Volleyball

 
11 - Katherine Douglas
Katherine Douglas
Height: 6-1
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Woodside, Calif.
High School: Woodside
Position: OH

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009 Played in 59 sets and tallied 142 kills and accumulated 122 digs ... earned first career double-double hitting .273 with 15 kills, four aces and 10 digs vs. CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 5) ... named to the All-tournament team at Sac State Invitational (Sep. 8) ... produced nine kills hitting .348 vs. Arizona (Sept. 11) ... hit .467 with 16 kills vs. LMU (Oct. 22) ... hit .268 with a team-leading 17 kills, collecting 10 digs vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 12).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Woodside High School in Woodside, Calif. ... coached by Greg Lara Denis Baldini, Robin Rosales, and Alex Brown ... with volleyball team was tabbed for Senior Ace team on PrepVolleyball.com website and as one of Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 ... 2007 San Jose Mercury News First team all league ... 2007 Daily News Player of the Year ... 2008 Daily News co-Player of the Year ... led team to Pal Bay championship in 2007 and '08 ... senior year tallied 577 kills, 365 digs, 41 blocks and 40 aces ... played club volleyball with Vision for coach Jason Mansfield on 18 gold team ... Vision won bronze medal in 2008 and '09.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Pam Douglas ... has an older sister, Diana ... father played football at San Diego ... sister played volleyball at UCLA ... one uncle played football at Nebraska ...other uncle swam for George Hanes at Santa Clara International swim center, and went on to the Pan American Games ... enjoys traveling, shopping and going to the beach ... major is business.

Why Santa Clara? I chose Santa Clara because it is the perfect combination and balance of academics and athletics. I also enjoy the small setting, which gives it a more personal feeling in and outside of class. Anytime I visited Santa Clara, the people have been very friendly and welcoming, making Santa Clara seem like the right fit. It's also very close to home, making it easy for my family to come visit, and It has always been the school that felt most comfortable to me.