Kent State Awards & Honors
GETTING TO KNOW KRISTEN
Greatest volleyball memory:
Winning three Northern Lakes League titles in high school.
Pre-match rituals:Put socks, knee pads and shoes on left foot/leg, then right and dance.
People I admire the most:
My family and my Grandma Gray.
Places I have always wanted to visit:
Europe and Australia.
Things that creep me out the most are:
Snakes, bushes and convertibles.
Favorite sports other than volleyball:
Basketball and hockey.
When I was 11 years old, I started playing volleyball because:
My sister and cousin played and loved it a lot.
I wear my jersey number because:
I was born on the 8th.
Achievement I am most proud of:
Being named MAC Defensive Player of the Week in 2009.
THIS OR THAT?
New York or Los Angeles
Breakfast or Dinner
Television or Internet
Dine-in or Take out
Day or Night
Hot dogs or Hamburgers
Summer or Winter
Ice cream or Frozen yogurt
Mild or Spicy
Singing or Dancing
•Two-year team captain (2009, '10)
•2010 Kent State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President (SAAC), 2009 SAAC Board Member
•Ranks second on the school’s career records list in digs per set with 3.34.
•2009 Week 9 MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
•2008 Kent State/Mizuno Open All-Tournament Team
•2008 University of Maine Tournament All-Tournament Team
•Letterwinner: 2007, '08, '09
2010 Senior Season Highlights
•Has played in all five matches, appearing in 18 sets.
•Leads the team with 54 digs.
•Has hit double digits in digs in four matches, including a personal season-best 15 vs. UNC Greensboro (Aug. 27) in the Spartan Classic. Also posted a career-best eight set assists against the Spartans.
2009 Junior Season Highlights
•Started two of the 31 matches she played in, appearing in 118 sets.
•Led the team with 434 digs, ranking fifth on the school’s single-season records list.
•Posted a team-best 3.68 digs per set, ranking fifth on the school’s single-season records list.
•Posted double-digit digs 25 times -- including a stretch of 17 straight matches -- and registered at least 15 digs 15 times.
•Earned Week 9 MAC East Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting a team-season high 41 digs at Western Michigan (10/23), which ranks as the second most in a single match in school history.
2008 Sophomore Season Highlights
•Played in 28 matches, appearing in 100 sets.
•Led the team with 344 digs.
•Tallied a team-best 3.44 digs per set, ranking 10th on the school's single-season records list.
•Tallied career highs in service aces (17) and points (21.5).
•Registered a season-best 24 digs vs. Boston College (8/30) in the Colgate Classic.
2007 Freshman Season Highlights
•Played in nine matches, appearing in 20 sets.
•Notched a season-high seven digs vs. Binghamton (9/8) in the KSU Golden Flash Invitational.
•Tallied a season-high four kills, two service aces and 6.5 points vs. Saint Peter’s (8/26).
•Registered a season-best four set assists vs. St. Francis College (8/26).
Prior to Kent State
•Helped guide Bowling Green to back-to-back Northern Lakes League titles (2004-05).
•Earned All-NLL Second Team honors as well as all-district honors as a junior.
•Helped guide the Toledo Volleyball Club to a 51-3 mark from 2005-07, qualifying for the SA Volleyball Junior National Championships each of those seasons.
•Club teams she participated on in eight years of competition had a combined record of 116-8.
•Born Feb. 8, 1989.
•Daughter of Steve and Cindy Barr. Sibling is Ashley.
•Majoring in communications with a marketing minor.
•Nickname is “Barr.”
Career Match Highs
Kills: 4 (vs. Saint Peters, 8/26/07)
Attack Attempts: 4 (four times, last time: at Air Force, 9/12/08)
Hitting Percentage (min. 12 kills): --
Set Assists: 8 (vs. UNC Greensboro, 8/27/10)
Service Aces: 3 (Buffalo, 9/26/08)
Digs: 41 (at Western Michigan, 10/23/09)
Solo Blocks: 1 (vs. Saint Peter’s, 9/11/09)
Block Assists: 1 (Ohio State, 9/20/08)
Total Blocks: 1 (twice, last time: vs. Saint Peter’s, 9/11/09)
Points: 6.5 (vs. Saint Peter’s, 8/26/07)
Career Season Highs
Kills: 5 (2007)
Attack Attempts: 30 (2008)
Hitting Percentage: .714 (2007)
Set Assists: 66 (2009)
Service Aces: 17 (2008)
Digs: 434 (2009)
Solo Blocks: 1 (2009)
Block Assists: 1 (2007, '08)
Total Blocks: 1 (2007, '08, '09)
Points: 21.5 (2008)