Kristin Belzung is in her second season with the Gamecock volleyball program, moving into the director of operations role for the squad. Belzung will assist with practice setup and help out with many of the administrative tasks for the team, including travel and video coordination.
Belzung comes to Columbia from Northern Iowa, where she was a standout setter for the Panthers for four seasons. A two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, she stands fourth in UNI history with 4,256 assists and 11.3 assists per game. Belzung also led her squad twice in aces and helped the team to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007. She was named the State Farm MVC Tournament MVP in her squad's first of two straight conference tourney crowns. Belzung recorded two triple-doubles in her career, including one in a victory over Clemson in 2006.
An Ankeny, Iowa, native, Belzung was a star in the classroom as well. She earned the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award, an honor recognizing athletes for their excellence in academics, sportsmanship and community service. She garnered Dean's List recognition in six of her nine semesters at UNI while earning a spot on the inaugural MVC All-Academic first team. Belzung served as a SAAC representative and participated in the NCAA National Leadership Conference.
Belzung graduated with a bachelors in health promotion/environmental health from Northern Iowa and is pursuing her masters in sport and entertainment management.