9 Kimmy Whitson
9 Kimmy Whitson
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto HS
Position: S
m 30
k/s 1.24
h % .330
a/s 10.74
b/s 0.75
sa/s 0.20
d/s 1.56

2014 (Junior):
Splitting time in the middle of the offense with Andie Shelton, Whitson played in 102 of 112 sets for the Tigers as she missed just two matches in her third season. Tasked with setting from the front row, Whitson came up with 555 assists for an average of 5.44 per set. In addition to leading the offense, Kimmy came up with 71 kills of her own on .320 attacking while also producing 84 blocks, third most among all Tiger blockers. Despite playing just the front, Whitson stil managed to come up with 72 digs as she tallied her lone double-double of the year against Saint Mary's on Oct. 4 when she posted 28 assists and 13 digs. Off the court, Whitson earned First Team All-Acadamic honors for her work in the classroom.

2013 (Sophomore):
In her second season, Kimmy took over the starting setter role for the Tigers and was voted the team captain prior to the start of the year. She established personal bests with 1,059 assists on the year to go along with 104 kills, 28 aces, 221 digs, and 76 blocks. She started 29 of 30 matches and finished the year with seven double-doubles. Additionally, Whitson was named the Bankers Classic MVP for her play at the Tigers' annual tournament. Throughout the weekend, Whitson was masterful in guiding the Tigers’ offense as she posted 94 assists and 12 kills on .391 hitting. Defensively, Whitson tallied 16 digs and 11 blocks including a career-best seven against UC Riverside on Sept. 13. She earned her first First Team All-Academic team award at the conclusion of the season in her first year of eligibility.

2012 (Freshman):
Playing behind the Tigers' senior setter for much of the season, Kimmy saw limited action in 2012 as she played in 49 sets throughout the year. The freshman started seven matches for the Tigers in her inaugural campaign, including five-straight in the beginning of the conference season as she was thrust into action against some of the best teams in the Big West due to injuries. During her time on the court, Kimmy did not disappoint as she finished the year with 280 assists, five aces, 50 digs and 37 total blocks. Additionally, Whitson proved her all-around talents against UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 13 when she picked up her first-career double-double by posting 43 assists to go along with 16 digs. She nearly finished the match with a triple-double as Kimmy added seven blocks and four kills for good measure.

High School/Club:
The orchestrator of one of the top teams in the state of California, Whitson guided her Vikings to back-to-back state titles as both a junior and senior. As a junior, Kimmy and the Vikings posted a nearly flawless record in 2010 as Palo Alto went 41-1 on the year en route to the title. A 2010 All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League selection as a junior, Whitson averaged 10.7 assists per game while leading the team to a .311 hitting percentage. Defensively, Whitson posted 54 total blocks, second best on the team, and 167 digs, fourth best among Viking players. As a senior, Whitson led the Vikings to a 36-3 overall mark and a perfect 12-0 record in league play as they successfully defended their California state title. As a team, Whitson guided the Vikings to an impressive .412 hitting percentage while averaging just under 10 assists per game.

Personal:
Kimberly Whitson is from Palo Alto, Calif. and is the daughter of Debbie and Bruce Whitson. Her older sister, Allison, starred at UC Davis where she finished her decorated four-year career in 2012. Kimmy is a computing and applied economics major while at Pacific.

Recent Games
Nov 7 at #14 BYU L, 3-0
Nov 13 at Saint Mary's W, 3-1
Nov 19 Portland W, 3-0
Nov 21 Gonzaga W, 3-2
Nov 24 Santa Clara L, 3-1
Nov 27 at Long Beach State L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 18
Sets 113 72
Kills 140 85
Kills per set 1.24 1.18
Errors 47 31
Total Attacks 282 181
Hitting Percentage .330 .298
Assists 1214 758
Assists per set 10.74 10.53
Service Aces 23 13
Service Errors 58 33
Service Aces per set 0.20 0.18
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 176 119
Digs per set 1.56 1.65
Block Solo 10 5
Block Assist 75 49
Block Total 85 54
Blocks per set 0.75 0.75
Block Errors 11 8
Ball Handling Errors 15 9
Points 210.5 127.5
Points per set 1.9 1.8
Matches started 30 18
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 28 vs. South Dakota St. W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 6 .667 31 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Aug 29 vs. Iowa L, 3-2 1 5 9 1 11 .727 44 0 3 0 5 2 3 0 5 0 12.5
Aug 29 at Northern Illinois W, 3-1 1 4 8 1 12 .583 44 3 2 0 6 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Sep 4 at San Diego State W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 9 .444 32 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 6.5
Sep 5 vs. Dartmouth W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 30 3 0 0 8 0 1 1 1 0 4.5
Sep 5 vs. Oregon State W, 3-1 1 4 5 2 11 .273 44 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 4 1 7.0
Sep 11 vs. CSU Bakersfield W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 6 .833 31 0 3 0 1 0 6 0 6 1 8.0
Sep 12 vs. Lipscomb W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 41 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Sep 12 at Creighton W, 3-1 1 4 2 3 12 -.083 47 1 3 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 4.0
Sep 18 at #8 Stanford L, 3-0 1 3 5 1 9 .444 31 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 1 7.0
Sep 19 at California W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 8 .250 50 1 3 0 5 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Sep 24 at Gonzaga L, 3-1 1 4 4 4 12 .000 52 0 2 0 3 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Sep 26 at Portland W, 3-1 1 4 2 3 10 -.100 52 0 0 0 14 0 4 0 4 0 4.0
Sep 29 San Francisco W, 3-2 1 5 4 3 12 .083 56 3 3 0 11 1 3 2 4 1 9.5
Oct 1 at Loyola Marymount W, 3-1 1 4 6 2 11 .364 44 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Oct 3 at Pepperdine L, 3-2 1 5 8 2 14 .429 41 0 5 0 12 1 2 0 3 0 10.0
Oct 8 #15 BYU L, 3-2 1 5 3 2 9 .111 46 0 3 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Oct 10 San Diego L, 3-0 1 3 4 4 12 .000 26 0 0 0 7 0 5 1 5 0 6.5
Oct 17 Saint Mary's W, 3-2 1 5 12 1 14 .786 43 2 1 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 14.5
Oct 22 at Santa Clara L, 3-2 1 5 2 1 6 .167 53 0 2 0 3 1 2 1 3 1 4.0
Oct 24 at San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 8 .125 34 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 6.0
Oct 29 Pepperdine L, 3-1 1 4 3 2 12 .083 43 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 2 4.0
Oct 31 Loyola Marymount L, 3-0 1 3 5 2 8 .375 28 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5.0
Nov 5 at #22 San Diego L, 3-0 1 3 3 1 5 .400 28 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 5.0
Nov 7 at #14 BYU L, 3-0 1 3 0 1 4 -.250 33 1 1 0 9 0 4 0 4 0 3.0
Nov 13 at Saint Mary's W, 3-1 1 4 5 0 10 .500 46 1 4 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 19 Portland W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 7 .571 38 0 2 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Nov 21 Gonzaga W, 3-2 1 5 11 1 17 .588 48 0 4 0 11 2 6 1 8 0 16.0
Nov 24 Santa Clara L, 3-1 1 4 6 0 10 .600 47 1 2 0 1 0 4 1 4 2 9.0
Nov 27 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 3 6 5 12 .083 31 0 2 0 5 1 1 0 2 2 7.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 20 49 24 0.49 11 65 .200 280 5.71 5 0.10 50 1.02 4 33 37 0.76 49.5 1.0
2013-14 29 108 104 0.96 46 229 .253 1059 9.81 28 0.26 221 2.05 5 71 76 0.70 172.5 1.6
2014-15 29 102 71 0.70 24 147 .320 555 5.44 8 0.08 72 0.71 8 76 84 0.82 125.0 1.2
2015-16 30 113 140 1.24 47 282 .330 1214 10.74 23 0.20 176 1.56 10 75 85 0.75 210.5 1.9
Total 108 372 339 0.91 128 723 .292 3108 8.35 64 0.17 519 1.40 27 255 282 0.76 557.5 1.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 113 140 1.24 47 282 .330 1214 10.74 23 0.20 176 1.56 10 75 85 0.75 210.5 1.9
Conference 18 72 85 1.18 31 181 .298 758 10.53 13 0.18 119 1.65 5 49 54 0.75 127.5 1.8
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Home 9 37 53 1.43 16 101 .366 375 10.14 6 0.16 65 1.76 3 24 27 0.73 74.0 2.0
Away 15 55 61 1.11 27 142 .239 618 11.24 14 0.25 86 1.56 5 35 40 0.73 97.5 1.8
Neutral 6 21 26 1.24 4 39 .564 221 10.52 3 0.14 25 1.19 2 16 18 0.86 39.0 1.9
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Wins 17 63 82 1.30 21 158 .386 711 11.29 20 0.32 106 1.68 5 42 47 0.75 128.0 2.0
Losses 13 50 58 1.16 26 124 .258 503 10.06 3 0.06 70 1.40 5 33 38 0.76 82.5 1.6
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August 3 12 22 1.83 3 29 .655 119 9.92 3 0.25 15 1.25 2 7 9 0.75 30.5 2.5
September 11 39 37 0.95 18 94 .202 466 11.95 10 0.26 65 1.67 3 28 31 0.79 64.0 1.6
October 9 37 45 1.22 17 94 .298 358 9.68 7 0.19 50 1.35 2 17 19 0.51 62.5 1.7
November 7 25 36 1.44 9 65 .415 271 10.84 3 0.12 46 1.84 3 23 26 1.04 53.5 2.1