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#13 Kristen Nuss Season 2024

New Orleans, La.
High School
Mount Carmel Academy

College Beach Volleyball’s All-Time Winningest Player with 136 Career Victories
36-0 on Court 1 with Taryn Kloth in 2021
2021 VolleyballMag First-Team All-America
2021 VolleyballMag Pair of the Year with Taryn Kloth
2021 VolleyballMag Player of the Year
2021 AVCA Pair of the Year with Taryn Kloth
2021 AVCA First-Team All-America
2021 CCSA Pair of the Year with Taryn Kloth
2021 AVCA National Pair of the Week with Taryn Kloth (3/16)
2021 CCSA Pair of the Week with Taryn Kloth (3/17, 4/7)
CCSA Pair of the Year (2018,2019)
AVCA All-America (2018, 2019) All-American (2017, 2018, 2019)
USAV Collegiate Beach Champion (2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Conference (2017, 2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Preseason (2019, 2020)
AVCA Top Flight (2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Tournament Team (2018, 2019)
CCSA Pair of the Week x4 (2018, 2019, 2020)
AVCA Pair of the Week x2 (2018, 2019)

Finished her college career with 136 career victories as college beach volleyball’s all-time winningest player … Went 36-0 on Court 1 with Taryn Kloth, becoming just the second pair ever to have that record as a Court 1 duo and earning National Pair of the Year honors … Of their 36 victories, Kloth and Nuss won 32 of them in straight-sets … Solidified her and Kloth’s standing as the Nation’s Best Pair during LSU’s trip to California where the Tigers faced No. 4 UCLA and No. 1 USC in two double-headers … Went 2-0 over the defending Pac-12 Pair of the Week of Lexy Denaburg and Savy Simmo at UCLA … In the first match, Kloth and Nuss faced 12 match-point serves from Denaburg and Simmo in the third set, but they put on a masterclass of sideouts and ultimately won the set, 27-25 … Won in straight sets over the UCLA duo in the second match … Faced USC’s Tina Graudina, a qualified Tokyo Olympian, and All-American Sammy Slater the following day in a double-header … Clinched LSU’s victory over USC with a three-set victory in the first match against Graudina and Slater … Won in straight sets in the second match against the USC duo … Named as the CCSA Pair of the Year with Nuss after going 27-0 during the regular season … Swept through postseason play at the CCSA Tournament and NCAA Championship to finish the unblemished season … Earned All-America honors from the AVCA and Volleyball Mag … Announced that she and Kloth will pursue a professional beach volleyball career together as a pair.

Went 12-2 on Court 1 throughout the course of the season with Claire Coppola, finishing the season on an 11-match win streak … Became just the third NCAA pair with Coppola to reach the 100-win mark, joining USC’s Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes (147-4) and UCLA’s Megan and Nicole McNamara (109-30) as the only collegiate pairs to reach that mark … Picked up wins on Court 1 against six Top-20 teams, including twice against No. 1 UCLA … Nine of her and Coppola’s 12 wins came in straight-sets … Her and Copolla earned their 100th win together on March 6 against No. 17 Arizona in Fort Worth, Texas in straight-sets … Named CCSA Pair of the Week after her and Coppola won their 100th match as a pair … Helped lead LSU to wins in back-to-back weeks against then No. 1 UCLA, vaulting to the Tigers to their first No. 1 ranking in both the AVCA and DiG Polls … Granted another year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Set the program record for wins in a season with partner Claire Coppola, compiling a 33-4 record on Court 1 … Won her first eight matches of the year against seven pairs from ranked teams … Went on a 16 match win streak from March 29-April 21 in which her and Coppola did not drop a single set … Won in two sets on April 7 against Houston Baptist, giving her and Coppola their 81 career victory and placing them atop the LSU individual wins list … Earned 20 victories over pairs from ranked teams … Her and Coppola earned CCSA Pair of the Year for the second consecutive year, becoming the first pair ever to earn that honor twice … Named to the AVCA All-America team … Won the USAV Collegiate Beach Championship for the second straight season with Coppola.

Compiled a 31-8 record with partner Claire Coppola on Court 1 and became part of the first LSU duo to be named AVCA All-Americans … Named to the preseason CCSA All-Conference team … Took home CCSA Pair of the Week after her and partner Claire Coppola swept through the opening weekend of the season, defeating pairs from three top-15 teams … Became the first LSU pair to win AVCA Pair of the Week after their performance at the Gamecock Grandslam in which her and Coppola went 4-0 and defeated pairs from three top-11 teams, including a straight set victory over No. 1 Pepperdine … From March 17 through March 31, Coppola and Nuss won 13 matches in a row, all of which came in straight sets, including wins over pairs from seven ranked teams … Earned the AVCA Top Flight Award with Coppola which goes to pairs that won at least 75-percent of their marches throughout the season … After going 4-0 in the CCSA Tournament, named to the CCSA All-Tournament team … Won CCSA Pair of the Year and earned All-Conference honors … Led the Tigers to their second straight appearance at the NCAA Championship … Competed in the USAV Collegiate Beach Championship with Coppola against 29 other elite collegiate pairs and won the championship, earning a spot in the FISU World University Championship … Finished fifth overall out of 32 international pairs at the FISU World University Championship in Munich, Germany, representing the USA.

Contributed in the number one spot as a freshman for the majority of the season with fellow freshman partner, Claire Coppola … Won nine matches over ranked teams including seven over top-10 teams … Lost only one match in the number two spot, going 9-1 there … Amassed 18 wins while tallying just 6 in the number spot … Won six matches in a row from March 12 to March 19 … Won 14 matches in a row from March 24 to April 15 … Won 20 matches out of 21 from March 12 to April 15 … Finished the season with a 27-7 record … Named to the All-America team.

Three-sport standout in volleyball, basketball, and soccer … LHSAA Division I MVP and Gatorade Player of the Year candidate for indoor … Helped Mount Carmel capture the state championship during her freshman, junior and senior seasons … Member of the All-District and All-Metro teams throughout her career … Recipient of Player of the Week accolades from the Times-Picayune, the Advocate, MaxPreps, and WGSO … Finished her prep career totaling 102 aces, 54 assists, 1255 kills, 133 blocks and 1831 digs.

Parents are George and Audrey Nuss … Has three older siblings: Pete, Jeffrey and Jordan … Grandfather played baseball professionally … Plans to major in sports medicine.

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