The Freshman Helped Guide Alabama to a Huge Ranked Win Friday
2015 (SOPHOMORE) Saw time in 29 matches including 27 starts … AVCA All-South Region team … SEC honor roll … second on the team and fourth in the SEC in kills with 394 … split 30 kills between the wins at Georgia (Nov. 20) and South Carolina (Nov. 22), hitting a combined .456 over the weekend earning SEC Offensive Player of the Week accolades … knocked in a team-leading 24 kills with a .422 clip against Tennessee (Nov. 6) ... posted 19 kills and a team-leading three blocks against South Carolina ... was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week following her performances against the Volunteers and the Gamecocks … was named to the Huskie Invitational All-Tournament team after leading the team with 44 kills over three matches (Sept. 18-19) … tied a career high with 60 attacks and two solo blocks against College of Charleston (Sept. 5).
2014 (FRESHMAN) All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman ... played in all 34 matches for the Crimson Tide ... second on the team and fifth in the SEC with 475 kills (3.71/set) ... knocked in 21 kills in her collegiate debut against Northern Iowa (Aug. 29), which held up as her season-high kill total for six weeks ... posted a season-high seven digs against Memphis (Aug. 30) ... earned 13 kills with a season-high three service aces at Saint Louis (Aug. 30) ... hit for a season-high .625 at Alabama State (Sept. 13) ... knocked in a season-high 27 kills at Texas A&M (Oct. 10) ... hit 25 kills in later five-set win over No. 23 Texas A&M (Oct. 31), giving her 52 total kills in the pair of matches versus A&M ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors following the big win over the Aggies ... stuffed a season-high three blocks at South Carolina (Nov. 9) ... led the team with 23 kills while posting a .380 hitting percentage in five-set victory over Samford at the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 4) ... finished the season with 10 kills against Florida State (Dec. 5), marking her ninth straight match with double-digit kills.
HIGH SCHOOL Lead member of Ravenwood High School volleyball team that won three state titles, in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... earned back-to-back state MVP awards in 2011 and 2012 ... named the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year for Tennessee in 2012 .... received Under Armour Second Team All-America honors following her senior season ... selected as the 2012 State Volleyball Player of the Year by The Tennessean ... played club volleyball with Alliance VBC, coached by John Blair ... competed with the USA High Performance Team in 2010 and 2011.
PERSONAL Born Kathryn Lee Hutson in Nashville, Tenn., on May 23, 1996 ... daughter of John and Jane Hutson ... her sister Madelyn is a senior middle blocker/outside hitter at Saint Mary's College (Calif.), after playing at Texas her first two seasons, including 2012 NCAA title season for the Longhorns.
CAREER HIGHS Kills: 27 at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 2014 Attacks: 60 vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 19, 2014 Assists: 1, 3 times, last vs. Tennessee, Nov. 29, 2014 Serve aces: 4 at Florida State, Dec. 5, 2014 Digs: 7 vs. Memphis, Aug. 30, 2014 Blocks: 3 at South Carolina, Nov. 9, 2014 Block solo: 2 vs. Tennessee, Nov. 29, 2014 Block assist: 3 at South Carolina, Nov. 9, 2014