JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Played in 27 matches this season, coming off the bench to serve for the Tigers… Recorded six aces on the year with two coming in five-set win over UConn (Sept. 1)… Registered a season-high nine digs in five-set opening win over Northwestern (Aug 26).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
A defensive specialist and reserve player who had a clutch serve ... Saw action in every match and played in 98 sets ... A starter in five matches at defensive specialist... Totaled 142 digs on the season along with 23 service aces for best on the team ... Recorded eight digs in LSU’s opener against Eastern Kentucky ... Finished with nine digs against UNCG ... Totaled eight digs in LSU’s five set match against Virginia ... Finished with three service aces against Baylor ... Entered the Tigers’ SEC opener against Auburn and finished with six digs ... Provided a strong spot for LSU with a career-best five service aces in LSU's win over Ole Miss ... Became the first player since October 2014 to finish with five or more aces in a match against the Rebels ... Totaled a pair of service aces and a career-best 12 digs in LSU’s 3-0 win at Georgia ... Totaled seven digs in her second start of the season at home against Ole Miss ... Totaled double-digit digs (11) for her one off her career best at home against Georgia ... Ended with 10 digs and a pair of service aces against Tennessee.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Played in 19 matches as a freshman in 2015, making one start with 38 total sets played ... Finished the season with 21 digs, nine kills, eight service aces and three assists ... Made LSU debut playing one set against Xavier... Collected her first service ace and dig in the sweep of LIU Brooklyn... Tallied her fourth service ace of the season with an assist against Tennessee... Served up a new season best two service aces in the sweep of Mississippi State... Tied for the team lead with seven kills, while adding 12 digs against Missouri.
Was a two-time state champion and two-time runner-up as a member of the Mount Carmel Academy Cubs under head coach April Hagadone ... Finished her high school career with 1,983 kills, 1,501 digs, 186 service aces and 288 blocks, with a career hitting percentage of .469 ... Was the Times Picayune All-Metro/Large Schools Preseason and Postseason Player of the Year, The New Orleans Advocate Large Schools Player of the Year, while twice being named the Gatorade Louisiana Volleyball Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Was named Miss Volleyball for the state of Louisiana, while also being a MaxPreps Preseason All-American and second-team AVCA Under Armour High School All-American in 2014 ... Led the way her senior season with 572 kills, 388 digs, 78 blocks, 53 assists and seven aces ... Was a preseason Times Picayune All-Metro Large Schools Player of the Year selection where she tallied 598 kills, 478 digs, 85 blocks, 77 aces and 14 assists as a junior, going on to win the New Orleans Advocate All-Metro Large Schools Player of the Year, District 6-I MVP, and a MaxPreps All-American ... After earning 501 kills, 514 digs, 104 blocks and 37 aces as a sophomore, was a finalist for the PrepVolleyball.com Sophomore of the Year Award and was a PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American, while earning the Division I Player of the year award and MVP of the state championship game ... Was a. honorable mention for the PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 as a freshman, finishing the year with 312 kills, 129 digs and 30 blocks, earning honorable mention all-district honors ... Played club volleyball with Crescent City Juniors before finishing her career with Volleyball Baton Rouge ... Was on the honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Kathryn Gruber Kampen ... Born Feb. 4, 1997, in New Orleans, Louisiana ... Father is Bill Kampen and mother is Jami Kampen... Has a younger sister Kellie ... Father and two relatives all played baseball at Tulane University ... Majoring in kinesiology.