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Katie George
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Katie George

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Assumption

Height:
5-10

Position:
Setter


09/13/2014

Volleyball Falls to Northern Illinois

Tess Clark has season high seven blocks

09/12/2014

Volleyball Sweeps Morehead State

Cards led by Janelle Jenkins' 10 kills

09/12/2014

Volleyball Upsets No. 15 Ranked Arizona State

Cards Rack Up 12 Aces

09/08/2014

Volleyball Set to Host Rival UK

Cards play Tuesday at 7 p.m.

09/06/2014

Volleyball Falls to ASU

George and McClendon named to All-Active Ankle Challenge

09/09/2014

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v KENTUCKY

Louisville Volleyball v Kentucky

11/22/2013

LOUISVILLE v CINCINNATI

Louisville Volleyball v Cincinnati

11/10/2013

LOUISVILLE v SMU

Louisville Volleyball v SMU

10/13/2013

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v UCF

Louisville Volleyball v UCF

09/29/2013

LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL v TEMPLE

Louisville Volleyball v Temple

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 players
Career 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

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