Sophomore Year (2009)
Played in 25 matches and 95 games for the Paladins...named to the All-Southern Conference second team...ranked second on the team with 2.58 kills per game and fourth on the team with 245 kills...ranked third among the Paladins with 55 blocks...recorded a career-high 20 kills at Mercer on September 4...also tied her career-high with five blocks in the match...hit .452 to establish a new career-high against Wofford on October 14...posted a career-high five service aces at Georgia Southern on October 30...named the Southern Conference Player of the Month for October...led the Paladins with 129 kills as Furman fashioned a perfect 11-0 record in October...had a hitting percentage of greater than .400 in four Paladins wins during the month, while attacking at a .264 clip for the month...tallied five double-doubles and recorded double digit kills in 11 matches.
Freshman Year (2008)
Appeared in 32 matches and 110 games for the Paladins...started 26 matches...ranked second on the team with 123 assists...was fourth on the team with 230 digs and 26 service aces...had a career-high 18 assists, plus 15 kills and 11 digs for a triple-double against Tennessee Tech on September 13...posted a career-high five blocks also against Tennessee Tech...tied her career-high with 18 assists versus Appalachian State on October 18...recorded a career-high 21 digs in Furman’s 3-2 win over the College of Charleston in the Southern Conference Tournament championship...tallied five double-doubles.
Led her Hillcrest team to two state championships as a junior and senior, as well as region championships for three consecutive years....earned All-Region honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...named to the All-State team as a junior and senior...played club volleyball for Club South, where she was named the Southern Classic Tournament MVP....also competed in varsity basketball as a sophomore at Hillcrest...member of the Beta Club...earned the Governor’s Citizenship Award.
Kelly Elisabeth Kirby was born on February 14, 1990 in Greenville, S.C....daughter of Becky Kirby...father played collegiate tennis at Gardner-Webb...mother Becky and aunt earned masters degrees at Furman...majoring in health and exercise science.