Kayla Walker Athlete Profile

#12 Kayla Walker

Kayla Walker
Position: Opposite Hitter Height: 6-5 Roster Years: 2008-2009 Hometown: Kaysville, UT Last School: Pepperdine

Personal

Parents are Greg and Laurie Walker ... has two brothers and one sister ... loves the color pink ... enjoys going to the beach ... favorite TV show is The Biggest Loser and favorite musical group is We Shot the Moon ... got her start in volleyball when her mother bribed her to try out for the junior high school team ... majoring in social science education.

Before BYU

Pepperdine University: Played two seasons for the Pepperdine Waves under head coach Nina Matthies ... earned West Coast Conference honorable mention as a sophomore in 2007 and was named to the WCC All-Freshman Team in 2006 ... played in 27 matches as a sophomore, averaging 2.24 kills, 0.81 digs and 0.86 blocks per game ... recorded double-digit kills in seven matches, all in the final 13 contests of the year, including a career-high 17 kills against Santa Clara ... also posted season highs of 11 digs (at Loyola Marymount) and five blocks (six times) ... averaged 1.91 kills, 0.96 digs and 0.75 blocks in 28 matches as a freshman ... recorded six double-digit kill matches ... tallied her first career double-double with 14 kills and a personal-best 15 digs at San Diego while also posting a career-high seven blocks ... was a Volleyball Magazine and Prepvolleyball.com top 50 recruit.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Davis High School under coach Jamie Fox 226128166 was a Prepvolleyball.com All-American as a senior in 2005 226128166 named All-State First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior after earning second-team All-State recognition as a freshman 226128166 tabbed All-Region 1 all four years, including Region MVP as a senior 226128166 three-time all-area (top of Utah) first-team honoree, including area MVP as a senior, and all-area second team as a freshman 226128166 named to the Honor Roll all four years.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
KILLS: 32 vs. SDSU, 9/17/09
HITTING PERCENTAGE: .500 vs. SDSU, 9/17/09
ASSISTS: 3 vs. American, 9/6/08
ACES: 1 (17 times)
DIGS: 17 vs. No. 23 Kansas St., 9/5/09
BLOCKS: 8 (twice)
YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year MP-GP K E A Pct. Ast. SA SE RE Dig BS BA TB BE BHE
2008 26-94 285 123 725 .223 10 13 25 28 197 2 84 86 5 1
2009 25-92 339 141 974 .203 6 5 13 15 180 7 61 68 5 0
Total 51-186 624 264 1699 .212 16 18 38 43 377 9 145 154 10 1



2008 | Junior Year

Played in every match and all but one set in her first season with the Cougars after transferring from Pepperdine ... began the year as an outside hitter but hit on the rightside in the last 10 matches ... named All-Mountain West Conference in just her first year in the league ... finished the year with 285 kills, 10 assists, 13 aces, 197 digs and 86 blocks ... was first on the team and sixth in the MWC with 3.03 kills per set ... also ranked fifth in the league in points per set (3.64) ... was third and fourth, respectively, in those categories in MWC play ... also ranked fifth on the team with 2.10 digs per set and fourth for the Cougars with 0.91 blocks per set ... tallied seven double-doubles on the year while posting double-digit kills in a team-high 17 matches and double-digit digs in nine contests ... was the only Cougar to tally at least 20 kills in a match, which she did twice ... led the team in kills 13 times, hitting percentage three times, digs once and blocks six times ... recorded a season-high 15 digs vs. Missouri ... earned Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament honors after leading the Cougars in kills and hitting percentage on the weekend ... posted 18 kills vs. American while hitting a season-high .438 ... tallied her first double-double of the season with 13 kills and 10 digs against Boise State ... had 13 kills and 10 digs against then-No. 14 Wisconsin ... notched her third double-double with 13 kills and 14 digs against San Diego State ... had 16 kills and 11 digs against TCU ... tallied a career-high 21 kills with 11 digs at UNLV for her fifth double-double ... posted her sixth double-double with 20 kills and 14 digs at No. 23 Utah ... finished the season with 10 kills and 12 digs against Wyoming ... posted double-digit kills in the final five matches ... improved her season averages to 3.51 kps, 2.32 dps and 1.14 bps after moving to the rightside ... named Academic All-MWC.

2009 | Senior Year

Played in 25 matches and sat out for four because of a mid- season injury ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... posted a career-high 32 kills against San Diego State, the third-highest total kills in MWC history also maintained a .500 hitting percentage while taking 58 swings and only tallying three errors ... tied for first with Nina Puikkonen in BYU single-match kills (overall and five games) for her 32 against SDSU tallied a total of 339 kills on the season, leading the Cougars on the attack with over 100 more kills than any of her teammates ... had 108 digs, 68 blocks and five aces on the season ... chalked up six double doubles with double digit kills and digs ... against Texas State she tallied 13 kills hitting at .387 and posted 11 digs and two blocks ... then-No. 23 Kansas State brought her second double-double of the season with 14 kills and 17 digs, a career-high in digs ... against SDSU for her best match ever played, she also had a double-double with 32 kills and 12 digs ... at Utah she led her team with 19 kills and added 11 digs for her fourth double-double of the season ... North Dakota State came to Provo where she chalked up 16 kills and 13 digs in only three sets ... at home against UNLV she tallied 13 kills and 10 digs for her sixth double-double ... ranked 100th in the country for her points per set at 4.15 ... ranked 90th in kills per set in the NCAA with 3.68, leading the Cougars overall ... ranked second in the MWC in kills per set with 3.70 ... ranked first in the MWC with 4.23 points per set ... named to the All-MWC preseason and final team ... named to the Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... MWC Athlete of the Week on Sept. 21, 2009 ... tallied a career-high 17 digs against then-No. 23 Kansas State ... led the Cougars in kills in 21-of-25 matches played ... tallied over 20 kills in three matches on the season.