Adrianna Knutson is a 5-3 senior libero and a team captain for the nationally ranked Tarleton State University volleyball squad. She was honorable mention all-Lone Star Conference as a junior, while earning CoSIDA academic honors and being named for the third time to the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Knutson, a kinesiology major, was TSU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2017, leading the squad with 535 digs.
As a sophomore, Knutson was a second-team all-LSC performer for the TexAnns.
In a game played on Oct. 27, Knutson became TSU’s all-time leader in career digs, tying and breaking the previous mark that had been set by Shea McBrearty.
Knutson came out of San Antonio Reagan High School, where she was a team captain and earned Class 6A all-state and academic all-state honors as a senior. She holds Reagan’s all-time record for digs, with 795.
Here are five questions the E-T offered to Knutson:
E-T: What other activities are you interested in besides volleyball?
Knutson: “I did ballet and gymnastics. I started volleyball when I was 8. I started at the YMCA. It kind of just grew on me.”
E-T: How do you want to earn a living?
Knutson: “Coaching and teaching. I’m not ready to let volleyball go. Coaching and teaching is something I can enjoy every day.”
E-T: What is your favorite hobby?
Knutson: “Netflix. I like to lay down and relax, doing homework, in a relaxing zone. And I like to cook.”
E-T: Do you set goals in volleyball?
Knutson: I focus on how many balls I can touch on my digs. It can vary. This year I’m like 400 digs from the school record.”
E-T: What has been the highlight of your volleyball career so far?
Knutson: “Probably last year when we won the conference championship. Wisdom Gym was packed.”