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Apr 06, 2023

Simpson Kirr Signs Oregon State Transfer

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson volleyball and head coach Jackie Simpson Kirr have announced the addition of Kateryna Tkachenko to the 2023 roster on Thursday. Tkachenko has spent the previous three seasons at Oregon State and will join the program this fall.

“Kateryna brings to our attacking core a lot of experience having played against some high-level competition in the Pac-12,” said Simpson Kirr. “She is a skilled attacker with many different tools to use against elite level blocks and defenses. With such a young roster, I am thrilled to add her experience to the roster.”

Kateryna Tkachenko · Outside Hitter · Lubny, Ukraine · Lubny Children’s and Youth Sports School · Oregon State

  • Appeared in 74 matches and 253 sets for the Beavers
  • Clocked 669 kills to average 2.64 per set while adding 723 total points
  • Tallied 66 blocks (eight solo, 58 assisted) to contribute 723 career points to the lineup
  • Third on the team in 2022 in total kills (210)
  • Led the Beavers in 2021 with 282 kills (3.17 per set)
  • Had 14 double-digit kill games in 2021 and 10 in 2022
  • Finished 15th in the Pac-12 for kills per set and 18th in total kills (2021)
  • Has been involved with the Ukrainian National Team
  • Joined the Junior National Team in 2016 earning a third-place finish at EEVZA in 2016 and second in 2018
  • Helped her 2018 squad advance to the Euro Girls U-17 final finishing ninth
  • Moved up to the Ukrainian National Team in December of 2018 for which she participated in the Golden League

Tkachenko joins Adria Powell, Katie Culumovic and Katie Hurta as transfers to the 2023 roster. Clemson also recently announced the additions of incoming freshmen Audrey Armbruster, Mckenna Gildon, Ava Hewitt-Smith, Courtney Nix, Kitty Sandt, Kate Simington and Kennedy Wagner.

The current volleyball team is training and participating in spring semester scrimmages. The team has two scrimmages left, including a trip to College of Charleston (April 9) and at home vs. Wofford (April 14). Both scrimmages are free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to attend the final spring scrimmage on April 14 inside Jervey Gym beginning at 5 p.m.