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Kelly Reeves

School

UCLA

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
History
K
193
Pct
.210
SA
18
BS
3
BA
21
D
225

Classroom

Reeves has earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors in both seasons she has been eligible. She has also been on the UCLA Athletic Director Honor Roll for each of the last four quarters (through Spring 2013), holding at least a 3.0 grade point average and passing at least 12 quarter units.

Character

Almost unheard of in the collegiate ranks, Reeves has served as a team captain for the UCLA women’s volleyball squad since her sophomore season. It is impossible to miss her on the court, with her exuberant celebrations after every victorious point, and even her motivation for her teammates upon a losing point, whether she is on the court or on the bench. On the court, Kelly has been everywhere, starting at basically every position throughout her time, playing outside hitter and defensive specialist as a freshmen, opposite hitter as a sophomore and the 1-hitter rotation and back row as a junior. Last spring, Kelly was selected as one of 13 conference athletes to play on the Pac-12 All-Star Team, which toured China in June. She has also served as the UCLA team video correspondent on The Reeves Report, the video blog produced every week for UCLABruins.com. In the summer of 2011, she was the team captain for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team, which finished fourth at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in Peru. Kelly concluded the tournament seventh among all players in points scored. She won gold at the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championships with the JNT in July 2010, gold with the U.S. Youth National Team at the 2008 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Championships and silver with the USA Select White Team at the 2007 USAV High Performance Championships.

Community

Reeves has given her time to many charitable causes during her time as a Bruin. She has taken part in: Marathon Kids, a program that targets children most vulnerable to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes by having them run the equivalent of a marathon over the course of a year ... Prime Time Games, a full-inclusion, peer-mentor sports program in which economically disadvantaged and under-served middle school students from the Team Prime Time after-school program coach and play alongside children with developmental disabilities ... I’m Going To College, which couples the excitement and tradition of UCLA athletic events with a message about the importance of pursuing higher education ... Kelly has also donated shoes for Souls for Souls, which fights the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty ... has helped promote Movember, a month-long event in November involving the growing of moutstaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancers ... she has worked UCLA volleyball camps and clinics ... she has also participated in Run for Hope and the Mattel Walk.

Competition

Reeves was named to the 2013 All-Pac-12 Preseason Team. She has 45 career double-figure digs matches, 14 contests with at least 10 kills and 10 double-doubles as a Bruin ... enters 2013 175 digs shy of 1,000 for her career. She appeared in all 31 matches in 2012, placing second on the team with 2.53 digs per set and 20 service aces, posting multiple aces in a contest four times and also had 1.38 kills per set. She had 13 double-figure digs matches. She was a part of the inaugural UCLA sand volleyball team in the spring of 2013 where she was an All-American, the first-ever for UCLA, and advanced to the AVCA Nationals.