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  Kirby Toon

Kirby Toon

Player Profile


Middleton, Wis.

High School:





High School: Earned third-team all-state honors in 2008 despite missing part of the season due to a knee injury ... 2008 Big Eight Conference Player of the Year ... two-time first-team All-Big Eight Conference selection; earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore ...three-time team captain and two-time team most valuable player ... plays club volleyball with Capital Volleyball Academy ... named to the 2008 Junior Volleyball Directors Association (JVDA) all-tournament team, aiding CVA to a bronze medal finish ... recognized by PrepVolleyball.com with an Outstanding Blocker award in 2007 ... member of the National Honor Society ... has been named to the honor roll every semester

Personal: Nickname is Kirbs ... parents are Al and Jane Toon ... father is a former football and track All-American at Wisconsin and played with the NFL's New York Jets ... has one brother Nick (20) and two sisters, Molly (17) and Sydney (14) ... Nick is a sophomore wide receiver on the UW football team ... participating in the Chancellor's Scholarship Program ... enjoys cooking, traveling, skiing, singing, playing and watching sports and hanging out with family and friends

Major: Intends to major in kinesiology or physical therapy

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose the University of Wisconsin because playing a sport at the UW
has been my dream as long as I can remember."


First started volleyball: age 14/freshman in high school
Most memorable match: Winning the Northern Lights Qualifier Championship match my 16's year against Sports Performance
My favorite thing about Wisconsin Volleyball is: the atmosphere in the Field House during home matches
This summer, I: worked on rehabbing my injury and getting back in shape for preseason
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be: Probably attending UW-Madison as a regular student
Dream as a collegiate player: To win NCAA championships
Is there anything significant about your uniform number?: It's my brother's number for football and hopefully when my sister Molly goes to school next year to play at Michigan she'll get number one too. So it's kind of a sibling connection.
Favorite part of game day: running out to warm up while the band plays
My role models are: my parents
What talent would you like to have? I wish I could shake it like Beyonce
Fantasy job/career: Wedding Planner
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Get married and have kids
Post-college/career plans: I want to continue being involved in volleyball so whether that means coaching or playing over seas I don't really know yet. If I could travel to anywhere in the world, it would be: Greece
Weird thing not many people know about me is: I thoroughly enjoy speaking in different accents
I can't live without: my family or volleyball
If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: Americas Best Dance Crew ... if I could dance like that!
My secret addiction is: Facebook
Favorites - Athlete: my dad; Movie: She's the Man; TV show: House; Sports team: any Badger team; Food: potatoes in all forms, but not sweet potatoes; Place on campus: Memorial Union or State Street; Place to shop: any place that is having a sale; Cartoon character: Spongebob Squarepants; Vacation spot: anywhere tropical and warm; Volleyball player: Molly Toon; Favorite drink: chocolate milk