Irvin's transfer from Virginia gives USC an experienced setter with two years of Division I experience and solid backup to Kendall Bateman.
As a sophomore, she made 14 starts in 31 matches...recorded 17 kills (0.15 kps) with 455 assists (3.99 aps), 11 service aces (saps) and 191 digs (1.68 dps)...hit .229 on the season (17-6-48)...had 10 digs in a five-set loss on Sept. 6 against Iowa...in her first major action at setter on Sept. 13 vs. Binghamton, she had 14 assists and seven digs in the 3-0 sweep...posted 24 assists on Sept. 19 in a 3-0 loss against UCLA...had a season-high five kills with 24 assists and 10 digs in a five-set win at Northwestern on Sept. 19...tallied 25 assists and season-high 15 digs in a four-set win on Oct. 4 at Maryland...on Oct. 10 at North Carolina, she had two kills with 18 assists and nine digs...recorded a season-high 27 assists in a five-set loss on Oct. 17 against Duke, adding 11 digs...followed with 24 assists and five digs on Oct. 19 in a four-set win over Wake Forest...had 20 assists and nine digs in a five-set win on Oct. 24 vs. Miami...registered 18 assists in a 3-0 sweep on Nov. 8 against North Carolina State...had a kill with 20 assists and five digs in a four-set win over Maryland on Nov. 14...registered 26 assists and seven digs in four sets on Nov. 21 at Wake Forest...posted a double-double with 12 assists and 10 digs on Nov. 22 at Duke...in her final match of the season on Nov. 28 against Virginia Tech, she had one kill with 21 assists, one service ace and six digs.
In her freshman season, Irvin was the only player on the Virginia squad to appear in all 121 sets...played in 31 matches with 26 starts...recorded 1,061 assists (8.77 aps) and 282 digs (2.33 dps)...recorded 50 or more assists in eight matches, including four consecutive matches at the end of the season.
She was a three-year letterwinner at two-time co-captain at Marymount High in Los Angeles...led Marymount to the 2004, 2005 and 2006 CIF Southern Section Division IV regional title...earned All-America honors by Prep Volleyball...her 2006 squad also won the 2006 CIF Division 1A state title...earned state all-tournament team honors...named 2005 CIF-SS Division IV Player of the Year...played club volleyball for Gene's Team four years...team captain all four years...led squad to bronze medal at the 2006 Junior Olympics in the 17 Open division...named to the Junior Olympics all-tournament team in 2005 and 2006....her 17 Open team took first place at the 2006 Las Vegas Classic...named 2005 AAU Beach Player of the Year...gold medalist at the 2006 USA Beach Volleyball Junior Olympics...teamed with Ashley Lee to represent the United States at the 2006 Swatch FIVB U19 Beach World Championships in Bermuda and earned a ninth-place finish...won the gold medal at the 2005 AAU Beach National Championships and earned the bronze at the 2004 USA Beach Volleyball Junior Olympics.
Kelly Anne Irvin was born on May 19, 1989, in Santa Monica, Calif...parents are Chris and Anne...father played men's volleyball at UCLA and was a member of the Bruins' 1974 and 1975 national championship squads...has one brother, Steven, and one sister, Christine...uncle, Greg, played on USC's 1980 men's volleyball national championship squad...her aunt, Diane, played golf at UCLA and went on to play professionally on the LPGA Tour...her uncle, Bobby, was a member of the USC football team (1988-90)...her uncle, Richard, played men's volleyball at UCLA and was a member of the 1970, 1971 and 1972 national championship squads...eight of her relatives have attended USC...favorite movies are Legally Blonde and The Notebook...favorite television shows are Entourage, Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl...enjoys listening to Jack Johnson, The Fray and Coldplay...lists Gene Selznick as her biggest sports hero because he taught her how to play volleyball...majoring in political science.