#48 Middle Blocker

Karis Watson

Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Personal: Watson served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Winthrop University volleyball team, sharing her knowledge and experience with the next generation of athletes. She holds a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management from Clemson University. Her academic pursuits further led her to attain a master's degree in marketing management from the University of Essex in Essex, England. In her family, athleticism runs deep, as her father, Ken, played football at Maryland. Watson is one of six children in her family, with each sibling leaving their own athletic mark. Her brother, Benjamin, played college football at Georgia before embarking on a professional career in the National Football League (NFL). Her sister, Jessica, competed on the track and field team at Coastal Carolina, adding to the family's impressive athletic pedigree. Another brother, Asa, was a football player at NC State, further cementing the family's connection to sports. Additionally, Watson has six nieces and six nephews, and her love for family shines through in her personal life. In recognizing those who have made a significant difference in her life, Watson acknowledges her high school coach, Cindy Elder, along with her parents and older siblings. Beyond sports, she has diverse interests and talents, having played the viola in middle and high school. Growing up, she also participated in gymnastics, soccer, and track and field, showcasing her versatility in various sports. When she's not on the volleyball court or contributing to her community, Watson enjoys indulging in her hobbies, which include drawing, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family. Her international experiences also extend to her connection with current Athletes Unlimited Volleyball athlete Taylor Bruns Tegenrot, where they played together internationally and shared the special moment of Tegenrot's wedding, where Watson was a bridesmaid.

Height 6' 2"
Hometown Rock Hill, South Carolina
Pronouns She/Her

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