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8  Gretchen Giesler
Gretchen Giesler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Experience:
3VL


01/27/2012

47 Wildcats on SEC Fall Honor Roll

Student-athletes from football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball represented

11/23/2011

Wildcats Fall in Heartbreaker at Tennessee

UK awaits NCAA Tournament fate announcement on Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET

11/19/2011

No. 16 Kentucky Hosts Arkansas on Senior Day

UK will honor Ann Armes, Gretchen Giesler and Becky Pavan prior to the match

11/18/2011

No. 16 Kentucky Begins Weekend With Sweep of LSU

Frazier unleashes for 10 kills on a .500 hitting percentage

10/30/2011

Wildcats Down Florida Behind Dominating Fifth Set

Billings and Hartmann both notch double-double efforts in win

12/09/2011

VB Highlights vs. Texas

Kentucky fell to Texas 3-1 in the Lexington Regional Semifinal.

11/20/2011

VB Highlights vs. Arkansas

Highlights of Kentucky's dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Arkansas.

11/17/2011

Skinner talks about volleyball seniors

Craig Skinner talks about seniors Ann Armes, Becky Pavan and Gretchen Giesler entering the final weekend of home matches of 2011.

11/23/2011

VB at Tennessee, 112311

Wildcats Fall in Heartbreaker at Tennessee; UK awaits NCAA Tournament fate announcement on Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET

11/20/2011

VB vs. Arkansas, Senior Day, 112011

Seniors Help UK Claw Back to Set-Up SEC Showdown; Kentucky will play Tennessee on Wednesday, Nov. 23 for chance at SEC title

10/30/2011

VB vs. Florida, 103011

Wildcats Down Florida Behind Dominating Fifth Set; Billings and Hartmann both notch double-double efforts in win

  • 2009 CoSida Academic All-District third team

2011 (Senior): Averaged 2.11 kills per set and 0.85 blocks per stanza in her final campaign ... A member of the all-time winningest class in school history ... Paced the team in blocking on eight occasions ... Led the squad in kills against Florida State ... Matched a career-high with 16 kills in the win over No. 23 Tulsa ... Named to the FSU Invite All-Tournament team ... Had a team-best six blocks in a win over WKU ... Named to the UK Invite All-Tournament team after leading UK in kills twice and posting nine blocks in a win over Loyola Marymount ... Totaled three kills on three attempts in a win over Alabama ... Had seven kills in two sets of action in a win over South Carolina ... Totaled five kills in an upset of No. 13 Florida ... Sparked a comeback effort over Arkansas with six kills on .417 hitting ... Scored the match's winning point with her fifth kill of the match in a win over Dayton in the NCAA Tournament.

2010 (Junior): Totaled six kills and five blocks against Iowa State ... Posted two kills and a pair of blocks against Ohio State ... Struck for six kills and three blocks at Cincinnati ... Turned back five attacks against Florida State ... Totaled four kills at outside hitter against Tennessee ... Had 10 kills and added a team-high five blocks in a win at Arkansas ... Led the squad with four blocks in a win over Mississippi State ... Paced the team with seven kills on .636 hitting against No. 1 Florida ... Totaled a team-best six blocks in a win over Georgia ... Added five kills and four blocks in a UK win over Auburn ... Notched 10 kills and added four blocks in a win at Mississippi State ... Had a career-high 16 kills on .483 hitting at Alabama ... Posted 10 kills on .438 hitting against Arkansas ... Notched 10 kills and added a team-best six blocks in the upset of LSU ... Struck for nine kills on .412 hitting and added five blocks in a win at Ole Miss ... Had six kills and three blocks in the NCAA Tournament.

2009 (Sophomore): Earned third-team ESPN The Magazine/COSIDA Academic All-District honors ... An All-SEC Academic team member ... Started all 34 contests for the Wildcats ... Averaged 2.08 kills and a squad-best 1.11 blocks per set for the season ... Posted 13 matches with five or more blocks and tallied seven matches with double-figure kill totals ... Led the squad in blocks on 16 occasions ... Charted nine kills and added four blocks in the Sweet Sixteen match against Florida State ... Had eight kills and a team-high five blocks in a win over Michigan State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... Rejected nine South Carolina attempts in a UK win ... Became the first player in over a year to stuff 10 attacks when she had two solo rejections and eight block assists in a win at Auburn ... Posted a career-high 13 kills in a win over Alabama ... Totaled seven blocks while adding seven kills in a win at Ole Miss ... Was one of four UK players to have 10 or more kills and she tallied a career-best five digs in a win at Arkansas ... Posted 11 kills and also added a team-best six blocks in UK's win over No. 20 LSU ... Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 12 after tallying 10 blocks in two matches ... Totaled 11 kills and led the team with five blocks in UK's upset win at Florida ... Led the team with 10 kills and six blocks in helping UK to a win over LSU in Baton Rouge ... Contributed to a UK win with seven kills and four blocks against Cincinnati ... Totaled a career-best .667 hitting percentage when she tallied nine kills in a win over Indiana ... Made the most of her first career start with 10 kills in a win over Northwestern ... Also charted four blocks in that contest.

2008 (Freshman): Named to the All-SEC Academic team ... Saw action in 10 matches in her first collegiate season ... Had four kills on a .500 hitting clip in the win over Western Carolina ... Also recorded two blocks in that win ... Registered a kill and two blocks in the win over EKU ... Helped finish the win over Arkansas with a pair of aces.

High School: Two-year All-Conference selection ... Led St. Charles North in kills, blocks, aces and hitting percentage her senior year ... Rated No. 80 among the top 100 seniors by PrepVolleyball.com ... Led high school team to back-to-back conference championships in 2006 and 2007, a sectional title in 2006 and a regional title in her final campaign ... First-team all-area selection in 2007 by the Chicago Daily Herald ... Academic all-conference selection each of her last two seasons ... Named her team's most improved player in 2006 ... Elected a team captain her senior season ... Member of the Sports Performance club team, earning the "Best Blocker" award at the 2006 and 2007 National Junior Classic Tournaments ... Led her team to two AAU third-place finishes in 2005 and 2007, and her 2005 team finished second at the Junior Olympics in the National Division ... Awarded her club's Spirit Award in 2007 and led her team to two national qualifier wins in 2007 by capturing first place at the Northeast and Northern Light Qualifiers.

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