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Kersten Kober
1  Kersten Kober
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Southlake, Texas

High School:
Southlake Carroll

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/Libero

Experience:
1L

11/18/2014

Six Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Five earned First Team honors; Kober one of 3 Big 12 student-athletes with 4.0 GPA

09/19/2014

Kober, Zumach Help Lead K-State to 3-2 Win

Wildcats beat Eastern Michigan for their ninth-straight win

08/12/2014

Cats Rely on Leadership Council in Season Prep

Three sophomores and two seniors serve as members of this year's leadership council

01/22/2014

12 Volleyball Student-Athletes Make Honor Roll

Four achieve 4.0 GPAs during Fall 2013 semester

Honors
Saluki Invitational Best Libero (2014)
Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team (2014)
UNLV Invitational All-Tournament Team (2013)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2014)
Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team (2013-14)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2014)

Sophomore (2014)

  • 413 digs and 20 aces in 111 sets played
  • First Wildcat with 400+ digs since 2011
  • Sixth in digs/set among Big 12 players in overall matches
  • In conference-only matches, she finished fifth in digs/set (3.76)
  • Had 21 matches with 10+ digs, including in 12 of her 15 Big 12 matches played
  • 20+ digs in 3 matches (Last: Oct. 1 at Kansas)
  • Season-high 31 digs on Sept. 19 vs. Eastern Michigan are tied for the 10th-most by a Wildcat in program history
  • Had an ace in 5 straight matches from Oct. 4-22
  • Season-high 3 aces on Aug. 30 vs. South Dakota
  • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team and Best Libero Award winner after averaging 4.64 digs/set (51d/11s)


Freshman (2013)

  • 213 digs (2.27 per set) and 9 aces in 94 sets (26 matches)
  • First K-State freshman defensive specialist/libero to have 200 digs in a season since 2004
  • 19th freshman Wildcat overall to have 200 digs in a season
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall semester)
  • Named to UNLV Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 2.33 digs per set (35 digs, 15 sets) in the tournament's three matches ... Also had three aces (0.2 aces per set) ... Season-high 18 digs against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 31, her second career match
  • 6 matches with 10+ digs
  • 22 matches with 5+ digs
  • 9 digs in upset of #23 Cal in Berkeley on Sept. 14
  • 12 digs in sweep of West Virginia on Nov. 9 in Manhattan
  • 15 digs at Oklahoma on Oct. 12, her season-high for a Big 12 match

High School
Attended Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas ... Lettered three years in volleyball, playing for head coach Arthur Stanfield ... Helped her team capture District 7-5A championships during her sophomore, junior and senior years ... All-District Honorable Mention during her senior year ... Was brought up from the junior varsity team during her freshman year to help the varsity squad reach regional quarterfinals ... Became the first freshman at Southlake Carroll High School to play in a varsity volleyball playoff match ... Earned Academic All-District honors in her four years in high school ... Also earned Academic All-State honors ... Earned the All-District First Team distinction as a shortstop in softball during her freshman year (2009) ... Also competed in track from 2010-11.

Personal
Daughter of John and Norma Kober ... Father attended Kansas State and mother attended the University of Kansas ... Has one brother, Colin ... Major is Business ... Her career ambition is to become an attorney and have her CPA.