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12 Kristen Hurst
Kristen  Hurst


Bakersfield, CA

High School:
Stockdale HS


Right Side Hitter


First Team All-West Coast Conference 2004
All-WCC Honorable Mention (2002 & 2003)

Senior in 2004: First Team All-WCC player... Huge part of San Diego's WCC Championship team of 2004, USD's first league title since 1998... Hurst and the Toreros won 16 consecutive matches to close out the regular season and achieved a school-record ranking of No. 11 by the AVCA (12/6)... Posted a .341 hitting % in WCC play as a senior, third highest among all league players... Also ranked among the league leaders in digs (3.40 p/g) during conference play... Set a career-high with 28 digs at regionally ranked Pepperdine (11/20)... Had 15 or more kills on 5 different occasions, including killing a season-high 18 at nationally ranked St. Mary's (10/15)... Totaled 46 blocks, with a season-high seven at USF (10/16)... Hit at .303 clip on the year, helping USD rank 24th nationally in team hitting % as of 11/21... Had 12 double-doubles (kills-digs)... Ranked 2nd on the team in assists (100)... Served 11 aces during the regular season to move into 7th all-time in USD history in that category... Has also amassed 1,195 digs, third highest all-time at USD.

Junior in 2003: Continues to establish herself as one of the best right side hitters in the West Coast Conference... Honored as an All-WCC Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season... Set career-highs in a number of statistical categories through regular season play- including kills (329) and digs (323)... Both kill and dig totals were second highest among any Torero player... Her 22 aces moved her up to seventh all-time on USD's career aces list.

Sophomore in 2002: Named an All-WCC Honorable Mention selection... Followed up a 39-ace freshman season with 38 in 2002... Ranked second amongst USD players with 100 assists... Posted 61 total blocks, 214 kills and 314 digs in 2002, all those numbers among team-highs... Her 38 aces ranked her third in the WCC in that category.

Freshman in 2001: Enjoyed an excellent freshman season... Earned a starting position and was a key factor in USD's success in 2001... Led the Toreros in service aces with 39 and her 37 aces during the regular season ranked first in the WCC... Played in 101 games over 30 matches... Posted 10 or more digs in 17 matches and ranked second on the team in that category... Killed a season high 12 at Gonzaga (10-13-01)... Blocked a season best eight vs. Brown (9-7-01)... Her 53 blocks on the season was third highest for a Torero in 2001.

Prep/Club: Attended Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, CA... Was a first team all-state selection as a senior... Earned Player of the Year honors in the Southwest Yosemite League after her senior season... Named Best Female Athlete at Stockdale as a senior... Recorded a school record 33 kills in a match... Was named to the all-tournament team in Santa Barbara as a junior and senior... Was a first team all-area selection as a junior and sophomore... Led Stockdale to two straight league championships in 1998 and 1999... Played on the Kern River club team that finished seventh in the Davis Volleyball Festival.

Personal: Born September 3, 1983 in Bakersfield, California... Daughter of Clark and Ellen Hurst... Chose USD for it's great location and volleyball program... Also recruited by UCLA, Pepperdine, Stanford and Oregon... Also lettered in basketball and softball in high school.

Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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