New Gophers volleyball coach Keegan Cook already has his first recruiting coup. Libero Kylie Murr, the Big Ten defensive player of the year last season at Ohio State, is coming to Minnesota for her final year of eligibility.
“We’re thrilled to bring Kylie Murr to Minnesota for the 2023 season,” Cook, hired to succeed Hugh McCutcheon on Dec. 12, said in a statement. “She is the exact person and athlete we were looking to join our program. Kylie is an elite and experienced competitor who will elevate our team immediately.”
Murr played for four years at Ohio State, where she leaves as the program’s all-time digs leader (1,935). She played in 116 matches (422 sets) in her four seasons, averaging 4.59 digs, 1.06 assists and 0.15 service aces per set.
As a last senior season, Murr was named first team All-Big Ten, AVCA All-America honorable mention and won the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award for a team that advanced to the regional final in the NCAA tournament. She played in 31 matches, leading the team with 4.69 digs per set, including 10 games of 20-plus digs and two of 30-plus.