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Kellie Culbertson
4   Kellie Culbertson


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Woodrow Wilson Classical


Outside Hitter




Culbertson picks up her first AVCA Honors


Culbertson on C-USA Preseason Volleyball Team

Golden Hurricane picked to finish second in C-USA


Tulsa Volleyball Falls To No. 15 Ranked Florida, 3-0

The Golden Hurricane loses its first round tilt to the Gators and sees its season draw to a close.



The Golden Hurricane will face the Gators in Gainesville at 6:30 p.m. on Friday


Tulsa Volleyball Storms Past North Dakota State Bison, 3-0

The Golden Hurricane defeat the Bison in its final regular season match before the NCAA Tournament

Career at Tulsa: A four-year letterwinner, a one-time first-team All-Conference USA selection and a two-time second-team All-Conference USA selection... played in 136 matches and 487 sets ... totaled 1,164 kills (2.39 k/s), 1,654 digs (3.40 dig/s), a school-record 167 service aces (0.34 sa/s) and 1,411.5 points (2.90 pts/s) ... finished second in school history with 1,654 digs and third with 1,164 kills ... recorded 56 double-doubles in her career, which ranked third most in school history since 1994.

Senior (2013): Named to the AVCA Southwest Region Team and was named an AVCA Honorable Metion All-American ... First-Team All-Conference USA ... named to the Golden Hurricane Classic, Dayton Invitational, Baylor Classic, and the Nike Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... was the second player to record 400-plus kills and digs in the same season in school history ... total 432 kills, 3.57 kills per set, a .173 attack percentage, a school-record 61 service aces, 0.50 service aces per set, 477 digs, 3.94 digs per set, 54.0 blocks, 0.45 blocks per set and 527.0 points, 4.36 points per set ... her 3.58 kills per set ranked ninth in the C-USA and 92nd in the NCAA, while her 4.34 points per set ranked sixth in the C-USA and 58th in the NCAA ... led the C-USA in service aces per set with 0.49 and ranked ninth in the NCAA ... recorded 206 kills, 3.96 kills per set, .198 hitting percentage, 21 service aces, 0.40 service aces per set, 201 digs, 3.87 digs per set, 21 total blocks, 0.40 blocks per set, and 241.0 points, 4.64 points per set in league matches ... ranked third in C-USA with 0.40 services aces per set, fifth with 4.63 points per set, seventh with 3.96 kills per set and 11th with 3.87 digs per set in league matches ... recorded 10-plus kills in 27 matches, including 22 of the last 23 matches ... registered a career-high 33 kills at UTEP on Nov. 15, which tied for fourth most in school history in a single match ... compiled 23 double-doubles, the third most in school history in a single season since 1994, and had three matches with 20-plus digs and 20-plus kills in the same match with 20 kills and 26 digs against LIU Brooklyn (9/17), 20 kills and 23 digs at UAB (9/29) and 20 kills and 23 digs against North Texas (10/6) ... recorded her 1,000th career kill at FIU on Oct. 13 ... hit a season-best .500 (12-0-24) at FAU (10/11) ... named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 14 as she recorded two double-doubles with 12 kills and 11 digs at FAU (10/11) and 11 kills and 13 digs at FIU (10/13) with a .438 hitting percentage ... recorded a career-high five service aces against Texas State (9/14) and recorded a career-high 40 digs against Oklahoma (9/17) ... had 27 matches with 10-plus kills, including five matches with 20-plus kills and 27 matches with 10-plus digs, including seven matches with 20-plus digs ... registered a .983 reception percentage overall and a .982 reception percentage in league matches.

Junior (2012):Second-Team All-Conference USA ... named to Golden Hurricane Classic Tournament Team... started all 36 matches for Tulsa and played in 131 sets... totaled 339 kills (2.59 k/s), a .163 attack percentage, 51 service aces (0.39 sa/s), 59 assists (0.45 a/s), 448 digs (3.42 dig/s) and 418.0 points (3.19 pts/s) ... ranked second on the team in kills and second in digs ... ranked 15th in C-USA in digs and fifth in service aces ... tallied 14 double-doubles ... averaged at least 3.00 kills per set in 13 matches and averaged at least 3.00 digs per set in 27 matches... collected three or more service aces in seven matches... recorded a season high 19 kills along with 17 digs at Oklahoma (8/25)... tallied 12 kills, 17 digs and tied a career high with five service aces at Oral Roberts (9/4)... collected 10 kills and 19 digs at Northern Colorado (9/7)... hit a season best .421 against East Carolina (9/23)... collected 15 kills and a season-high 22 digs at Rice (9/30)... tallied 14 kills and 18 digs at UCF (10/7)... recorded 15 kills and 19 digs at Tulane (11/1)... tallied 14 kills, 13 digs and hit .407 vs. Houston (11/11)... had a career-high six blocks vs. UCF (11/18).

Sophomore (2011): Second-Team All-Conference USA ... named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week - Nov. 14 ... totaled 320 kills (2.64 k/s), a .220 attack percentage, 32 service aces (0.26 sa/s), 401 digs (3.31 dig/s) and 367.0 points (3.03 pts/s) ... ranked third on the team in kills and second in digs ... ranked 15th in C-USA in digs and fifth in service aces ... tallied 14 double-doubles ... averaged at least 3.00 kills per set in 18 matches ... hit a season-high .643 (9-0-14) with nine kills vs. Memphis (10/28) ... recorded a career-high 26 digs and added 12 kills at Rice (11/11) ... put up double-doubles in both NCAA Tournament matches ... tallied 17 kills and 15 digs, with two aces and a .302 attack percentage in the NCAA Tournament win over Oklahoma (12/2) ... had 12 kills and 13 digs at No. 1 USC (12/3).

Freshman (2010):Played in all 34 matches and 14 sets ... totaled 328 digs (2.88 dig/s), adding 73 kills, 23 service aces, 12 assists and seven blocks, spending most of her time in the back row ... recorded double-digit digs in 15 matches and double-digit kills three times ... stepped up with career highs of 13 kills and 23 digs, with 2.0 blocks and 14.0 points in the NCAA Second Round at Oklahoma (12/4) ... recorded five service aces vs. Washington State (9/3) ... tallied 15 digs at Memphis (9/25) ... posted 18 digs and an ace at SMU (10/6) ... picked up her first double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs vs. UAB (10/9) ... recorded 10 kills with eight digs and an ace at Houston (10/22) ... tallied 17 digs vs. SMU (11/27).

High School:Four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, Calif. ... rated as a Top 10 volleyball player in the state of California by ESPN Rise ... led her club volleyball team, Long Beach Mizuno U17, to a Junior Olympic national championship, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship match and named to the all-tournament team ... led her high school to two league championships and to the semifinal and quarterfinal rounds of the California state tournament twice each ... named the Long Beach Country Club Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... three-time All-Moore League selection and two-time league MVP ... named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team three times ... also lettered in soccer as a freshman and sophomore, where she was a first-team All-Moore League player.

Personal:Born Kellie Leeann Culbertson on July 24, 1992 in Long Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Larry and Michelle Culbertson ... has one brother ... most memorable event is being named Most Valuable Player after her team won Gold at the Junior Olympics Open 17 Division ... favorite professional volleyball player is Matt Anderson... favorite movie is Remember the Titans and favorite TV show is "Bones" ... favorite book is A Child Called It ... major is exercise sports science.

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Culbertson's Career Highs Kills = 13 at Oklahoma (12/4/10) Total Attempts = 32 at Oklahoma (12/4/10) Hitting Percentage = 1.000 (4-0-4) vs. UTEP (10/29/10) Digs = 23 at Oklahoma (12/4/10) Assists = 2, three times - latest at Marshall (10/15/10) Aces = 5 vs. Washington State (9/4/10) Blocks = 2.0 at Oklahoma (12/4/10) Points = 14.0 at Oklahoma (12/4/10)