Six members of Purdue's Sweet 16 volleyball team recognized for academic excellence.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... Purdue's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... played in 27 matches, starting three ... averaged 1.71 kills per set to go with 20 digs and 23 blocks in 63 sets ... led the team in kills at Wisconsin ... posted her lone double-digit effort with 10 kills against Iowa ... added career-high five blocks at USF, Sept. 14 ... hit .250 or better in seven matches, including .300 or better five times and .400 or better on four occasions ... named to Active Ankle Challenge all-tournament team.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 15 matches ... put down 28 kills, while managing eight digs and 12 blocks ... tallied season-best six kills, while hitting .545 against George Washington ... put up a career-high tying three blocks at Rice ... posted four kills on four swings and added two blocks late in the NCAA Second Round match vs. No. 12 Florida State, sparking a comeback effort ... added five kills on a .417 hitting percentage and two blocks against No. 11 Minnesota in the Sweet 16 ... made good on all 17 of her serve reception chances.
2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 19 matches, starting against Western Carolina ... averaging 1.84 kills per set, while hitting .221 ... posted double-digit kills twice with 10 against Michigan State and Iowa ... hit .250 or better in 12 matches, including .300 or better five times, .400 or better three times and .500 or better once ... ranks third on Purdue's five-game hitting percentage list (15-19 attempts) with a .588 effort vs. Iowa ... added 17 blocks and 16 digs.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 32 matches, starting three: against Michigan State, Michigan and Northwestern ... averaged 1.88 kills per set, while hitting .236 ... posted double-digit kills four times, including a team-leading effort twice: against Pittsburgh (12) and vs. No. 4 Penn State (13) ... hit .300 or better in 10 matches, including .500 or better five times.
2009: Named to the Dean's List...member of the Athletic Director's honor roll...saw action in five matches, playing in 10 sets...posted 12 kills for the season...registered a season high five kills vs. Dayton (8/29).
High School: Listed as No. 32 on PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces and among Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 ... garnered second team all-state honors as a sophomore and first team accolades her junior and senior years ... honored as the All-West Player of the Year by the Indianapolis Star as a senior ... led team to three conference titles, three sectional championships and two county titles under coach Scott McQueen ... owns the Indiana state records for kills, kills per game, attempts and aces ... earned all-conference, all-west team and team MVP honors her sophomore and junior seasons ... played club volleyball for the Circle City Volleyball Club, placing fifth in the 18 open division in 2008 ... set Avon's season and career blocked shots record as a four-year basketball letter winner ... earned all-county honors on the hardwood her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... a four-year honor roll member.
Personal: Given name is Kathryn Leigh Griffin ... born May 31, 1990 ... parents are Clark and Julie Griffin ... has two brothers: Kendall and Andrew; and one sister, Rachel ... major is family and consumer science education.