© University of Washington 2015. All rights reserved.
2014-15 Honda Award Winner
2014 ESPNW National Player of the Year
2014 Pac-12 Player of the Year
2014 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete Of The Year
2014 AVCA All-America First Team
2014 Capital One Academic All-American Of The Year
2014 All-Pac-12 Team
2013-14 Honda Award Winner
2013 AVCA National Player of the Year
2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year
2013 AVCA All-America First Team
2013 All-Pac-12 Team
2012 AVCA All-America Second Team
2012 All-Pac-12 Team
2011 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
» Krista Vansant Stands Tall Among Huskies' Greatest (Seattle Times; Dec. 10, 2014)
» ESPNW's Player Of The Year: Washington's Krista Vansant (ESPN.com; Dec. 10, 2014)
» For Vansant, 'Friday Can't Come Fast Enough' (GoHuskies.com; Dec. 4, 2014)
» Krista Vansant's Interesting Summer (Press-Enterprise; Aug. 20, 2014)
» Unleashed; Krista Vansant's June Was Better Than Yours (GoHuskies.com; July 2, 2014)
» Vansant Wins Honda Award For Volleyball (Jan. 7, 2014)
» Krista Vansant Continues To Aim Higher In Leading UW Volleyball (Seattle Times; Dec. 4, 2013)
» Live Chat Rewind With Krista Vansant (Seattle Times; Nov. 29, 2012)
» A Quest To Be The Best (UW Daily; Oct. 27, 2012)
» Washington Freshman Volleyball Stars Pursuing Greatness (Seattle Times; Sept. 13, 2011)
» Unleashed: The Plan - And Payoff - For Signing Player Of The Year Vansant (GoHuskies.com; Sept. 7, 2011)
» Vansant Named Gatorade National Player Of The Year (ESPN RISE; Dec. 15, 2010)
» REV's Krista Vansant Is One Of A Kind (Redlands Daily Facts; Nov. 7, 2010)
2014 (As A Senior)
Completed one of the greatest careers for any player in University of Washington history, as she won the Honda Award for the national player of the year for the second straight season, and also was named the ESPNW National Player of the Year ... also voted the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second year in a row, the first Husky ever to win the honor twice, and just the fifth player ever to repeat ... earned several major academic honors, as she was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year to go with First Team Academic All-America honors ... also became the second Husky to win Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors ... named an AVCA First Team All-American once again ... set the record for most Pac-12 Player of the Week honors in a career with ten and also won three career AVCA National Player of the Week honors ... finished as the UW career kills leader with 1,893 ... came up just short of the single season kills record her senior year, with 565, a 4.67 kills per set average, hitting .320 ... ranked ninth nationally in kills per set and 10th nationally in points per set with 5.31 ... led UW in kills in 31 of 34 matches ... finished her career with 48 double-doubles, with 14 in 2014 ... had 15 kills in the season-ending loss to Nebraska in the round of 16, hitting .273 with 16 digs ... became the UW career kills leader in the 3-1 win over Hawaii in the NCAA second round (12/6) as she passed Christal Morrison, and had 22 kills on the night ... racked up 16 kills on a .469 attack percentage with 11 digs and 5 blocks in the NCAA opening sweep of New Hampshire (12/5) ... powered the 3-0 win at WSU in the regular season finale (11/28) with 15 kills on a .306 Att% with 2 aces and 9 digs ... led UW to a 3-1 win over No. 1 Stanford (11/26) with a match-high 21 kills, hitting .304, with 10 digs, 2 aces, and 2 assists ... in 3-0 sweep of Arizona State (11/23) posted 15 kills on a .481 attack percentage, also adding 5 blocks, 5 digs, and an ace, and moving to No. 2 in career kills at Washington ... led the sweep of No. 13 Arizona (11/21) with 17 kills on a .429 percentage with 6 digs ... had 24 kills and a pair of aces, hitting .197, with 9 digs and 4 blocks but UW dropped a five-setter at Utah (11/15) ... notched 20 kills but hit just .154 in the 2-3 loss at Colorado (11/13) ... her 45th career double-double came against OSU with 16 kills and 14 digs in just three sets, hitting .353 ... a 15 kill, 8 dig performance in the sweep of No. 11 Oregon (11/7) hitting .250 ... a great line in sweep at No. 16 UCLA with 9 kills at a .562 attack percentage, 2 aces, 4 digs, and 4 blocks ... a double-double in 3-0 win at No. 20 USC (10/29) with match-high 17 kills (.325 Att%) and 10 digs ... had 15 kills and 8 digs plus 2 blocks in sweep of Colorado (10/26) ... put down 15 kills on the Utes (10/24) in three sets, hitting .419 with 5 digs ... racked up 24 kills on a .293 Att% with 2 aces in a 3-1 win at No. 16 Arizona (10/19) ... led a sweep at No. 17 Arizona State (10/17) with 16 kills and a team-high 13 digs ... tied the Pac-12 career record with her ninth Pac-12 weekly honor, winning Defensive Player of the Week after the road wins at Oregon ... had 16 kills and 16 assists and a season-best 7 blocks in the 3-1 win at No. 11 Oregon (10/12) ... notched a third career 20-20 match with 26 kills and 24 digs, plus 2 aces and 3 blocks as UW won at Oregon State, 3-1, on 10/10 ... earned a school record eighth Pac-12 Player of the Week award on Oct. 6, getting the Offensive honor ... led a rally from 0-2 down to beat No. 20 UCLA in five sets (10/3) with 19 kills and 12 digs, including 5 kills on 6 swings in set five ... hit for 14 kills on a .333 Att% in sweep of No. 19 USC (10/1) ... delivered a season-high 27 kills in 3-2 road win at Cal (9/26) including 5 in the fifth set, hitting .315 and adding 11 digs, 2 blocks and an ace, and passing the 1,500 career kills mark in the match ... helped UW sweep WSU in the Pac-12 opener on 9/24 with 14 kills on a .303 Att% with 8 digs and 4 blocks ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week on 9/22 after winning MVP honors at the Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase ... led UW back from 1-2 down to beat No. 4 Wisconsin in five sets on 9/19, posting 17 kills, 11 digs, 3 solo and 3 assisted blocks for 21.5 points ... a double-double in 3-0 win vs. Maryland (9/18) with 12 kills and 11 digs plus 3 aces ... the MVP of The Invitational In Seattle with wins over Seattle, UC Davis, and UNLV ... a double-double with a team-high 13 kills and 13 digs, hitting .429 as UW swept UNLV (9/12) ... 9 kills and 5 blocks hitting .364 in a sweep of UC Davis (9/12) ... put away 18 kills in just three sets with 6 digs as UW topped Seattle (9/11) ... earned MVP honors at the BYU Invitational, helping UW beat No. 10 BYU, Utah Valley, and UMBC, with 4.60 kills per set on a .427 Att% ... had 8 kills on 8 swings in the first set vs. UMBC (9/6) before sitting most of the remainder ... hit .429 (13-1-28) with 13 kills in sweep of Utah Valley (9/6) ... an outstanding match at No. 10 BYU, posting 25 kills and 15 digs while hitting .346 as UW earned its first ever win over the Cougars and snapped their 26-match home winning streak ... named Tournament MVP of the Northwest Challenge as UW defeated Portland State (8/29) and Gonzaga and Boise State (8/30) in Boise to open the season ... set a new career-high for attack percentage in the Boise State win with 14 kills and no errors on 18 attempts for a .778 mark, adding 2 aces and 8 digs ... had 19 kills on 40 swings (.350) in the five set win over Gonzaga.
2013 (As A Junior)
One of the best seasons in Husky history, as she became the first Washington player named AVCA National Player of the Year ... also won the Honda Award for volleyball as the nation’s top player, joining 2005 winner Courtney Thompson as Husky recipients ... an AVCA All-America First Team selection ... named the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year and to the All-Pac-12 Team ... an All-Pacific North Region selection ... a Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American ... named Most Outstanding Player of the Los Angeles Regional and voted to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team ... led the Huskies with 511 kills, a 4.41 kills per set mark that is best in the 25-point scoring era ... raised her attack percentage to .320, and had a career-high 33 aces (0.28 per set) which ranked sixth in the Pac-12, against only 25 errors ... finished second in the Pac-12 with 5.07 points per set ... led or shared the kills lead for UW in 26 matches, seven matches in aces, six times in digs, and once in blocks ... notched 15 double-doubles in kills and digs ... recorded 7 kills and 9 digs in the Final Four loss to Penn State (12/19) ... turned in a match for the recordbooks to lead UW back from 0-2 down and into the Final Four with a 3-2 win at No. 7 USC (12/14) with huge career-highs of 38 kills and 30 digs, hitting .346 and posting 14 kills in the fourth set alone ... led the offense with 10 kills (.320 Att%), plus 7 digs, in 3-0 win over No. 23 Kansas in NCAA third round ... had her second-most kills of the year with 24 in four set win over LSU in the NCAA 2nd round (12/7), hitting .370 with 13 digs an ace and 2 blocks ... hit .368 with 10 kills in 3-0 win over Alabama State (12/6) and served two aces ... the third Husky to win Pac-12 Player of the Year honors ... capped Pac-12 title with great night against WSU (11/29) with 19 kills on a .457 attack percentage and 14 digs ... another double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs with 3 aces and 3 blocks and 2 assists as UW topped Oregon State in four sets (11/27) ... a workhorse in the thrilling 3-2 win at No. 23 Cal (11/22) setting season-highs in kills (28), attacks (69), and points (30.5) while hitting .319 and adding 18 digs and 5 blocks ... good match in defeat at No. 5 Stanford (11/20) with match-high 16 kills on a .306 Att% plus 9 digs, 5 blocks ... earned second career National Player of the Week honor and third Pac-12 Offensive POTW award this season on 11/19 after she averaged exactly five kills, 2.57 digs, 1.29 blocks and six points per set while hitting .382 against UCLA and USC ... had a new points season-high in 3-1 win over USC (11/15) with great all-around effort, hitting 21 kills (.375 Att%), serving 2 aces, with 6 blocks and 11 digs ... team-high 14 kills (.393 Att%) in sweep of UCLA (11/13) with 7 digs, 3 blocks ... in sweep at Arizona (11/10) had 8 kills and 9 digs plus 3 blocks ... posted 17 kills and 11 digs with an ace in 3-1 win at ASU (11/9) ... double-double in win over Colorado (11/3) with 10 kills and team-high 12 digs plus 3 aces ... second-straight 22-kills match, hitting .276, in four set win over Utah (11/1) ... hammered 22 kills on 58 swings (.241 Att%) plus 7 digs and 2 assists as UW stopped No. 4 USC in four sets in L.A. on 10/27, the first win there for the Huskies since 2008 ... in a 3-1 road win over UCLA (10/25) she put down 16 kills (.282 Att%) with 7 digs and 5 blocks and an ace ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the first time on Oct. 21 after wins over Stanford and Cal in which she had 37 kills and 34 digs ... had her first career 20-20 match with 23 kills (.352 Att%) and a career-best 20 digs to lead UW over No. 7 Stanford in five sets on 10/20 ... excellent night vs. Cal (10/16) with 14 kills (.448 Att%) and 14 digs, and passed the 1,000 career kills mark ... filled stat sheet with 10 kills, 9 digs, 2 aces and a solo block in 3-0 win over No. 16 ASU (10/13) ... double-double in win over Arizona (10/11) with team-high 14 kills and 11 digs plus 4 blocks and 2 aces ... in sweep at Utah (10/5), had 10 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks ... had 14 kills and 14 digs in four-set loss at Colorado (10/4) ... led the Huskies to a 3-1 win at No. 21 Oregon (9/27) with 17 kills on 44 swings with just 4 errors (.295 Att%) with 7 digs and 5 blocks ... rolled to a .440 attack percentage at Washington State (9/25) with 13 kills on 25 swings in the sweep ... put down 16 kills on 33 swings with just 2 errors for a .424 percentage in win over Cal St. Northridge (9/20) ... played just the first set, hitting .750 with 6 kils on 8 swings in win over Coppin State (9/19) ... named Pac-12 Player of the Week on 9/16 following two wins at No. 14 Illinois and Loyola Chicago in which she averaged 4.93 points per set and a .481 attack percentage ... at Illinois (9/13) she had 19 kills, 11 digs, and hit .462 to lead the 3-1 win ... set a career-high with 6 aces to go with 7 kills on a .538 Att% plus 9 digs in sweep of Loyola Chicago (9/15) ... in sweep of Seattle U (9/3) had 7 kills, 3 blocks, and an ace ... led the Huskies to the win at the Northwest Challenge in Portland, averaging 4.70 points per set with a pair of double-doubles ... 16 kills and 14 digs in win over Gonzaga, despite missing half the fourth set and all of the fifth set with an ankle injury ... a scorching .640 attack percentage in the win vs. Portland State (8/31) with 17 kills, just 1 error, on 25 swings, plus 9 digs and 4 blocks ... double-double in the opener vs. Boise State (8/30) with 11 kills and 10 digs.
2012 (As A Sophomore)
Named to the AVCA All-America Second Team, capping off an outstanding season ... also named to the All-Pac-12 Team and the All-Pacific Region Team ... Volleyball Magazine named her a Second Team All-American ... finished fifth in the Pac-12 in both kills per set (3.99) and points per set (4.64) ... in Pac-12 matches, raised point production to 4.85 per set, third-best in the league ... posted 12 double-doubles on the year ... led the team in kills in 24 matches and led in points in 20 matches ... also led in aces in six matches, digs in four matches and blocks in four matches ... had double-figure kills in 26 of the 29 matches she appeared in, including 17 straight in Pac-12 play ... led UW with 11 kills on a .242 Att% and shared team lead with 7 digs plus 4 blocks in the NCAA round of 16 loss at Nebraska (12/7) ... great night in the 3-2 win over Hawaii in the NCAA 2nd round (12/1) leading the team with 16 kills and adding 10 digs and 3 blocks (2 solo) while hitting .297 ... returned to action after missing two weeks with an ankle injury in the 3-0 win over Central Arkansas (11/30) in the NCAA first round, getting 2 kills and an ace in limited time ... had 10 kills before leaving with a sprained ankle in the 3-2 win over No. 4 Oregon (11/16) ... double-double at No. 1 Stanford (11/8) with 10 kills, 13 digs ... put down 18 kills in the comeback 3-2 win at California (11/7) including a kill to save match point and another to win it in the fifth set ... set new career-highs in blocks and digs in the 3-2 comeback vs. Utah (11/4), putting up 8 blocks and 17 digs to go with 15 kills and 2 aces ... hammered out 15 kills (.387 Att%) plus 11 digs for double-double vs. Colorado (11/2) ... a second huge match against No. 6 UCLA, racking up 25 kills on a .305 Att% in a four-set loss, adding 8 digs and 4 blocks ... a tireless effort in five sets at No. 7 USC (10/26), taking a career-high 80 swings, the most by a Husky since Sanja Tomasevic in 2003, earning 22 kills and 12 digs ... posted 10 kills, 7 digs in 3-0 win over Cal (10/21) ... had a great match in a five-set loss to No. 2 Stanford, leading all players with 24 kills (.310 Att%) with 14 digs and also 6 blocks, 3 solo ... 14 kills (.333 Att%), 6 digs in loss at No. 5 Oregon (10/13) ... had 20 kills, a career-best for a three set match, plus 10 digs in win at Oregon State (10/12) ... rolled to match-high 13 kills on a .455 Att% plus 6 digs in sweep at Colorado (10/7) ... double-double at Utah (10/5) with team-high 17 kills (.351 Att%) plus 12 digs ... named the AVCA National Player of the Week as wel as Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following wins over USC and UCLA, the first Husky to win the national honor since 2008 ... team-high 12 kills on a .370 Att% with 7 digs in win over No. 3 USC (9/28) ... huge career night in five-set win over No. 4 UCLA (9/26), bombing a career-best 31 kills and hitting .448 (31-5-58) plus 11 digs for a double-double ... the 31 kills vs. UCLA was most by a Husky since Becky Perry had 33 on Oct. 10, 2008, and the .448 mark was the best in a 30+ kill night since at least 2003 ... had a team-leading 15 kills on a .308 Att% in win at Arizona on 9/22 plus four block assists ... third double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs in four set win in Pac-12 opener vs. WSU (9/18) ... served up a career-high 4 aces in win at Portland (9/11) ... led team with 12 kills on a .333 Att% in the 3-0 win over Long Beach State (9/7) ... earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors on 9/3 after earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Tiger Classic in Houston, leading UW to wins over No. 7 Purdue, LSU, and Rice ... had 14 kills on a .320 attack percent in the win over Purdue then hit .345 with 13 kills against LSU, and had a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs at Rice, averaging 4.83 points/set for the week ... named the Most Valuable Player of the season-opening Northwest Challenge, averaging 4.11 kills, 2.67 digs, 0.22 aces, 1.22 blocks, and 5.06 points per set while hitting .363 in the three wins ... had first double-double in opener against Boise State (8/24), with 12 kills and 11 digs, and matched career-high with 4 blocks ... hit .519 with 14 kills and no errors on 27 swings against Gonzaga (8/25), adding 8 digs and 4 blocks ... 11 kills and 2 solo blocks against Portland State (8/25).
2011 (As A Freshman)
One of the top freshmen in the NCAA, winning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, just the second Husky to do so and first since Christal Morrison in 2004 ... won AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year honors ... honorable mention for Volleyball Magazine's National Freshman of the Year ... voted to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team and was honorable mention on the All-Pac-12 Team ... started all 32 matches and was the only Husky to play in all 108 sets ... the team's main left side hitter, leading the Huskies with 398 kills and a 3.69 kills per set average that ranked ninth in the Pac-12 and tops among freshmen ... the first freshman to lead the team in kills since Morrison in 2004 ... ranked ninth in points in the Pac-12 with 4.17 per set ... led the team in kills in 22 of the 32 matches played ... reached double digits in kills in 27 of the 32 matches UW played ... ended the season on a great run, posting kill totals of 25, 25 and 22 in UW's final three matches against Washington State, Western Michigan, and Minnesota, after going into the final three matches with a season-high of 18 kills ... her 25 kills against Western Michigan in the NCAA first round tied for third-most in a postseason match in UW history ... led the team with seven double-doubles in kills and digs ... second on the team with 246 digs and a 2.28 digs per set average ... one of her best matches came in five-set win over Stanford, when she had seven of her 18 kills in the fifth set without making an error ... most dominant offensive night came at home vs. Washington State when she had 14 kills and one error on 19 swings for a season-best .684 attack percentage ... hit over .300 in 13 matches, over .400 in seven matches, over .500 in five matches, and hit over .600 against Washington State and Prairie View A&M ... season-high 55 attacks came in NCAA second round match to Minnesota, where she had 22 kills and hit .327 ... tied for third on the team with 24 aces, with a season-high of three in the Sept. 17 win over UCLA ... season-high 13 digs on Oct. 1 in a win over Oregon State ... led or shared the team lead in digs in four matches and in aces in eight matches ... twice had a season-high four blocks, once on Aug. 27 at Long Beach State and once on Oct. 7 vs. Colorado, both wins ... three times named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the only freshman to win three awards, including each of the first two weeks of the season when UW won the Long Beach State Invite and the Northwest Challenge, and again on Nov. 27 after leading the Huskies to a pair of wins over Washington State, when she averaged 4.88 kills per set and hit .471 in the two matches ... named the MVP of her first college tournament, leading UW to the win at the Long Beach State Invitational ... GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on Aug. 28.
In High School
The consensus number one recruit in the nation among the class of 2011 ... was named the Gatorade 2010-11 National Player of the Year, the first UW recruit to earn the honor, after earning California State Player of the Year honors as well ... honored at the 2011 ESPY Awards along with all other National Players of the Year in other sports ... graced the cover of Volleyball Magazine's April 2011 issue as the top recruit of the magazine's "Fab-50" list of the top high school players ... also was the No. 1-ranked player on PrepVolleyball.com's annual list of "Senior Aces" ... was the ESPN RISE National Player of the Year in 2010 and named an Under Armour First Team All-American ... as a senior, led her team to the California State Division I regional semifinals, totaling 589 kills and 299 digs with a kill percentage of .557 ... named CIF Southern Section Player of the Year in 2010 for the third year in a row and to the All-State Team for the third straight season ... led Redlands to a runner-up finish in the state tournament in 2008 and 2009 ... after her sophomore year in 2008, she was named National Sophomore of the Year by PrepVolleyball.com ... was a U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team roster invitee in 2008 ... led team to its first ever CIF tournament her freshman year, placing eighth ... Redlands was undefeated in league play in her time, winning four straight Citrus Belt League titles ... played club volleyball for Rancho Valley and coach Danny Scott ... club team placed second at Junior Nationals in 2010, and Vansant was named to the 18-Open All-Tournament Team ... also placed third at the Far Westerns tournament in April of 2011 and won the 18-Open Las Vegas Classic.
Born in Whittier, California ... parents are Tricia and Robert Vansant ... has one younger brother, Brett ... mother played basketball at LMU ... graduated high school with a 3.8 grade point average and made the Principal's Honor Roll ... elected Homecoming Queen her senior year ... enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends ... considering studying marketing.