Nov. 28, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior outside hitter Kayla Fitterer (Edwardsville, Ill.) was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for volleyball, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Fitterer, who was a 2012 Second Team All-SEC selection, has served on the Alabama Student Athlete Advisory Committee since 2010. She participates in the UA Women’s Initiative Program and visited with cancer patients at the Manderson Cancer Center at DCH this fall. She also participated in the UA Halloween Extravaganza all four years, helped with the University’s Project Angel Tree and Habitat for Humanity.
Fitterer has been one of the top players for the Alabama women’s volleyball team the past three years, leading the team in kills in 2010, 2011 and 2012, while finishing second and third, respectively, in the Southeastern Conference in kills in 2010 and 2011 and fifth in 2012.
She is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2009-11) and was named a Commerce and Business Administration Scholastic Athlete in 2010. Fitterer received the Scholastic Excellence in Marketing Award in 2012, and is on pace to complete her bachelor’s degree at Alabama in marketing in May of 2013.
Fitterer paced the 2012 Crimson Tide with 362 kills (3.73 kps), en route to the second All-SEC selection. She posted a .254 hitting percentage and added 197 digs to average 2.03 digs per set, to rank third on the team in both categories.
Playing in 26-of-32 matching this season, Fitterer reached double-digits in kills 21 times and had 20 or more kills four times, including a season-high 26 against South Carolina on Nov. 16, and against at Missouri on Nov. 23, to close out the season and her career. She posted a team-high eight double-doubles, all coming in kills and digs, to finish her time at UA with 33 career double-doubles.
Fitterer wrapped up her career with 1,351 kills to finish seventh all-time on the Alabama and with 1,079 attempts this season, she finished her career at UA with 4,137 total attempts, the second most in school history.
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