I was born in Louisville Kentucky and raised in Campbellsville Kentucky. At the age of 5 I began playing basketball. When I was 11 years old I decided to transfer from Campbellsville Independent Schools and attend Marion County Public Schools. In middle school we had several undefeated seasons and middle school state titles. During my high school days we won several district and region titles and made 4 appearances in the KHSAA state tournament. In 2013, my senior year of high school, I helped lead our basketball team to become KHSAA State Champions with a perfect season of 39-0 and ranked as the #4 team in the nation. After high school I earned a full athletic scholarship to play Division I basketball at the University of Kentucky.
I played at the University of Kentucky where we made several appearances in the NCAA tournament. I attended UK from 2013-2015 before transferring to Western Kentucky University in 2016. At Western Kentucky our team won the 2017 C-USA Conference tournament and made an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 2017, I had a semester of eligibility to use, in which I chose to play at Union University in Jackson Tennessee.
While at Union University we won the Gulf South Conference, South Region Championship and we went on and lost in the Final 4 of the NCAA DII National Tournament.
Through my journey it showed me how much basketball is more than just a game. The love I have for the game moved me to share my story and use my journey to help others through the game of basketball.
Imagine this: You’re an incredibly talented basketball player for the University of Kentucky who dreams of playing in the WNBA one day. After all, why wouldn’t you? Your uncle played for the Chicago Bulls, and your dad played for Louisville. Your mother also played street ball while she was pregnant with you. Ever since you were 5 years old, basketball has been more than just a game or an escape; it’s been a member of your family, a God-given gift to you. Unfortunately, as you quickly learn, gifts can be taken from you at any time .... Read more
High School - Marion County (2007-2013)
- Started playing varsity basketball starting 7th grade year
- Ranked as the nation’s 59th-best player by Blue Star Basketball.
- 19th-best forward by ESPN.com
- Nominated for McDonalds All-American
- 4x All State First Team (2010-2013)
- 5x All 5th Region Team (2009-2013)
-6x All 20th District
-2013 Miss Basketball Finalist
- First-Team All-State selection - Averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.4 blocks per game as a senior.
- Given the Leadership Award in the 2012 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournament championship game
- Finished career scoring over 2,500 points, over
1,600 rebounds and over 500 blocks
Ranking ninth all-time in rebounds and seventh in blocks Led the top ranked Lady Knights to a perfect 39-0 record making them the 2013 KHSAA State Champions.(First state title in Marion County Girls Basketball history) The Lady Knights became the first undefeated state champions since Marshall County in 1984.
University of Kentucky (2013-2015)
Freshman - With only 3 freshman, UK women's basketball team had the top 10 freshman class in the nation. Major recruiting services ranked the 2013 freshman class of 3 as #5 by the All-Star Girls Report, #8 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and #10 by Blue Star Basketball. This marked UK women's basketball program the highest recruiting class since 2009.
Missed the 2013-14 freshman season after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism on Oct. 28, 2013.
Sophomore - Played in all 34 games with 15 starts ... Started the first 15 games of the season before coming off the bench for the first time vs. Auburn (1/8/15) ... Averaged 4.0 points (eighth on the team) and 3.1 rebounds per game (sixth on the team) ... Her 20 3-pointers were the third most on the team behind Jennifer O’Neill and Makayla Epps ... Made at least one 3-pointer in 15 games, including two crucial 3s in the second half of UK’s 67-56 upset of No. 2/2 South Carolina (3/1/15), and the go-ahead 3-pointer in UK’s comeback over Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament ... Played 20 minutes vs. Mississippi St. in the SEC Tournament, the most since playing 25 vs. Tennessee State (12/28/14) ... Came off the bench for an SEC-high nine points vs. the Gamecocks (3/1/15), the most since netting 19 vs. Northern Kentucky (12/3/14) ... Double-figure points in two games (11 vs. App. State and 19 vs. Northern Kentucky) ... Earned first career start vs. Appalachian State (11/14/14) and scored 11 points in her collegiate debut, which tied for the 10th most in a Wildcat debut.
Western Kentucky University
Red Shirt Junior- In her one season at WKU in 2016-17, she started 25 of the 26 games played, averaging 8.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Kyvin helped lead her team to become Regular Season Champs and a Conference USA Title.
Union University (2017-2018)
5th Year Senior- After joining the team in the middle of the season, Kyvin was the heart and soul of the Lady Bulldogs of Union University. After joining the team in January, she quickly became an unquestioned leader. She was able to to help lead her team to a Gulf South Conference Regular Season Championship, South Region Championship, and make an appearance in the NCAA DII National Final Four (first time in school history to make it to the the NCAA National DII tournament)