Kristin Lynn Hildebrand
- Impel Volleyball S.A.
- United States
- Birth Date
- Birth Place
- Provo, Utah
- 185 cm
- 68 kg
- Traveling, photography, dancing, sleeping
- Favorite Book
- The Hiding Place
- Favorite Athlete
Position: Outside Hitter
Weight: 68kg/150 pounds
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Birth Date: June 30, 1985
Joined Team: June 2005
Alternate to 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games
Served as captain of 2013 U.S. Women's National Team resulting in 25-6 record
Named most valuable player of 2012 Pan American Cup as Team USA won the gold medal
Major International Competitions
2014 - Montreux Volley Masters...USA Volleyball Cup vs Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (First Weekend)
2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Pan American Cup (Gold-MVP).
2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver).
2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth).
2008 - Pan American Cup (Fifth Place)...U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place).
2005 – Montreux Volley Masters (7th Place)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place).
Did You Know
Started 30 of 31 matches during 2013 season recording 291 points and averaging 2.94 points per set
Started all 14 matches of 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix averaging 3.06 points per set
Favorite place to play volleyball is Brazil
Looks up to Stacy Sykora
Started playing organized volleyball at age 8
Father, Dave, also played on the U.S. National Team from 1978 to 1980. Both Dave and her mother Lauren, who passed away in 2012, played volleyball at BYU as did her sister Lauren
Admires her mother most for “her strength and example she left”
Rehabilitated two consecutive knee surgeries in nine months
Married to Tyler Hildebrand, who was a setter on the U.S. Men's National Team and now spends time coaching some of USA's elite beach players
Favorite athlete is Karch Kiraly, her current head coach with U.S. Women's National Team
Two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Americans at Stanford University
Played on U.S. Women's Junior National Team in 2001 and 2002, served as captain of 2000 U.S. Girls' Youth National Team
2003 National Gatorade Player of the Year at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah
Played juniors for Players Volleyball Club, which won the 2002 Nationals