Kristie Kemner
    Kristie Kemner


    Quincy, Ill.

    High School:
    Quincy Notre Dame High


    Outside Hitter


    A powerful, left-side hitter and a unanimous 2002 Preseason All-MVC selection.

    2001: First-Team All-MVC ... first Saluki since 1994 (Deb Heyne) to earn the honor ... finished third in the MVC in league-only (4.13) and overall kills per game (3.91) ... finished fifth in the MVC in league-only digs (3.48) and seventh in overall digs per game (3.24) ... became the eleventh Saluki to have over 400 kills in a season and her 426 is eighth all-time at SIU ... had 1108 attempts which was third-best in a season by a Saluki ... her 353 digs is the seventh-best mark in a season at SIU ... became just the sixth Saluki to have over 1000 kills (1087) and 800 digs (849) in a career ... currently sixth all-time in career attempts with 2909 ... broke the 1000-kill mark against Creighton (11/2) ... led SIU in kill-dig double-doubles (16), kills (426), kills per game (3.91), digs (353), digs per game (3.24) and attempts (1108) ... was second with 38 aces ... started all 30 matches (one of two Salukis) and played in all 109 games (career-high)... led SIU in kills in 23 of 30 matches including a string of nine straight with a total of 143 (15.88 average) ... led the team in digs in 20 of 30 matches ... her 35 career double-doubles is now third best in SIU history ... finished fourth with a career-high .234 hitting percentage... had a career and season high 25 kills vs Western Kentucky on 9/7 ... added 22 digs against Illinois State (9/29) and Morehead State (11/10) ... hit .542 (14 kills, one error, 24 attempts) against Drake and .480 (24 kills, no errors, 50 attempts) against Missouri without an error in the Saluki/Best Inns Championship match ... named to the Saluki/Best Inns all-tournament team ... had season-high five aces twice ... had a season-high four assists vs Morehead State (11/10) ... hit .300 or better ten times ... had 20 or more kills and 50 or more attempts five times ... had ten or more kills in 25 of 30 matches, including 15 straight matches ... had ten or more digs 19 times ... added 20 total blocks and 16 assists ... named to the Evansville Invitational all-tournament team ... is the career active leader in kills, digs, service aces and games played.

    2000: Named all-MVC second team ... had a team-high 340 kills ... finished sixth in the MVC with 3.51 overall kills per game and eighth in MVC play with a 3.40 kills per game average ... finished third in overall MVC statistics in ace average (.423 per game) ... played in all 30 matches and 97 of 102 games ... led SIU with career-highs in kills (340), kills per game (3.51), total attempts (924), digs (280), digs per game (2.89), aces (41) and aces per game (.423) ... had 20 kills against Murray State (9/2) in the championship match of the Saluki/Best Inns Invitational and was named tournament MVP ... named to the Orange Classic All-Tournament Team ... also had 20 kills against Bradley (10/14) ... added a team-high 18 digs against Bradley a month later (11/10) ... had a career-high seven aces against Long Island (9/2) tying for the eighth-best performance in SIU history ... had a career-high .636 (14 kills, no errors, 22 attempts) hitting percentage against Fordham (9/9), second best on the team ... led SIU with 13 kill-dig double-double performances ... has 19 career double-doubles, tied for eighth all-time ... led SIU in kills 21 of 30 matches including a team-high seven straight ... led in digs 14 of 30 matches ... had 21 double figure kill outings and 14 double figure dig matches ... four block assists against Illinois State (10/22) was a career-high ... fourth in assists (26) and fifth in blocks (33) including first two solo blocks of her career.

    1999: Set SIU freshman record with 321 kills ... only freshman ranked in the MVC top 10 for kill average ... named to MVC all-freshman team ... led SIU in kills 17 times including a team-high 11 straight games ... had six kill-dig double doubles, most on the team ... posted season and career-highs of 23 kills against Indiana State (10/9) and career-high 19 digs against Bradley (10/2) ... had eight consecutive double digit performances in kills, the longest streak on team ... posted kills in double digits 18 times and digs nine times ... began college career against Iowa State (9/3) with 13 kills and seven digs ... led the team in kills, kill average and attempts ... finished second in digs and digs-per-game.

    High School: Helped Quincy Notre Dame to the Illinois Class A state title and 33-10 record as a senior ... named second-team all-tournament after recording 16 kills and six aces in three matches, including eight kills in the title match ... a tri-captain as a senior ... led the team in aces (96) and was fourth in kills (137) ... also played basketball and softball, earning all-state honors ... twice was named all-area in volleyball.

    Personal: Majoring in speech pathology ... born May 10, 1981 in Quincy, Ill. ... a 2000 & 2001 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First-Team member ... one of nine volleyball players honored at the Saluki Scholars Academic Banquet for a 3.50 GPA or better in the 2001 Fall or Spring semester ... maintains a 3.56 GPA ... has one brother, Evan ... her aunt, Caren, was a three-time volleyball Olympian (1988, 92, 96) and a second-team all-American in 1984 ... daughter of Daniel and Diane Kemner.

    Kristie Kemner Career Stats