BOISE, Idaho--Rigby native Katelyn Kinghorn has been instrumental in helping Boise State head volleyball coach Shawn Garus develop a proven winner. Tonight prior to the match with Utah State, Kinghorn will be honored as one of three departing seniors. Garus and Kinghorn's teammates love her for her energy and fiery attitude.
With raw talent and hours of practice, Kinghorn has developed into one of Boise State's best all-around players. It was Katelyn who delivered the game-winning point in a five-set classic against San Diego State last month, the first time in school history that a Bronco volleyball team emerged victorious in San Diego.
Kinghorn entered the 2015 campaign ranked in the Top 15 all-time at Boise State in three categories: blocks per set (12th at .42), attack percentage (13th at 18.1%) and kills per set (14th at 1.37).
Kinghorn's career statistics show her versatility and value to the team: In 2013, Katelyn recorded 12 kills vs. Idaho; earlier that year, she registered 31 attacks against Gonzaga. That same match against the Bulldogs, Kinghorn also recorded 21 digs, and she has registered four blocks in a match three separate times.
This season, Kinghorn has started 17 matches in boosting the Broncos to a second-place showing in the Mountain West Conference. She is fifth on the team with 102 kills, fifth with 115 digs and sixth in points with 122.
Kinghorn and the Broncos are 22-7 entering tonight's match, and if they are fortunate enough to win, can finish the regular season with the second-best winning percentage in school history. The 1981 team that played in Division II finished the season 30-5.