Cal Volleyball BIO
Kat Brown
Player Profile:
Kat Brown 1250356
Position: Middle Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aptos, Calif.
High School: St. Francis Catholic HS
Major: Legal Studies
Experience: 3 Letters

As a Junior (2011):

• Lauded by the Pac-12 with an All-Conference honorable mention and an All-Academic honorable mention

• Started all 33 matches, playing in 105 of Cal's 116 sets

• Her .394 hitting percentage placed her second on the single-season list

• First on the squad in service aces, posting 0.20 per set

• Moved into ninth place on the career blocks list with 355

• Tied for first in blocks per set (1.17) with Shannon Hawari

• Fourth on the squad in points - 2.42 per set

• Was the Oct. 10 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

• Earned a spot on the Hilton Garden Inn Classic All-Tournament Team

As a Sophomore (2010):

• As a key starter, she played in 112 of Cal's 118 sets

• Named an All-Pac-10 honorable mention as well as a conference all-academic honorable mention

• Notched a career-high 13 kills vs. UCLA on Nov. 6

• Almost tripled her season kills from her freshman year, notching 223

• Put forth Cal's highest individual blocking effort since 2007 with 151, which was fourth in the single-season list (as of July 2011)

• Her .358 hitting percentage was good for fifth in the all-time single-season record book (as of July 2011)

As a Freshman (2009):

• Earned a starting role while appearing in 24 matches and 80 sets for the Bears

• Received Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention

• Ranked second on the team in blocks per set (1.01 bps) and fourth in total blocks with 81

• Earned a career-high nine kills at Stanford, Nov. 27

• Posted career-best marks with eight blocks twice; last at Washington in a five-set upset victory

High School/Club:

• A four-year varsity starter in both volleyball and basketball at St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School

• As a senior, her honors included 2008 Senior Ace No. 48, Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League first team, 2009 Santa Cruz Sentinel Athlete of the Year

• As a Junior in 2007, named first-team SCCAL and Santa Cruz Sentinel Athlete of the Year finalist

• As a Sophomore in 2006, selected as a Sophomore 79

• Led her high school team to the 2008 SCCAL championship and the state semi0finals in 2006 and '08

• Holds school records for hitting percentage, kills (single match, single season and career), blocks (single season solo and single season total), and single season aces

• Named first-team SCCAL in basketball as a freshman, sophomore and junior

• Selected as the 2009 SCCAL Basketball MVP

• Holds school records in basketball for points, rebounds and blocks

• A member of the California Scholastic Federation and the National Honors Society


• Full name is Katherine Nicole Brown

• Born Nov. 11, 1991, in Santa Cruz, Calif.

• Parents are Don Brown and Barbara Bird

• Had two uncles who were collegiate swimmers, Mike McCool (Columbia) and Chris McCool (Kansas)

• High school basketball coach was former Cal point guard Kristin Iwanaga

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