End of Career Notes: • 2014 First Team All-Mid-American Conference • Played in 95 of a possible 125 matches over her career • Saw action in 309 of a possible 475 sets over her career • Ranks 19th on Ball State season-season charts with 106 block assists in 2015 • Smashed a career-high 21 kills in a five-set win over New Mexico (Aug. 29, 2015) • Recorded double-figure kills in 28 career matches • Hit a career-best .643 (11-2-14) at Northern Illinois (Sept. 27. 2014) • Notched a career-high nine total blocks at Toledo (Sept. 24, 2015)
2015 (R-Sr.): Earned fourth letter at Ball State … started all 32 matches … saw action in 117 of a possible 124 sets … smashed double-digit kills in 11 matches, including a career-high 21 in a five-set win over New Mexico (Aug. 29) … added 13 kills vs. South Dakota (Sept. 19) … scored 12 kills and a career-high nine total blocks at Toledo (Sept. 24) … tied a career-high with seven block assists versus the Rockets, while scoring a pair of solo blocks … recorded at least one kill in all 32 matches, with five-or-more on 27 occasions … tallied 106 block assists on the year, which ranks as the 19th-best single season total in program history … tied a career-high with seven block assists in three matches, while tying a career-high with three solo blocks at Akron (Sept. 26, 2015) … recorded at least one block in 30 matches, with five-or-more on 11 occasions … served up a career-high two aces in three matches, including the win over New Mexico which were the first two aces of her collegiate career … hit a season-best .556 (11-1-18) versus Notre Dame (Sept. 18), while hitting .300-or-better in 11 matches … tied a career-high with three digs versus Utah Valley (Sept. 11) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 13) … Preseason All-MAC West Division … Ball State Active Ankle Challenge and Boiler Box Challenge All-Tournament Team.
2014 (R-Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … played in all 30 matches, earning 27 starts … saw action in 109 of a possible 119 sets … smashed double-digit kills in 15 matches, including a season-high 17 to help guide the Cardinals to a win versus Eastern Michigan (Oct. 3) … added 16 kills versus Western Michigan (Nov. 1) and 15 at Buffalo (Oct. 11) … recorded at least one kill in all 30 matches … hit a career-best .643 (11-2-14) at Northern Illinois (Sept. 27), while registering above a .300 percentage in 16 contests … ranked ninth in the MAC in league-only matches with a .324 hitting percentage … her .291 attack percentage for the year ranked second on the team and just outside the top 10 in the league rankings … tallied 64 total blocks on the year, with eight solo and 56 assists … collected a season-high six total block at Buffalo, while adding five on two occasions; at Central Michigan (Oct. 4) and versus Northern Illinois (Oct. 31) … recorded at least one block in 25 matches, with three-or-more on 11 occasions … named the Most Valuable Performer of the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge.
2013 (R-So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … played in 21 matches, earning six starts, to help Ball State claim a share of the Mid-American Conference West Division title … saw action in 49 of a possible 116 sets … smashed a season-high 11 kills versus IPFW (Sept. 4) and added 10 kills versus Western Illinois (Sept. 13), her first two career matches with double-digit kills … blasted at least one kill in 18 matches … collected a season-best three total blocks in three matches, while adding a season-best two solo blocks at Kent State (Oct. 19) … scored at least one block in 10 matches … recorded a career-best three digs in two matches; versus IPFW and vs. Drake (Sept. 14) … hit a career-best .312 (8-3-16) versus The Citadel (Aug. 31) to open the season.
2012 (R-Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … played in 12 matches, starting each of the final four … blasted a season-best seven kills at Central Michigan (Nov. 10) and tied the mark in the season finale versus Xavier (Nov. 24) … also hit a season-best .211 (7-3-19) versus the Musketeers while adding a pair of digs … posted a career-high seven block assists at CMU, while collecting a career-best three solo blocks at Miami (Oct. 20) … recorded at least three total blocks in six matches.
2011: Sat out the season at a redshirt.
PREP CAREER: Earned four letters at Kokomo High School for Coach Jason Watson . . . First Team All-North Central Conference accolades as a senior after blasting 437 kills, while adding 229 digs and 93 blocks . . . Kokomo's Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . finished her career as the schools' all-time leader in kills (1,299) and blocks (386) . . . garnered First Team All-NCC accolades as a sophomore and junior, while picking up the team's MVP award as a junior . . . also played three seasons of club volleyball for Munciana . . . In addition to volleyball, Hopkins was a four-year letterwinner for the Kokomo girls basketball team . . . A four-time First Team All-NCC selection, Hopkins helped guide the Wildkats to a 2008 IHSAA Sectional Championship, as well as a pair of NCC Championships (2008 & 2010) . . . She was also named to the Junior All-Star team and was a three-time all-area honoree.
PERSONAL: Graduated in the spring of 2015 with a degree in journalism … currently working on her master’s in emerging media design and development … born Sept. 6, 1992 in Kokomo, Ind. ... daughter of Michael and Ann Hopkins ... has one sister, Lisa, and one brother, Patrick ... her brother was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at Indiana Wesleyan University from 2009-10 to 2012-13 ... full name is Kelly Ann Hopkins.