University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Caitlan Buettner

Height 6-2
Class Fifth Year
Hometown El Paso, Texas
High School Eastwood
Previous School Texas State
Caitlan Buettner - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 at Texas State

  • Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament selection for the second straight season

2021 at Texas State

  • Picked up right where she left off as a sophomore as she appeared in 91 sets throughout 31 matches
  • Selected to the 2021 Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Concluded the 2021 season with 238 kills (2.62/set) on a .217 attack percentage
  • Credited with 10 service aces to go along with six assists
  • One of seven student-athletes to register 100-or-more digs (108) throughout the season en route to averaging 1.19 digs per set
  • Her 47 total blocks (0.52/set) were the fourth most on the squad
  • Totaled 275.5 points (3.03/set) to become one of just four student-athletes in the program to register 275-or-more points on the season
  • Appeared in all 19 conference matches and totaled 162 kills (2.95/set) on a .261 attack percentage against league opponents
  • Turned in a season-high 14 kills on a .324 attack percentage in the Bobcats’ four-set win over App State (Oct. 23)
  • Texas State was 10-2 throughout the 2021 season when she surpassed double-digit kills
  • Had 13 kills on a .478 attack percentage in the Bobcats’ postseason conference tournament win over Coastal Carolina (Nov. 20)
  • Had 12 kills on a .400 attack percentage against Troy (Nov. 19) to open Texas State’s postseason conference tournament run
  • Had a streak of four consecutive matches with double-digit kills
  • Swung .300-or-better in a match on eight different occasions
  • Had a season-high 10 digs in the Bobcats’ match against Miami (FL) on Sept. 10
  • Flirted with a triple-double with an 11-kill, 8-dig, 5-block performance against Little Rock (Nov. 5)
  • Had an 11-kill, 5-block, 4-dig outing at Arkansas State (Oct. 16)
  • Finished two digs shy of a double-double against Alabama (Sept. 10) as the junior recorded 12 kills and eight digs

Spring 2021 at Texas State

  • Won Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 8, 2020 after leading the team with 4.88 kills per set behind a .345 hitting percentage on opening weekend.
  • Played in 104 sets and tallied 2.60 kills per set (270 total) behind a .180 hitting percentage
  • Tallied 27 total blocks, averaged 1.42 digs per set (148 total), had 14 assists and six aces
  • Registered 14 matches with 10 or more kills, including five of the final six matches
  • Recorded seven matches leading the team in digs and three matches leading the team in digs
  • Turned in two double-doubles this season
  • Had a career-high 27 kills in the season opener vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 4, 2020) and also had 17 digs in the same match for her first career double-double
  • Her 27 kills in a single match was the most of any Bobcat since joining the Sun Belt in 2013
  • Matched her season-best 17 digs against UTEP (Sept. 11, 2020) and had a new season-high four blocks in the same match
  • Swung a .524 hitting percentage vs. ULM (Sept. 25, 2020), and had a two aces twice at SFA (Sept. 4, 2020) and vs. ULM (Nov. 18, 2020)

2019 at Texas State

  • Played in 51 sets
  • Concluded the season with 81 kills (1.59/set), .169 hitting percentage, 49 digs, 16 blocks (two solo blocks) and two aces
  • Recorded a season-high 11 kills at Louisiana (Nov. 3) and Arkansas State (Nov. 9) .
  • Had a season-high 10 digs vs. Northern Iowa (Aug. 31) and three blocks at Appalachian State (Oct. 27) and vs. Arkansas State (Nov. 9).

High School

  • Played under the tutelage of Aaron Bajek at Eastwood High School, helping the Troopers compile 101 victories over four years served as team captain in 2018 and was honored as the Class 2-5A District Most Outstanding Outside Hitter
  • EHS finished second in the district with a 16-2 record and won the bi-district championship in 2018
  • Played 415 sets in her career and compiled 1,360 kills, 855 digs, 200 blocks and 78 aces
  • Named to the all-district first-team in 2016-18 and was an all-district second-team honoree as a freshman
  • Four-time academic all-state award winner
  • Played club volleyball for 915 United where the team finished fifth at the national tournament, and she was named to the all-tournament team.


  • Daughter of Amber Clark and John Buettner
  • has three siblings, Joelle and Joe Clark (twins) and Olivia