Written by Kristen Stehling
Mustangs to compete for spot on U.S. National Team
2014 (So.): Played in all 122 sets, starting all 32 matches…Second on the team with 111 blocks…Hit .244 with 249 kills…Had at least 10 kills in eight matches, including a season-high 14 at Tulsa (10/15)…Hit .407 against the Golden Hurricane with 14 kills and three errors in 27 attempts…Hit .786 with 11 kills and no errors in 14 attempts at Houston…Had at least five blocks in 10 matches, including a career-high nine against Houston (10/10)…Also had 29 service aces, 53 digs and five assists.
2013 (Fr.): Played in 61 sets over 23 matches with six starts...Earned all-tournament honors at the Texas State Classic...Ranked sixth on the team in kills with 104 on the season...Career-high 15 kills against Texas State (8/30)...Hit a career-high .500 with seven kills on 14 attempts against Alabama A&M (11/21)...Notched two service-aces in five different matches...Recorded a season-high six digs twice throughout the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Amanda McMeans at Klein Collins High School...Three-time All-District first team selection...Named to the Under Armor High School All-America Watch List as a junior...Named VYPE Magazine Athlete of the Month and nominated for Player of the Year in 2012...Named to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches' Association All-Star Team as a junior...Selected for the District 13-5A All-Star Team as a senior...Led her club team to a runner-up finish at the Junior Nationals, earning All-Tournament honors...Won the Tour of Texas club volleyball tournament...Member of the National Honor Society...Three-time Academic All-District honoree...Earned Academic All-State accolades as a senior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kristen Nicole Stehling...Born July 5, 1995 in Houston...Daughter of Brian and Glenda Stehling...Has one brother, Tyler, who is a quarterback at Rice...Father played professional baseball, drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1979...Favorite TV show is The Voice...Favorite color is red...Favorite thing about SMU is the campus and The Boulevard...Major is undecided.