Kirby Toon Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats
Of Note: Father Al is a former football and track All-American at Wisconsin and played with the NFL's New York Jets where he was a three-time Pro Bowl receiver ... brother Nick is a senior wide receiver on the UW football team, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore when he was the team's top receiver ... sister Molly is a sophomore outside hitter at Michigan
2011: Played in 22 matches and 54 sets, primarily as a defensive specialist, in her first season back since an injury caused her to take a medical redshirt in 2010 ... averaged 0.87 digs per set ... had eight digs at N.C. State (Sept. 2) ... also had a service ace vs. the Wolfpack ... tallied a service ace and block vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 3) ... played in all three sets and had three digs vs. Boston College (Sept. 9) ... recorded five digs and a service ace at Michigan State (Oct. 7) ... chipped in two digs at Indiana (Oct. 22)
2010: Took a medical hardship due to knee injury after playing in four matches and seven sets ... averaged 1.29 kills per set ... had a season-high eight kills vs. Chicago State (Sept. 4) ... also tied her career best with two assists vs. the Cougars ... added one ace, nine digs and two blocks vs. CSU ... contributed 0.29 assists, 0.14 aces, 1.29 digs and 0.57 blocks per set
2009: Played in 28 matches, starting all 28 (27 on the right-side and one match on the left-side), and played in 97 sets ... missed the last match of the season due to an injured left hand ... ranked third on the team with 2.11 kills per set ... had double-figure kills in six matches, including a career-best 20 kills vs. Duke (Aug. 28) ... led the team in kills in one match ... recorded the first double-double of her career with 13 kills and 10 digs vs. Northwestern (Oct. 24) ... added 1.52 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.18 aces per set ... scored a career-best three service aces at Indiana (Oct. 18) ... led the team in aces in seven matches ... had a career-high 12 digs at Iowa (Nov. 11) ... had double-figure digs in four matches ... led the team in digs in one match ... added a career-high five blocks, including two solos, vs. Northwestern (Oct. 24)
High School: Earned third-team all-state honors in 2008 despite missing part of the season due to a knee injury ... 2008 Big Eight Conference Player of the Year ... two-time first-team All-Big Eight Conference selection; earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore ...three-time team captain and two-time team most valuable player ... plays club volleyball with Capital Volleyball Academy ... named to the 2008 Junior Volleyball Directors Association (JVDA) all-tournament team, aiding CVA to a bronze medal finish ... recognized by PrepVolleyball.com with an Outstanding Blocker award in 2007 ... member of the National Honor Society ... was named to the honor roll every semester
Personal: Nickname is Kirbs ... parents are Al and Jane Toon ... has one brother Nick (22) and two sisters, Molly (19) and Sydney (16) ... enjoys cooking, traveling, singing, baking and spending time with family and friends
"From a young age I have always dreamed of becoming a Badger."
Off the Court with Kirby Toon
||19 vs. Duke, 8-28-09
||39 vs. Duke, 8-28-09
||.407 (13-2-27) vs. Northwestern, 10-24-09
||2 (3x; MR vs. Chicago St., 9-4-10)
||3 vs. Indiana, 10-18-09
||12 vs. Iowa, 11-11-09
||5 vs. Northwestern, 10-24-09
||21.5 vs. Duke, 9-28-09
Favorites - Spot on campus: Camp Randall Arch and the Field House; Cartoon Character: Mickey Mouse; Book: The Kite Runner; Athlete: My Dad; Volleyball Player: Misty May
First started volleyball: age 14
Most memorable volleyball match: First UW match vs. Duke
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The fans and the Field House!
Before each match, I: listen to music
One word that describes the team: Crazy
This summer, I: Took a family trip to Orlando to watch my youngest sister Sydney play in a volleyball tournament and to do a short Disney World vacation.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? All of my siblings also wear number 1.
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Probably still attending UW-Madison as a regular student.
The best thing about Madison is: The people!
Dream as a collegiate player: Become an All-American
Person(s) most admired/role models: My parents and my siblings.
I can't live without: My cell phone
My secret addiction is: Baking
The best sporting event you ever attended was: Superbowl XLV
You won't catch me eating: Tuna ... yuck
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: the internet
If I could live any place in the world it would be: somewhere in Europe
A non-athletic talent I have is: Singing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson and Barack Obama
What are you most thankful for? My family
My favorite website is: Facebook
My favorite quote or motto is: "Never let go of what you believe in most" and "Don't live your life trying to live up to other people's expectations, live for you." - Al Toon Jr.