2012 (JUNIOR): Started all 32 matches as libero and served in that role for all but four sets on the year ... Led the team with a 3.91 digs average, which ranked 10th in the Southeastern Conference ... Posted a .956 serve-reception percentage, second on the team among the primary passers ... Posted double-digit digs in 25 matches, including four 20+ dig contests ... The first of those came, with 20, came in the five-set win over East Tennessee State (8/25) ... Landed a career-best three aces against UNC Asheville (8/25) ... Made the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Named Best Defender at The Mason Inn Patriot Invitational after posting 14 or more digs in all four matches ... Tallied a season-high 21 digs and a career-best seven assists in the UAB win (9/8) ... Had 18 digs in the LSU win (9/16) ... Compiled 20 digs at Auburn (9/21) ... Posted 19 digs against Alabama (10/12) ... Made 20 digs against Tennessee (11/11) ... Only made three reception errors in her last 14 matches, covering 158 attempts ... Garnered a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Stood as the only Gamecock to play in all 104 sets, serving as libero in 101 of those ... Started at libero in all 30 matches ... Led the team and ranked third in the SEC with a 4.57 digs average, which is the fourth-best average in Gamecock history ... Her 475 digs on the year stand fifth in single-season history, third in the rally-scoring era ... Tallied double-digit digs in 27 of the 30 matches...Twice recorded 28 digs in four-set matches, tying for third in South Carolina history and for the top in the SEC in four-set affairs this season ... First accomplished the feat on Sept. 3 vs. Elon before repeating it vs. Georgia on Nov. 10, both home wins for the Gamecocks ... Posted a career-best 31 digs in the win at College of Charleston (9/10) ... Twice earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week accolades (11/7 and 11/21) ... Had 12 matches where she did not make a serve reception error ... Closed the season with only two serve-receive errors in her last eight matches (.989 percentage in 177 attempts)...Twice had two aces, in wins over Davidson (9/2) and Auburn (11/18) ... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in 26 matches, drawing one start ... Served as libero in 18 sets, the only person beside Hannah Lawing to wear the off-colored jersey ... Averaged 1.60 digs per set on the year ... Ranked third among the primary passing group with a .942 serve-reception percentage ... Had three kills and nine digs in her collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee (8/27) ... Five times she did not make an error in serve reception (minimum eight attempts): at No. 6 Illinois, College of Charleston, No. 16 LSU, at Mississippi State and at Arkansas ... Played full rotation one set in the victory at Mississippi State (10/8), making two kills ... Landed an ace against No. 1 Florida (10/27) ... In three sets as libero in the home triumph over Mississippi State (11/13), posted a season-best 16 digs while receiving 35 serves with only one error ... Earned placement on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in volleyball for coach Marck Weiss at Cape Henry Collegiate School ... Made the Tidewater Conference all-league team three times, earning first-team accolades during her junior and senior years ... Named the league's Player of the Year as a junior ... Claimed Division II State Player of the Year honors in 2008 ... Also an all-area selection by the Virginian Pilot ... Made 226 digs and landed 85 aces as a junior before compiling 332 digs during her senior campaign ... Led her team to a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title as a junior and senior ... Played junior varsity basketball and helped the squad to a conference title as the team's MVP ... Earned a letter in rowing ... An honor roll and headmaster's list member, she's a part of the National Spanish Honor Society ... Played club with the Coastal Virginia group led by Dave Albaugh ... Her team ranked first in the region in 2008 and 2009 ... Also played beach volleyball for six years, winning the 2007 USA Volleyball Jr. Beach tour event for 16-and-under ... Finished second in the AVPnext Coed A-Doubles in 2009.
PERSONAL: Kimberly Paige Wheeler was born to parents Jon and Kim ... Has one sibling, Price ... Lists surfing and beach volleyball among her hobbies ... Says her favorite actor is Vince Vaughn ... Majoring in retailing.