Gophersports.com caught up with Maddie Beal, Sophie Beckley and Kayla Buford in this recent Gopher Spotlight.
Minnesota will have two representatives on this team in middle blocker Kayla Buford and setter Erica Handley.
Gophersports.com caught up with new Gopher Volleyball member, Kayla Buford
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2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Saw action in the Iowa match during her sophomore season.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Made her collegiate debut vs. Texas A&M (8/29) • saw action against Sam Houston State (9/19) • saw action against No. 1 Penn State (9/26).
Played for Canton High School and the Premier Volleyball Academy • playing one year with Canton High School, helped the Chiefs to a 32-13-1 division championship record when she had 81 kills and 73 total blocks • played three years at the Premier Volleyball Academy, including two with its 18-Onitsuka team • in 2014, Premier and Buford took second at nationals, while playing in Nicaragua her junior year.
Born June 29, 1997 • daughter of Tamika Higgins and Kevin Buford • graduated from Canton High School in 2015 and was the president of her high school's DECA chapter • interested in majoring in supply chain management.
|Kayla Buford's Career Statistics|
|Career Totals||5-5||1||0.50||1||1||.000||0||0||0||3 (0-3)||1.5|
Gophers Travel to Ohio State Wednesday
The No. 5 University of Minnesota travels to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State, Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. The meeting marks the first competition against the two teams this season.
The Week That Was in Gopher Volleyball: Oct. 9-16
The Gopher Volleyball team earned a pair of home wins against No. 16 Purdue and Iowa last week. Take a look back at the week that was in Minnesota Volleyball.
Gopher Duo Receives Weekly B1G Accolades
Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson received weekly Big Ten Conference awards, announced today by the conference office.