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Katie Brand
6  Katie Brand
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Grand Island, Neb.

High School:
Central Catholic

Height:
6-1

Position:
Setter

Experience:
1L

12/17/2014

Brand, Zumach Named All-America Honorable Mention

Young Wildcats help bring number of K-State AVCA All-Americans to 10 in school history

12/09/2014

Zumach Named All-Region Top Freshman; Trio Honored

Zumach, Brand named AVCA Midwest All-Region while Reininger is named honorable mention

12/01/2014

Zumach, Brand, Jones Earn Big 12 Postseason Honors

Zumach becomes first Wildcat to ever win Big 12 Freshman of the Year

11/18/2014

Six Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Five earned First Team honors; Kober one of 3 Big 12 student-athletes with 4.0 GPA

10/13/2014

Reininger, Brand Earn Player of the Week Honors

First time two Wildcats earned weekly awards in same week since 2010

07/11/2013

World University Games July 11

The K-State Volleyball team went to cheer on their fellow Americans at the World University Games on Thursday.

07/06/2013

World University Games July 4-5

K-State Volleyball stops in Moscow while traveling to Kazan, Russia to play for Team USA at the World University Games.

Honors
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2014)
AVCA Midwest All-Region Team (2014)
All-Big 12 First Team (2014)
All-Big 12 Freshman Team (2013)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13, 2014)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 16, 2013)
Saluki Invitational MVP (2014)
Varney's Invitational All-Tournament Team (2014)
Green Bay All-Tournament Team (2014)
K-State Invitational MVP (2013)
Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013-14)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2014)


Redshirt Sophomore (2014)

  • 1,274 assists, 314 digs, 112 kills, 104 blocks in 116 sets played
  • AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • All-Big 12 First Team selection
  • Fourth Wildcat in school history to join the Quadruple-Triple Club (100 kills, assists, digs and blocks) and first since 2006
  • First K-State sophomore to join the Quadruple-Triple Club
  • Only Wildcat in school history to have 1,000+ assists, 300+ digs, 100+ kills and 100+ blocks in a season
  • 112 kills were the most by a K-State setter since 2007 (Stacey Spiegelberg, 123)
  • 104 blocks were the most by a K-State setter since 2006 (Stacey Spiegelberg, 107)
  • 314 digs were the most by a K-State setter since 2011 (Caitlyn Donahue, 341)
  • 1,274 assists are the sixth-most by a K-State setter in the rally-scoring era
  • 20 double-doubles, the most by a Wildcat since 1999 (Dawn Cady, 24) and tied for the third-highest total in a season in program history
  • 20 double-doubles are also the most ever by a K-State sophomore
  • 10 double-doubles were in Big 12 play
  • Had 12 straight double-doubles from Sept. 8-Oct. 8, the longest such streak in K-State history
  • Notched first career triple-double on Sept. 19 at Michigan (42 assists, 11 blocks, 10 digs along with 4 kills and 2 aces)
  • 11 blocks on Sept. 19 at Michigan were a season-high
  • In conference-only matches, she finished third in assists/set (10.76)
  • Had the two highest assists total recorded in a match in 2014: 64 (5 sets) on Nov. 1 vs. Texas Tech and 63 (5 sets) on Oct. 25 at West Virginia
  • Played in every K-State set


Redshirt Freshman (2013)

  • 1,056 assists, 95 kills, 87 blocks, 27 aces and 169.0 points in 105 sets (29 matches)
  • All-Big 12 Freshman Team (unanimous selection) ... Second Wildcat in program history to be named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... Was named preseason Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall semester)
  • K-State Invitational MVP
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16
  • Only Big 12 freshman to have 1,000 assists during the season ... First Big 12 freshman to average 10+ assists per set for a season since 2010
  • Led all Big 12 setters in kills, blocks and points
  • 4th in the Big 12 with 10.24 assists per set in conference-only matches
  • 5th in the Big 12 with 10.06 assists per set in overall matches
  • 9th in the Big 12 with 0.26 aces per set in overall matches
  • Led team with 11 double-doubles ... Second to Gabby Guerre for most by a K-State freshman in a season
  • Kills, aces and points were most by a K-State setter since 2007
  • Played in every set for K-State
  • Season-high 59 assists in five-set win over TCU on Oct. 5
  • 41 assists and a season-high 18 digs at Texas Tech on Nov. 6
  • Season-high 9 kills on 10 errorless attempts vs. Southern Illinois on Sept. 6 ... Also had 31 assists, 5 digs, 2 blocks and an ace in the sweep
  • Season-high 6 aces vs. Saint Louis in the Razorback Invitational on Sept. 21 ... Also had 43 assists, 5 digs, 4 blocks and 3 kills
  • Season-high 8 blocks in sweep at Missouri State on Sept. 22 ... Also had 29 assists, 8 digs and 2 kills
  • 40 assists in sweep of Texas Tech on Oct. 19
  • 51 assists in 4 sets at #23 Kansas on Nov. 16

Freshman (2012)
Did not play (redshirt)

High School

Lettered four years for Central Catholic helping lead the Crusaders to a state title her junior year ... Team finished second in state freshman and sophomore years and third her senior year ... All-State selection junior and senior years ... Finished career ranked in top 10 in school history in digs, aces, kills, blocks and assists ... Led team in kills and assists senior year, including school record for kills in a match with 28 ... Also lettered four years in basketball and tennis ... Named All-Centennial conference as a freshman and sophomore in basketball ... Earned all-state in basketball junior year and three times all-state first team in tennis ... Only player to go undefeated during the regular season at the No. 1 singles position in tennis ... Named Grand Island Independent Athlete of the Year her junior year ... Central Catholic Outstanding Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Graduated second in GPA in her class.

Club
Nebraska Elite

Personal
Born April 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Ken and Mary Brand ... Has two sisters, Jessica and Stephanie ... Majoring in Life Sciences.