2010 (As A Senior)
Capped her stellar career with another All-American season, earning Second Team honors from the AVCA for the second year in a row ... one of just two opposite side hitters among the All-America First or Second Teams ... named to the All-Pac-10 Team and the All-Pacific Region Team for the second straight season ... played and started in all 33 matches ... led the Huskies in kills with a career-best 471, averaging 4.17 per set to rank fifth in the Pac-10 and 26th in the NCAA ... her kills total was ninth-most in a single season in UW history and her 553.0 points rank sixth on UW's top-10 ... finished up her career ranking eighth in school history with 1,251 kills and third with 1,470.0 points ... also ranked eighth with 3.59 career kills per set, and is ninth all-time with a .299 career hitting percentage ... hit a career-best .317 in 2010, hitting over .400 in 11 matches ... led the Huskies in kills in 23 matches ... her 4.89 points per set ranked 20th nationally ... third in the Pac-10 in service aces with a career-best 34, 0.30 per set ... seven double-doubles on the season in kills and digs ... named to the All-Seattle Region Team in the NCAA Championships ... the MVP of the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Georgia, after totaling 53 kills in three straight-set wins ... also named to the Pittsburgh Blue & Gold Invite All-Tournament Team ... set a single-match career-best with a .619 attack percentage (14-1-21) against Florida Gulf Coast ... season-high 23 kills at UCLA on Oct. 29 while hitting .442 ... had three aces in a match on four occasions ... season-best seven block assists at Pittsburgh on Sept. 16 ... six matches of 20+ kills, including 20 kills with a .450 attack percentage in UW's Elite Eight loss to California ... had 18 kills and 14 digs in NCAA Round of 16 upset of No. 3 Nebraska ... upped her production to 5.00 kills/set while hitting .349 in four NCAA matches.
2009 (As A Junior)
Named to the AVCA All-America Second Team, the first honor of her career ... named to the All-Pac-10 Conference Team ... an All-Pacific Region Team member ... played in 97 sets and 29 matches ... led the team with 388 kills on the season ... had a hitting percentage of .275 ... set a season and career-high with 26 kills against California on Nov. 7 ... had 19 consecutive matches with kills in double figures including every Pac-10 conference match, and four matches with 20 or more kills ... recorded a season and career-high 60 attacks against Oregon on Nov. 27... ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in kills per set with 4.00 ... also ranked seventh in the Pac-10 averaging 4.66 points per set but was fifth in conference-only rankings, upping her point production to 5.21 in each Pac-10 match ... had four consecutive games with a double-double (vs. Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Washington State) ... finished the season with seven double-doubles ... set another career-high with 20 digs against Oregon on Nov. 27 and tallied 184 digs on the season, averaging 1.90 per set ... led the team in points for the season with 452, averaging 4.66 per set ... ranked second on the team with 76 total blocks ... had 3 solo blocks ... finished the season with 25 service aces, placing her ninth in the Pac-10 ... led the team in kills in 16 matches ... had eight or more kills while hitting over .400 in four matches (vs. San Jose State, Arizona, California, and Oregon State).
2008 (As A Sophomore)
Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... Played in 95 sets and 28 matches ... second on the team in kills with 3.23 kps ... second on the team in blocks (0.85 bpg) ... third on the team in hitting with a .307 attack percentage ... tallied two double-doubles on the season and narrowly missed a third with nine kills and a career-high nine blocks against Arizona State on Nov. 29 ... Set a career-high in kills with 22 at Hawai'i, then tied herself with 22 against Oregon on Oct.17 ... Recorded a career-high 53 attacks at Hawai'i on Sept. 13 ... Hit .500 or over in three consecutive matches (vs. Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State) ... Registered a career-high 15 digs against St. Mary's on Sept. 12 ... Notched double-figure kills in 18 matches.
2007 (As A Freshman)
Played in 43 games and 19 matches ... ranked sixth on the team in kills (2.00 kpg) and blocks (0.78 bpg) ... fourth on the squad in hitting percentage at .294 ... was hampered by an ankle injury during the later part of the season ... played significant minutes in the Huskies upset of then-No. 2 Stanford on Oct. 12, finishing with eight kills, a career-high five digs and tying a career-high with four blocks ... registered a season-high 11 kills and 28 attacks at Long Beach State on Sept. 6 ... hit a personal-best .615 and finished with nine kills vs. Cal State Northridge in the Husky Classic (Aug. 25) ... also had nine kills vs. Morgan State at the Gonzaga Tournament (Sept. 2) ... hit over .500 three times, including two times over .600 ... had at least 10 attacks in 10 matches ... posted a season-best four blocks on four different occassions ... tallied three kills and hit .333 in the last match of the season vs. BYU on Dec. 1.
At Eaton High School
Four-year letterwinner at Eaton High School ... two-time team captain ... led two to two regional championships ... first team all-state and Greeley Tribune Athlete of the Year as a senior ... all-state honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore ... played club volleyball for Front Range under James Beasky and Jim Mirret ... led team to a the 2006 AAU Championship and a fourth place finish at nationals ... named to the AAU All-Tournament team in 2005 and 2006.
Born in Eaton, Colo., to Ted and Sheri Carlson ... mother swam at the University of Northern Colorado ... has an older sister, Krista ... her cookie receipe was selected as grand champion at the 1997 Weld County Fair ... her pig was selected seventh overall in the showings ... intends to major in communications with a minor in psychology.
Getting to Know Kindra
Current Cell Phone Ring: "Alabama" by Cross Canadian Ragweed
Weirdest Thing a Coach Ever Said to Me: "You remind me of a noodle."
Playing for Jim McLaughlin: It's a dream come true. He has been the most influential coach I've ever had. He not only coaches his players, but teaches them, so they have a better understanding of the game.
Favorite Song: "Standing Outside the Fire" by Garth Brooks
Favorite Dance Move: The shopping cart