News and notes on Purdue Athletics
No. 10-seeded volleyball tops Middle Tennessee State 3-2 in NCAA Second Round to earn third Sweet 16 berth in four seasons.
No. 17 Boilermakers advance to NCAA Second Round with 3-2 win over Louisville.
No. 18 Boilermakers fall to No. 1 Penn State in three close sets.
Volleyball posts 10th conference win with 3-1 defeat of Michigan.
2009: Preseason All-Big Ten...Kansas State Invitational all-tournament team...recipient of the Carol Dewey Mental Attitude Award...Helen B. Schleman Award recipient...CoSIDA Academic All-District V first team...Academic All-Big Ten team...Dean's List honoree...Athletic Director's honor roll member...saw action in 30 matches...tied the Purdue, Big Ten, and NCAA records with a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage vs. Ball State (8/28) tallying 10 kills on 10 attempts, making her one of four conference players and one of 23 NCAA Division I players to reach 1.000 hitting mark...led the team in blocks 15 times...averaged 2.19 kills per set on a .265 hitting effort.
2008: Honorable Mention All-Mideast Region ... Academic All-District V selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 35 matches at middle hitter ... averaged 2.12 kills per set, hitting .338 and tallying 0.84 blocks per set ... posted double-digit kills on 13 occasions ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten for hitting percentage at .338, including a .344 effort in conference play, which ranks seventh among league players ... tallied a hitting percentage of .300 or better 19 times, including .400 or better 17 times and .500 or better 12 times ... racked up five or more blocks nine times, including season-high nine against Tennessee Tech (9/5) ... led team in kills twice and in blocks seven times ... tallied career-best 16 kills vs. #19 Wisconsin (10/17) ... posted a career-high hitting percentage of .733 (11-0-15) in three sets vs. Louisville (9/20).
2007: Played in all 33 matches, starting 21 ... put down 161 kills for an average of 1.46 per game ... tallied a career-high 12 kills at Ohio State and at Ohio in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... recorded double-digit kills in five matches ... averaged 0.95 blocks per game, good for second on the team ... led team in blocks six times ... chalked up season-best seven stuffs on three occasions: vs. Michigan State and against Michigan twice ... served up two aces vs. Wisconsin.
High School: Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 list ... ranked as No. 15 player on prepvolleyball.com's list of senior aces ... one of 10 finalists for Michigan's Miss Volleyball ... three-time all-state honoree ... led team to state championship in 2007 ... team won a share of Huron League title her junior season and advanced to the state semifinals ... three-time all-region and all-Huron League selection ... named League MVP senior year ... named to the Detroit News All-Metro team during junior and senior campaigns ... team MVP both junior and senior years ... named to Academic All-State team senior year ... named to prepvolleyball.com's list of Top 50 recruits as a junior and as one of Volleyball Magazine's 25 Underclassmen to Watch in April 2006 ... also lettered in tennis as a junior and played basketball for two years ... played club ball for the Toledo Volleyball Club.
Personal: Given name is Kristen Denis Arthurs ... born July 6, 1989 ... parents are Kirk Arthurs and Cindy Denis ... has one brother, Blake ... enrolled in the college of liberal arts.