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Kathryn Plummer

Stanford University
Outside Hitter
Human Biology
Kathryn Plummer Winner


Kathryn Plummer is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. She carries a 3.31 GPA in human biology with an emphasis in human sports and exercise physiology. Following a career in volleyball, she would like to pursue a career as a physical therapist.


“Volleyball is only a small part of what makes Kathryn special. She is a great student, she is heavily involved in the community and campus. She is also one of the most humble and hardest-working athletes I have ever been around. She represents volleyball in the most respectful, classiest way possible. It is truly my honor to coach her.” – Head Coach Kevin Hambly


Plummer coached for Encore Volleyball Club and has participated in several clinics helping mentor young volleyball players. She helped the women’s volleyball team earn the Stanford Athletics department’s Community Service Award the past two seasons. Her service includes serving food at St. Anthony Padua’s dining room and spending time at Westside Food Bank in Santa Monica while on the road trip to Los Angeles. She also read to kids and helped promote literacy at A, B, Trees, tutored students at the Boys & Girls Club of East Palo Alto, held a clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco and volunteered at Cardinalpalooza, playing volleyball with kids. During the season, she had matches dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, One Love and Equality.


Plummer is a two-time NCAA champion (2016, 2018) and a two-time Pac-12 champion (2017, 2018). She was the 89th winner of the James E. Sullivan Award (2019), which has been given out since 1930 to the nation’s best amateur athlete. Plummer is a Honda Sport Award winner (2018), a two-time AVCA National Player of the Year (2017, 2018) and a two-time espnW National Player of the Year (2017, 2018). She was also the VolleyballMag.com Player of the Year (2018) and AVCA Freshman of the Year (2016). She is a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year (2017, 2018) and was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2016. She is a three-time AVCA All-America First Team selection (2016, 2017, 2018) and a two-time VolleyballMag.com All-America First Team selection (2017, 2018). She was a VolleyballMag.com All-America Second Team selection in 2016 and was the NCAA Final Four Co-Most Outstanding Player in 2018. She made the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team twice (2016, 2018) and is a two-time AVCA All-Pacific North Region Player of the Year (2017, 2018) after being named the AVCA Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year (2016). She is a three-time AVCA All-Pacific North Region selection (2016, 2017, 2018) and a three-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection (2016, 2017, 2018) after making the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team (2016). She is a seven-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.