7 Katie Borden
7 Katie Borden
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Laguna Blanca
Position: L/DS
Major: Communications
College: HS


AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Played in 10 sets, tallying a kill vs. UC Riverside (Aug. 28) and one dig vs. San Diego (Nov. 11).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Did not see action in any matches.

AT LAGUNA BLANCA: A 2009 graduate of Laguna Blanca High School ... coached by Jason Donnelly (volleyball), Gregg Luna (soccer) and Mike Bierman (softball) ... with volleyball team was named MVP, Most Consistent player and team captain her senior year; and with soccer team was named Most Improved ... also won the Poly invitational Girls Volleyball All-Tournament award in 2008 ... team was CIF Champs in 2006 and finished as the runner-up in 2005 and '07 ... played club volleyball with Santa Barbara Volleyball Club where she was team captain of 16s team when she played for Ed Gover ... in 2008 team was led by Courtney Preston and Kenny Preston - who coached Bronco head coach Jon Wallace at UC Santa Barbara as a collegiate. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ross and Debra Borden ... has three older siblings: Becky, Ross and Bill ... father graduated from USC and mother graduated from Arizona ... active in community with Operation Smile and National Charity League ... major is communication.

Why Santa Clara? "It was definitely the most beautiful campus I saw on my college trips. The feeling I got when I went on my first tour was 'Wow! I could definitely see myself living and playing here!' I knew from that point that Santa Clara was my first choice. Once I got to the know the coaches, I became even more excited about becoming a Bronco!"