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Kierra Holst
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Kierra Holst 1373268
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
High School: Coppell HS

2014 (Junior)
AVCA All-Southwest First Team and AVCA All-America Honorable Mention… Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team… Started every match at outside hitter for the Sooners and played in all 120 sets… Finished with a team- and career-high 450 kills for the year… Also led the Sooners in serve aces with 54, while serving at a .866 clip… Named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team … Earned All-Tournament Team and MVP honors at the NIKE Invitational… Twice named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (9/29, 10/27)… Named espnW Volleyball Player of Week (10/29)… Posted double-digits kills in all but six matches… Topped 15 kills in 12 total matches, including eight of the final nine… Led the Sooners in kills in 16 total matches, including the last eight in a row… Recorded a career-high and Big 12 record eight aces against CSUN (9/10), while also adding 16 kills and a pair of blocks… Helped lead Oklahoma to a five-set win over Kansas (9/27) with 23 kills… Recorded 14 kills and seven digs in a sweep of TCU (10/1)… Her lone double-double of the year came in a 3-1 win over Texas Tech (10/15) with 12 kills and a career-high 11 digs… Hit .588 with 11 kills on 17 attempts in a three-setter at No. 22 Kansas State (10/22)… Again topped 20 kills with 22 on the road against TCU (11/5)… Set a career-high and OU record in the 25-point, rally-scoring era in kills with 32, hitting .333 with eight digs in a five-setter against Iowa State (11/12)… Helped push OU to a 3-2 win over Central Arkansas (11/18) with a team-high 20 kills, seven digs and three blocks… Posted a team-leading 19 kills, while adding three blocks and six digs against Texas Tech (11/22)… Led the team with 19 kills in a 3-1 win over Kansas State (11/26) in the Sooners’ home finale, while also pitching in three blocks and six assists… Tallied the 1,000th kill of her career in an 18-kill effort at Kansas (11/29).

2013 (Sophomore)
Started every match at outside hitter for Oklahoma in 2013 and played in all 116 sets of the teams 32 matches… Led the Sooners in kills in six matches… First in total attacks with 1,008, second in kills with 346 and second in points with 402.5… Second in service aces with 25 and fourth in blocks with 57…Recorded her first double-digit kill match of the season with 11 against Northwestern (8/31)… Led the Sooners with 19 kills in a 3-1 win over host team Portland State (9/7) in the second game of the PSU Tournament… Tallied a team-high 13 kills and three service aces in its 3-0 sweep of Middle Tennessee State (9/14)… Led the Sooners in hitting percentage at .349 against Tulsa (9/17) for a total of 19 kills, tying a season and career-best… Notched her 12th double-digit kill match of the year with 17 in a 3-2 win over TCU (10/23)… Recorded a season-high five blocks, while leading the Sooners in kills with 11 against Baylor (11/16)… One of four Sooners in double-digits with 13 kills in 3-1 win over Alabama (12/5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2012 (Freshman)
Matched an Oklahoma three-set individual match record when she totaled 40 total attempts against TCU. It had been four years since a Sooner had totaled the number, as Bridget Laplante notched 40 total attempts against Hofstra on Sept. 6, 2008...Totaled 10 kills in OU'S NCAA First Round matchup against Arizona State to be one of four Sooners to hit ten-or-more kills against the Sun Devils...Notched the sixth double-digit kill performance of her freshman season after she totaled 10 against No. 21 Kansas...Led the Sooners in blocks for the second time this season after she totaled four against Wichita State off one block solo and three block assists...Totaled the fifth double-digit kill of her freshman campaign when she totaled 10 in OU's win over WVU en route to recording a personal-best .476 hitting percentage, hitting 10 of 21 targets with zero errors...Recorded a personal-best 11 total blocks in the Sooners' win over No. 19 Kentucky with two solo blocks and nine block assists - career-highs in each respective category, to lead OU in the category for the first time in her career ...Led the Sooners in kills with nine against SMU....Matched a personal-best two digs against the Wildcats...Led the Sooners with a .367 hitting percentage and recorded a personal-best six total blocks against Arkansas...Totaled a personal-best two digs, and one service ace against No. 24 Colorado State...Named to the 2012 Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic All-Tournament team...Recorded a personal-best 16 kills in a three-set sweep over North Dakota State, to lead the Sooners , and ink a .500 hitting percentage with just two errors off of 28 attempts...Made her Crimson and Cream debut at the 2012 Nike Invitational starting every match and appearing in every set...Co-led the Sooners in kills alongside Morgan Reynolds with 11 versus Western Michigan and 10 in OU's win over Tulsa to claim the Nike Invitational...Named to the 2012 Nike Invitational All-Tournament team, as one-of-two freshmen alongside OU teammate and fellow freshman Julia Doyle.

High School
Played for head coach Julie Green at Coppell (Texas) High School...Earned three varsity letters playing middle blocker and right side...Team won the 2011 Texas 5A state championship...Named most valuable player at state tournament...First team all-district as a senior...Named the district's 2011 Blocker of the Year...Hit .380 as a senior with 304 kills, 27 aces and 151 total blocks, including 10 block solos...Earned 2011 All-Texas second team honors...A 2011 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace...VYPE's most valuable player in the Greater Dallas area...Team captain...Named to the all-tournament team at the 2011 Allen Tournament...Earned All-Texas team special recognition in 2010...Earned Academic All-District honors in 2010 and 2009.

Won the 2011 USA Volleyball 17s US American Division National Championship with the Instinct Volleyball Club...Named to the all-tournament team at the event...Member of the 2011 USA Volleyball Youth Girls National Training Team.

Born Kierra Landon Holst in Waukegan, Ill...Daughter of Brett Holst and Tammy Boock-Holst...Father, Brett, played football at Air Force (1982) and Valparaiso (1983-84)...Has three siblings - Karsen Elisabeth, Saige and Seth...Intends to major in chemistry and secondary education.

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