« Volleyball 2011

Kendall Bateman

School

Southern California

Position
Setter
Major
Business
K
10
Pct
.143
SA
3
BS
1
BA
15
D
108

Classroom

Bateman had a 3.06 GPA as of the fall of 2010 and currently holds a 2.94 GPA.  She earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honorable mention in her 2009 sophomore season.

Character

Bateman will serve as a team captain this season for the Women of Troy.  She has always been a hard worker in the practice gym, as well as a great teammate.  She has always been a popular player with fans and is a student-athlete of the highest character.

Community

As part of her work in her sorority, Bateman helped with the Central City Mission Skid Row – an afterschool Safe Haven for Homeless Kids on Skid Row that provides tutoring, food, clothing, church, and playing facilities.  She has coached several Starlings Coaching Clinics. Starlings Volleyball Club is a nonprofit organization that provides girls ranging from 10 to 18 the opportunity to play volleyball regardless of their socioeconomic background.  She participated in A Day at Troy for women’s basketball.  It’s a day organized for school-aged students and their families, as well as alumni, to interact with USC varsity athletes who promote positive involvement in the classroom, good nutrition, and regular exercise.  She made Christmas cards for the Blind Children’s Center of Los Angeles – a family-based support organization that focuses on helping children who have visual impairments.  She also mentored kids (ages 8 to 12) at the Hoover Street Elementary School After School Program, empowering kids by teaching volleyball basics and sharing the opportunities available through sport.

Competition

Bateman begins the 2011 season with 3,115 career assists and will have an opportunity to become the USC all-time leader for assists. She earned her first-ever All-America award in 2010, recording AVCA All-America second team honors after recording 1,567 assists (12.34 assists per set). The 1,567 assists were the second-most in USC single-season history.  She was third in the nation for assists per set and led all Pac-10 Conference setters.  She earned NCAA Dayton Regional all-tournament team honors, leading the Women of Troy to the 2010 NCAA Final Four.  In 2009, she recorded 1,431 assists and led the nation with a 12.41 assists-per-set average.