Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom
Jocelynn Birks garners her second straight unanimous All-Big Ten selection
Illinois captures its sixth victory over a ranked opponent in 2013
Illini out-block Toreros 15-6 but fall in four sets
The Illini won the first set but dropped the next three to fall, 3-1
The women's volleyball team competed in an intrasquad competition at Huff Hall on Saturday, August 23. Several former Illini players were recognized prior to the exhibition.
Photos from Volleyball Media Day on August 12, 2014
2013 Illinois Alumni Match
Photos from the Illini's 5-set match in West Lafayette, Ind.
2014: Saw action against Southern Illinois at the Illini Classic but did not record any statistics ... Graduated in just three years with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and will participate as a graduate student in 2015.
2013: Played in three matches as a sophomore, stuffing two blocks ... Made her first career appearance at LBSU in the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational, registering two blocks in the fourth set ... Came in as an extra blocker for a key point against No. 14 San Diego ... Saw action in the third set at No. 16 Wisconsin.
2012: Earned a varsity letter, but did not see action.
Member of New Trier team that advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011 and won the the IHSA Regional and Central Suburban League in 2010 ... Named an all-conference scholar-athlete team captain ... High school coach was Hannah Hsieh ... Played for Northshore Assault in 2010 (coached by Julie Wiejek), Energy in 2011 (coached by Mike Sopocy) and Rolling Thunder in 2012 (coached by Melissa Seelinger) ... Rolling Thunder placed 17th of 109 teams in the Great Lakes Power League and 9th of 140 teams at the AAU Nationals, and earned a bid to the JVA Power League Championships.
Daughter of Steve and Laura Polkoff ... Has one brother, Michael ... Majoring in animal science ... Member of the New Trier Honor Society, the New Trier Service and NJCL Latin Honor Society ... Named an Illinois State Scholar.
Career Single-Match Highs
BA: 2 at Long Beach State (8/30/13)
Getting to know Kathryn
Nicknames: KP, Kip, Kippy, Kipper, Skip