For the Record: Enters the season ranked 10th on the career hitting percentage list, with a .275 (931-304-2279) ... needs just 69 kills to reach the 1,000-kill milestone and become the 17th player in school history to do so ... ranks seventh on the career top 10 list for blocks per game (1.01).
2003: Received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten acclaim ... led the team, averaging 3.72 kills and 1.19 blocks per game ... added 2.13 digs per game, while starting 30 matches ... led the team in blocks on 19 occasions, in kills 13 times and in digs three times ... posted 13-kill, 14-dig, 10-block triple double against Rice, marking the first triple double for a Purdue player since 1999 ... recorded 12 double-doubles on the year ... registered 20 or more kills three times, including a season-best 25 at Ohio State ... tallied double-digit dig totals on 12 occasions, including a season-high 15 against Wisconsin ... recorded career-high 10 blocks against Rice and Michigan State, becoming the first player to tally 10 stuffs since 1999 ... ranked eighth on the single-season block assists list with 119 ... ranked ninth in the Big Ten in overall blocks per game (1.19) and conference blocks per game (1.14) ... served up 18 aces, including a season-high four at Rice ... named to the all-tournament team at the Billiken Invitational, Rice Invitational and Mortar Board Premier.
2002: One of two players who played in all 128 games ... started 32 of the team's 33 matches ... averaged a team-high 3.45 kills and 0.95 blocks per game ... led team in blocks in 21 matches, putting up a career-high eight against Western Carolina, IPFW and No. 20 Ohio State ... put down career-high 29 kills to go with a .556 hitting percentage (29-4-45), while adding seven blocks against Western Kentucky ... recorded a team-high 38 service aces, including a career-high five in a 3-0 win over Delaware ... tallied career-high 55 total attacks in a 3-2 win over Michigan ... led team in kills in 12 matches ... recorded double-figure kills in 25 matches ... received team's outstanding blocker and outstanding attacker (hitting percentage) honors at postseason banquet.
2001: Appeared in 54 games and started four matches for the Boilermakers as reserve middle hitter ... averaged 1.22 kills , 1.13 digs and 0.74 blocks per game ... recorded season-best 11 kills and 18 digs against Northwestern ... recorded season-best eight blocks at Iowa ... led Purdue in blocks on two occasions ... garnered Sue Jurkonis Award for most improved freshman.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and track at Centerville ... all-conference selection during senior campaign ... played on 1998 and 2000 county championship teams ... 2000 squad won regional championship ... most valuable player, all-conference and leading scorer on basketball squad as a senior ... led basketball team to 2000 and 2001 county championships ... Reebok All-Star ... member of National Honor Society ... high school coach was Scott Johnston ... played on Munciana Club Team, coached by Wes Lyons.
Personal: Given name is Kimberly Marie McConaha ... born Dec. 26, 1982 ... parents are Tim and Wanda McConaha ... has two older brothers, David and Danny ... grandfather, Tom McConaha, attended Purdue ... enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends ... majoring in management.
McConaha's Career Bests
Kills: 29 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/02 Total Attempts: 55 vs. Michigan, 11/22/02 Hitting Percentage: .556 (29-4-45) vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/02 Assists: 4 three times, last at Michigan, 10/31/03 Service Aces: 5 vs. Delaware, 9/7/02 Block Solos: 5 at Middle Tennessee, 8/30/02 Block Assists: 9 twice, last vs. #16 Michigan State, 10/10/03 Total Blocks: 10 twice, last vs. #16 Michigan State, 10/10/03 Digs: 18 vs. Northwestern, 11/24/01