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#23 Kelsey Robinson
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bartlett, Ill.
High School: Wheaton-St. Francis
Other College: University of Tennessee
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Robinson Videos

Honors and Awards

  • Honda Sports Award Nominee
  • 2013 AVCA First-Team All-American
  • 2013 AVCA First-Team All-North Region
  • 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 2013 All-Big Ten
  • 2013 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 AVCA Sports Imports National Player of the Week
  • 2013 Four-Time Big Ten Player of the Week
  • 2013 NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 AVCA Honrable-Mention All-American
  • 2012 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2012 First-Team All-SEC
  • 2012 SpringHill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 Wichita State Shocker Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 SEC Offensive Player of the Week
  • 2012 Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Team
  • 2011 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-American
  • 2011 Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American
  • 2011 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2011 First-Team All-SEC
  • 2011 Four-Time SEC Player of the Week
  • 2011 Comcast Lady Vol Classic MVP
  • 2011 Virginia Tech Invitational MVP
  • 2011 Illinois State Farm Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 U.S. National A2 Traiing Team
  • 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2010 Two-time Freshman of the Week
  • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 SEC Fresman Academic Honor Roll

2013: Senior
Robinson played and started in all 33 matches during the 2013 season • Was one of four nominees for Honda Sports Award for Volleyball • Was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and earned unanimous All-Big Ten honors • Named an AVCA First-Team All-American and was selected for the AVCA North Region First Team • Totaled 530 kills on the season and averaged 4.45 kills per set for the Huskers • Hit at a clip of .318 for the year and totaled 396 digs, while averaging 3.33 digs per set • In conference play, Robinson tallied 352 kills and a hitting percentage of .349 • Led the Big Ten in kills (4.69) and points (5.41) per set during the conference season • Ended the season ranked ninth in hitting percentage, second in kills and fifth in aces in the Big Ten •  Posted 19 double-doubles on the season and was named the Big Ten Player of the Week four times in 2013 • Was also honored as the AVCA/Sports Imports Player of the Week once as a senior • Earned a spot on the 2013 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team • Tallied 10 or more kills 28 times in 2013, including a streak of 24 consecutive matches, and hit .300 or better 21 times • Notched a career-high-tying 29 kills against Wisconsin on Oct. 5 and a season-high 23 digs against Texas on Sept. 22 • Led the Huskers in kills and aces on the season • Among the 81 teams in the seven “major” conferences (American, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC), Robinson was one of only two players to lead her team in both kills and digs and the only player to lead her team in kills, digs and service aces for the majority of the 2013 season • Posted 14 kills and nine digs against San Diego in the NCAA Regional Semifinals • Notched a match-high 21 kills on 50 swings and 12 digs against Texas in the Regional Final • Her 530 kills on the year were the fifth-most kills by a Husker  • Finished with 1,206 attacks this year, good for seventh on Nebraska’s all-time chart.

2013 Sand Season
Robinson and partner Alexa Strange posted an 8-4 record during the Huskers' inaugural sand season.

Before Nebraska
Robinson joins the Huskers after spending the last three seasons at Tennessee • Was named a 2012 AVCA Honorable-Mention All-American as well as a first-team All-SEC pick in 2012 • Was named the 2011 SEC Player of the Year, the first Tennessee player to earn that honor • Was a 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-American and Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American • Was on the 2011 US National A2 Training Team • Named to the 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team • Was the SEC leader in double-doubles (22) for the second-straight season in 2012, ranking second in points per set (4.84), third in kills per set (4.22) and 14th in digs per set (3.50) • Finished the 2012 season with a career-high 29 kills against Iowa State • Appeared in 29 of 30 matches with 26 starts as a junior • Led the team in kills per set (4.22), points per set (4.84) and service aces (21), while ranking second in digs per set (3.50) and third in total blocks (73) in 2012 • Ranks ninth in the UT record books in digs (1,140) and 14th in total kills (1,205) • Ended her junior season with a 15-kill, 24-dig match against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament • Became the fifth Lady Vol in program history to surpass 1,000 career kills and digs with a nine-dig, 14-kill effort at Texas A&M on Oct. 19, 2012 • Recorded a career-high 29 kills against Iowa State on Aug. 25, 2012 • Had a career-best hitting percentage of .586 against Boston College, Sept. 8, 2012 and recorded five aces against Iowa State on Aug. 25, 2012 • As a sophomore she was the conference leader in kills (4.52), points (5.15) and double-doubles (23), while ranking second in service aces per set (0.35) • Ranked 11th in points and 12th in kills nationally • Played in all 124 sets and started every match as a sophomore • Tallied 20 or more kills on 12 occasions and hit .300 or better in eight SEC contests in 2011 • Selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 11 • Named SEC Player of the Week a league-best four times as a sophomore • Her 561 kills in 2011 were the fourth-highest single-season output in Lady Vol history • Led the team in digs with 367 (3.60 digs/set), had 184 kills and played in 102 sets as a freshman in 2010 • Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice • Prior to Tennessee she was ranked No. 19 on Prepvolleyball.com’s list of Senior Aces • Earned Prepvolleyball.com and Volleyball Magazine All-America honors • Was a three-year starter and two-year captain for St. Francis High School • Finished as the school’s all-time leader in kills with 1,122 • Helped St. Francis High School achieve over 100 wins while playing for Hall of Fame Coach Peg Kopac.