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Karin Palgutova
Karin  Palgutova

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bratislava, Slovakia

High School:
Gymnazium Bilikova

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

As A Junior (2014): Played in 121 sets across all 33 matches, starting all but one match … Ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA in total kills (523) and top 25 in kills per set (4.32), points per set (4.83), and total attacks (1,366) … led the team with 523 kills and 1,366 attacks … second on the team in service aces (31) and digs per set (2.75)…recorded 31 service aces, 25 assists, 333 digs, and 56 total blocks…notched a career-high 19 digs vs. Dartmouth (Sept. 12)…registered 14 total double-doubles on the season….had 25 kills and 17 digs against Villanova (Sept. 24)…racked up a season-high 26 kills against Butler (Nov. 22)…named BIG EAST Player of the Week twice…a three-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Mention…ranked second in the BIG EAST in kills per set (4.36) and fourth in service aces with 30 (0.27 per set)…ranked second in the BIG EAST in points per set (4.90)…selected to two All-Tournament Teams, Bryant Hampton Inn-vitational and Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic…unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection for the third consecutive year…earned AVCA Division I All-East Coast Region Honorable Mention…also selected as an ECAC All-Star…heading into her senior year, Palgutova ranks third all-time in kills with 1,415, fifth all-time with 3,518 attacks, and eighth all-time in service aces with 111.

As A Sophomore (2013):
Played in 117 sets across all 32 matches... collected 510 kills and 1,255 total attacks with only 180 errors... recorded 28 assists, 27 services aces, 280 digs, 73 blocked shots and only 19 receive errors in 593 attempts for the season... notched a career-high 27 kills and 81 total attacks with only one receive error in 28 attempts in a win vs. Seton Hall (Sept. 27)... collected five blocked shots in a win at Georgia Tech (Sept. 13)... registered a double-double with 14 kills on 32 total attacks and 14 digs at New Hampshire (Sept. 7)... notched a career-high 18 digs in a double-double performance against Georgetown that included 10 kills and one service ace (Oct. 11)... registered her final double-double of the season with 17 kills, and 11 digs with three blocked shots in a win over DePaul (Nov. 16)...earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention after being named to both AVCA All-Region First Team and All-BIG EAST First Team...also selected as an ECAC All-Star.


As a Freshman (2012):
Played in 114 sets over 32 matches, making 30 starts ... named First-Team All-BIG EAST ... Ranked eighth in the NCAA and first in the BIG EAST in service aces per set (0.46) ... recorded 53 services aces - the second-highest season total in St. John's history ... led the team in kills (382) and kills per set (3.35) ... registered a team-best seven double-doubles ... had the second-best hitting percentage (.274) on the squad ... recorded double-digit kills in 21 matches ... had a team-high 12 kills, while adding six digs vs. then-No. 10 Louisville in the BIG EAST quarterfinals (Nov. 16) ... Recorded her final double-double of the season with an 18 kill, 13 dig performance at Rutgers (Nov. 7) ... racked up a season-high 22 kills on a .391 attacking percentage) at Marquette (Nov. 4) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice (Oct. 29) ... set new season-highs in kills (22) and attempts (70), while posting 10 digs and a trio of service aces vs. Rutgers (Oct. 28) ... posted 20 kills, while compiling a season-high 14 digs and nine blocks vs. Seton Hall (Oct. 26) ... had 12 kills, 10 digs, and a pair of service aces at USF (Oct. 21) ... racked up 19 kills, 11 digs, and three service aces vs. then-No. 15 Louisville (Oct. 12) ... recorded 13 kills, 11 digs, three blocks, and a season-high five service aces at DePaul (Oct. 6) ... had 13 kills, 13 digs, and a pair of blocks in a five-set win vs. Villanova (Sept. 23) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 17) ... picked up 11 kills on 14 attempts without an error (.786 attacking percentage), vs. NJIT (Sept. 15) ... racked up 19 kills and four service aces in a road win at LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 15) ... became the first St. John's player since 2005 to win BIG-EAST Freshman of the Week (Sept. 3) ... posted 10 kills on a .562 attacking percentage and added seven vs. Brown (Sept. 1) ... had 17 kills on a season-high .696 attacking percentage at Central Connecticut (Aug. 31) ... registered 13 kills on a .579 attacking percentage in the home opener vs. Siena (Aug. 29).


At Gymnazium Bilikova:
A four year letterwinner... won the Slovakian national championship.


Off the Court:
Most thrilling moment in her athletic career was when her club team defeated Hungary to advance to the world championship ... aspires to play professionally ... lists watching movies and reading as her hobbies ... most influential person in her athletic career is her father ... daughter of Miroslav and Jana ... has one brother, Filip.

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