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Kim Kuzma
Kim Kuzma

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muncie, Ind.

High School:
Central

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/L

Experience:
3 letters

L/R:
Right

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2007 58 24/4 0.00 .000 0.14 0.02 2.00 0.00 1.0 0.02
2008 130 32/0 0.04 .087 0.26 0.08 4.26 0.00 15.0 0.12
2009 110 29/0 0.00 -.188 0.99 0.14 3.77 0.00 15.0 0.14
2010 110 31/0 0.00 -.500 1.05 0.17 4.65 0.00 19.0 0.17
Career 398 116/4 0.01 -.044 0.66 0.11 3.90 0.00 50.0 0.13

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Of Note: Starting libero as a sophomore and junior ... ranks eighth on the UW career record list with 1,042 digs ... ranks fifth on the UW season record lists with 511 digs as a sophomore; also ranks sixth in digs per set with 4.26 ... as a junior, ranks 10th on the season record lists with 415 digs and ninth in digs per set with 3.77 ... father played basketball at Michigan ... sister Kristi played volleyball at Eastern Kentucky from 1999-04

Honors: 2010 team co-captain ... InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament... Big Ten co-defensive player of the week, Oct. 13, 2008 ... 2008 Academic All-Big Ten

2010: Played in all 31 matches and 110 of 111 sets ... finished the season leading the team and ranking third in the Big Ten with 4.65 digs per set... has recorded double-digit digs in 28 of 31 matches this season ... has 20-or-more digs in nine matches ... has led the team or tied for the team lead in digs in 24 matches ... had a season-high 28 digs at Northwestern (Nov. 6) ... averaging 1.09 assists per set ... has at least one assist in all 29 matches this season ... has double-figure assists in two matches, including a career-high 12 at Minnesota (Oct. 24) ... has two double-doubles ... adds 0.17 aces per set ... had a season-high three aces vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 10) and at Michigan State (Oct. 9)

2009: Led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 3.77 digs per set ... had double-figure digs in 24 of 29 matches this season ... had a career-high 30 digs at Northwestern (Nov. 2); tallied 20-plus digs in three matches ... led the team in digs in 19 matches ... put up a career-best eight assists vs. Seattle (Sept. 5) ... averaged 0.99 assists per set ... tallied a career-high four service aces vs. Purdue (Oct. 16); also had three aces vs. Illinois (Oct. 23) ... added 0.14 service aces per set ... led the team in aces in eight matches ... led the team in service receptions at .959 percent (36 errors/886 attempts); was perfect in seven matches

2008: Played in all 32 matches as the starting libero ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 4.26 digs per set ... recorded double-figure digs in 27 matches, including 10 matches with 20-or-more digs ... tallied a career-best 26 digs vs. Indiana (Oct. 26) ... tied for the team lead or led the team in digs in 26 matches ... was aced only 35 times in 910 attempts for a .962 reception percentage ... added 10 service aces (0.08/set) on the year ... had a career high three service aces vs. Marquette (Sept. 21) ... had kills in five matches ... tallied a career-best four assists in two matches

2007: Played in 24 matches, starting four, and 58 games ... ranked fourth on the team with 2.00 digs per game ... served and played back row for DuPont/Allison Wack ... had a career-best and team-leading 18 digs vs. Northern Iowa (9/1) ... tied her career high with 18 digs at Purdue (10/27) ... had first career service ace at Penn State (11/16) ... had a career-high two assists in three different matches

High School: 2007 AVCA High School Senior All-American ... 2007 Volleyball Fab 50 ... one of PrepVolleyball.com's top 25 senior players ... also named one of PrepVolleyball.com's top-10 defensive players ... national player of the year finalist ... starting libero for the U.S. Youth National Team in 2004 and 2005 ... team won the 2004 NORCECA Championship and competed in the 2005 World Championship, finishing fourth ... ranked second among diggers and first in total number of digs at the world championship ... named to the NORCECA all-tournament team and named best serve receiver ... three-time all-state ... two-time team captain ... played at Muncie Central High School, under Coach Wes Lyons ... aided her team to the 2004 state title ... also finished second in 2003 and 2006, and in the final four in 2005 ... two-time first-team all-conference ... named the 2006-07 Muncie Star Press Co-Athlete of the Year ... also a four-year letterwinner in softball ... member of the National Honor Society

Personal: Fullname is Kimberly ... nicknames are Kim, Kuz, Kimbo and Kimmy ... parents are Tim and Sharon Kuzma ... has two sisters, Kristi (29) and Karyn (17), and one brother, Tim (27) ... father played basketball at the University of Michigan ... mother was a cheerleader at the University of Michigan ... sister, Kristi, played volleyball at Eastern Kentucky from 1999-04 ... enjoys talking, volleyball and watching E ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Major: Life Science Communication

Why Wisconsin?

"I fell in love with the beauty of it the moment I stepped on campus and really liked everyone involved with the volleyball program. Also, I liked the thousands of faithful fans that attend every match."

Match Highs
Kills: 1 (5x; MR vs. Purdue, 11-28-08)
Attempts: 3 vs. Minnesota, 9-27-08
%: 1.000 (1-0-0), (4x; MR vs. Northwestern, 10-28-08)
Assists: 12 at Minnesota, 10-24-10
Aces: 4 vs. Purdue, 10-16-09
Digs: 30 vs. Northwestern, 11-20-09
Blocks: 0
Points: 4.0 vs. Purdue, 10-16-09









Off the Court with Kim Kuzma

Favorites - Spot on campus: Field House; Movie: He's Just Not That Into You; TV Shows: Chelsea Lately, One Tree Hill; Book: my econ book from last semester; Car: My Sunfire, Jack, of course; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Sports team: Badgers
First started volleyball: 2nd grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: my teammates
Before each match, I: watch an old highlight video to get me hyped up
Best UW road trip: spring break last year to Huntington Beach, Calif.
One word that describes the team: weird
One word that describes me: competitive
My teammates say I am: boring
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: watch film
This summer, I: took classes, worked out, went to Orlando with my family
Is there something significant about your uniform number? It was my sister's number
The best thing about the Field House is: I get to play volleyball
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
Dream as a collegiate player: to become an All-American
Fantasy job/career: work for ESPN
I can't live without: my cell phone
My secret addiction is: Zas
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I'm petrified of driving by semis on the highway
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? One Tree Hill
You won't catch me eating: meat
Nobody knows how much I love to... do homework
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: texting
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Australia
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: London
A non-athletic talent I have is: I can text real fast
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: be able to sing
If I had a million dollars: I'd go on a shopping spree then invest it
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: travel to Australia
Post-college plans: find a job doing something with sports and communication
Career goal: work for a major network station
Most famous person I've ever met: Misty May-Treanor
If I could have one superpower, it would be: to eat whatever I wanted but still be skinny and healthy
What are you most thankful for? My family, friends, and boyfriend
My favorite websites are: Facebook, Ruminations, TextsFromLastNight
My favorite quote or motto is: Everything happens for a reason

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