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Emily Kirkwood
Emily Kirkwood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Plant

Height:
5-9

Position:
Setter

Club:
Tampa Bay Juniors



Worth Noting--The Cavaliers' returning starter at setter ... holds the single match school record with 81 assists ... currently second on UVa's all-time assists list with 4,077 and tied for fifth in service aces with 128 ... has averaged 11.55 assists per game during her career which is second all-time at Virginia ... younger sister, Sarah, is a third-year on the Virginia volleyball team ... serving as a team captain in 2006.


2005- Served as a team captain ... a first-team VaSID All-State pick for the second consecutive season ... named to the inaugural All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team ... recorded a career-best 1,492 assists, which is the fourth highest single season total in school history ... ranked 33rd among all Division I players with 12.64 assists per game ... started 30 of 31 matches and played in 118 games ... second on the team with 47 service aces and fifth in digs with 209 ... also added 59 kills and 35 blocks ... named to the Marriott Flyer Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/9-10) ... was second among all ACC players with 13.32 assists per game in league play (1,159 assists in 87 games) ... helped UVa to a .242 overall hitting percentage and a .250 mark in ACC play ... registered seven double-doubles in assists and digs ... handed out a season-high 72 assists against Clemson (11/25) and also had six digs, five blocks, three kills and three service aces in that match against the Tigers ... registered at least one service ace in 13 consecutive matches ... served up four aces against NC State (10/29) and Florida State (11/11) ... a 2005-06 ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

2004--First-Team VaSID All-State selection ... named to the Jefferson Cup All-Tournament Team (9/10-11) ... one of four players to start all 30 matches and play in all 112 games ... led the Cavaliers with 1,465 assists (fifth highest single season total in school history) for an average of 13.08 assists per game, the second-best single-season mark in school history ... ranked 26th among all Division I players with her 13.08 assists per game ... also led the team with a career-best 49 service aces (fifth in the ACC) ... totaled 60 kills, 204 digs and 57 blocks ... had 63 assists and 11 digs against Virginia Tech (10/30) ... set career-highs with five aces against Wake Forest (10/23) and 20 digs against North Carolina (10/1) ... set a career-high with eight blocks against Cincinnati (9/18) ... registered five double-doubles in assists and digs ... named to the 2004-2005 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003--One of only four players, and two returnees, to start all 34 matches and play in all 123 games ... handed out 1,120 assists (11th highest single season total in school history) for an average of 9.11 per game (sixth among all ACC players) ... second on the team with 32 service aces and fourth in digs with 248 ... set the school record with 81 assists against North Carolina (11/8) ... in addition to the 81 assists, set a career-high with 19 digs ... led the Cavaliers with eight double-doubles in assists and digs ... tallied 70 assists and seven digs against North Carolina (11/21) in the ACC Tournament ... had a career-best four service aces against Gardner-Webb (9/20) and N.C. State (10/11) ... selected to the 2003-2004 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School--A four-year starter for the Plant High School volleyball team ... was a four-time All-Conference and three-time first-team All-County selection ... also earned second-team All-County honors in 1999 ... garnered third-team All-State honors in 2000 and was a first-team pick in 2001 and 2002 ... named the 2002 Florida 4A Player of the Year ... helped lead Plant to the 4A state title in 2001 and 2002 ... captain and Gatorade team MVP as a senior ... Student Sports High Honor All-American ... St. Petersburg Times Co-Player of the Year ... selected as the 2002-2003 Female Student-Athlete of the Year in Tampa ... named the Hillsborough County 2002 Scholar Athlete of the Year for fall sports ... a two-year swimming letterwinner ... 2001 district champion in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke ... graduated seventh of 432 students ... Gold and Black Honor Society ... National Honor Society member ... Beta Honor Society vice president.

Personal-- Daughter of Karla and Peter Kirkwood ... born 12/30/84 in Tampa, Fla. ... father played collegiate baseball at Eckerd College and sister (Allison) swam at Stanford ... younger sister (Sarah) is a third-year on the UVa volleyball team ... enjoys water skiing ... member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority ... spent part of the summer of 2005 overseas in UVa's Valencia program ... majoring in art history ... serving as a 2006-07 Student Athlete Mentor.

Why Emily chose UVa- "Because of UVa's outstanding academic reputation and it is an all-around great school."

Kirkwood's Career Statistics

Year MP/GP ATT K E Pct. K/Gm Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB
2003 34/123 83 20 11 .108 0.16 1,120 32 248 1 15 16
2004 30/112 210 60 35 .119 0.54 1,465 49 204 3 54 57
2005 31/118 210 59 34 .119 0.50 1,492 47 209 0 35 35
Totals 95/353 503 139 80 .117 0.39 4,077 128 661 4 104 108