Women's Volleyball


Kate  Acker
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Kate Acker


Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Catholic Memorial HS


Defensive Specialist/Libero

Media Studies


Season Recap: Best Season Record in Program History

"I'm proud of our team and the season that we had." - Coach Jesse Mahoney


Denver Learns NCAA Tournament Draw

DU Will Face CSU in First Round


Pioneers Get Third Consecutive Sweep Against UNCO

Denver Volleyball Soars to Another Victory Saturday Afternoon at Greeley, Colo.


Denver Wins Summit League Championship

The Pioneers swept the Jaguars (32-30, 25-19, 26-24)


DU Volleyball Teams Up With Reading Partners

The Pioneer volleyball team program is making a difference in the community by working with an organization call Reading Partners


Season Preview: A View From Training Camp


  • The Summit League Co-defensive Player of the Week (9/2/14)
  • The Summit League Honorable Mention All-League Member (11/20/14)
  • The Summit League All-Tournament Team Member (11/20/14)
  • The Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (11/18/13)
  • WAC All-Academic (2012)
  • DU Dean's List (2012: Spring)
  • DU Most Valuable Freshman (2011)
  • SBC Commissioner's List (2011)


  • Started in all 34 matches as the libero, seeing actions in 122 sets played.
  • Led the team with 540 digs, averaging 4.43 per set.
  • Posted team-high 27 service aces.
  • Recorded 98 assists.
  • Was a team captain throughout 2014 season alongside Bailey Karst.
  • Earned three awards from The Summit League.


  • Started in all 30 matches as the libero, seeing actions in 106 sets played.
  • Led the team with 420 digs, averaging 3.96 per set.
  • Finished with 60 assists and 25 service aces.
  • Posted the 10th-best digs per set average (3.94) in a season by a Pioneer.
  • Tied her career-high in assists (7) against Texas-Arlington (09/20/13).
  • Set a career-high in service aces (5) against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (08/31/13).
  • Recorded a career-high 33 digs at Appalachain State (09/21/13).
  • Started in seven-of-30 matches, while seeing action in all 110 sets played.
  • Led the team in digs with 329 on the season and 241 in conference matches.
  • Tied for second on the team with 17 serve aces.
  • Finished the season with 18 games of ten or more digs.
  • After her second season, ranks first among DU's DI volleyball student-athletes in serve percentage (.948), third in reception percentage (.959) and sixth in digs per set (2.64).
  • Recorded a personal best of 24 digs at Texas-Arlington (10/20/13).
  • Posted a personal best of seven assists against Idaho (10/29/12).
  • Tallied a personal best of three serve aces against UTSA (10/13/12).


  • Appeared in 107 sets for the Pioneers
  • Finished fourth on the team with 184 kills and second in digs per set (2.27)
  • Recorded 23 total service aces and averaged 1.72 kills per set.
  • Recorded a career-high .353 hitting percentage at Arizona State (08/26/11).
  • Tallied a career-high 14 kills at North Texas (10/10/11).
  • Recorded a career-high 19 digs and three assists vs. Texas-San Antonio (09/09/11).


  • Played eight years of club volleyball and was a four-year varsity letter winner for Catholic Memorial High School.
  • Was a member of the 2009 and 2010 State Championship team and the 2008 State Champion runner-up team.
  • Named 2010 Player of the Year for the Journal Sentinel.
  • Named 2009 and 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel First Team All-Area, and Second Team All-Area in 2008.
  • Named to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 WIAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • A WVCA First Team All-State selection in 2009 and 2010, and a WVCA Second Team All-State selection in 2008.
  • Named 2008, 2009 and 2010 Classic 8 First Team All-Conference.
  • Was involved in ProLife Club Student Ambassador for CMHS and Student Council.
  • Received International Baccalaureate Certificate Candidate and was on the Honor Roll every semester.


  • Born June 12, 1993 in Waukesha, Wis.
  • Daughter of Michael and Mary.
  • Has two brothers, Luke and Joey.
  • Chose DU because of the academics, the world class city, the coaches and teammates were very welcoming and highly respected in the NCAA.
  • Hobbies are photography, design, bike riding and watching movies.
  • Media Studies Major.



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