Gabby Simpson, who has been one of the top players for the Colorado volleyball team the past three years, has transferred to Kansas for her senior year.
Kansas announced on Tuesday that Simpson has joined its program.
The 6-foot-3 Simpson, who follow her sisters Cierra and Taylor to CU, was a three-year starter for the Buffaloes, playing as a hitter and setter. She was in the starting lineup for 86 of the 87 matches in which she played during her career at CU.
In her three years at CU, Simpson registered 818 kills (2.4 per set) and 1,216 assists (3.6 per set). She earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention twice, in 2015 and 2016, and received honorable mention for the Pac-12 all-freshman team in 2014.
This past season, Simpson averaged 2.47 kills and 5.48 assists per set, ranking second on the team in both categories.
Simpson helped the Buffs reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and to a 19-13 record in 2015, when they were surprisingly left out of the NCAA field. This past year, CU’s first under head coach Jesse Mahoney, the Buffs slipped to 14-16, losing nine of their last 11 matches.
Kansas is one of the top programs in the country under head coach Ray Bechard, who enters his 20th season with the Jayhawks. The defending Big 12 champion, KU has had a top-15 RPI the past five years, reaching the NCAA Tournament each of those five years. The Jayhawks reached the Final Four in 2015