A solid threat in the middle for Wake Forest and one of the top blockers on the team ... Had back-to-back 15 kill matches to begin the season including 15 at High Point (Aug. 28) and at UNC Wilmington (Aug. 31) ... Also had eight block assists against UNC Wilmington ... Put up eight kills and seven block assists against Davidson (Sept. 1) and six kills against Winthrop (Sept. 1) to go with seven block assists ... Recorded two kills and four total blocks against Michigan (Sept. 7) and followed it up with 10 kills against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 7) ... Had five kills against UNI (Sept. 8) and five at Marquette (Sept. 8) ... Put up 10 kills off 15 attempts against Toledo with three total blocks ... Had four kills against Campbell (Sept. 15) and eight against Appalachian State (Sept. 15) ... Tallied six kills at NC State (Sept. 19) and three at North Carolina (Sept. 21) ... Finished with five kills against Furman (Sept. 15) ... Had six kills at Florida State (Sept. 28) and four at Miami (Sept. 30) ... Registered 17 kills against Boston College (Oct. 5) while hitting .500 and adding three total blocks ... Had seven kills against Maryland (Oct. 6) and nine against Georgia Tech (Oct. 12) ... Put up four kills against Clemson (Oct. 13) and nine at Duke (Oct. 16) ... Finished with 12 kills at Virginia Tech (Oct. 19) and seven block assists ... Had five kills at Virginia (Oct. 20) and 10 in the win over NC State (Oct. 26) ... Had five kills against North Carolina (Oct. 28) ... Recorded eight kills and four total block against Maryland (Nov. 2) ... Put up seven kills and four total blocks in the win over Boston College (Nov. 4) ... Saw action against Miami (Nov. 9) and against Duke (Nov. 20) in the final match of the season ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011 (Sophomore) Got off to a good start in her first tournament as a starter at the Deacon Invitational ... Turned in 5 blocks and 5 kills vs. Arkansas (9/3) ... Had a breakout match with 12 kills (.455) and 5 blocks, including 2 solo blocks, vs. Charleston Southern (9/3) ... Recorded 5 blocks for the third straight match vs. Georgetown (9/3) ... Had 8 kills and hit .455 vs. North Florida (9/4) ... Recorded double-digit kills in both matches at the Black & Gold Challenge ... Had 10 kills and 5 blocks in a win over Duke (9/16) ... Tallied a season-high 11 kills and added a pair of blocks vs. High Point (9/17) ... Recorded 4 kills at Appalachian St. (9/20) ... Notched 5 kills and 3 digs vs. Clemson (9/23) ... Tallied another 5 kills and 4 blocks vs. Georgia Tech (9/24) ... Posted 3 kills and 2 blocks at Miami (9/30) ... Registered 4 kills, 4 digs and 3 blocks at Florida St. (10/2) ... Put up 7 blocks, 4 digs and 2 kills at Virginia Tech (10/6) ... Racked up 2 more kills and 2 blocks at Virginia (10/7) ... Followed up with 3 kills and a block vs. Maryland (10/14) ... Had 2 blocks and a kill vs. NC State (10/19) ... Racked up 5 kills, 4 digs and 3 blocks vs. North Carolina (10/21) ... Recorded 6 kills and a block at Georgia Tech (10/28) ... Chalked up 2 kills and a dig at Clemson (10/29) ... Had a trio each of kills, digs and blocks vs. VCU (11/1) ... Tallied a season-high 8 blocks alongside 5 kills vs. Virginia Tech (11/4) ... Strong all-around game vs. Virginia (11/5) with 6 blocks, 5 digs and 7 kills ... Mustered 6 kills and 3 blocks vs. Florida St. (11/11) ... Posted back-to-back performances with 4 kills vs. Miami (11/12) and at Boston College (11/18) ... Cleared double digits with 10 kills at Maryland (11/20) ... Totaled 3 kills at Duke (11/22) to end the year.
2010 (Freshman) Saw action in eight matches and played in 13 sets during her freshman campaign ... Ended the year with 11 kills and a .391 hitting percentage ... Made her collegiate debut at the Black and Gold Invitational against Campbell on Sept. 11 ... Had one kill and one dig against the Camels ... Turned in a career-best five kills on six attempts in her second-career match against East Carolina on Sept. 11 ... Also had a block against the Pirates ... Entered towards the end of Set 3 in a Deacon sweep over Charlotte on Sept. 21 ... Played one set vs. Clemson on Oct. 30 ... Had three kills on just four swings vs. NC Central on Nov. 9 ... Played in one set and had a dig at Maryland on Nov. 12 ... Saw action in all three sets of a sweep at Boston College on Nov. 14, collecting two kills, three digs and a block ... Entered into one set vs. Virginia on Nov. 19.
High School Played for Mallory Grandbois at Etiwanda High School as a middle blocker ... Was an All-CIF selection as a senior in 2009 and also earned Best Offensive Player honors ... As a junior in 2008, was a CIF Scholar Athlete and was voted Best Defensive Player and Baseline League Honorable Mention ... Played club volleyball at Upland Volleyball Club (06-07), Arsenal Volleyball Academy (07-08) and Club West (08-10) ... Was under the club direction of Kurt Vlasich, playing middle blocker.
Personal Full name is Kristin Nicole Grissom ... Born on August 13, 1992 in Palmdale, Calif. ... Economics major ... Daughter of Carol Melaas and Robert Grissom ... Her aunt, Wanda May Grissom, played volleyball at Pepperdine, cousin, Mary Strong, played volleyball at Loyola Marymount and cousin, Devin Grissom, played football at Upper Iowa ... Was also recruited by CSU Northridge, New Mexico State, Sacred Heart, South Carolina and UNLV ... Eleven of her former high school and club teammates are playing intercollegiate volleyball.