Four-time defending national champions attacked at a clip of .346 on Saturday
2011: Started all 31 matches in the middle ... Equaled her previous career high for kills with nine in a sweep of Utah (8/27) ... Hit .400 with eight kills and no errors in a four-set match at Ole Miss (9/9) ... Hit .417 in a win over Duquesne on the opening night of the Wildcat Classic (9/16) ... Notched nine kills with a .462 hitting percentage at the Classic versus Colgate (9/17) ... Tallied five kills at Wisconsin (9/23) ... Sent down a career-best 10 total blocks at Minnesota (9/25) ... Accounted for 10 of team's 18.0 blocks in that match ... Tied a season high with 20 total attempts against Purdue (9/28) ... Led Wildcats with six total blocks in a three-set win over Indiana (10/1) ... Again led the `Cats with four total blocks against Penn State (10/5) ... Racked up seven kills and four total blocks at Ohio State (10/8) ... Hit a team-best .429 (7-1-14) and had seven total blocks against Michigan (10/15) ... Recorded seven total blocks vs. the Golden Gophers (10/28) ... Tallied a career-high 10 kills against the Badgers (10/29) ... Notched a season-high attacking percentage of .556 (6-1-9) in a three-set win at Indiana (11/4) ... Dug out a season-high three attacks at Michigan (11/18) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Made her season debut in the third set against Wisconsin (11/6) at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
2009: Saw action in 28 matches for the Wildcats with 23 starts ... One of six Wildcats to reach 100 kills, finishing with 104 ... Ranked third in both solo blocks (seven) and total blocks (77) ... Made her Northwestern debut against Western Carolina (8/29), recording five kills on 10 attempts with one error for a .400 hitting percentage ... Also recorded a solo block ... Knocked down a pair of kills against Western Kentucky (9/6) ... Came up big at the nets for NU at the Charlotte Tournament, blocking 14 total attempts ... Set a personal-best with seven blocks against Presbyterian (9/11) ... Also had six blocks against James Madison (9/12) ... Had arguably her best match as a Wildcat at Michigan State (10/3), recording career-bests in kills (nine) and hitting percentage (.500) ... Had a combined eight kills and nine blocks in the pair of five-set victories over Purdue (10/10) and Indiana (10/11) ... Recorded six kills on 17 attempts with a pair of blocks vs. Minnesota (10/17) ... Tied a career-best with nine kills at Indiana (10/31) while setting a new personal-best in hitting percentage at .615 and adding five blocks in the Wildcat victory ... Had a big weekend series against Michigan State (11/6) and Michigan (11/7), combining for 13 blocks, including tying a personal-best with seven against the Wolverines ... Tied her career-best with seven blocks against Wisconsin (11/20) while adding seven kills and a .417 hitting percentage ... Tied her career-best with nine kills against Illinois (11/25) while notching her 100th career kill ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Did not see any match action.
High School: Ranked No. 83 on the PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Four-year letterwinner at Crystal Lake Central High School, helping the Tigers to four-straight regional championships ... Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and named to the all-area team as a senior ... Two-time all-conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Named high school varsity MVP as a junior ... All-tournament team selection at Jacobs High School Invitational ... Competed for Club Fusion for two years, helping lead the team to a fifth-place finish at nationals in 2007 ... Member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born Kathryn Ann Chrystal ... Daughter of Jim and Nancy Chrystal ... Father played rugby at Illinois ... Majoring in performance studies.