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Kylee Zumach
7  Kylee Zumach
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Buffalo, Minn.

High School:
Buffalo

Height:
6-4

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
HS

12/17/2014

Brand, Zumach Named All-America Honorable Mention

Young Wildcats help bring number of K-State AVCA All-Americans to 10 in school history

12/09/2014

Zumach Named All-Region Top Freshman; Trio Honored

Zumach, Brand named AVCA Midwest All-Region while Reininger is named honorable mention

12/01/2014

Zumach, Brand, Jones Earn Big 12 Postseason Honors

Zumach becomes first Wildcat to ever win Big 12 Freshman of the Year

11/22/2014

Zumach Breaks K-State Record, Wildcats Sweep TCU

Zumach sets K-State freshman record for kills after 13 on Saturday

10/27/2014

Jones, Zumach Earn Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

Jones earns her first career while the award is Zumach's fifth this season

Honors
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2014)
AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year (2014)
AVCA Midwest All-Region Team (2014)
Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2014; unanimous)
All-Big 12 First Team (2014; unanimous)
All-Big 12 Freshman Team (2014; unanimous)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 27, 2014)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 6, 2014)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 22, 2014)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 15, 2014)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 8, 2014)
Michigan Invitational MVP (2014)
Varney's Invitational MVP (2014)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2014)

Freshman (2014)

  • 412 kills, .258 hitting percentage, 81 digs and 60 blocks in 116 sets played
  • AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Set the K-State freshman record for kills in a season and match (25 vs. Eastern Michigan on Sept. 19 - also hit .356)
  • First Wildcat ever to be named Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • First unanimous winner of the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award since 2011 (Haley Eckerman, Texas)
  • First Wildcat ever to be named AVCA Region Freshman of the Year
  • Had 10+ kills in 25 matches and 20+ kills in 4 matches ... Had 23 kills on a .419 hitting percentage vs. Marshall on Sept. 12
  • Back-to-back matches of 20+ kills on Oct. 25 at West Virginia (24, .305 hitting pct.) and Nov. 1 vs. Texas Tech (22, .310 hitting pct.)
  • Hit .300+ in 5 of her last 10 matches
  • In conference-only matches, she finished fifth in kills/set (3.59) and points/set (3.87)
  • Her 226 kills in Big 12 matches were the most by a freshman since Hannah Werth (Nebraska) had 230 in 2009
  • Had 10 or more kills in 14 of the 16 conference matches
  • Led K-State in kills in 11 of the 16 conference matches
  • Hit .237 (226k-75e-637a) in Big 12 action
  • Also had 46 digs, 28 blocks and 3 aces
  • All 3 aces came on Nov. 26 at Oklahoma
  • Played in every K-State set
  • Had 10 kills and hit .400 in her first career match on Aug. 29 at Green Bay
  • Hit a season-high .458 with 11 kills on Sept. 6 vs. UCF
  • Had her best Big 12 hitting percentage on Nov. 29 vs. West Virginia, hitting .361 with 17 kills
  • Season-high 5 blocks (4 solo) on Sept. 8 vs. Missouri St.


High School
Attended Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Minn. ... Lettered in volleyball for five years, playing for Lauri Zumach for three years (eighth grade, junior and senior) and Michelle Macalena for two years (freshman and sophomore) ... Named all-conference four times, conference MVP twice and all-state twice ... Helped lead Buffalo to conference titles during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Reached the Final Four in the section championships after the Bison went 24-4 in her senior season ... Set school records in kills (1,812), solo blocks (74) and points (2,148) ... Finished second in school history with 1,055 digs and third with 129 aces ... In 2013, had 499 kills (6.4 kps) on a .449 hitting percentage while also adding 364 digs (4.67 dps), 50 blocks (23s, 27a, 0.64 bps), and 40 aces ... In 2012, had 537 kills (6.33 kps) on a .459 hitting percentage while also adding 263 digs (3.25 dps), 48 aces and 45 blocks (15s, 30a, 0.56 bps) ... In 2011, she had 425 kills (4.78 kps), a .364 hitting percentage, 279 digs (3.13 dps), 52 blocks (17s, 35a, 0.58 bps) and 39 aces ... Had 232 kills (2.83 kps) as a freshman in 2010.

Club
Northern Lights (Minnesota)

Personal
Born on April 30, 1996 in Waconia, Minnesota ... Parents are Darin and Lauri Zumach ... Has one younger sister, Kari ... Named to the honor roll in every quarter during high school ... Served as the sports editor of high school newspaper ... Heavily involved with community service in high school, volunteering at Food Shelf, Inner City Twin Cities and Zion Lutheran Church ... Major is journalism & mass communications ... Aspires to write for or work in advertising for ESPN.