Bears pack in 29 games, building towards repeat postseason bid
Junior star becomes first ever BU player to land on one of the 14-member teams
Junior outside hitter first BU player to earn first team since 2009
Bears fall in three, conclude remarkable season
Bears advance to second round with first postseason win since 2009
Volleyball vs. UT
VBall vs TCU
Volleyball vs Texas Tech - 09/28/2016
• 2017 All-Region (first team)
• 2017 All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous)
• 2017 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (two times)
• 2017 Baylor Homecoming Court Member
• 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 (unanimous)
• 2016 AVCA All-American (second team)
• 2016 All-Big 12 (first team, unanimous)
• 2016 All-Region (first team)
• 2016 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (six times)
• 2016 AVCA National Player of the Week (Sept. 27)
• 2014 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 29)
• 2017 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• Nine-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2017 (Redshirt Senior):
Finishes Baylor volleyball career with the second-most kills in program history with 1,700 and most in the rally scoring era…Is one of two Bears in program history to reach 1,700 career kills…Posted second-most career attacks with 4,423…Finishes with 123 career matches played…Earned PrepVolleyball.com Honorable Mention All-America honors despite missing four Big 12 matches due to injury…Named a Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American and was one of 10 finalists for the award after originally being selected to 30-person watch list…Was the only Big 12 finalist for the award…Earned second-straight All-Region First Team honors and unanimous All-Big 12 First Team recognition…Led the team in kills in 15 matches…Posted 12 double-doubles during senior season and totaled 32 during her career…Had a season-high 26 kills on two occasions…Had first 26-kill match with a .303 attack efficiency against No. 10 BYU on Sept. 9…Had second 26-kill match against Oklahoma on Sept. 30…Had a season-high 66 attacks against No. 10 BYU…Posted double-digit kills in 17 matches and double-digit digs in 14 matches…Had 20 or more kills in six matches…Opened season with 19 kills and 11 digs against No. 15 Florida State…Posted 17 kills and 13 digs in the team's win over Washington State on Aug. 31…Had final double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs at Kansas State on Oct. 14…Posted her 1,700th career kill vs. Colorado in the NCAA Second Round…Is only one of three Bears to appear in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments…Named the Baylor Classic MVP…Earned on Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge and Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team…Named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25…Earned VolleyMob.com Player of the Week Honorable Mention recognition on Oct. 31…Nominated by the "B" Association as Baylor Athletics' homecoming court nominee…Named Baylor Homecoming Court Princess on Oct. 19…Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team…Earned spot on Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester.
2016 (Redshirt Junior):
Named an AVCA Second Team All-American after one of the best single-season performances in Baylor history, notching the most kills in a single season (698)…Also recorded the second-most kills in Big 12 history…Ranks eighth in career kills at Baylor…Unanimous All-Big 12 first team choice after leading the league in kills, points, kills per set and points per set…Ranked in the top four nationally in all four categories throughout the season…Paced the country with 1,773 total attacks…Totaled 18 double-doubles during the season, including 12 in Big 12 play…Had six of the conference’s top 10 kills performances…Posted a career-high 32 kills vs. Iowa State on Nov. 23…Posted double-digit kills in 33 of 34 matches played…Tallied 18 matches with 20 kills or more, including a 20-kill performance to help BU upset 14th-ranked San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament…Six-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, becoming the second player in conference history to earn six weekly awards in the same season…Snapped the single-season and career conference awards record by a Baylor player…Became the program’s second AVCA National Player of the Week and first since 1999…Earned the honor on Sept. 27 after she pounded in 64 kills and 5.82 kills/set, including 23 kills in Baylor’s sweep over No. 23 Kansas State...The performance marked the first time since 2001 that a BU player recorded 23 or more kills in a three-set match…Also contributed defensively, adding 342 digs and 73 blocks…Finished with the third-most digs on the team…Had a team-leading 32 aces, good for third-most in the conference...Named Baylor Invitational and Baylor Classic Most Valuable Player…Landed a spot on the Thunderdome Classic and Seminole Invitational All-Tournament Team…Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team recognition…Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection during fall and spring semesters.
2015 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Appeared in every set and match of the season, logging 109 sets and 30 matches...Ranked second on the team in kills (307) and kills per set (2.82) for the second-straight season...Matched a career-high kill mark with 20 at TCU on Oct. 21...Set a new career-high in single-match service aces with three vs. Rice on Sept. 19...Earned a spot on CSU’s Rams Classic All-Tournament Team Aug. 30...Picked for the Dayton Invitational All-Tournament Team Sept. 13...Selected as the Baylor Classic MVP Sept. 19...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team...Earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters and the fall Baylor Dean’s List.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman):
Appeared in 30 matches with 16 starts...Ranked second on the team in kills (317) and kills per set (2.94)...Registered two double-doubles on the season (10 kills & 18 digs vs. TAMU-CC on Aug. 30; 14 kills & 23 digs at Texas State on Sept. 3... Earned George Washington Colonials Challenge Tournament MVP honors on Sept. 13..Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Sept. 29 after matching a career high with 20 kills and added a career-high four blocks in Baylor’s five-set road win over Kansas State on Sept. 27...Had just four attacking errors on 44 attempts and hit .364...Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team...Awarded Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall semester.
2013 (True Freshman - Medical Redshirt):
Led Baylor in kills through the first two matches of the 2013 season with 21, but tore her ACL at the end of the second match vs. Cal Poly on Aug. 31 and missed the remainder of the season...Had 21 kills and 14 digs in her first two games as a collegian...Earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Baylor Dean’s list for the spring semester...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
Played four seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Becky O’Neal at Prestonwood Christian Academy...Named a third-team 18s Club Volleyball All-American by PrepVolleyball.com...One of only three outside hitters to be named All-American at the USA Junior National Championships...Played for the Dallas Skyline 18 Roshambo, ranked third in the nation...Helped the Prestonwood Lions to a 38-3 overall record as a senior, and the team was the state runner up...Named the TAAPS 5A District MVP and earned first-team all-state honors...Was a four-time all-district honoree with three first-team selections and was a three-time all-state selection...Was the Dallas-Fort Worth area kill leader as a senior with 650 kills and a .447 hitting percentage...Also lettered in basketball two seasons and four seasons in golf...National Honor Society member...Participated in several volunteer and church-related organizations.
Given name is Katelyn Staiger...Goes by Katie... Daughter of Bill and Stacy Staiger...Majoring in business.