MB named to Volleyball Magazine's All-America third team
Event will celebrate 2011 season, senior Steffan
All-American one of seven to be recognized at April 10 banquet
Junior's 1.71 blocks per set leads NCAA
Duo becomes ninth, 10th All-America winners in program history
CSU's sweep over Air Force Friday evening in Albuquerque, N.M., in the opening round of the MW championship.
Photos from CSU's 3-0 sweep over New Mexico on Oct. 13.
Photos from CSU's 3-0 sweep over Boise State - 9-24-11
CSU volleyball vs. Nova KBM - 9-8-11
CSU volleyball defeats Albany, 3-0, on Sept. 3, at Moby Arena
Awards & Honors:
2011 (Senior): Switched to the left side during her senior season and had a monumental year, becoming the ninth AVCA All-American in program history, being named to the third team... Other accolades included selection as the 2011 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame College Female Athlete of the Year and the 2011 Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Year... Led the Mountain West in kills and points for most of the year, finishing with 3.59 kills and 4.31 points, second in the league in both categories... Also ranked in the top 15 in service aces (0.24 per set) and blocks (0.87 per set)... Recorded double-digit kill totals in 24 of the team's 30 games, including the final 10... In CSU's win over then-No. 13 Oregon in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, recorded a match-high 15 kills... Finished with 1.80 digs per set, fourth on the team, and posted four double-doubles with respect to kills and digs... Named the Mountain West Volleyball Championship MVP (Nov. 20), after helping her team to three sweeps in the tournament to clinch an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament... Had a career-tying eight total blocks at New Mexico (Nov. 12), coming up big in the five-set win... Honored prior to the match vs. Wyoming (Nov. 4), as the only senior on the roster and led her team with 14 kills on the night... Earned her second MW Player of the Week award of month (Oct. 17), after posting three service aces and 25 kills on .396 hitting to give CSU two big sweeps on the week (New Mexico Oct. 13, TCU Oct. 15)... Was instrumental in both wins, beginning several runs, including a 5-0 run while serving to take the lead in Set 2 vs. the Lobos... Had 28 attacks at Wyoming (Oct. 8), tying her career high and helping her set a career high of 30.0 points... Earned MW Co-Player of the Week honors after averaging 5.11 kills per set on .400 hitting in two big road wins at UNLV and SDSU (Sept. 29 and Oct. 2)... Was the leading force in both matches, setting a career high at UNLV with 28 kills on a career-most 56 attempts (while hitting .411)... Set a career-best hitting percentage of .667 (14-0-21) against Boise State (Sept. 24), easily surpassing her previous high of .529 (10-1-17), set in 2008... Named Arkansas Invitational MVP after leading the Rams to three consecutive sweeps and the title with 44 kills and 13 blocks in nine sets.
2010 (Junior): As a junior, was one of four players to appear in all 110 sets, starting in 26 of the Rams' 31 matches...Recorded 199 total kills on the season, fourth on team, and averaged 1.81 per set...Finished the season with the third-highest hitting percentage on the team (.272), and led the team in hitting in two matches...Her 19 aces ranked fourth on the squad...Had multiple aces in a match five times...In on a total of 94 blocks, third most on the team...Recorded multiple blocks in a match 24 times, including five or more six times...During a three-game stretch from Sept. 16-24, averaged 6.0 blocks per game, led by a career-high eight vs. then-No. 24 Long Beach State (Sept. 17)...Paced the Rams in blocks six times, second most on the team...One of four players with 250 or more total points on the season (267)...Capped the year with nine or more points in the final five games of the season, including a career-high 15 in a first-round NCAA tournament win over Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 3)...Named to academic all-Mountain West team.
2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 26 matches for the Rams, missing four straight between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 with a foot injury...Recorded a career-high 12 kills for CSU in a five-set victory over Northern Colorado on Sept. 30...Helped CSU to the tournament championship at the Carolina Classic, posting career bests for solo blocks (4), and total blocks (7) in the Rams' victory over host North Carolina on Sept. 12...Notched double-digit kills in three matches...Led the team in hitting percentage in three consecutive contests--vs. San Diego state (.500; 8-2-12), at Utah (.312; 9-4-6) and at BYU (.364; 11-3-22), between Nov. 7 and Nov. 14...Tallied 14 service aces, fourth on the team.
2008 (Freshman): Named Mountain West Player of the Week on Sept. 15...Recorded a then-career-high six blocks against Florida International in the NCAA tournament...Made her collegiate debut in the Hilton Classic with 27 kills and nine blocks in the three matches vs. Arkansas, Denver and Eastern Washington...Tallied eight matches with 10 or more kills...Recorded seven matches with five or more blocks...In two matches recorded a hitting percentage over .500...Played in 29 of the team's 30 matches.
2007 (Redshirt): Redshirted her first year at Colorado State.
High School: Helped lead Dickinson (N.D.) High School to the West Region volleyball championship in 2005, and state championships in both 2005 and 2006...Was a three-time all-league and all-city performer, and a three-time all-state honoree...Received multiple individual team honors and holds the school record for stuff blocks in a season (135), and kills in a season (481)...Named Miss Volleyball in 2006...Was a three-sport athlete at Dickinson and three-sport varsity letterwinner...Garnered all-league, all-city, and all-state honors in basketball...Was a Miss Basketball finalist...Holds the school basketball record for career points (1,347)...Additionally, was a three-time high jump champion in track...Holds the school record for the high jump and triple jump...Was an All-American nominee in 2006...High school volleyball coach was Jay Schobinger.
Personal: Born on April 6, 1989, in Dickinson, N.D....Daughter of Dale and Janene Steffan...Has three brothers and one sister...Full name is Katelyn Rose Steffan...Is a family & consumer science major at CSU.