5 Kim Russell
5 Kim Russell
Birth Date: 04/11/1990
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, Calif.
High School: Orange Lutheran HS
Previous College: Biola
Position: OH
Experience: 3V

BIOLA `10: Played her third season at the NAIA level for Head Coach Aaron Seltzer and the Eagles in La Mirada, Calif. • Played in 130 of 143 sets and made 29 starts •Had the third-most kills on the team (264) and averaged 2.03 kills per set and posted the third-most total points on the team (296.0) by adding 271 digs, and 48 total blocks • Had eight games with double figures in kills including a season high of 15 on Aug. 27 at Northwestern • Tied her career high twice with a pair of service aces on Aug. 21 versus Black Hills State and again on Oct. 26 versus Azusa Pacific • Registered double figures in digs on nine occasions including a career-high 14 on Sept. 3 versus Rocky Mountain • Tied her career high with five total blocks on Oct. 30 at Cal Baptist • Posted double-doubles (kills/digs) on five occasions.

BIOLA `09: Played in 99 sets over 28 matches, including 18 starts • Had 15 matches with 10-or-more kills including a career-high 19 kills against Indiana Tech on Sept. 5 • Opened the season with season-high, back-to-back, six-dig performances • Set a career high with 5.0 blocks on Oct. 10 vs. Point Loma Nazarene (one solo, four assists) • Her best all around match came on Sept. 5 when she blasted 19 kills, a service ace, three digs and a block assist, totaling a career-best 20.5 points • Hit .600 (13 kill, 1 error, 20 attempts) on Sept. 5 against Carroll.

BIOLA `08: Played in just 34 sets over 18 matches as a freshman • Compiled just 12 kills in 56 swings, six service aces, 11 digs and three block assists • Her best game came in her second collegiate game versus Daemen on Aug. 23 when she had two kills, an assist, two service aces and a block assist in a 3-0 sweep.

ORANGE LUTHERAN HS: Lettered two seasons for Coach Marc Laulhere and the Lancers • Was a graduate in 2008 • Also lettered in soccer as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born Apr. 11, 1990, in Anaheim, Calif. •Full name is Kimberly Anne Russell • Parents are Mark and Karen Russell • Has an older sister, Kelly (23), and two younger brothers, Matthew (18) and Michael (14) • Majoring in English • Has aspirations of becoming a high school math and English teacher or a writer • Says her high school coach, Marc Laulhere, has had the most influence on her career • Favorites include: Red Hot Chili Peppers (musical group), "Garden State" (movie), "Wilfred" (TV show), Brazillian volleyball player Gilberto "Giba" Amauri de Godoy Filho (athlete) and macaroni and cheese (food).


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