Women's Volleyball


Kathryn Polkoff
Kathryn Polkoff
17

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier

Height:
6-4

Position:
MB

10/27/2013

Illini Stop No. 16 Badgers in their Tracks, 3-1

Illinois captures its sixth victory over a ranked opponent in 2013

09/07/2013

No. 14 San Diego Tops No. 18 Illini, 3-1

Illini out-block Toreros 15-6 but fall in four sets

08/31/2013

Long Beach State Hands Illinois First Loss in Comeback Victory

The Illini won the first set but dropped the next three to fall, 3-1

08/24/2013

Youth Tops Experience at Alumni Match

The current Illini defeated the alumni team, 3-0

08/21/2013

Annual Alumni Match This Saturday, August 24

The current Fighting Illini will take on a team of Illini alumni

08/24/2013

2013 Illinois Alumni Match

2013 Illinois Alumni Match

10/05/2012

Illinois at Purdue (Sept. 29, 2012)

Photos from the Illini's 5-set match in West Lafayette, Ind.

Career Honors
2013 Academic All-Big Ten

At Illinois

Match-By-Match Stats: 2013

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.

High School

Member of New Trier team that advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011 and won the the 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.

Personal

Daughter of Steve and Laura Polkoff ... Has one brother, Michael ... Plans to major in animal science and pursue a career in veterinary medicine ... 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)
TB: 2 at Long Beach State (8/30/13)

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Getting to know Kathryn

Nicknames: KP, Kip, Kippy, Kipper, Skip
Career Plans: Science! Perhaps a professor
Fun Fact: I played field hockey instead of volleyball in 7th and 8th grade.
Favorite Movies: Good Will Hunting, Tangled, Gladiator, The Dark Knight
Movie You Regret Seeing in Theatres: Cloverfield
Restaurant you have to get to when going home: Portillos
Favorite Midnight Snack:Mini Wheats in a coffee mug.
What's on your "Bucket List"?: Backpack around Europe, write a book, learn to play piano, see the Northern Lights.
Favorite TV Shows: Friends, Mad Men, Sherlock
What are you most proud of and why? Being a part of this amazing program with these amazing people.
Favorite Book: Heart of Darkness
Favorite quote: "Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards." - Lone Survivor
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:Peanut Butter Oreo
Weirdest Quirk: Everything about me is a weird quirk.

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