HONORS 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team 2008 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2009 (SENIOR) Saw action and started in all 34 matches, playing all but one set on the season...Led Baylor in kills for the third consecutive year with 378, averaging a team-best 3.18 per set...Ranked second on the team in digs with 348 and digs per set at 2.92...Became just the second player in BU history with more than 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs...Broke the BU rally-era record for career kills (1,538) and career attempts (4,341)...Ranks third all-time at Baylor for career kills...Had at least 10 kills in 23 matches, leading the team in kills 21 times...Recorded 16 double-doubles during the season...Had a season-best 20 kills against Purdue, and a season-best 18 digs at Kansas State... Ranked fourth on team with 71 total blocks and a block average of 0.60 per set...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
2008 (JUNIOR) Saw action in 112 sets and started 31 matches...Became just the 13th player in Baylor history with 1,000 career kills...Recorded 392 kills on the season with a career-best .237 hitting percentage...Tallied 56 set assists and 20 service aces...Also recorded 338 digs to go with 65 total blocks...Recorded 21 kills and 21 digs against Oklahoma for her third-career 20 kill-20 dig match, the second-most in Baylor history...Named the Baylor Classic Most Valuable Player...Named to the Baylor Invitational all-tournament team...Tallied 15 kill-dig double-doubles during the season...Reached double-figures in kills on 23 occasions, including two matches with 20 or more kills...Double-digit digs in 17 contests and topped 20 digs on two occasions...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team...Named to the 2009 Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2007 (SOPHOMORE) Saw action in 112 games and started 29 matches as a sophomore...Missed two matches due to injury...Recorded 478 kills on the season, the ninth-best single-season total in Baylor history and the fourth-best in the rally scoring era (2001-present)...Career 3.36 kills per game average ranks fourth in Baylor history...Recorded 25 kills and 21 digs against Kansas State, her first career 20 kill-20 dig match and the 21st in Baylor history...Followed that by recording 22 kills and a career-best 28 digs at Oklahoma for her second straight 20 kill-20 dig match...Only one other time in program history has a player recorded 20 kill-20 dig performances in consecutive matches (Elisha Polk vs. Kansas State and Temple in 1999)...Responsible for two of the six 20 kill-20 dig matches in Baylor history during the rally scoring era...Recorded double-figure kills on 27 occasions and tallied 20 double-doubles on the season...Ten times she recorded 20 or more kills, including a career high 25 kills on two occasions...Recorded 10 or more digs on 20 occasions and topped 20 digs in three matches...Recorded 26 service aces including a career high four against Kansas...Tallied 74 total blocks, with multiple blocks in 19 different matches...Recorded 10 or more points in 27 matches and topped 20 points on 14 occasions...Tallied career highs in points at Missouri and against Texas Tech with 27.0 points...Recorded double-doubles in the first five matches of the season...Named the SMU/Radisson Invitational Most Valuable Player...Also named to the University at Buffalo Classic All-Tournament team.
2006 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in 119 games, seeing action in all 33 matches...Recorded 299 kills on the season, the fourth-most on the team...Ranks second behind Anna Breyfogle in kills among returning players...Talled 92 total blocks on the season, for a 0.77 blocks per game average...Recorded 10 or more kills on 14 different occasions, including a career-best 17 against Missouri...Recorded three or more total blocks in 17 matches, including a streak of eight straight from Sept. 2 to Sept. 13...Recorded a season-best five digs against Arkansas State.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned three letters for Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, for coach Tammy Laurence...As a senior, led the Cougars to a 33-4 record, including an undefeated district campaign, and to the area finals of state playoffs...Earned 2005 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State honors...Honored by The Houston Chronicle as a 2005 first team All-Greater Houston selection and Player to Watch...Also named District 19-5A MVP...Named to the all-tournament teams for the Pearland and Spring Branch tournaments... 2005 Texas All-Star alternate...Two-time team MVP...Also lettered in track, competing in the shot put and discus...Off the court, earned all-academic honors each of the last three years...Participated in Homes for Humanity and Space Club.
PERSONAL Full name is Katie Rose Sanders...Born Sept. 26, 1987, in Sugar Land, Texas...Daughter of Ted and Nancy Sanders...Has a brother, James (22); and two sisters, Angela (18) and Jennifer (16)...Majoring in sociology and history.