Kate Prior
Middle Blocker Opposite Hitter 1
Henderson , 
Last School
Nevada State High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Swen and Kristi
  • Middle child of three kids
  • Also recruited by UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Florida, Penn State, Texas, UNLV, Utah and Washington
  • Was a competitive dancer for seven years
  • Has a pet turtle named Sheldon
  • Majoring in Exercise Science

Before BYU

  • Class of 2022 Under Armour All-American (2021)
  • Placed No. 3 at Open Division NIT (2021)
  • Arizona Regional Champion (2021)
  • First Team All-Conference (2019, 2021)
  • Soph79 (2020)
  • Club Pre-Season All-America (2019)
  • 3A State Champ at Boulder City High School (2019)
  • Second Team All-Conference (2018)
  • Placed No. 1 at National Division GJNC (2018)
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2022

  • All-WCC Honorable Mention
  • All-WCC Freshman Team
  • Recorded 67 kills, 30 total blocks and seven digs in 54 sets
  • Put down a career-high 12 kills at San Francisco (11/3/22)
  • Sent back a career-high six total blocks against James Madison in the NCAA Tournament (12/2/22)
  • Played in 22 of the Cougars’ 29 matches
Sophmore Year 2023

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Kate Prior and Kelsey Knudsen — 2022 All-WCC Honorable Mention

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  • Kate Prior — 2022 WCC All-Freshman Team


  • Kate Prior lands a kill against James Madison

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  • No. 7 seed BYU women's volleyball vs. No. 2 seed Pitt — 2022 NCAA Tournament Second Round

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  • Erin Livingston, Elyse Stowell, Sophia Callahan, Whitney Llarenas, Whitney Bower, Aria McComber, Kate Prior and Eden Bower to compete at 2023 USA Volleyball Women's National Team Open tryouts

    BYU WVB USA WNT Tryouts

  • Kate Prior and Erin Livingston named to U.S. Women's College National Team