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Katie George
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Katie  George

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Assumption

Height:
5-10

Position:
Setter


08/29/2015

Volleyball Outlasts Creighton in 3-2 Win

Fairs has 21 kills

08/28/2015

Volleyball Falls to No. 8 Illinois

Fairs has 13 kills

08/26/2015

Volleyball Opens Season at Illinois Tournament

Cards to face Illini, Creighton and Miami (OH)

08/25/2015

Morgan Miller Takes On the Final Entry on the Volleyblog

First day of college as the adventure begins

08/22/2015

Volleyball Holds Red/Black Scrimmage

Cards' hard work in preseason evident on court

08/22/2015

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL 2015 RED & BLACK SCRIMMAGE

Louisville Volleyball 2015 Red & Black Scrimmage

04/12/2015

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v KENTUCKY | SPRING GAME

Louisville Volleyball v Kentucky | Spring Game

11/26/2014

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v PITTSBURGH

Louisville v Pittsburgh

11/23/2014

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v NORTH CAROLINA

Louisville Volleyball v North Carolina

11/02/2014

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v VIRGINIA

Louisville Volleyball v Virginia

5 | Katie George | Setter | 5-10 |Sr. | Louisville, Ky. | Assumption | Club Coach: Cristy Chapman Uhrig

2014: Katie was an AVCA All-Region selection and was named first team All-ACC. She earned a starting nod in every match of her junior year and served as team captain. She led the team with 1163 assists (10.20/set) and aces with 35. She was second on the team with 301 digs (2.64/set) and registered 14 double-doubles. She had a season high seven kills vs. Boston College and Minnesota, 57 assists at Minnesota, five aces at Virginia and Clemson and 16 digs vs. UNC and Cincinnati. She was named to MVP and All-Tournament at the Morehead Tournament. She was also named to the All-Active Ankle Challenge team. Katie was ranked No. 76 in the nation in total assists. She was one of four ACC athletes who received the 2015 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award for a post graduate scholarship and spoke at the Atlantic Coast Conference Luncheon. She was also named to the ACC All-Academic squad as well as the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. She was crowned Miss Kentucky USA last January and competed in the Miss USA contest in July where she finished in the top 11.

2013: Katie spent her summer overseas and was named to the All-Tournament team as the libero for the USA National Collegiate Team that won the silver medal at the European Global Challenge Tournament in Pula, Croatia. Katie was named to The American Athletic Conference’s First Team. She led the team with 1066 assists (9.31/set) and aces with 31 and was ranked in the nation in assists/set. She was third on the team with 237 digs (2.19/set) and registered 10 double-doubles. She had a season high eight kills vs. Wichita, 61 assists vs. Virginia Tech, three aces at SMU and 18 digs vs. Houston.

2012: Katie George earned a starting nod in the lineup in the fourth match of the season, when she came off the bench to lend a much-needed spark for the Cardinals’ win over rival Kentucky. As part of the 6-2 system, she shared setting duties with Hannah Kvitle. She led the team with 721 assists (6.32/set) and was third on the team with 217 digs (1.92/set) . She owns a .933 serve percentage (350-for-375) and posted five double-doubles. She recorded a season high three digs against eventual national champion Texas, had a season-high 34 assists versus both Texas and UConn. Her season high for aces was three that she tallied versus Seton Hall and Villanova. Her season high for digs was 13 which she had against Texas and UConn.

High School: Katie came to the Cardinals as a hometown product, having played for Assumption High School for Ron Kordes and for KIVA for Cristy Chapman Uhrig. She was Prep Volleyball’s National Player of the Year in 2012. In 2011, Katie was named KVCA Miss Kentucky Volleyball and KVCA First-Team All-State as well as KHSCA Outstanding Senior for Volleyball and the KHSAA State Tournament MVP. In that same year, she earned KHSAA State All-Tournament Team and led Assumption to the KHSAA State Tournament: Championship in both 2011 and 2010 and was the KVCA Region 7 Player of the Year. In 2010, she was KVCA Second-Team All-State and KHSAA Region 7 All-Tournament Team and led her team to the KHSAA Region 7 Tournament Championship. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” and was ranked No. 81 by PrepVolleyball as well as being on Under Armour’s All-American Watch List: 2011. For KIVA (Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy), she was named to the Wisconsin Dells Showcase All-Tournament Team, 2010 and the JVDA All-Tournament Team, 2009 and was a JVDA Open Gold Division Champions. In AAU, she was an Open All-American in 2009 and 2008.

Personal: She is the daughter of Tim and Annie George. She was born Dec. 3, 1993. She is majoring in communications and sports administration.

Favorites:
Athletes: Michael Phelps, Kevin Durant
Hobbies: Sports
Movie: Harry Potter 7
TV Shows: Scandal, Game of Thrones
Musicians: Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan
Class: Journalism
Food: Steak
Movie Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last” from Talladega Nights
Professional team: Oklahoma City Thunder; Sportscasters: Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews
Words that describe her: Loud, competitive, determined
Best advice: Great leaders make those around them better
Something most people don’t realize about her: She’s Lebanese
Her biggest obstacle to overcome: Recovering from a blood clot
People with most influence on athletic career: Ron Kordes, Melissa Starck-Bean
Why she admires Coach Kordes: Her passion and fire for the sport
Why she chose U of L: Hometown, great program, amazing coaching staff and players

Career Highs
Kills: 8 at Wichita State, Oct. 14, 2013
Attacks: 16 at Boston College Sept. 26, 2014
Attack pct: 1.000 on 11 occasions
Assists: 61 vs. Virginia Tech, Sep. 21, 2013
Serve aces: 5 vs. Virginia, Oct. 4, 2014, at Clemson, Nov. 14
Digs: 18 vs. Houston, Nov. 8, 2013
Blocks: 1,on 14 occasions
Block assist: 4 at Wake Forest, Nov. 15, 2014

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