Honors: 2007, 2008 and 2009 Academic All-Big Ten
2009: Played in 27 matches, starting 15, and 79 sets ... fifth on the team with 1.80 kills per set ... had double-figure kills in six matches, including a season high 14 vs. Indiana (Nov. 27) ... hit a career-best .733 (11-0-15) at Green Bay (Sept. 16) ... added seven digs vs. Duke (Aug. 28) ... chipped in three blocks vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) and vs. Indiana (Nov. 27) ... shared the team lead with 0.18 service aces per set ... recorded a career-best four aces vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... added three aces vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 12) ... averaged 0.48 digs and 0.32 blocks per se
2008: Played in 31 matches, starting five, and 92 sets ... ranked third on the team with 2.13 kills per set ... recorded double-figure kills in six matches ... led the team in kills in three matches ... recorded the first double-double of her career with 14 kills and 11 digs at Minnesota (Sept. 27) ... averaged 0.58 digs per set ... also chipped in 0.35 blocks and 0.04 service aces per set
2007: Played in 28 matches, starting 15, and 75 games ... ranked fourth on the team with 2.51 kills per game ... led all hitters with a career-high 16 kills vs. Iowa (11/23) ... had double-figure kills in seven matches ... hit a career-best .232 ... had a career-high hitting percentage .556 (11-1-18) vs. Illinois (11/7) ... had a career-high five blocks vs. Columbia (9/8) ... averaged 0.45 blocks and 0.59 digs per game ... had a career-high six digs and three service aces at Penn State (11/16) ... recorded at least one service ace in the last six matches of the season
2006: Played in 10 matches and 20 games ... averaged 1.60 kills per game ... recorded a career-high nine kills, 17 attempts and three digs vs. Purdue (10/13) ... added eight kills and a career-high two blocks vs. Indiana (10/15) ... hit a career-best .417 (6-1-12) and had a career-high two service aces at Penn State (10/7) ... tallied a career-high three digs
High School: Ranked No. 30 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces ... 2006 Volleyball Fab 50 ... two-time participant of the USA Volleyball High Performance camp ... named one of 25 Underclassmen to Watch by Volleyball in 2005 ... named the most valuable player of the 16-open division at the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics, after leading the Milwaukee Sting to the national title ... led Muskego High School to the 2005 division 1 state title ... two-time first-team all-state ... three-time all-state tournament team selection ... three-time conference MVP ... four-time all-conference selection
Personal: Parents are Charlie and Jeanne DuPont ... has two sisters-Julie (26) and Alicia (23) ... full name is Caitlin ... nicknames are Dup-a-loop and Dup-troop ... member of the UW's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as secretary ... also a member of ReThink Wisconsin, a group focused on recycling on campus ... enjoys scrapbooking
Major: Interior design
"I couldn't see myself anywhere else
(and I've always had a crush on Bucky Badger!)"
CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Kills: 16 vs. Iowa, 11-23-07
Attempts: 42 vs. Minnesota, 11-14-08
Hitting Percentage: .556 (11-1-18) vs. Illinois, 11-7-07
Assists: 1 (8x; MR vs. Michigan, 10-30-09)
Service Aces: 4 vs. Notre Dame, 9-11-09
Digs: 11 vs. Minnesota, 9-27-08
Total Blocks: 5 vs. Columbia, 9-7-07
Points: 19.5 vs. Iowa, 11-23-07
Off the Court with Caity DuPont
First started volleyball: 5th grade/age 10
Most memorable match: Beating Penn State at the Field House in 2006
My favorite thing about Wisconsin Volleyball is: My teammates and the fans
Best road trip: Europe!
Before each match I: Watch Nellie dance, cracks me up every time.
One word that describes the UW team is: There isn't just one word.
Favorite thing to do off-the-court with my teammates is: Hang out in the locker room and talk
In off-season training, I worked on: Core strength and rehabbing my back.
This summer, I: Took a summer class, worked out, played a lot of beach volleyball, enjoyed the Terrace, saw lots of family and read part of the Twilight series.
The best thing about Madison is: How beautiful it is.
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be: In the Block Party watching it!
Dream as a collegiate player: To never regret and to never take it for granted.
Is there anything significant about your uniform number? It was my high school number.
Favorite part of practice or game day: Hopefully, beating Kim's team at the downball drill during pre-game practice. AND ... then running into the Field House and seeing all the fans.
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
Who is the best dressed player on the team? Elle, but only when she wears her Huckleberry Finn outfit.
My role models are: Parents, sisters and friends
What talent would you like to have? The ability to not gain weight after eating lots of chocolate.
Fantasy job/career: Ice cream taste tester
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Go camping, I've never been!
Post-college/career plans: Get a good job with an interior design firm in Madison, Milwaukee or Chicago.
If I could travel to anywhere in the world, it would be: Somewhere warm by the ocean!
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: My backyard in the summertime. It's a small piece of heaven.
Weird thing not many people know about me is: Now that everyone knows that I eat my Oreo's with a fork, how about that I have a birthmark on my hand that is in the shape of a turtle or Tennessee, depending on how you look at it.
I can't live without: Chocolate
Most famous people I've met: Karch Kiraly, Jane Seymour
My dream date would be: Bucky Badger
If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: The Real World/Road Rules Challenges. Those girls don't work out, I do!
If I was president, the first thing I would do: Fix the economy!
My secret addiction is: Melted chocolate chips, 45 seconds in the micro, mm-mm good.
Favorite Coach Heffernan quote: "SUGAR."
Favorites - Movie: Pretty Woman; TV show: The Golden Girls; Sports team: UW BADGERS!; Food: something with cheese on it; Place on campus: Field House during school, Terrace during summer; Place to shop: Rue 21; Vacation spot: Hawai'i; Volleyball player: Audra Jeffers; Favorite Drink: Milk