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Kaylie Gibson

North Carolina
Exercise and Sport Science


Gibson was a member of the 2009-2010 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll. As an exercise and sport science major, her relevant coursework includes human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, microbiology, general sociology, general psychology and communications.


One of the hardest workers on the team.  Gibson has a strong work ethic and a passion to compete and win. She has always thought that developing bonds and great relationships with teammates is one of the most important ingredients for a team’s success. As a leader on the team, Gibson has made sure to foster relationships with all of her teammates on and off the court. She has the utmost respect for her coaches and does everything they ask of her.


Gibson participates in the Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Veteran Leaders Program. She coached a Triangle Volleyball Club team in Raleigh, N.C. in 2008 and has coached at the UNC Volleyball Camp in Chapel Hill, N.C. from summer of 2008-present. She regularly volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, which provides a “home-away-from-home” for families to stay nearby their hospitalized child. Gibson visits a North Carolina high school volleyball player in the NC Children’s Hospital, who is recovering from a heart transplant. She has helped conduct a Special Olympics Volleyball Clinic every spring in Chapel Hill and tutors a first-grade student at Glenwood Elementary School in Chapel Hill. She also visits and mentors a third-grade class at Glenwood Elementary.


Gibson was the 2010 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the 2010 All-ACC First Team as well as the AVCA All-East Region team and the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention team. Gibson was voted by coaches and players as North Carolina’s Most Valuable Player in 2010. As a junior, she led a defense that ranked in the top-10 nationally in digs per set with 18.49. She posted 5.48 digs per set last year to lead the ACC and ranked top-15 in the country. During her junior year, she moved into fourth all-time in Carolina history in career digs (1,496). She ranks second in dig average (4.16) in school history and registered 30 or more digs on four occasions in 2010. She posted double-digit digs in all but two matches during the 2010 campaign.