Transfer Libero Kylie Baumert Joins USC Women’s Volleyball
LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball team will add transfer defensive specialist and libero Kylie Baumert (Twin Falls, Idaho/Twin Falls HS) from the College of Southern Idaho, first-year head coach Brad Keller announced on Thursday, June 18.
"We are excited to welcome Kylie Baumert to the Trojan Family," said Keller. "She is a coach's kid and a talented multi-sport athlete. Kylie brings athleticism, skill, and a great platform to the program. She is also an incredible human being; one that will fit this athletic department and our volleyball program well. We are looking forward to integrating her with the rest of the team."
Baumert is only the second Idaho native to join the Women of Troy (Debbie Martin; 1991-92) but is the third to come from the College of Southern Idaho, which also produced USC All-American outside hitter Asia Kaczor (2006-07) and middle blocker Marta Siemiatkowska (2006-07).
In just two seasons, Baumert set CSI career records in digs (1,053) and digs per set (5.11 dps) and had the third all-time mark for reception percentage (.959) in school history. She was selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Libero of the Year twice and is a seven-time choice for Scenic West Player of the Week laurels. Baumert was a two-time All-Region 18 first-team selection and a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-American.
Baumert set CSI's single-season record for digs (5.81 dps) in 2019 and set a career high of 34 digs against Parkland College (Sept. 13) to rank second all-time in CSI's single-match record books. As a freshman, she helped lead the Golden Eagles to the NJCAA Championship and was named to both the NJCAA and Region 18 all-tournament teams. Baumert also starred in softball at CSI and earned NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) All-West and NJCAA Academic All-America honors.
Last season, USC faced one of the nation's toughest schedules and finished the with an 18-14 overall record despite myriad injuries and changes to the Trojans' lineup. The Women of Troy went 11-9 in the Pac-12 and landed in sixth place. USC received an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament and made its 37th all-time appearance in the tourney (29th consecutive) where the Trojans advanced to the second round before falling to top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Baylor. Outside hitter Khalia Lanier was honored as an AVCA second-team All-American.
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