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Katie O'Brien
Katie O'Brien

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
JJ Pearce High School

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH


2011
• Posted five kills, six digs, a block and a service ace in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament first round loss to No. 17 Florida.
• Matched her career-best with 11 kills on .296 hitting while adding three digs and two blocks in the Tigers' sweep of Texas Tech in the regular season finale.
• Posted seven kills and had three digs and a blocks in the Tigers' loss to No. 9 Texas.
• Had six kills and five digs in the Tigers' loss at Texas A&M.
• Tallied eight kills and five digs against No. 13 Iowa State.
• Had four kills and four blocks in the Tigers' win over Baylor.
• Posted six kills with a dig and a block in the Tigers' win at Kansas.
• Tallied nine kills with four digs in the Tigers' sweep of No. 21 Oklahoma.
• Posted six kills with three digs and two blocks in the Tigers' loss at Kansas State.
• Tallied three digs and posted a solo block at No. 10 Texas.
• Posted six kills and two digs in the Tigers' sweep of Central Arkansas.
• Posted 10 kills with two aces and two blocks to finish with 13 total points in the Tigers' four-set win over Texas Tech.
• Added seven kills and four digs in the Tigers' win over Kansas.
• Posted five kills and pulled in 10 digs while being perfect on serve receive in the Tigers' five-set loss at Baylor.
• Posted five kills with three assists, six digs, a solo block and she converted 29 of 30 service receptions at No. 22 Oklahoma.
• Posted seven kills on 20 attacks with six digs in the Tigers' loss to Kansas State.
• Had eight kills, a service ace, four digs and a block in the Tigers' four-set win over Texas A&M.
• Had four kills, four digs and a block assists at No. 16 Iowa State.
• Had 17 kills and 34 digs while pitching in four blocks at the American Volleyball Classic.
• Reset her career-high in digs with 15 against Villanova and American .
• Posted 31 kills, 17 digs and eight blocks in the Tigers' four matches at the Denver Pioneer Classic with five service aces.
• Tallied 33 kills in five matches at Middle Tennessee State.
• Finished the Tiger Invitational with 23 kills, three digs, five blocks and a service ace as she accounted for 27.5 total points.

High School
• Named to the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list.
• Named to the Under Armour/AVCA High School All-American watch list in 2010 after lettering all four seasons with the J.J Pearce High School Mustangs under the direction of head coach Jason Nicholson.
• Led the Mustangs to a Class 4A State Semifinal appearance in 2009 and was a Class 4A Regional Finalist in 2008.
• Currently, O'Brien and the Mustangs are in the Class 4A State Playoffs.
• Named to LoneStarVolleyball.com's All- Texas Special Recognition Team.
• Named LoneStarVolleyall.com All-Texas Honorable Mention in 2009 and was a Texas Girls' Association All-State selection as well.
• Named Best Hitter at the 2010 Nike Volleyball Classic in Pearland, Texas.
• Was named to the Duncanville Tournament of Champions and Allen Texas Open All-Tournament teams.
• Was the All-City Player of the Year in 2009 and was a first-team All-District honoree that year as well.
• Was the Offensive Player of the District (10-4A) in 2008.


Club
• Played for Texas Advantage Volleyball Club, based out of Dallas, Texas.
• Led her team to a 17-Open National Championship in 2010 in Reno, Nev., and a 10th-place finish in the 16-Open Division in 2009.
• Named to the 2008 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic All-Tournament Team in 2008 and was named to USA Volleyball High Performance A-2 Team in 2007 and 2008.
• Was a member of the High Performance All-Region teams in 2007 and 2008 as well.
• Led her team to a national championship berth after placing second at the Denver Open Division in 2010 as well.

Personal
• Born on Jan. 18, 1993, to parents Steve and Shannon O'Brien in Dallas, Texas.
• Is a gifted singer that has been taking private voice lessons since the sixth grade.
• Her Fotre' group performed at a variety of different places, including at the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association in 2010.
• Also will perform at the Madrigal Festival in San Antonio next year.
• Plans to major in broadcast journalism while at Mizzou.
• Older brother, Michael, is a freshman at Arkansas.

Untitled Page

Year MP/MS SP K E TA H% A SA D BS TB PTS
2011 34-27 127 218 129 780 .114 13 26 142 13 48 274.5
Career 34-27 127 218 129 780 .114 13 26 142 13 48 274.5


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