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Karley York

University of North Texas
Integrative Studies


A three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Karley York has twice-received a C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or better. The 2017 C-USA All-Academic Team selection graduated magna cum laude in Spring 2018 with a 3.87 GPA in integrative studies, including a 4.0 GPA in her last six semesters. York is currently pursuing two masters’ certificates in event management and hospitality management.


A two-time team captain for the Mean Green, York has been a vocal leader on and off the court as one of just two returning upperclassmen on the 2018 roster. With two newcomers at the setter position and a starting job to pass off at the end of the season, she has led by example and been a insightful teacher to the new faces as they learn the system. York was an integral leader of the 2017 team that recorded a 16-win turnaround and captured the program’s first regular-season conference championship. She serves as a very involved member of the Gamma Eta chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority at North Texas.


York has been involved with a number of service projects in the Denton area, including an entire semester assisting at the Carriage House, where she spent a couple hours a week doing crafts, bonding with residents and even teaching a modified balloon volleyball game. York also volunteered at W.S. Ryan Elementary School, where she helped out with their after-school program. She would join them in Zumba classes and other physical education activities. York also volunteered at SCRAP, a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center in Denton and took part in various service projects with her sorority.


A Preseason All-Conference USA selection, York is coming off a 2017 season in which she finished fourth in the nation in total assists (1,441) and sixth in assists per set (11.80), earning first-team All-Southwest Region and All-C-USA honors. Her 1,441 assists were the fourth-most in single-season program history and vaulted her to sixth on the school’s all-time assist leaderboard. She finished the year third on the team in aces (32) and digs (296) and also added 46 total blocks. Against Charlotte, York registered a career-high 67 assists, which stands as the ninth-most in a single match in school history.

In 2017, York helped orchestrate one of the biggest turnarounds in the nation as the Mean Green had a 16-win swing, captured the program’s first-ever regular-season conference title, advanced to the C-USA championship match and reached the second round of the NIVC in 2017. A three-time C-USA Setter of the Week, York has been named to the all-tournament team at all but one of the school’s last six non-conference tournaments and earned all-tournament honors at the 2017 C-USA Championship. She has recorded 23 double-doubles over the last 72 matches (as of nomination time).