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Caroline Bien - Volleyball - Kansas Jayhawks

Caroline Bien

Position Outside Hitter/Libero
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
High School Saint Thomas Aquinas HS
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  • 2021 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2021 All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2021 All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • 2021 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year 
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 13, 2021)
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 21, 2021)
  • Rock Chalk Choice Awards Female Athlete of the Year 2022


  • Played in 107 of 111 possible sets this season
  • Second on the team with 274 kills and 305.0 points
  • Recorded a team-high 12 kills in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Miami (FL) on Dec. 1st
  • Third on the team with 244 digs


  • Started and played in all 30 matches 
  • Career-high 21 kills against Creighton (Dec. 3) and Texas (Oct. 9) 
  • Led the team with 336 kills, an average of 2.95 per set. 
  • Also totaled 276 digs and 33 blocks


  • Played for Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, lettering in volleyball, diving, bowling and track & field (9 letters)
  • PrepVolleyball.com No. 14 recruit in the country
  • 2020 AVCA Under Armour All-America First Team and one of 11 preselected to first team
  • 2018 Swimming and Diving State Champion, and 2019, 2020 Volleyball State Champions
  • 2017-2020 Sub-State Champions and three-time Eastern Kansas League Champions (2017, 2018, 2020).
  • Tallied over 1,300 career digs, 1,000 career kills and finished her career third in program history in kills
  • 2020 Eastern Kansas League MVP and 2019 EKL Defensive Player of Year
  • 2017-20 First Team All-Kansas, Kansas State All-Tournament Team, First Team All-Eastern Kansas League
  • 2018 Saint Thomas Aquinas Bowling Team MVP
  • 2017-19 PrepVolleyball National Freshman, Sophomore and Junior of the Year Finalist
  • 2019-20 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year nominee
Volleyball 🏐 Bien Named to USA Volleyball U21 National Training Team for Second Consecutive Year

Kansas outside hitter Caroline Bien has been selected as one of 18 top junior volleyball players who will comprise the 2023 Women’s Under-21 (U21) National Training Team for USA Volleyball.

Volleyball Jayhawks Send Three to 2022 Women’s National Team Open Program

Kansas Volleyball will send three representatives to the U.S. Women's National Team Open Program this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 25-27 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The weekend event will be held in the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.

Volleyball “Five-Tool” Freshman Caroline Bien Making Waves in her First Year at Kansas

Kansas outsider hitter Caroline Bien is a unicorn in every sense of the word—a rare athlete that can seemingly do it all on the volleyball court.