#6 Kim Kristoff
AS A SENIOR (2009): Contributed significantly off the bench for the Irish while playing in 21 sets … chipped in to share setting duties when called upon … had seven kills on a .238 clip with a pair of dimes, three aces and five digs … two solo blocks and three block assists … 13.5 total points on the season … broke out with two kills an ace with one block at St. John[apos]s (Sept. 27) … second straight ace came in the following match with Villanova (Oct. 4), also adding a kill and one dig … laid down two kills versus Rutgers (Nov. 1) with a solo block … two block assists versus USF (Nov. 15) on Senior Day … closed the season with one kill and an ace in Notre Dame[apos]s BIG EAST Tournament opening contest with Seton Hall (Nov. 20).
AS A JUNIOR (2008): Played in 21 sets throughout 14 matches … had three kills, two digs and a block in her season debut against Nevada (Aug. 30) … managed five kills on 11 swings (.364) with a dig and one block versus Eastern Washington (Sept. 5) … also racked an assist in that contest … popped off a pair of kills in her first BIG EAST action against West Virginia (Oct. 11) … converted three of her four swings for kills at Rutgers (Nov. 9) … added three more kills in a home match against Connecticut (Nov. 16) … ended the season with one kill and one dig versus Xavier (Nov. 28) … served at a .939 rate with two errors in 33 attempts.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Saw action in 72 sets for the Irish … earned her lone start in a Sept. 23 match at West Virginia … stuffed 15 shots on the year – all block assists – highlighted by six blocks against No. 11 California (Sept. 15) … also had a season-high four kills against California … notched 18 kills (0.25/set) with a .204 hitting percentage … recorded 21 digs (0.29/set) … totaled 34.5 points (0.48/set) … erred on only six of her 169 serves for a .964 average … recorded a career-high six digs at Louisiana State (Oct. 23) … attempted 13 shots against No. 7 Florida (Aug. 26) … handed out a pair of assists against No. 9 Minnesota (Aug. 24), California and No. 22 Santa Clara (Sept. 16) … posted nine service aces, including five against DePaul (Oct. 19) … her five aces against the Blue Demons marked the highest total of any Irish player in a single match throughout the season … in fact, Notre Dame[apos]s home sweep over DePaul (30-12, 30-13, 30-15) was the second-quickest match in the history of the Joyce Center, finishing in 1:04 … aided a stifling Irish defense that limited DePaul to a -.034 hitting percentage for the match, including a pair of sub-.000 sets … it was the first time Notre Dame held an opponent under .000 hitting since Cincinnati finished with a -.057 mark in a 2005 match … had a pair of kills on two swings against the Blue Demons along with two digs.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Played in 96 sets and 31 matches … earned starting nods 22 times … totaled 122 kills on a .229 hitting percentage … finished second on the team with 88 total blocks (0.92/set) … led team in hitting percentage in seven matches, and recorded the most blocks on nine occasions … had eight kills on a .462 hitting percentage with five blocks and a career-high 15 points against Duke (Sept. 16) in the Sun Devil Classic … six kills and four blocks against UConn (Oct. 20) five blocks against St. John[apos]s (Oct. 22) … rejected a career-best seven blocks against Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) … slammed five kills on a .455 hitting percentage with five blocks against No. 24 St. John[apos]s (Nov. 18) in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship … had career-best nine kills versus Louisville (Nov. 19) in the final set of the BIG EAST postseason showdown.
THE KRISTOFF FILE: One of the top prep and club players in the state of Indiana as a senior … part of Notre Dame[apos]s nationally-ranked recruiting class … ranked 86th among PrepVolleyball.com[apos]s Senior Aces … named an All-American at the 2006 Junior Olympics … led her squad to the Junior Olympics American Division National Championship in 2006 … named to the Junior Olympics all-tournament team … first team all-Indiana selection in 2005 … helped Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) to state titles in 2003 and 2005 … Brebeuf was ranked No. 1 in the state and fourth nationally (by PrepVolleyball.com) in 2005 … second team all-state selection in 2004 … also a first-team pick by Star North and the Indianapolis Star … tabbed first team all-Marion County as a junior and senior after being an honorable mention in 2003 … named Brebeuf[apos]s MVP in 2004 after being its Most Improved Player as a sophomore … MVP of the 2004 Brebeuf Jesuit Invitational Tournament … helped Team Indiana to a second-place finish at the 2005 USA Junior Olympic National Championships, earning all-tournament team accolades … member of National Honor Society and a High Honor Roll student … sports the #6 jersey worn by former Notre Dame standout Lauren Kelbley (2002-05) … from the same high school as former Irish tennis player Holyn Lord (1996) … full name is Kimberly Marie Kristoff … last name is pronounced CHRIS-toff … daughter of Linda and Dave Kristoff … father graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with degrees in computer applications and film, television and theatre.