Kinsey Batten
Kinsey  Batten


Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Kickapoo HS




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2015 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
2015 MVC Setter of the Year
First-Team all-MVC (2015)
2015 NCAA Statistical Leader in Total Assists
2014 MVC Scholar-Athlete HM

2014 MVC All-Tournament Team

Senior/Career summary
The Missouri Valley Conference Setter of the Year and an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, Batten led NCAA Division I with 1,522 assists on the season. She finished the year 21 assists shy of MSU’s single-season record, while her 11.27 per set average ranked 21st nationally. Batten led MSU to a .233 team hitting percentage in 2015, finishing the year with averages of 2.47 digs, 0.76 kills and 0.46 blocks per set. She added 15 double-doubles and 23 matches with at least 40 assists, finishing her career ranked fourth in school history with 2,976 helpers.

2014 (Junior)

• MSU's starting setter who finished the year with 1,363 total assists and a 10.99 per set average while directing the Bears to a .236 attack efficiency
• Assist total ranked second in the MVC and 15th nationally in 2014, while ranking seventh in MSU history for a single season
• Averaged 2.21 digs, 0.61 digs, and 0.30 blocks per set on the year
• Dished out at least 40 assists in 21 matches, with 50 or more on six occasions
• Had 12 matches with at least 10 digs, including a season-high 19 against Illinois State (11/28)
• Earned all-tournament honors at the MVC Championship after posting four kills, 92 assists and 32 digs in two matches
• Threatened a triple-double against Loyola (10/25) with eight kills, 34 assists and 10 digs
• Had seven kills without an error and 42 assists against Oral Roberts (9/4) as part of an all-tournament performance in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational

2013 (Sophomore)
• Served as MSU's backup setter as a sophomore, seeing time in 12 matches
• Started against Alabama A&M (9/14) and finished with five kills, 21 assists, five digs, two blocks and two aces
• Ended the season with seven kills, 32 assists, 13 digs, three aces and three blocks in 19 sets

2012 (Freshman)
• Became a major contributor midway through her freshman season, finishing the year with 47 kills, 59 assists, 87 digs, 17 blocks and six aces in 53 sets
• Cracked the starting lineup for the first of seven consecutive matches Oct. 26 against Bradley
• Recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs in the team's home win over UNI (10/27), adding seven blocks as well against the Panthers
• Had at least 10 digs in six matches with a high of 16 at Illinois State (11/2)
• Tallied eight kills and 10 digs against No. 23 Creighton (11/17)

• Second-team all-state selection as a senior, helping Kickapoo High to a 27-3 record and No. 7 state ranking
• Four-time all-conference, three-time all-district, two-time all-region and honorable mention all-state (as a junior) during her prep career as well
• As a senior, recorded 191 kills, 307 assists, 148 digs, 23 blocks and 28 service aces
• Accumulated 309 assists, 197 points and 157 kills in 64 sets as a junior, and had 225.5 points as a sophomore while leading the team with 283 assists in 64 sets

• Born June 30, 1994, in Springfield, Mo.
• Daughter of Brad and Tammy McCarter
• Married Tyler Batten in June 2015
• Sister Courtney McCarter played for the volleyball Bears from 2010-12
• Grandfather Larry McCarter (1961-63) and great uncle Jerry McCarter (1959-61) played basketball at Missouri State, and great uncle Cliff Johnson was a tennis player from 1970-73
• Majoring in Sales Management
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