Cards win in four led by newcomers
Jenkins, George named Preseason All-ACC
Cardinal setter is member of USA National Collegiate Team.
U of L's setter will compete in Europe this summer
Welch, McVey, McClendon and George will vie for a spot on the squad
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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. Last year Katie was named to The American Athletic Conference's First Team. She led the team with 966 assists (9.20/set) and aces with 30 and was ranked No. 174 in the nation in assists/set. She was third on the team with 237 digs (2.14/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 A-llTournament 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 playersCareer Highs Kills: 8 at Wichita State, Oct. 14, 2013 Attacks: 13 at Wichita State, Oct. 14, 2013 Attack pct: 1.000 on 11 occasions Assists: 61 vs. Virginia Tech, Sep. 21, 2013 Serve aces: 3 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 6, 2012; vs. Villanova, Nov. 2, 2012; at SMU, Oct. 4, 2013 Digs: 18 vs. Houston, Nov. 8, 2013 Blocks: 1,on eight occasions Block assist: 3 on three occasions