- Kelsey Bowers
- 6' 2"
- Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
Club: Gainesville Juniors
Major: Public Relations
Career Honors: Second-team All-SEC (2006, 2007) … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team (2007) … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team (2006) … Volleyball Magazine Scholar-Athlete of the Month (December 2007) … SEC Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2005).
As a Junior (2007)
Second-team All-SEC … SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10-22) … Led the SEC in hitting percentage in league play with a .402 rating, and ranked second overall with a mark of .361 … Averaged a team-best 1.31 blocks per game, tying for the third-best average in program history by a junior … Hit .400 or better in 13 matches, including five of her last eight … Led or shared the team lead in blocks on 16 occasions, tying for the team high … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team … Finished with seven kills and three block assists against No. 3 Texas in the NCAA regional semifinal … Registered 10 kills on .562 hitting and led all players with eight blocks in the sweep of No. 23 Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Championship … Put up eight kills and four blocks in the first-round NCAA win over College of Charleston … Tallied 14 kills and a match-high seven blocks versus Long Beach State … Recorded 10 kills and four blocks in the win over Yale … Finished with seven kills on .600 hitting in the home win over Mississippi State … Notched seven kills on .462 hitting in the home victory over Alabama … Posted 10 kills on .4764 hitting at Kentucky … Tied for match-high honors with three blocks at Tennessee, becoming the 17th player in school history to reach the 300-block mark, and just the seventh to do it before her senior year … Recorded nine kills on .529 hitting and a team-high five blocks in the home win over Arkansas … Posted 10 kills, including six in the final game, on .562 hitting in the road sweep of South Carolina … Had seven kills and five blocks in the home win over LSU … Tallied nine kills and six blocks at Georgia … Exploded for career highs of 17 kills, six digs and 21.5 points in the road win over Auburn, hitting .519 in the process … Turned in her second double-figure block effort of the season at Arkansas, finishing with 10 … Led the Gators with seven blocks and chipped in seven kills at No. 22 LSU … Reached double digits in blocks for the fifth time in her career at Utah, finishing with 10 to go along with five kills … Put up a dozen kills and six blocks in the victory over Florida State … Tallied seven kills on .583 hitting and added six blocks in the win over No. 19 Santa Clara.
As a Sophomore (2006)
Second-team All-SEC ... Campus USA Credit Union Classic All-Tournament Team ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9-25, 10-30, 11-13) ... Ranked ninth in the nation and first in the SEC in hitting percentage (.405) … Rated seventh nationally and second in the SEC in blocks per game (1.63) … Second in the SEC in league matches in hitting percentage (.388) and blocks per game (1.64) ... Set 14 school records during season, including most block assists in a match (13), blocks per game by a sophomore (1.63), block assists by a sophomore (157) and total blocks by a sophomore (179) … Blocks per game average of 1.63 tied for second in school history, while block assist total of 157 was third … Total block sum of 179 was fifth in UF history and hitting percentage (.405) ranked seventh … Led or tied for the team lead in blocks 20 times, and did so on 10 occasions in aces … Hit .400 or above in 18 matches … ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District III first team … Led all players at Gainesville NCAA Sub-Regional in hitting percentage (.486) and blocks per game (2.29) ... Set school NCAA Championship record with 10 block assists and tied record with 11 total blocks versus Arizona State in the second round ... Tallied 11 kills on .429 hitting with five blocks in the win over Florida A&M in the first round of NCAA Championship ... Tied for highest blocks per game average at Conference Challenge tournament among all players (2.17 b/g) ... Set career high with 15 kills on .414 hitting, while adding career-best 18.0 points at Tennessee ... Reached double figures in blocks for the third time of season with two solos and eight assists to go along with nine kills on .600 hitting against Mississippi State ... Had 12 kills on .400 hitting at Arkansas ... Broke Florida record for block assists in a match with 13 at Alabama ... Total of 13 blocks also tied for second most in Florida history ... Had 13 kills and five blocks at Auburn ... Led Gators with then-career-high 16.5 points and 13 kills on .600 hitting versus Arkansas ... Became first UF player since Jane Collymore in September of 2005 to record five aces in a match with five at Mississippi ... Served UF to pair of 8-0 runs against Rebels ... Led all players with 16.0 points with 12 kills on .625 hitting, while adding two aces and three blocks at Mississippi State ... Reached five blocks or more for sixth-straight match at Kentucky with nine ... Became first Gator in nearly two years to reach 10 total blocks in a match with three solos and seven assists in the home win over Alabama ... Led all players in blocks (1.17) and aces per game (0.50) and was second in hitting percentage (.600) at the Campus USA Credit Union Classic ... Recorded 13.5 points on 10 kills with team-high four blocks against Illinois State ... Tied for team lead with 11.0 points versus UCF ... Served Gators to 10-0 run against the Knights ... Had 13 kills and added 16.0 points in the win over Colorado ... Tallied nine kills on 12 swings (.750 hitting) against No. 10 UCLA ... Led all players at Aquafina Invitational by hitting .472 during tournament ... Also was tied for third in blocks per game (1.29) ... Recorded 12.5 points, 10 kills and three blocks in the home victory over No. 24 Utah … Played on USA Selects team that traveled to Argentina in summer of 2006 … Squad faced several top-flight teams and was coached by Nick Cheronis.
As a Freshman (2005)
SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Saw action in 29 matches and 55 games ... Came off the bench at Auburn to help Gators to 3-1 win with seven kills on nine swings (.778 efficiency), while adding three total blocks ... In first start of career versus IPFW became first freshman middle blocker since Benavia Jenkins in 2000 to reach double figures in kills when she had 11 ... Hit .786 against the Mastadons with no errors on 14 swings and had five block assists and 13.5 points ... Played two games in first match of career against Jacksonville and tallied three kills on nine swings with one block assist.
Prior to Florida
2005 Volleyball Magazine first-team All-American … 2005 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 … PrepVolleyball.com No. 5 ranked player in nation … Part of incoming class ranked No. 10 in country by PrepVolleyball.com … 2004 Class 4A Florida Player of the Year … Runner-up in closest Florida Miss Volleyball balloting ever in 2004 … 2002-04 Class 4A first-team all-state … 2004 Gainesville Sun Class 3A-5A Area Player of the Year … 2002-04 Gainesville Sun All-Area Team … Trained with USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Team (2002-05) … Made 2003 Junior Olympic All-Tournament team … Member of USA Volleyball Youth National Team (2001) … Team won back-to-back Florida Class 4A state titles in 2003-04 … Posted 12 kills and five blocks in 2004 state finale and was named Final Four MVP … Had 21 kills, 12 digs and four blocks in 2003 state final … High school team won Berkeley Prep Tournament and club team won High Performance Tournament in 2003.
Kills: 17 at Auburn (10/19/07)
Attacks: 34 at LBSU (11/24/07)
Hit %: 1.000, vs. USC (10/10/07)
Assists: 2, 2x, last vs. Minnesota (12/8/06)
Aces: 5 at Mississippi (10/8/06)
Digs: 6, at Auburn (10/19/07)
BS: 3, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (10/13/06)
BA: 13 at Alabama (10/29/06)
TB: 13 at Alabama (10/29/06)
Points: 21.5 at Auburn (10/19/07)
|Bowers Match-By Match|
|at Ill. St.||5||2||17||.176||0||0||1||0||5.0|
|vs. Ga. So.||4||2||11||.182||1||0||3||4||6.0|
|vs. N.C. St.||2||0||4||.500||0||0||0||1||2.5|
|at. Miss. St.||6||1||11||.455||0||0||0||3||8.5|
|vs. Miss. St.||7||1||10||.600||0||0||0||3||8.5|
|vs. C of C||8||2||21||.286||0||0||0||4||10.5|
|vs. Ill. St.||10||0||14||.714||0||1||2||4||13.5|
|at Ms. St.||12||2||16||.625||0||2||1||3||16.0|
|vs. Ms. St.||9||0||15||.600||0||0||2||10||15.0|
|vs. St. John?||6||5||17||.059||1||0||4||6||10.0|
|at Ms. St.||5||1||7||.571||0||0||0||3||7.0|
|vs. Ms. St.||3||0||3||1.000||0||0||0||1||3.5|