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Gracie Van Driel - Volleyball - Kansas Jayhawks

Gracie Van Driel

Position Middle Blocker
Height 6'1''
Class Junior
Hometown Rose Hill, Kan.
High School Rose Hill High Shcool

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in 10 matches with two starts
  • Recorded 13 kills, with six blocks 
  • Logged a season-high three kills against Xavier (Feb. 26) and at TCU (March 12)
  • Made starts against West Virginia (Oct. 10) and Xavier (Feb. 26)


  • Played in 19 matches with four starts and appeared in 47 sets
  • Recorded double-digit kills three times and registered a season-high 14 kills in the season opener at Kansas City (Aug. 30)
  • Registered a season-high five digs against South Carolina (Sept. 7)
  • Tallied a season-high three blocks at then-No. 1 Texas (Nov. 23)


  • Four-year letter winner in volleyball at Rose Hill High School in Rose Hill, Kan., and was a three-time letter winner in track & field
  • Led the Rose Hill Rockets to the 2016 and 2017 4A State Championships
  • Named the Kansas 4A Volleyball Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017
  • 2018 All-Metro Volleyball Team selection
  • Named VolleyballMag.com Girls Fab 50
  • One of 18 invited to the 2019 United States Women’s National Team Open Tryouts with four-years of collegiate eligibility remaining
  • Played club volleyball for the Fight Club


  • Plans on majoring in sports management at the University of Kansas and enrolled at KU in the spring 2019 semester


  • Born Gracie Van Driel
  • Daughter of Doug and Susan Van Driel
  • Has one sister, Anna Van Driel, who is a member of the Kansas rowing team