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WSU Volleyball BIO
Kyra Holt
Player Profile:
Kyra Holt 1425241
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hercules, Calif.
High School: Albany HS
Experience: 2 Letters

HOLT’S WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2015):  Voted All-Pac-12 First Tri-Captain...named MVP of the Cougar Challenge...named MVP of Idaho Volleyball Classic...named to Radford Highlander Invitational All-Tournament team...missed early October matches at No. 11 Stanford and Cal with injury...3.91 kills per set was sixth-best in Pac-12 and 62nd-best nationally...0.32 aces per set (35 aces) was fourth in Pac-12...4.51 points per set was seventh-best in Pac-12 and 52nd in NCAA...2.71 digs per set...served 4 aces vs. Utah Valley and four times with 3 aces......13 double-doubles in 2015...Career stats: 1,293 kills (6th), 3,761 attack attempts (4th), 91 service aces (8th), 1,486.5 points (2nd).

SOPHOMORE (2014): Led team with 3.38 kps and 3.81 pps, both 10th-best in Pac-12...12 double-doubles this season...tallied 19 kills, hit .472 and had 10 digs in 3-2 come-from-behind win vs. Cal Poly...tallied three aces vs. No. 19 USC 10/3...23 kills, 12 digs and two aces versus No. 11 Oregon 11/9 after four blocks and 19 kills at No. 11 Oregon 10/ 21 digs at No. 20 USC 11/2...Holt’s rankings in WSU Single-Season Records include: kills - 5th, 479 (2013); attack attempts -3rd, 1316 (2013) and 10th, 1195 (2014); and points - 2nd, 557.5 (2013) and 10th, 442.0 (2014)...Career Stats: 871 kills; 2,511 attack attempts; 590 digs; and 999.5 points is eighth-best in WSU all-time records.

FRESHMAN (2013): AVCA PACIFIC NORTH REGION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR...All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention...Pac-12 All-Freshman First pronounced kai-rah...MVP of Army Black Knights Invite (49 kills, .398 in three matches)...named Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week Sept. 2-8 for Cougar Challenge  (51 kills, .294, 5 aces, 39 digs, 6 blocks)...named MVP of Sam Houston State Invite (44 kills, .388 hpct, 27 digs, 8 blocks) 19 digs vs. Montana...26 kills (.308), plus 11 digs and six blocks in 3-2 win at Oregon State 9/27... named Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week Oct. 28-Nov. 3 after leading team in 3-0 win over Utah and 3-2 loss to Colorado...named Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week Nov. 11-17 after leading team in 3-2 win over No. 4 USC and 3-2 loss to UCLA...named Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week Nov. 18-24 after a career-high 28 kills (.304) in 3-2 come-from-behind upset win at No. 23 California...tallied double-digit kills in 29 of 33 matches to date...3.89 kps was seventh-best in Pac-12, 53rd-best nationally...4.53 pps was seventh-best in Pac-12, 40th-best four aces vs. Nevada...0.28 aces per set was eighth-best in Pac-12...12 double-double matches was 11th-best in Pac-12 this season and tied for sixth-best among all freshmen nationally...Holt’s rankings in WSU single-season records -  KILLS: 5th - 479; ATTACK ATTEMPTS: 3rd - 1316; and POINTS: 10th - 557.5...Member of WSU 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked 14th-best by

Earned varsity letters at Albany High in volleyball for coach Roger Worsely…three-time MVP of the Bay Shore Athletic League (BSAL)…led Albany HS Cougars team to two BSAL titles…team also won North Coast Section title in 2011…selected MVP of NCS and of North Coast Section Div. III…named to all-state Div. III team…two-time East Bay Sports Player of the Year…named to the 2012 Under Armour High School national All-America honorable mention team...ranked 44th in’s Top 100 players in the nation...named a Senior Ace…played on Payes Performance Volleyball Club for coach Jennifer Canevari Agresti, a WSU letterwinner (1995-97)…Payes team finished third out of 32 teams in the 17-Open field at the 2011 USA Junior National Championships….Holt one of 15 players selected to the USAV Junior National All-Tournament Team.

Born in May 1995, in Berkeley, Calif…father Howard is a fire captain who played basketball at UC Riverside and professionally in Malta…mother Patricia is retired…older brother Kacey…active in Black Student Union at Albany HS…enjoys cooking, fashion design and pets…majoring in Human Development at WSU.

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