Kathryn (Kat) Cather, a 6-2 Jr. RS/Opp, announced on February 15th on Instagram that she is transferring to Penn State:
- katcather. This past year was by far the toughest year of my life. But I am super excited to announce that I will be continuing my volleyball career at Penn State!! I’m so very blessed to have had so many people that stood by my side through this process and supported me every step of the way. I can’t wait to start this new chapter of my life!
While she was at Mississippi . . .
Played in 23 matches, started 19 … Missed eight matches due to concussion symptoms … Led the team and ranked eighth in the SEC with a .351 hitting percentage … Posted a team-high 17 kills on a .480 clip in a 3-1 win at Georgia … Recorded 9 kills on a .348 clip in the first meeting against Auburn … Posted a team-high 13 kills on a .346 clip against Kentucky … Named SEC Player of the Week for Oct. 3 … Notched a career-high 20 kills and hit .621 to lead the Rebels to a 3-2 win over Arkansas … Tallied 13 kills on a .550 clip in the loss at Missouri … Tied her career-high with 16 kills and hit .419 in the first meeting against Florida … Tallied nine kills and hit .643 in the win over Appalachian State while adding four blocks … Recorded 14 kills on a .500 clip in the win over Arkansas State … Named to the Rebel Classic All-Tournament Team … Finished with 33 kills and hit .339 for the weekend … Recorded 14 kills on a .611 clip in the win over UT-Arlington … Hit .308 in the win over McNeese State … Recorded 13 kills and 4 blocks in the win against NC State … Averaged 3 kills and 0.38 aces per set in helping the Rebels win the UND Classic … Had 11 kills, 7 digs and 2 blocks in a 3-1 win vs. UC Davis … Recorded 16 kills, 5 digs and 4 service aces in a 3-2 win at North Dakota … Notched 12 kills, 7 digs and 3 blocks in 3-1 win vs. Omaha.2015 (Freshman)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Recorded 11 kills on a .444 clip in the five-set loss at Auburn … Hit .400 with seven kills in the 3-1 win over LSU … Posted a career-high 14 kills on a .462 clip and added four blocks to help lead the Rebels to their first series sweep against Arkansas since 2009 … Notched 10 kills on a .450 clip in the 3-1 win vs. Tennessee … Had a career-high five blocks in the win at Arkansas … Recorded six kills on a .312 clip and added two service aces and two blocks in the 3-0 win over Georgia … Helped lead the Rebels to the Fight Like Hal Memorial Tournament, the team’s eighth straight tournament title dating back to 2014 … Notched 11 kills on a .333 clip and pitched in four digs and two blocks in the 3-1 win against Lipscomb … Helped lead the Rebels to the Rebel Classic title … Helped lead the Rebels to the Hilton Garden Inn Cary Classic title … Helped lead the Rebels to the Magnolia Invitational title for the eighth time in nine years … Named to the Magnolia Invitational All-Tournament Team … Registered 26 kills and hit .413 for the tournament … Also added nine service aces and five blocks … In her debut, hit .467 with nine kills vs. Oral Roberts … Notched 10 kills and hit .381 in the win over McNeese State … Made the UMAA Honor Roll.
Prior to Ole Miss
Varsity Team Captain who lettered four years … Led Hoover to first appearance in finals and finished Runner-up in 7A in 2014 … Named to the All State Tournament Team … 2014 State AHSAA All-Star North Team … Named All Hoover-South Team in 2012 and 2013 by The Birmingham News … Made All Metro Team 2013 … Made 6A State Honorable Mention Team 2012 … Selected by AL.com for the 7A A-List 2014 … Scholar Athlete 2014 … 3.6 Overall GPA, 4.0 Fall Semester 2014.
Here are three videos of Kat — the first from a match last season against Florida, the second following a practice at Mississippi during her freshman season, and the third from February 2014: