kill total of the season with 36 at Arizona on Oct. 22...Also had 31 kills in UCLA’s 3-1 loss at Hawaii on Sept. 7, a Bruin record for a four-game match...Had three of the four 30-kill performances by Pac-10 players in 1999...Jump-served the Bruins to eight straight points in game three of the NCAA Tournament match against Pepperdine, leading the charge from an 0-14 deficit to a 17-15 game win...Posted 31 kills in the NCAA contest against Pepperdine, tying Natalie Williams’ school record for kills in a three-game match...That was the seventh 30-kill match of her career, topping the previous school record held by Williams and Liz Masakayan...Came back with 22 kills in the Central Regional Final against Penn State... Had match-highs of 18 kills against Eastern Washington and 19 kills against Ohio State in the first weekend on NCAA play...Sat out the majority of game three against the Eagles...16th player in Bruin history to reach 1,000 career kills...Currently stands 14th on UCLA’s career kill list will enter the 2000 season needing 14 more kills to tie Jenny Johnson (1992-95) for 13th...Hit .400 or better six times season, all with at least 25 total attacks...That total includes hitting .409 with 36K-9E-66TA at Arizona, and a 31K-7E-60TA (.400) in the Central Regional Semifinal against Pepperdine...Was set more than 60 times in four matches, vs. Pepperdine (three games) at Hawaii (four games), at Arizona (five games) and against Minnesota (five games)...Dig total has reached 19 in two matches, at Denver (Sept. 10) and at Arizona (Oct. 22)...Season-best block total of five was reached four times, against Cincinnati (2BS/3BA), at Washington State (1BA/4BS), and in both matches against Cal (0BS/5BA both times)...Has double-figure kills in 28 of 32 matches, and double-figure digs in three of her last four matches (nine overall).
1998 Honors - Pac-10 Freshman of the Year...First-team All-Pac-10 selection...Member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...First-team All-District VIII.
1998 - Emerged as one of the top freshmen in the country...Finished the season ranked first in the conference and fourth in the nation in kills with 609 kills (sixth on the UCLA single-season chart)...Finished with a 5.54 kill per game average...Saw action in all 110 games...Led the team in kills in 14 of the last 15 matches...Ranked second on the team in digs with 265...Recorded her best outing of the season in a 3-2 win over No. 4 UCSB on Oct. 14...In that match, she registered 38 kills and 24 digs, making her only the fifth player in UCLA history to record over 30 kills and 20 digs in a single match...Also became the first freshman to join that club...Her 38 kills is the second highest single-match total in UCLA history, just five shy of the all-time record...Named Pac-10 and AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 26 following that performance...Became only the second freshman in history to earn national POW honors (Stanford’s Kerri Walsh)...Named UCLA Athlete of the Month for the month of Sept.-Oct....Stands second on the UCLA single-season list for total attacks with 1,379...Reached the double-figure kill plateau in her last 24 matches...Blasted 36 kills in a 3-2 loss to No. 11 USC on Oct. 30...Also put down 35 kills against No. 4 Stanford on Nov. 20, 33 against Pepperdine on Nov. 24 and 30 against Virginia on Dec. 5, giving her five 30-plus kill efforts for the season...Placed third in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships with a mark of 41-9 3/4 and was third at the USA Junior National Championships with a mark of 41-5 1/4...Played in four games with the UCLA women’s basketball team, averaging 2.8 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting .800 from the floor...Co-UCLA Newcomer of the Year for 1998-99 with softball freshman Amanda Freed.
Prep - U.S. Junior National Team member...Member of UCLA’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class...Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection...Player of the Year in the state of Texas her senior season...Lettered four years for coach Robin Hanssen at John Tyler High School...Earned Gatorade Senior Southwest Region All-America accolades...Three-time district MVP and high school team captain...Played club for coach Todd Lyles at Texas Sport...Junior Olympic All-Tournament team selection...Also lettered four years in basketball and three in track...Two-time District 5A MVP and all-state selection in basketball… Garnered All-East Texas honors her sophomore through senior years...State triple jump champion as a junior (41’10”)...State runner-up in the long jump (19’9”)...Also competed in the 200 (24.2) and 400-meter (56.2) dash.
Personal - Psychology major...Favorite class is history...Daughter of Christopher and Debra Porter...Hails from a large family with three brothers and three sisters...Enjoys singing, listening to music and playing sports...Born Kristee LaBell Porter on May 7, 1980, in Tyler, TX.
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