Women's Basketball



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Katie Gross
Katie Gross

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Westlake

Position:
Forward

Experience:
4L


Sunior (2007-08): One of the most prolific three-point shooters in SMU history, finishing her SMU career with 147 three-pointers the second-highest total in school history ... Scored 647 points in her career ... Senior three-point specialist played in 21 SMU games this year, starting once ... Had 65 points in her senior season, 57 of which have come on three-pointers ... Tied her career high with six three-pointers (1/26/08) against Tulsa, scoring a season-high 20 points. Her six three-pointers tied her personal standard, set (12/22/04) against San Diego State and matched (12/20/05) against TCU and tied Houston's Twiggy McIntyre for the most three-pointers in a game this season by any Conference USA player ... Drilled a trio of triples (1/11/07) in SMU's win over UCF ... Averaging 5.8 points per game ... Had season-high 6 rebounds (12/6) against Coppin (Md.) State. Had 4 boards against Manhattan and UTSA.

(2006-07): Missed the 2006-07 season due to a knee injury.

Junior (2005-06): Played in all 30 games, starting the last 22...averaged 26.6 minutes of playing time per game...SMU's three-point specialist, connecting on a career-high six treys vs. TCU (12/20) and hit that figure twice more (at Tulane; vs. Southern Miss)...tied for third in league games in three-point field goals made...totaled a season-high 22 points and seven rebounds vs. the Lady Frogs...totals 128 career three-point field goals - third on SMU's all-time list for career three-point field goals...67.0% of Katie's field goal attempts were from three-point range...sixth on SMU's all-time list for three-point field goal attempts with 361...recipient of the team's Defensive Award.

Sophomore (2004-05): Has seen action in 28 games with nine starts...averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game...tops the team in three-point field goals made (53), which ranks her third in the WAC...her 53 treys is tied for the third-most recorded by a Mustang in a single season...posted career marks in most offensive categories this season, including points (26 vs. San Diego State) and three-point field goals made in a game (six vs. SDSU)...her 26 points vs. SDSU is a team-high scoring mark this season.

Freshman (2003-04): Saw action in 28 games, including seven starts...posted career-high marks of 11 points vs. Fresno State (1-8-04) and 11 rebounds at Hawaii (1-15-04)...averaged over 14 minutes of play during WAC games.

High School: Three-year letterwinner while attending Westlake H.S....also served as team captain...2002-03 first team All-State and All-Region selection...2003 Texas Girls Basketball Association (TGBA) and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) 5A All-Star selection...also competed in the Texas vs. Oklahoma All-Star game...District MVP and team MVP in 2002-03...averaged 14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.8 steals as a senior...McDonald's All-America nominee...competed in the 2002 AAU Nationals and BCI Nationals where she was named All-American...high school team a state 5A semi-final qualifier with a 2002-03 record of 32-6.

Personal: Majoring in Markets & Culture...enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies...favorite non-basketball athlete is Tiger Woods...would most like to visit New York and Paris...favorite movie is "Remember the Titans"...parents are Rick and Julie Gross...has one younger sister.

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