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Katie Downey

Player Profile

RS Junior

Belleville, Ill.

High School:
Belleville West




Interdisciplinary Studies

2008: Appeared in nine sets and three matches before a broken finger ended her season ... Awarded a medical redshirt ... Had seven kills and three blocks against St. Francis (N.Y.) (8/31) ... Added 16 kills, hitting .500, with two aces and two blocks at Navy (8/31).

2007: Played in and started 26 matches for the Spartans ... Played in 93 games, notching 265 kills, 27 service aces, 100 digs and 96 blocks ... Finished fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference in blocks per game (1.03) and 10th in points per game (3.74) ... Led the team in blocks and was second on the team in kills and kills per game (2.85) and was third in service aces ... Notched 14 games with 10 or more kills, two games with 10 or more digs and nine games with five or more blocks ... Posted five kills and hit .444 against Savannah State in Spartans' D-I debut (8/24) ... Had 13 kills and six blocks against Navy (8/24) ... Added 14 kills, eight digs, five blocks and two aces against Wofford (8/25) ... Had nine kills, two aces and two blocks in sweep of S.C. State (8/28) ... Had 13 kills and five blocks against Western Carolina at UNC Asheville Tournament (9/1) ... Added 15 kills, seven digs and five blocks at UNC Asheville (9/1) ... Had 11 kills, four digs, two aces and two blocks against Hampton at S.C. State Spikefest (9/14) ... Had 10 kills, seven digs and tied a career-high with nine blocks to narrowly miss a triple-double against Wofford at Spikefest (9/14) ... Posted 15 kills, three aces, seven digs and four blocks at S.C. State (9/15) ... Posted 17 kills and career-high 15 digs for first career double-double in five-game match with North Florida (9/21) ... Added nine kills and 11 digs to narrowly miss a double-double against Jacksonville (9/22) ... Posted 17 kills and three blocks in four-game win at The Citadel (9/25) ... Notched nine kills, two aces and five blocks in five-game win at Stetson (10/13) ... Posted 13 kills, five digs, five blocks and three aces in five-game match with Gardner-Webb (10/20) ... Added 11 kills, two aces and five blocks at Campbell (10/27) ... Posted career-high 18 kills, hitting a hefty .457, to go with four blocks and three digs in five-game win over Mercer (11/2) ... Added 11 kills, hitting a monster .625, adding three blocks and two digs against Kennesaw State (11/3) ... Had six kills and six blocks against Presbyterian (11/6) ... Finished season with 17-kill, five-block match against UNC Asheville (11/8).

2006: Appeared in all 34 matches, seeing action in 115 games ... Led Spartans with 43 service aces and 117 blocks ... Led squad in both solo (45) and assisted (72) blocks ... Finished third on the team with 240 kills ... Enjoyed seven matches with 10 or more kills and eight matches with five or more blocks ... Just missed a triple-double against Rollins, posting 10 kills, nine total blocks (six assisted) and eight digs (9/9) ... Also narrowly missed a triple-double against UNC Pembroke in the first round of the Peach Belt Tournament, posting 13 kills, nine digs and eight blocks (six assisted) (11/3) ... Also posted a season-high four assists in the match ... Posted 13 kills and nine blocks (five assisted) to go along with seven digs against Lenoir-Rhyne (10/24) ... Notched season-high six service aces to go along with seven kills and four blocks against Presbyterian (10/3) ... Had a season-high five solo blocks against Fort Valley State (9/2) ... A member of the Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Earned four letters in volleyball at Belleville West ... Was a member of the all-conference team three times ... Finished fourth in the conference in kill average, third in blocks and second in service aces as a senior ... Led Belleville West squads to the Illinois State tournament, taking third in 2004 ... Played on the Southwest Illinois Club team that went to nationals ... Also played club volleyball for the Southern Heat and Team United ... Also lettered for four years in basketball.

Personal: Born on July 16, 1988 ... Daughter of James and Kaaren Downey ... Has a brother, Matt ... An interdisciplinary studies major ... Favorite food is stuffed-crust pizza ... Favorite movie is "Juno" ... Favorite TV show is "Wife Swap" ... Favorite actress is Rachel McAdams ... Enjoys teammate Jane Hawryliw's singing ... Favorite song is "Hot in Here" ... Dream job is to become a beach volleyball player.

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