#32 Katie Rich | Guard
Hometown: Tilden, Neb.
Previous School: Elkhorn Valley
Major: Elementary Education
2012-13 Honorable Mention All-America
2012-13 First Team All-GPAC
2012-13 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2012-13 Omaha World-Herald First Team All-Nebraska
2011-12 NAIA First Team All-Tournament
2011-12 Second Team All-GPAC
2011-12 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2011-12 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska
2010-11 Second Team All-GPAC
2010-11 CIT All-Tournament Team
2010-11 Honorable Mention All-American
2010-11 First Team OWH NAIA All-Nebraska Selection
2009-10 All-GPAC Honorable Mention
2009-10 Omaha World Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Team Honorable Mention
Katie started in 31 games for the Bulldogs during the 2012-13 season... Katie once again was awared numerous awards including winning the 2012-13 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight year, Katie was also awared 2012-13 First Team All-GPAC and 2012-13 Honorable Mention All-American... Katie averaged 10.9 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent (112-272) from the field... Rich also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game... Katie scored a career high 23 points against William Penn (11-3-12)...Rich surpassed 1,000 career points on Nov. 6 when she scored 11 points in an 81-51 victory over College of Saint Mary...she has also gone over 500 rebounds, 200 steals and 200 assists for her career during her senior season.
Rich came off the bench to play in 36 games while ranking fourth on the team with 21.7 minutes per game...placed third on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg), second in rebounding (4.6 rpg) and second in steals (85)...shot 45.8 percent (97-for-212) from the field and 74.0 percent (128-for-173) from the free throw line...her 85 steals were the 13th most among all NAIA Division II players...posted a season high 20 points vs. Sterling (Kan.) on 3-8-2012 and vs. Ozarks (Mo.) on 3-12-12, both games played at the national tournament where she garnered First Team All-Tournament honors...her average of 16.5 points in four games at the national tournament led the Bulldogs...notched season highs for rebounds (15) vs. Morningside on 12-3-11, steals (6) on 1-24-12 vs. Doane and assists (5) vs. College of Saint Mary on 11-8-11...received Second Team All-GPAC honors for the second season in a row.
Katie played in 26 games with 23 starts in her sophomore season…averaged 27.8 minutes per game and led the team with 12.5 points per game…also led the team in rebounding with 6.7 per game…finished with 60 assists and 55 steals…was 99-of-222 from the field for 44.6 percent…hit nine 3-pointers on the season and was 118-of-150 (78.7 percent) at the foul line…scored 20 points at Doane College on 12-1-10…was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field vs. York College on 1-5-11…pulled down 16 rebounds at Kansas Wesleyan on 1-1-11…dished out a career-best 10 assists vs. Nebraska Wesleyan on 2-16-11…totaled six steals vs. Midland University on 1-19-11...was named to the CIT All-Tournament Team and was a second team All-GPAC selection...also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors.
Played in 31 games with 25 starts in a solid freshman season for the Bulldogs…was second on the team with 9.5 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game…hit 95-of-233 field goal attempts overall for 40.8 percent…was 19-of-48 from three point land for 39.6 percent and 84-of-116 at the free throw line for 72.4 percent…dished out 44 assists and added 49 steals on the season…scored a season-high 19 points vs. Indiana Wesleyan University on 3-10-10 in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament…poured in 18 points vs. Bethany College on 9-3-09…grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds vs. College of Saint Mary on 11-16-09…Honorable Mention All-GPAC selection...Omaha World Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Team Honorable Mention.
Prepped at Elkhorn Valley high school for four years playing for Brendan Dittmer ... Started for four years earning four varsity letters ... Team captain for two years ... Received First Team All-Conference honors all four years along with being All-State First Team ... Her team made three state tournament appearances, placing third in 2009 ... She also made the Norfolk All Star eam and Elite Eight ... She was on the National Honor Society and Honor Roll.
Born May 22 in Norfok, Nebraska ... Daughter of Bob and Nancy Rich ... Has three sisters, Christina, Megan, and Bobbie Jean.