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One of the cornerstone pieces in the building of the Liberty High volleyball program has laid down plans for her future.
Liberty High senior Shelby Kimm announced her commitment to St. Cloud State University on Sunday with a post on social media.
“I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to St. Cloud State University to continue my academic and volleyball career,” Kimm wrote on Twitter. “I cannot thank my family, coaches, friends and teammates enough for supporting me along this process. I look forward to being a Husky.”
Kimm has been a key in Liberty High turning into one of the most successful programs in the state over the past three seasons.
A three-year varsity starter and two-time Class 5A all-state selection Kimm has helped lead the Lightning to a 92-11 record and three consecutive state tournament appearances during her career.
Kimm enters her senior season with 626 career kills and has hit .238 or better in each of her three seasons as a prep.
The 6-foot Kimm was a second-team all-state selection in 2020 after ranking second on the team with 194 kills and posting a team-high 55 blocks for a Liberty High squad that reached the 5A title game.
Kimm is coming off her best season as a prep last fall.
She hit .281 with a career-high 269 kills last season and posted career-highs in both digs (364) and ace serves (50) while helping Liberty High to a 34-5 record.
Kimm had 30 blocks a year ago when she led the Lightning in aces and ranked third on the team in digs.
St. Cloud State is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Athletic Conference.
The Huskies went 27-5 last season and advanced to the Division II regional tournament.