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2011-12 Virginia Wesleyan Marlins
Katelynn Duncan

Katelynn Duncan

Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
High School: Holy Cross Regional Catholic
Major: Art
  • "I made VWC my No. 1 choice because I like the athletic atmosphere.  It is a small college where I can learn and grow and not feel overwhelmed.  And, of course, it's by the beach. Hello!"
  • Selected VWC over Roanoke College, Lynchburg College, Marymount University and the University of Mary Washington

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Two-time Dean's List honoree
  • Carries a current 3.58 GPA

Prep Accolades

  • Two-time first team All-Virginia Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III honoree
  • Three-time all-conference honoree, twice on the first team
  • Recorded 280 kills and 75 aces as a senior
  • Named to the Virginia Episcopal School's All-Tournament team twice
  • Selected as team's Most Valuable Player as a junior
  • Recipient of the Best All-Around Player Award as a sophomore
  • Team captain as a junior and senior
  • Participated in the 2009 High Expectations Camp
  • Also competed three years for the tennis team
  • Named team MVP four consecutive years
  • Three-time all-conference honoree
  • Team captain as a junior and senior
  • National Honor Society member
  • Yearbook Editor
  • Member of Bible Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club and Key Club

Personal

  • Daughter of Mary Grifo and Rodney Duncan; parents attended the College of Wooster, Ohio State University and Radford University
  • Has one brother, Logan 
  • Enjoys listening to country, rap, and hip hop, and vacationing in Hawaii
  • Favorites include the movie "She's The Man"
  • A fan of Olympian Kerri Walsh
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "Loving, caring, smart, athletic, independent, strong woman"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "Being an underdog and changing history, the feeling of accomplishment and success in something I enjoy, the adrenaline rush, and being a part of an intense play."
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "Patience."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "To improve and play at my full potential."
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "Flying, so that I could see the world."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I love to draw and I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, etc."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I want to be working at a job I love and settling down with a husband, house, and kids."
  • The most important advice I've received is: "Attitude is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle it."

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