A to Z: Michigan Invitational Stat Highlights

With the nonconference season coming to an end last weekend in Ann Arbor, here's an A (aces) to Z (Zumach) look back at the final contests before Saturday's Big 12 opener vs. Baylor in Ahearn Field House at 7 p.m.

 
Kersten Kober's 31 digs on Sept. 19 vs. Eastern Michigan
  • Career-high for Kober, surpassing her previous personal-best of 21 set earlier this year on Sept. 12 vs. Marshall
  • Most by a Wildcat since Lauren Mathewson set the program-record with 41 on Nov. 4, 2009 vs. Texas A&M
  • Only the 13th time in school history a Wildcat had 31 or more digs in a match
 
Kylee Zumach's 25 kills on Sept. 19 vs. Eastern Michigan
  • Career-high
  • Second-time she has had 20 or more kills in a match this season (Sept. 12 vs. Marshall)
  • Most ever by a K-State freshman
  • Most by a Wildcat since Nov. 23, 2011 (Lilla Porubek, 26 vs. Kansas)
  • Most by a Big 12 player this season
 
Zumach's .406 hitting percentage (14k, 1e, 32att) on Sept. 19 at Michigan
  • Fourth time this season she has hit .400 or higher in a match (best: .458 vs. UCF on Sept. 6)
  • Most .400+ hitting percentage matches by a Wildcat outside hitter since 2008 (Nataly Korobkova, 4)
 
Double-double by Brooke Sassin vs. Eastern Michigan and by Katie Reininger at Michigan on Sept. 19
  • Both first career double-doubles for the sophomore and redshirt sophomore
  • Sassin's 11 digs to help lock up the double-double - after adding 17 kills - were a career-high
  • Reininger had career-highs in blocks (13), as well as hitting percentage (.522), during the double-double
 
Katie Brand's triple-double on Sept. 19 at Michigan
  • First-career triple-double
  • First triple-double by a Wildcat since 2011 (Caitlyn Donahue, Oct. 26 vs. Missouri - 48a, 16d, 10k)
  • 19th triple-double in team history
  • Only the third Wildcat to register a triple-double in the rally-scoring era (since 2001; Gabby Guerre, Donahue)
 
Reininger's 13 blocks on Sept. 19 at Michigan
  • Career-high
  • Most blocks by a Big 12 player this season
  • Most blocks by a Wildcat since 2011 (Kaitlyn Pelger, 14 at Missouri State on Sept. 8)
  • Most blocks by a Big 12 player in a four-set match since 2010 (Elizabeth Graham, Baylor, 13 on Aug. 27 vs. Stephen F. Austin)
  • Most blocks by a Wildcat in a four-set match during the rally-scoring era (since 2001)
 
Team's 23.5 blocks on Sept. 19 at Michigan
  • Most blocks by K-State in a four-set match in program history
  • Previous best for a four-set match was 23.0 on Nov. 7, 1998 at Colorado
  • Fell just 1.5 blocks of matching the overall record of 25.0 set in a five-set match on Nov. 1, 2006 at Colorado
  • Most blocks by a Big 12 team in any match since Oct. 17, 2007 (Colorado, 26.0 vs. Iowa State)
 
3 Wildcats with 10+ blocks on sept. 19 at Michigan
  • Katie Reininger (13), Katie Brand (11) and Natali Jones (10) became the first trio of Wildcats in school history to have 10 or more blocks in the same match
  • Had two players post 10+ blocks in the same match two prior times (Nov. 10, 1983 and Nov. 7, 1998)
  • All three's block totals were a career-high
 
4 aces by Gina Madonia on Sept. 20 vs. Youngstown State
  • Career-high
  • Most by a Wildcat this season