2010 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 22 matches, starting 12, and 58 sets ... totaled 99 kills (1.71 kills per set) ... made 2010 debut at North Carolina (8/27) tallying five kills ... had a career-high 13 kills against Virginia Commonwealth (9/4) ... had nine kills in 13 errorless attackers for .692 hitting percentage against George Washington (9/17) ... totaled 54 blocks for the season ... posted six blocks against Florida (9/10) ... put up a career-high eight blocks against St. John's (9/18) ... led the team with nine blocks in matches against Michigan State (10/1) and Michigan (10/2).
2009 (Sophomore): Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 17 matches and 33 sets ... made her 2009 debut against Alabama, tallying three kills (8/29) ... posted two block assists vs. Buffalo (9/4) ... tallied four kills and two block assists vs. Robert Morris (9/5) ... tied her career high with eight kills vs. Loyola (Md.) (9/11) ... posted six kills against Charleston (9/12) ... had six kills vs. Saint Francis (9/19) ... totaled five kills against Indiana (10/23) ... led the team with five total blocks against Northwestern (11/14) ... had two kills in three attempts versus Michigan State (11/27).
2008 (Freshman): Played in 22 matches ... Saw first career action against UCLA (8/30) and recorded her first collegiate kill versus Ohio (8/31) ... posted eight kills versus Long Island (9/5) in first career action in Rec Hall ... had four kills against Yale (9/19) ... was 2-for 3 with one digs against New Hampshire (9/20) ... tallied two kills at Northwestern (10/25) ... notched three kills and three digs against Iowa (11/1) ... was a perfect 2-for-2 against Indiana (11/5) ... had two digs at Illinois (11/14).
Four-year volleyball letterwinner at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, N.C. ... two-year captain for the Crusaders ... helped the squad to four consecutive (2004-07) conference championships and three straight (2005-07) NCHSAA 2A State Championships ... ended with a scholastic record of 119-13 and as the school record holder in career kills (1,500), career aces (221) and single-season kills (478) ... her No. 4 jersey has been retired ... hit for a career percentage of .419 (1,500-325-2802) with an average of 3.69 kills per game, also adding in 262 career blocks and 623 career digs ... named the 2007-08 Cardinal Gibbons Co-Female Athlete of the Year ... 2007-08 AVCA High School Senior All-American, Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American and PrepVolleyball.com All-American ... 2008 Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection ... 2006 and 2007 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year ... two-time NCHSAA 2A Championship Most Outstanding Player ... 2006 Mid-State Conference Player of the Year ... two-time Raleigh News & Observer Volleyball Player of the Year ... a finalist for PrepVolleyball.com Junior and Senior National Player of the Year honors ... 2007 Great Eight Tournament Most Valuable Player ... a member of Triangle Volleyball Club out of Raleigh, N.C. ... team was the 2006 Big South Qualifier Champions ... a member of the 2007 Junior Olympic 18 National Division All-Tournament Team ... 2004-08 USAV Carolina Region Champions ... Volleyball Magazine Scholar Athlete of the Month (July 2007) ... member of the National Honor Society.
Born Kathryn Elise Kabbes on Feb. 2, 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... parents are Dawn and John Kabbes ... has two sisters, Lindsey (28) and Kelly (26) and one brother, Greg (23) ... sister Lindsey played volleyball and basketball at Peace College and graduated from Elon University's Law School, sister Kelly played volleyball at George Washington University, brother Greg graduated from Georgia Tech, father played basketball at Rice University and mother was a cheerleader at Georgia Tech ... plans on majoring in human development and family studies ... names John Mayer, Chris Brown, and Justin Beiber as favorite musical entertainers, the Carolina Hurricanes as favorite pro sports team, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete, sushi, shrimp and guacamole as favorite foods, "The Notebook" as favorite book, "The Office" as favorite television shows, "Love & Basketball" and "Dumb and Dumber" as favorite movies, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carrell and Will Ferrell as favorite actors, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sandra Bullock as favorite actresses and Buzios, Brazil as favorite place to visit.
Quoting Coach Rose
"I feel Katie has been a player that has made progress throughout her career. She has always been in a situation where there have been some great players in the position that she also plays. We're going to need her to be a great net player for us, a solid leader , and a good, steady emotional player both in the locker room and on the floor. I hope she has a great year."
"I hope to end my career here working hard every moment, growing as a team and getting better from day one till the last day in order to uphold the Penn State Women's Volleyball tradition. "