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Kaitlynn James
Kaitlynn James


Louisville, Ky.

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Outside Hitter


Volleyball Set to Open Season with Alumnae Match

Red/Black Scrimmage will showcase 2013 squad


Volleyball Set to Face Illinois in Spring Match

Cards play in Cardinal Arena on Saturday


Volleyball Celebrates Banner Season at Awards Banquet

Cardinals, fans and families gather at PNC Club


Volleyball Sends Three to the Professional Ranks

Arslanbekova, James and Rucker all playing pro


Forty-Three Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Graduation Ceremony

The football team had 11 student-athletes graduate in the fall.


Season in Review: Volleyball

The Cards finished 30-4 (14-1) and as OVC Champions



Louisville Volleyball v Belmont | NCAA First Round



Louisville Volleyball v Belmont (OVC Champions)



Louisville Volleyball v Georgetown



Louisville Volleyball v Texas

2011: After battling injuries throughout her career at Nebraska, James became the comeback story of college volleyball. She was a stalwart for the Cardinals. She ended up third on team with 283 digs (2.48/set) and fourth on team with 197kills (1.71/set) . She was fifth on the team with 20 aces (0.17/set) and sixth on the team with 46 blocks (0.40/set). She recorded two double-doubles. Her season highlights included a career-high 14 digs against Ole Miss. Against Virginia, she recorded third double-digit dig output of season with 12 and also recorded eight kills. Against Illinois, she recorded 10 kills and added 13 digs en route to first double-double of the season. In the BIG EAST regular season, she had notable outings against Notre Dame, where she finished with 13 digs and eight kills and against Seton Hall, when she led the team with 13 digs. Against Marquette, she put forth strong offensive effort with six kills on 12 swings and versus Villanova, she recorded second double-double of season with career-high 11 kills and career-high 18 digs. She was offensive minded against Pittsburgh where she added12 kills and eight digs. In the BIG EAST Tournament, she had six digs and five kills against the Irish. In the NCAA, she had 11 digs and five kills against Ball State.

At Nebraska 2009: James was one of Nebraska's top backups at outside hitter, averaging 0.56 kills and 0.44 digs per set in seven matches, as she battled injuries during the second half of the season • Saw time at Oklahoma on Sept. 30, registering a kill, an assist and a dig in two sets of action • Played extensively in the sweep of Texas Tech on Sept. 16, collecting two kills on three swings and a block • Closed out the match with Tulane on Sept. 5 with a kill on her only swing of the match • Made her Husker debut against UL-Lafayette on Sept. 4, recording a kill and two digs in the third set

At Nebraska 2008: James took a medical redshirt season, recovering from shoulder surgery in the spring of 2008.

High School: James was one of the nation's top outside hitters playing for Coach Ron Kordes at Assumption High School. She started her final two seasons at the school, earning first-team All-America accolades from Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine in both 2006 and 2007. At Assumption High School, she went 40-3 with a state title and a No. 4 national ranking in 2007 while averaging 5.80 kills, 1.20 blocks, 3.80 digs and 0.80 aces per set to earn Kentucky Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors. She was rated the No. 13 senior in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com and was a four-year letterwinner for a program that captured four state titles and was the national high school champion with a 43-0 record in 2005. Kaitlynn garnered first-team all-state laurels as a junior, leading the team in kills as Assumption went 41-2 and ranked second nationally. She played club volleyball at KIVA and led her squad to a runner-up finish at the 2007 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships, earning a spot on the all-tournament team. She was a member of the 2006 USA Junior National A-2 Team and finished her high school career with a 3.7 GPA.

Personal: Daughter of Kim and Wayne James. Major is communications.

Favorites: Volleyball player: Kerri Walsh; Hobbies: Singing, art; Class: Art History; Book: Twilight; Three words that describe her: competitive, spazzy, determined; Movie: The Santa Clause; TV Shows: Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real Housewives of New Jersey; Music: John Mayer, Drake, Mike Posner; Food: Mexican; Her advice for youngsters: If you believe in yourself, you can do anything; Person she'd like to meet: Michael Jordan, Something people might not know about her: She never had a detention in her life.

Kills: 12, vs PITTSBURGH, Nov 18, 2011
Attacks: 33, at Villanova, Nov 11, 2011 ; vs PITTSBURGH, Nov 18, 2011 ; at Kentucky, Sep 07, 2011
Attack pct:  .292, WVU, Oct 22, 2011 (8-1-24)
Assists: 2, 4 times
Serve aces: 2, 6 times
Digs: 18, at Villanova, Nov 11, 2011
Blocks: 5, at Ohio, Sep 09, 2011
Block solo: 3, MOREHEAD ST, Nov 26, 2011
Block assist: 3, WVU, Oct 22, 2011 ; at Ohio, Sep 09, 2011

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