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Katherine Culwell
Katherine Culwell

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Highland Park

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

Major:
Finance

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Fall 2012 Auburn Graduate (B.S. in Finance)
SEC Player of the Week (9/3/13)
1,000 Career Kills (14th Player in Auburn History)
1,000 Career Digs (11th Player in Auburn History)
6th Auburn Player with 1,000 Kills and 1,000 Digs

Culwell bio
2013:
Started all 30 matches and played in all 108 sets for Auburn as a senior ... Became sixth all-time member of Auburn's "1,000-1,000" Club with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs ... Recorded 1,000th career kill in win over Ole Miss (11/24) ... Posted 1,000th career dig in final career match at Georgia (11/27) ... Finished senior season as Auburn's leading attacker with 333 kills (3.08/set) and leading scorer with 3.58 points/set ... Was second on the team in digs with 347 for the year (3.21/set) ... Finished career ninth all-time at Auburn in career digs (1,005), seventh in career attacks (3,130) and sixth in career solo blocks (59) ... Led team with 13 double-doubles: 18 kills, 10 digs vs. Saint Louis (8/30) ... 17 kills, 16 digs vs. Nebraska (8/31) ... 11 kills, 17 digs vs. Troy (9/6) ... 12 kills, 15 digs vs. Jacksonville State (9/9) ... 11 kills, 13 digs vs. Oakland (9/13) ... 13 kills, 10 digs at Arkansas (10/6) ... 11 kills, 24 digs vs. LSU (10/18) ... 13 kills, 14 digs vs. Texas A&M (10/20) ... 12 kills, 12 digs at South Carolina (10/27) ... 13 kills, 15 digs vs. Arkansas (11/10) ... 15 kills, 22 digs at LSU (11/15) ... 10 kills, 11 digs vs. Tennessee (11/22) ... 11 kills, 25 digs vs. Ole Miss (11/24) ... Auburn was 12-1 when Culwell had a double-double ... Was Auburn's leading attacker in 12 matches ... Had season-high 20 kills vs. Green Bay (9/5) ... Was named SEC Player of the Week (9/3) after posting 53 kills over four matches in season-opening weekend, including 17 kills, 16 digs, 5 assists and season-high 5 blocks in Auburn's historic win over No. 10 Nebraska (8/31) ... Topped the double-digit mark in kills in 21 of 30 matches ... Led Auburn in kills with 19 vs. Notre Dame (9/14), 18 vs. Saint Louis (8/30), 17 vs. Nebraska (8/31), 16 vs. Missouri (10/4), 13 vs. Arkansas (10/6 and 11/10) and Texas A&M (10/20) ... Topped the 20-dig mark three times ... Posted career-high 25 digs in win over Ole Miss (11/35) ... Had her other two 20+ dig matches against LSU with 24 in the home match (10/18) and 22 in the 5-set win at Baton Rouge (11/15) ... Was third on the team with 20 service aces (0.19/set) ... Had career-high seven service aces in win over Tennessee (11/24), the most by an Auburn player in a single match since 2003.

2012:
Started all 30 matches and played in all 109 sets for Auburn during her junior season ... Ranked second on the team and 15th in the SEC with 330 kills (3.03/set) ... Fourth for Auburn with 264 digs (2.42/set) ... Ranked third for the Tigers with 78 total blocks; led the team with 25 solo blocks ... Had 10 double-doubles for Auburn during the season ... Topped the 20-kill mark on two occasions ... Had a career-high 21 kills along with 16 digs and a .366 hitting percentage in win over Georgia (11/4); also had four blocks in the match ... Recorded a then-career high 20 kills in four-set loss at Texas A&M (9/16) ... In four matches in her home state of Texas, had 47 kills (3.36/set), 11 blocks (0.79/set) and 27 digs (1.93/set); led team with 4.00 points/set ... Career-best 19 digs along with 15 kills and three blocks in five-set loss at Tennessee (11/16) ... Season-high .345 hitting percentage (12-2-29) along with 12 digs in sweep at Ole Miss (10/28) ... Named MVP of War Eagle Invitational with 28 kills, 10 blocks, 16 digs and two aces in the tournament ... Other double-double performances: 10 kills, 12 digs vs. Drake (9/25) ... 19 kills, 12 digs vs. South Carolina (9/21) ... 14 kills, 13 digs vs. Alabama (9/23) ... 15 kills, 15 digs vs. LSU (10/19) ... 15 kills, 11 digs vs. Missouri (10/21) ... 10 kills, 11 digs at Alabama (11/18) ... Led or shared team lead in kills nine times during the season ... Entered senior season of 2013 with 680 career kills and 658 career digs ... 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011:
Redshirted the 2011 season.

2010:
Played in 31 of 34 matches, starting 26 times and competing in 86 sets during the year ... Tied for second on the team with 11 solo blocks ... Recorded 126 kills on 417 attacks with 66 errors for a .144 hitting percentage ... One of six Tigers with double-digit service aces on the year (15) ... Had two double-doubles on the season ... Posted 10 kills and a career-high 18 digs in 3-1 loss to Cincinnati (Sept. 11) ... Recorded 12 kills and 11 digs in Tigers' win over No. 24 Kentucky, the first win over a ranked opponent in program history (Sept. 24) ... Had double-digit kills in one other match, posting 10 in a 3-0 victory over South Carolina (Nov. 5) ... Best offensive match of the season came against Mississippi State, where she hit .400 (5-10-1) in the Tigers' 3-0 win (Oct. 1) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009:
Started at outside hitter in 30 of Auburn's 31 matches and saw playing time in all 113 sets during her freshman campaign ... Finished third on the squad with 241 total digs ... Set a season-best with 17 digs at Georgia Southern ... Was fourth on the team in total kills with 224 and finished with a .166 attack percentage ... Had a season-best offensive performance against South Carolina, tallying a season-high 18 kills on 34 attempts with just two errors for a .471 attack percentage ... Her 37 attacks at Georgia Southern was a personal best ... Led the squad with 24 service aces and had a season-high five service aces against Alabama A&M on Aug. 28 ... Finished fifth on the squad with 36 total blocks ... Set a personal-best with four blocks against Tennessee ... Was named SEC Freshman of the Week on two occasions (Aug. 31, Sept. 14) ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season with her first collegiate double-double coming against Coastal Carolina (15 kills, 12 digs) ... Had a double-double at Georgia Southern (14 kills, 17 digs) and against South Carolina (18 kills, 12 digs).

High School:
Earned four letters in volleyball at Highland Park High School ... Named Texas Class 4A Player of the Year in 2008 and a three-time All-State team member ... A 2008 All-Area Player of the Year and a three-time District 10-4A Most Valuable Player ... Listed as the No. 34 recruit on PrepVolleyball.com 2008 Senior Aces list ... Member of the elite Dallas Skyline club that finished second at the 2008 U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships ... Selected to the 2008 U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships All-Tournament team ... Also successful in track and field, earning the bronze medal and All-State selection in 2007 ... A four-time Academic All-District selection ... A National Honor Society member.

Personal:
Full name is Katherine Adrianne Culwell ... Daughter of Arianne and Mike Culwell ... has two sisters, Blair and Caroline ... Graduated in Fall 2012 with a degree in finance ... Is a certified scuba diver.

Year Sets MP Kills KPS E TA Pct. Ast. APS SA SAPS SE Digs DPS RE BS BA TB BPS
2009 113 31 224 1.98 114 661 .166 24 0.21 24 0.21 34 241 2.13 30 7 29 36 0.32
2010 87 31 126 1.45 66 417 .144 9 0.10 15 0.17 44 153 1.76 19 11 19 30 0.34
2012 109 30 330 3.03 168 1033 .157 13 0.12 11 0.10 16 264 2.42 28 25 53 78 0.72
2013 108 30 333 3.08 156 1019 .174 31 0.29 20 0.19 26 347 3.21 34 16 35 51 0.47
Totals 417 121 1013 2.43 504 3130 .163 77 0.18 70 0.17 120 1005 2.41 111 59 136 195 0.47