|7 Yvette Kirk
As a junior (2006) - C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Started every match and all 130 games as the Owls' libero... Shattered the Rice single-season dig record with 569, 105 better than the previous mark... Enters the season needing just 85 more for the all-time record... Was two digs shy of Rice's match record with 34 against Houston on Oct. 4... Recorded double-digit digs in 30 matches, and 20 or more 14 times... Ranked fifth in C-USA averaging 4.38 dpg... Posted career-best five assists against Bradley... Earned back-to-back C-USA defensive player of the week honors Oct 2 and 9, averaging 6.23 dpg... Named to the Holiday Inn Select/Rice Invitational all-tournament team.
As a sophomore (2005) - C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Started every match and all 113 games for the Owls at libero... Led Rice with 371 digs on the year... Posted double-digit digs in 20 matches... Tied the then-mark for the second most digs in a match with 31 against SMU... Twice recorded 26 digs in a match, first in a five-game win against Sacramento State, then again in a four-game victory at Texas-San Antonio.
As a freshman (2004) - Starting libero in all 30 matches and one of three Owls to play in all 102 games... Recorded double-figure digs 22 times... Rice's dig leader in eight matches... Led the Owls and was sixth in the WAC with 3.63 digs per game... Had season high 20 digs in a five-game match at LSU... Recorded 19 digs in a four-game match at Nevada... All-tournament at the Roadrunner Invitational... Shared Rice newcomer of the year honors.
At Archbishop Mitty High School - A 2004 graduate... A two-year letterwinner and one-year starter for coach Bret Almazan-Cezar and the Monarchs... 2003 team state champions... 2004 scholar-athlete... Also participated in track and field... Was the 2003 West Catholic Athletic League long jump champion... Team was the 2004 league and section champions.
Personal - Full name: Yvette Marie Kirk... Born: Jan. 27, 1986 at San Jose, Calif. ... Parents: Craig and Terri Kirk (one sister)... Rice Major: economics and managerial studies... College: Brown.
Career highs - Kills: 2 vs. Tulsa 10/7/05... Assists: 5 vs. Bradley 9/9/06... Aces: 2, four times, last at East Carolina 10/20/06... Digs: 34 vs. Houston 10/4/06.
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