Libero Kate Klepetka Transfers To Texas Tech

  0 Troy Makalena | July 24th, 2017 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, College Transfers, News

Texas Tech has added an experienced libero in transfer Kate Klepetka formerly of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. She will be playing as a graduate student after a redshirt season at Colorado in 2013 followed by three seasons at TAMCC.

The Allen, Texas native started her TAMCC career as the starting libero in 2014. She led the team with 455 digs averaging 4.06 digs per set. She set her then career high 35 digs in a Southland Conference Tournament match against Houston Baptist. That year she collected two SLC Defensive Player of the Week awards.

The following season she brought her game to a new level by setting the school record in digs with 709 and digs average with 6.06 per set. That year she garnered Southland Conference Libero of the Year, All-Southland Conference First Team, and AVCA All-Region First Team. She picked up a new career high twice with 36 digs and was awarded SLC Defensive Player of the Week five times that year.

In her final season at Corpus Christi, she had double-digit digs in 29 matches while surpassing 20 digs in 16 matches. For the season, she collected 609 digs to give her a career total of 1,773 which ranks her second among active dig leaders in the nation.

She will reunite with head coach Tony Graystone who was the former head coach at TAMCC. Graystone coached her in her redshirt sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to Texas Tech.

Klepetka is the fourth transfer to join the team to total nine newcomers this upcoming fall, including Mississippi State transfer Emily Hill, Madison Lopez from North Central Texas Colege, and Missy Owens from Long Beach State. Kleptka joins a group of six other liberos and defensive specialists on Texas Tech’s 2017 roster.



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