Cougar News
Volleyball - Mon, Nov. 5, 2012

MAYFIELD, Ky. – In the four seasons she has been a member of the Mid-Continent University volleyball program, senior Kristin Selph has seen a lot of history made. On Friday night, she was responsible for re-writing another page in the history of volleyball both at Mid-Continent University, and in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.


Selph notched her 1,000th kill of her collegiate career during her Senior Night match at Mid-Continent, becoming the first player in the history of Mid-Continent University to accomplish the feat. In her outstanding career, she has also amassed over 1,300 digs, making her the 11th player in the history of the TranSouth Athletic Conference to surpass the 1,000 mark in both kills and digs. The senior our of Jackson, Tennessee's Liberty High School is just the fourth member of a current TranSouth team to join the club.

"It's such a humbling experience for me," Selph noted after the match. "I have been truly blessed through my time here at MCU to play with some great teammates, and without them, there is no way I could have accomplished this feat."

Selph joins a group of 10 players from six other schools to record at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs as a member of the TranSouth. Jaymie Moore (1,622 kills; 1,222 digs) was the first to reach the milestones, doing so at Belmont University (Tenn.) between 1994 and '97. Union University's  (Tenn.) Lauren Hayden (3,427; 1,899) joined the club in 2001, followed by Michelle Arend (1,369; 1,534) of Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) later that season, Allison Sablick (1,143; 1,007) of Lyon College (Ark.) in 2006, and Karina Souza (2,180; 1,869) of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) in 2007.

Lyon became the first TranSouth member to put a second member of its program in the club, when Daria Paunovic (1,491; 1,175) reached the plateaus in 2007. Brittney Ray (1,126; 1,254) became the second Trevecca Trojan in the group during the 2007 season. Lauren Castleberry (1,106; 1,236) became the third player from Lyon to reach the marks, and Bethel University (Tenn.) joined the ranks of school with multiple members of the group with Jessica Viera (1,191; 1,359) in 2010 and Thaise Viera (1,383; 1,012) in 2011.

Of the 11 players to have reached both milestones, Selph ranks fourth in total digs with1,388. She has the second most digs of any player in the group from a current TranSouth school – behind Souza, and she trails only Callie West of Freed-Hardeman in digs among active players in the TranSouth.

"Kristin has been a tremendous teammate and hard worker here at MCU," coach Brittany Nicley remarked. "She has been a big part of the success we have been able to achieve over the last few seasons, and it will be difficult to replace her after the career she has had."