UND Roster

2019-20 Volleyball Roster

#17 Kristin Baer

Middle Blocker

Height 6'2"
Class Graduate Student
Hometown San Jose, CA
High School St. Francis


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2018)


  • Started all 29 matches and appeared in all 115 sets of play.
  • Led the Irish a career-high 119 total blocks, including 10 solo blocks.
  • Recorded 10 total blocks in Notre Dame’s four-set win over Northern Kentucky on September 14.
  • Collected at least five blocks in 14 matches.
  • Added a career-high 177 kills with a .304 hitting percentage.

AS A SENIOR (2018)

  • Played in eight matches, totaling 24 sets of play in her senior season
  • Posting a career-high 13 kills in the season finale at Duke (11/21)
  • Recorded 32 kills during the season

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

  • Played in 11 matches, earning five starts in her junior season
  • Totaled 22 kills and 13 blocks in 23 sets of play
  • Posted a career-high five kills in wins over Southern Illinois (9/16) and Miami (10/22)
  • Made first career start against Rhode Island (8/26)


  • Appeared in one match her sophomore season
  • Posted one assist


  • Did not see any action during rookie season
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Pronounced “BEAR”
  • Graduated from St. Francis H.S. in Mountain View, California in May 2015
  • Earned two varsity letters in volleyball
  • Was team captain as a senior
  • Led team to a pair of West Catholic Athletic League titles as a freshman and sophomore
  • Went a combined 53-6 over those two years
  • Was a member of the City Beach Volleyball Club from 2012-14 and the Red Rock Volleyball Club in 2015
  • Helped Red Rock finish first out of 36 teams at the 2015 Northern California Regional Tournament
  • Led squad in attack percentage and blocks at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Qualifier to help team place third and earn a bid in the 18-Open division for the 2015 Girls Junior National Championships
  • Graduated maxima cum laude
  • Member of the National Honors Society and the Foreign Language Honors Society
  • Selected to the honor roll all four years
  • Was a National Merit Commended Student and is a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation
  • Competed against Irish teammate Maddie Dilfer in high school and club volleyball.
  • Full name is Kristin Ann Baer
  • Born in San Jose, California to Brian and Kalyn Baer
  • Has two older brothers, Ryan and Tom
  • Brothers Ryan (‘15) and Tom (‘17) graduated from Notre Dame
  • Cousin, Tom Pieser, graduated from Notre Dame in 1999 and great uncle, Richard Pieser, graduated in 1957
  • Cousin, Melissa Yuhas Bartlett, played soccer at Stanford and cousin, Nicholas Baer, plays basketball at Iowa
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management consulting and Spanish