Sather missed the 2008 season due to shoulder surgery and earned a medical redshirt, granting her a fifth year of eligibility ... was a high jumper for the UCLA track and field team in the spring of 2009 ... finished tied for fourth at the Triton Invitational (April 24-25) and fifth at the UCLA/USC dual meet (May 2).
Was named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team after leading the Bruins with 3.76 kills per game, placing second with 4.35 points per game and third with 28 aces ... made 31 starts and appeared in 119 games over 33 matches ... had 1,287 total attempts, which were the eighth-highest number of swings in one season at UCLA ... through her junior season, ranks 19th in Bruin history with 1,169 kills ... became the 23rd member of the 1,000-kill club at Oregon State on Nov. 8 ... had 28 double-figure kills games, which tied for first on the squad, and was the team leader in kills 16 times ... recorded a career-high 23 kills at Stanford in the NCAA Regional final, as she earned All-Regional Tournament Team honors ... also had 20 kills to go along with 18 digs against the Cardinal on Oct. 26 ... had double figures in kills in each of the last 17 matches of the season ... posted 20 double-doubles, including 11 straight from Oct. 19 to Nov. 24 ... hit a career-best .643 (11-2-14) in the first round NCAA Tournament victory against Alabama A&M (Nov. 30) ... notched 20 double-figure digs contests, third-most on the team, posting a career-high 21 in an NCAA second round win at Clemson on Dec. 1 ... was the team leader in points 14 times, recording a season-high 23.5 at Stanford on Dec. 8 ... totaled seven matches with at least five blocks, including a career-high seven total blocks and seven block assists in a win at Pepperdine on Nov. 20 ... also set a personal best with two solo blocks in a victory over USC (Oct. 5) ... named Pac-10 All-Academic first team and ESPN The Magazine All-District third team.
Was third on the team with 2.95 kills per game, adding 23 aces and 1.53 digs per game ... played in all 37 matches, starting 25 and playing in 105 of a possible 128 games ... posted double figures in kills 18 times, including a season-high 16 at Cincinnati on Aug. 27 ... had double figures in kills in all five NCAA Tournament matches, recording a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs in the National semifinal against Nebraska on Dec. 14 ... also had double-doubles against Tennessee Tech on Aug. 26 (12 kills, 18 digs), Texas State on Sept. 8 (15, 10) and Washington State (10, 13) ... the 18 digs against Tennessee Tech tied a career high ... hit .571 (13-1-21) in a Regional final victory against Hawai'i on Dec. 9 ... had a six-ace contest against Oregon State on Nov. 24 and five aces against Tennessee Tech ... had six block assists in matchups against Arizona State (Nov. 3) and Pepperdine (Nov. 20) ... had double figures in points in 19 contests ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic accolades.
Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... had five 20-kill matches and 13 double-doubles ... posted 23 double-figure kill totals in 30 matches ... played only part of the Sept. 23 match at California with a knee injury and missed the next contest at Stanford ... was the team leader in kills on 13 occasions, including four straight from Nov. 3-11 ... had five aces against Cal State Northridge on Sept. 8 and Oregon on Oct. 7 ... had a season-high 22 kills against Valparaiso (Sept. 16).
MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL
Sather was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, also earning three letters in track and two in badminton at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... was named Mizuno first-team High School All-American by Volleyball Magazine, one of 12 girls listed ... was Carrillo's Female Athlete of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... two-time All-North Bay League and team MVP ... listed as a Top 20 player by Prepvolleyball.com ... had over 1,000 kills during her high school career ... set a school record in the high jump (5-5) ... graduated Summa Cum Laude ... named an NCS Scholar-Athlete ... was the freshman class president and student athletic director ... played club volleyball for Empire.
Born on April 1, 1987 in Tucson, Ariz. ... parents are Amy and Tom Sather ... has two sisters, Kristy and Ally ... very involved in community service, working as a mentor and tutor for middle school students, volunteer volleyball coach and camp counselor for Santa Rosa Parks and Rec and Kamp Kennedy ... majoring in history with a minor in education.
Kaitlin Sather's Career Statistics
Kaitlin Sather's Match Highs
|KILLS||23, at Stanford (12/8/07)||TOTAL ATTACKS||71, at Oregon (11/4/05)||HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS)||.643 (11-2-14), vs. Alabama A&M (11/30/07)||ASSISTS||7, vs. Washington (11/12/05)||SERVICE ACES||6, vs. Oregon State (11/24/06)||DIGS||21, at Clemson (12/1/07)||BLOCK SOLOS||2, vs. USC (10/5/07)||BLOCK ASSISTS||7, at Pepperdine (11/20/07)||TOTAL BLOCKS||7.0 (0-7), at Pepperdine (11/20/07)||POINTS||24.0, vs. Arizona State (10/22/05)|