AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Played in five career matches with one start.
HONORS & AWARDS: One-year monogram winner (2013).
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Saw action in five matches and earned one start (eight sets total) ... totaled four kills, two digs and three blocks for 5.5 points ... had two kills, a dig and three blocks after earning the start against Middle Tennessee State (Aug. 31) ... added two more kills and a dig in a win over Boston College (Nov. 29) ... also saw action against North Dakota State (Sept. 21), No. 19 Florida State (Oct. 20) and Boston College (Nov. 9) ... earned a monogram ... was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Kearney High School in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in volleyball and track & field ... also earned one letter in basketball ... finished career with 1,043 kills (school record), 200 blocks, 80 service aces and 384 digs ... earned all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 376 kills, 53 solo blocks, 84 assisted blocks, 210 digs and 30 service aces ... had breakout junior campaign, earning the Kearney Hub Territory Player of the Year, Lincoln Journal Star second team all-state and all-conference honors and Omaha World Herald honorable mention all-state accolades ... broke four school records, kills in a match (32), kills in a season (459), kills per game (4.6) and blocks per match (2.3) ... helped squad win conference championship ... as a sophomore earned Omaha World Herald all-state mention after helping team to a conference championship by totaling 171 kills, 43 solo blocks and 78 assisted blocks ... was first freshman at high school to be a triple letter winner in volleyball, basketball and track & field as team finished second in conference ... totaled 37 kills and 19 blocks after appearing in 25 matches ... finished fourth at the Class A State Track & Field Championships in the high jump as a senior ... also qualified for the state meet in the high jump as a junior ... helped 4x400m relay team place ninth at the state meet as a sophomore ... played with the Nebraska Juniors club team ... actively involved in her school as a member of DECA ... was president of DECA in 2011 and 2012 ... member of the National Honor Society, Youth Leadership Club, Key Club and FBLA ... was the K-Club historian ... won the Nebraska School Activities Association Believer's and Achiever's Award ... was the school's Wendy's Heisman Award Winner and made the all-conference academic team during junior and senior seasons ... full name is Katelyn Mary Higgins ... born in Omaha, Neb., to Tim and Sue Higgins ... has an older brother, Nick, and a younger brother, Cal ... grandfather is a cousin to former Notre Dame President Edward "Monk" Malloy ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.