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15   Kristen Rust
Kristen Rust

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
McAuley

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
10/07/1983

Club Team:
Sports Express VBC


Junior Year (2004): One of the Seminole's top players in 2004...Earned the 2004-05 Florida State "Coach's Award" at the end of the season banquet...Spent the majority of the season playing with excruciating pain in her lower legs...Competed in a career high 28 matches, starting 27 of them during junior season...Veteran led the Seminoles in several statistical categories, posting personal career bests with 388 kills and an astounding 3.80 kills per game average, while topping the team list with 961 total attacks and 34 service aces in her third season at Florida State...Also finished first on the team in points with 454, good for a team-best 4.45 points per game average...Recorded career highs in games played (102), assists (26), digs (284), and service aces (34)...Placed second on the team with 284 digs, improving on her sophomore total of 156, and trailed only Summer Weissing with her 2.78 digs per game...Finished third on the team with 11 solo blocks and 53 total blocks, setting career highs in both categories...Recorded double digits in kills in 23 of her 28 matches...Had 13 double-doubles on the season including a 12 kill, 11 dig performance against No. 4 ranked Florida (9/14)...Set new career highs with 29 kills, 20 digs, and 54 total attempts in 3-1 victory over North Carolina (10/15), while also scoring a season high 32 points...Served a career high four aces in 3-0 conference win over NC State (10/17)...Notched a season-best .647 hitting percentage against Stetson in the second match of the season (9/3)...Had a .417 hitting percentage, 13 kills, and a career high six blocks in Seminoles 3-0 win over UCF (10/12)...Registered 16 kills, 51 total attempts, 18 points, and a career high five assists in one-game loss (2-3) to Maryland late in the season (11/07)...

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in 31 with 25 starts as a sophomore...led FSU averaging 3.20 kills per game...second on the team with 767 total attacks...tallied 15 kills and four digs in the season opener against Florida Atlantic (8/29)...posted eight kills, three digs and one block versus then-No. 15 Kansas State (8/29)...had 17 kills, three digs and two blocks while hitting .500 against Jacksonville (9/19)...totaled 11 kills and four blocks versus in-state rival Miami (9/19)...knotched eight kills, two digs and one assist against Eastern Kentucky (9/20...named to the FSU Classic All-Tournament team...led the team with 14 kills while hitting .500 with a team high three blocks against Duke (10/3)...hit .455 on 11 attacks with three assists, four digs and two blocks at Maryland (10/11)...recorded a season-high nine digs including 12 kills and one block at UCF (10/14)...posted 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .421 with one block against No. 4 Georgia Tech...tallied 10 kills with two blocks at Duke (10/24)...had 18 kills and hit .424 with three service aces, three digs and two blocks against USF (10/29)...led the team with a .588 hitting percentage against NC State (11/1) while totaling 12 kills on 17 attacks with six digs and three service aces...had back-to-back double-doubles at Clemson (11/7) and then-No. 7 Georgia Tech (11/8)...hammered down 13 kills with 12 digs and one assist at Clemson (11/7)...hit .316 and led the team with 16 kills and 11 digs at then-No. 7 Georgia Tech...recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the second straight weekend with 17 kills and 10 digs against Maryland (11/14) and 13 kills and 14 digs against Virginia (11/16)...posted a career-high 19 kills against NC State (11/20) in the opening round of the ACC Tournament...set another career high with 19 digs versus top-seed Georgia Tech (11/21) along with 11 kills, three blocks and a career-high three service aces...posted a double-double with a season and career-high 20 kills and 14 digs in the season finale at Georgia (11/28).

Freshman Year (2002): Played in 11 matches over the span of the season...recorded 31 kills and had 19 digs in her first season wearing the garnet and gold...had a season and career-high seven kills against Florida A&M October 16th...notched a season and career-high nine digs against Illinois State August 30th.

High School: A four-year letterwinner at McAuley High School in Cincinnati...led her team to three postseason appearances, advancing as far as the state semifinals during her junior year... named the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year following her senior season...twice named the Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Area Player of the Year...earned first team all-state honors following her final season...garnered second team all-state and first team all-city honors as a junior...holds the records for most career kills and most career blocks...chosen most valuable player on the junior varsity team as a freshman and received the honor as a varsity player her junior and senior years...played basketball for three seasons and was a four-year honor roll student...has vast experience at the club level, playing for the Sports Express.

Personal: Born on October 7, 1983...majoring in Sport Management...daughter of Mike and Janet Rust.

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