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Katie Messing
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Katie  Messing

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands HS

Height:
6-4

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
4V

12/03/2014

Palmeri, Messing Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Gaby Palmeri becomes the Waves' 29th WCC All-Academic first-team honoree since 1991.

12/02/2014

Waves Honored in West Coast Conference Awards

Samantha Cash, Katie Messing and Becca Strehlow all make All-WCC honorable mention squad.

11/25/2014

Waves Fall to San Diego in Season Finale

Katie Messing ends indoor career with 1,085 kills, ranking in at 14th in the Waves' 40-year history.

11/22/2014

Waves Down Saint Mary's on Senior Day

Chanel Brown, Samantha Cash and Katie Messing combined for 22 kills, 19 digs, eight blocks and four aces on Senior Day.

11/20/2014

Pacific Defeats Pepperdine, 3-1

Samantha Cash tallies 12 kills and four blocks in four-set loss to Pacific.

11/01/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

10/16/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

11/09/2013

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Pacific

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Pacific Photos by Martin A. Folb

09/07/2013

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara, Photos by Martin A. Folb

08/31/2013

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware (Photos by Ron Hall)

Katie Messing Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through four seasons of indoor volleyball, played in 110 matches and 376 sets … Ends indoor career ranked 14th in program history with 1,085 kills … Averaged 2.89 kills, 1.44 digs and 0.50 blocks … Through three seasons on the sand team, went 63-18 (.778) … Win total ranks sixth in program history … Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 4 spot in the lineup alongside Emily Cook.

SAND 2015: Produced a 19-9 record as a senior, including a 12-5 tally in dual matches … Paired up with Corrine Quiggle for a 14-6 record, going 8-3 from the No. 5 spot in the lineup … Also played alongside Sophie Asprey, going 5-3 overall and 4-2 at No. 4 … Won the Silver Bracket at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational alongside Quiggle after dispatching Hawaii’s No. 1 duo of Brittany Tiegs and Nikki Taylor in straight sets in the finals (3/7) … Named “Best Blocker” of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational … Reached the semifinals of the pairs championship alongside Quiggle at the Palmetto Invitational, falling in three sets to teammates Aspey and Taylor Racich … Made it to the quarterfinals of the bronze bracket at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach with Asprey.

INDOOR 2014: All-WCC honorable mention performer … WCC All-Academic honorable mention … Averaged a team-best 3.44 kills/set … Kills average ranked 10th in the league … Became the program’s 17th member of the 1,000 kills club on Nov. 1 with her fifth kill of the match against Gonzaga … Paced the Waves in kills in 12 matches … Averaged 3.85 kills in WCC action … Surpassed double-digits in kills in 17 matches, including 15 of the final 16 contests … Averaged 2.11 digs/set …Charted a career-high 23 kills at BYU (10/25) … Tallied five kills-digs double-doubles as a senior … Swung at a season-best .455 (17-2-33) clip vs. Portland (10/30) … Appeared in 79 sets and 23 matches …Totaled 272 kills while hitting .212 (272-103-798) … Credited with five blocks at San Diego (10/23) … Picked up a season-high 13 digs against Nevada (8/30) … Missed a handful of matches early in … Other season totals include 27 assists, 12 aces, 167 digs, 29 blocks and 300.5 points … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

SAND 2014: Went 25-4 as a junior, including a tied-for-team-best 17-2 record in duals … Tallied a 20-3 record with Emily Cook, including a 14-2 record in dual action … Also partnered with Delaney Knudsen (3-1) and Sophie Asprey (2-0) … Went 2-1 at the AVCA National Championship with Cook … Clinched the dual vs. Florida State in the national championship quarterfinals with a straight-set win over Melanie Pavels and Julie Brown (5/2) ... Won the Sand in the City Silver Bracket Pairs Championship with Cook, topping teammates Taylor Racich and Asprey in the finals … Also reached the Bronze Bracket finals of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach … Averaged a team-best 1.47 blocks per set in matches that were tracked statistically … Put down 22 kills in a 21-13, 21-11 win over Bria Russ and Brooke Fournier of USC (3/8) … Credited with seven blocks in a 21-10, 21-12 triumph over Cal State Northridge’s Alia Casino and Rachel Diaz (3/8) … Collected 17 digs vs. Megan Birch and Katy Tagart of Pacific (4/19).

INDOOR 2013: All-West Coast Conference honorable mention … Voted to both the Pepperdine Asics Classic and Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament teams … WCC All-Academic honorable mention … Led Waves and ranked seventh in the WCC with 3.54 kills/set … Surpassed double-digit kill totals in all but two appearances … Paced the Waves in kills in 13 matches total … Put down a career-high 20 kills vs. San Francisco (9/21) and again vs. Gonzaga (10/24) … Picked up a career-high 20 digs vs. BYU (10/3) … Dished a career-high four aces at BYU (11/2) … Extended career-best to seven blocks at Saint Mary’s (10/12) … Posted seven kills-digs double doubles … Credited with 14 kills and 19 digs in a five-set win over Saint Mary’s (11/7) … Started in 25 matches and appeared in 100 total sets … Season totals include 354 kills while hitting .262, 28 assists, 21 aces, 225 digs and 64 blocks … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

SAND 2013: Went 19-5 in first season in the sand alongside three different partners … Made first appearance in the dual lineup vs. Grand Canyon (3/15) at No. 3 with Kellie Woolever … Won that match 21-11, 21-13 … Spent most time with Emily Cook, going 15-4 including 11-4 in dual play from the No. 5 spot in the lineup … Won the bronze bracket along with Cook at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach … Also played with Lauren Sieckmann and went 3-1, all in pairs action … Set two season-bests with 22 kills and eight blocks versus Sam Hirschmann and Natasha Siljkovic of USC (4/6) … Also posted eight blocks against FIU’s Emily Podscheweit and Tina Toghyani (3/29) … Averaged 5.55 kills/set and 1.86 blocks/set.

INDOOR 2012: Saw action in 30 matches and 83 sets as a sophomore … Started in 10 matches … Averaged 2.39 kills/set earned on a .200 hitting percentage … Totaled 198 kills, 11 assists, nine aces, 79 digs and 27 blocks in 2012 … Reached double digit kill totals 11 times … Tagged down a career-high 17 kills vs. Santa Clara (9/29) … Set a new personal record with a .565 (13-0-23) hitting percentage against Ohio (8/24) in the season opener … Recorded first-ever double-double against Arizona (9/1) with 13 kills and a career-best 15 digs … Chipped in a pair of aces against Santa Clara (10/13) … Set a season high of five blocks at Saint Mary’s (9/27) … Paced the Waves with 13 kills against Ohio State (9/14) … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

SAND 2012: Did not see action during freshman season.

INDOOR 2011: Appeared in 114 sets and all 32 matches as an outside hitter … Voted to WCC All-Freshman team … Averaged 2.29 kills/set earned on a .202 hitting percentage … Also averaged 0.60 blocks and 0.63 digs … Elected to the Flyers Classic All-Tournament team after tagging down a season-best 16 kills vs. both Dayton (9/9) and Michigan (9/10) … Also tallied 16 kills against Georgia (9/2) … Reached double-digit kill totals in 11 matches … Hit for a .500 (16-2-28) hitting percentage vs. Georgia … Posted a season-best five blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/3) and USC (12/10) … Picked up a season-high five digs vs. UCLA (9/7), Florida State (9/10) and BYU (10/8) … Dished a pair of service aces vs. Saint Mary’s (9/29) … Pounded down eight kills on 11 errorless swings for a .727 clip against Air Force (11/22) … Totaled 261 kills, 68 blocks and 72 digs … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that competed at the Girls' Youth World Championship in Thailand … Was on the U.S. Youth National A2 Team in 2008 and the High Performance Select A1 Team in 2007 … Member of the Long Star High Performance Select A1 Team in 2006.

CLUB: Played with the Willowbrook Volleyball Club from 2006-2011 … Play three seasons with Woodlands Stars prior to playing with Willowbrook.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2011 … AVCA Under Armour Girls High School All-America first team honoree … Ranked #14 on Prepvolleyball.com’s list of “Senior Aces” … Part of a recruiting class ranked #9 by Prepvolleyball.com … Two-time Prepvolleyball.com All-American … Finished four-year varsity career with 1,763 kills … 2010 Montgomery County Player of the Year … 2010 Houston Chronicle Player of the Year … All-Tournament team selection at the 2010 Texas 5A State Tournament … 2010 Texas District 14-5A Co-MVP and all-district first team … 2009 ESPN Rise Junior of the Year … High school team was a 2010 5A state finalist and three-time district champion … 2009 All-State Second Team by the Texas Sports Writers Association, while earning first team All-State honors by the Texas Girls Coaches Association … 2011 MVP of the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Tournament.

PERSONAL: Grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and currently resides in Chicago, Ill. … Born is Sugar Land, Texas … Daughter of David and Diane Messing … Has one older sister, Michelle … Majoring in public relations … Spent the summer of 2013 studying abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland … Interned with Sony in Rio de Janeiro during the summer of 2014 … Chose Pepperdine because of “the great academics, coaches, location and teammates.”

FAVORITES: Favorite book is Gone Girl … Favorite TV show is Investigation Discovery … Favorite musical artist is Luke Bryan … Favorite sport other than volleyball is waterskiing … Favorite movie is Dinner for Schmucks.

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