Casey Knutson
Casey Knutson
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: Team captain and All-WCC Second Team in singles and doubles in her final season on the Mission Campus ... played most of matches at No. 1 singles and had a dual match singles record of 10-10 and a 15-17 record overall ... went 7-9 at No. 1 and 3-1 at No. 2 ... finished career tied for fifth all-time with 52 singles wins at SCU ... led team in singles wins and set career high in doubles wins ... went 13-5 in dual match doubles with Erika Barnes and 16-12 overall to tie school record for most doubles wins in one season ... named WCC Player of the Month in doubles along with Barnes for April, 2007 ... Doubles: teamed with Barnes to win nine of final 11 matches, including 9-7 win over Fresno State's No. 39 ranked doubles team of Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova on Apr. 13 ... won final four matches of career, including 8-0 sweep of Jenna Tanzer and Megan Sporndli of Portland at WCC Championships on Apr. 21 ... played in five fall tournaments with Barnes, Bulldog Classic, Cal Invitational, Saint Mary's Invitational, ITA Regionals and Duck Classic ... Singles: proved to be team's most consistent performer ... won six out of eight matches in the middle of the season, including wins over Emma Taylor of San Francisco (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) on Apr. 1, Amy Toth of Washington State (7-6, 6-0) on Apr. 5 and Monika Peciulionyte of Texas Arlington (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) on Apr. 6 ... nearly defeated Jelena Pandzic of Fresno Pacific on Apr. 18 in one of the matches of the year, before losing 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, Pandzic had reached the NCAA finals two years earlier.  

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Named team's most valuable player ... one of the most versatile players on the team, playing anywhere from No. 1 to No. 5 on the singles ladder... earned All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention accolades after going 3-3 in league play... won three straight contests during Santa Clara's dual matches against Boise State, Portland, and Nevada... advanced to the quarters of the Saint Mary's Invitational by defeating Sandra Hadzisabic (San Jose State) and Kaitlin Callan (UC Davis)... posted a 7-11 doubles record, primarily at the No. 1 position with Kelly Leathers... teamed up with Kim Daniel to beat California's Marion Ravelojaona and Claire Ilcinkas... reached the quarterfinals of the Saint Mary's Invitational with Erika Barnes.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004-05: Redshirted the season due to leg injuries.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: A West Coast Conference All-Academic honoree... posted nine victories at No. 3 singles position... clinched three team victories... defeated UC Riverside's Kelley Takashita 6-3, 6-1... posted a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win over Saint Mary's Megan Schulman... clinched the team victory against Davidson, topping Meghan Fillnow 7-5, 6-4 on the third court... added another match-clinching victory, earning her 10th of the dual season over USF's Anna Skogerboe.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: Went 12-6 in singles dual action, seeing most of her time in the bottom of the lineup... recorded a 4-3 WCC record and went 15-10 overall... clinched the team's season-opening victory against rival San Jose State to mark collegiate debut... earned the Broncos' only single point at UC Santa Barbara and at Division II top-ranked BYU Hawaii... in fall play, advanced to the consolation singles semifinal at the Saint Mary's Invitational.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif... led team to the CIF Championships in 1998 and '99, marking the first time in school history... aided team in capturing the league championship all four years and the Southern California Zonal Team Championship in 1999... was named MVP in 2000 and '01... named All-Orange County as a sophomore and junior... played in the No. 1 spot in 2000 and '01... was awarded Freshman of the Year... ranked No. 12 in doubles in Southern California... in the top 40 in singles in Southern California for girls 18s.

PERSONAL: Full name is Catherine Casey Knutson... parents are Chuck and Cathy Knutson... father was a linebacker at University of the Pacific... has an older sister Kelly and an older brother Kevin... majoring in communications with a minor in retail management.

 

 

Knutson's Career Statistics

 

Year Singles Dual Singles Overall Doubles Dual Doubles Overall
2007 10-10 15-17 13-5 16-12
2006 9-8 11-9 6-9 7-11
2005 DNP - - -
2004 11-11 11-16 4-14 4-17
2003 12-6 15-10 0-1 1-2
Career 42-35 52-52 23-29 28-42