|Hometown:||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
Through three seasons, she has started 89 of the 98 games she has seen action in ... Ranks 14th on the program's all-time ladder with 136 assists ... Has 13 multi-hit games to her credit and has knocked in two or more runs on 12 occasions.
One of three Eagles to have started all 53 games, with all of her starting nods at second base ... Ended the year hitting .277 (44-of-159) with 27 RBIs ... Second on the squad with 26 walks ... Fourth on the squad in at-bats and tied for fifth in hits ... Registered eight multi-hit outings ... Tied for fourth on the team with eight multi-RBI contests ... Hit .341 (15-of-44) with eight RBIs (third on the team) during the squad's 13-game run in the NCAA postseason ... Fielded all 54 of her chances perfectly in the postseason ... NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team ... NCAA Demorest Regional All-Tournament Team ... Went 3-for-4 at the plate including two-run single in the bottom of the sixth produced the tying and game-winning runs in a 7-5 come-from-behind win over Randolph-Macon (May 23) in the first game of the NCAA D-III Championships ... Drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Sam Vincent with the go-ahead in the top of the sixth, giving Emory a 7-6 advantage in an eventual 10-8 decision in the winner-take-all game vs. Lynchburg (May 18) in the NCAA Super Regional – accounted for the game’s final out by snagging a line shot off the bat off the Hornets’ Carol Oberhelma with the tying run on second base ... Two hits and singled in Jenna Wilson with the team’s first run of the game in the opening contest of the NCAA Super Regional at Lynchburg (May 17) ... Two-out single in the second frame scored Natalie Arreguin, giving Emory a 2-0 lead in an eventual 5-4 triumph over Piedmont in an elimination game at the NCAA Demorest Regional ... 2-for-5 and singled in the final two scores of a six-run 11th inning that propelled Emory to a 7-2 win in 11 innings over Transylvania in an elimination game of the NCAA Demorest Regional ... Two hits, including a double, in three plate appearances and scored the team’s first run and tying run in the sixth frame in a 3-2 win over Brandeis (Apr. 28) that clinched the UAA title ... Doubled in Krista Colussi and later crossed the plate in the top of the seventh with the team’s final run in a 10-7 decision over Case Western Reserve (Apr. 21) ... Singled in Emory’s first two runs with a two-out knock in the top of the fourth, tying the game at 2-2 in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Washington University (Apr. 6) ... Two RBIs, including the squad’s final score with a single in the fifth in a five-inning, 8-0 verdict over Berry College (Mar. 27) ... 2-for-2 in the batter’s box with a double and a bases-loaded triple to her credit and scored a pair of runs scored in a five-inning, 8-0 win over Covenant College (Mar. 21) ... Socked a one-out triple in the bottom of the first and eventually scored the first of her two runs for the game following a single by Natalie Arreguin in a 5-3 win over Rochester (Mar. 11) ... Doubled in the first two scores of a four-run fifth inning, helping the Eagles to a 7-5 win over DePauw (Mar. 3).
Emerged as a key contributor, seeing action in 38 contests ... Drew 36 starting assignments, 27 at second base and nine as designated player ... Ended the year fourth on the team with a hitting mark of .303 (27-of-89) ... Drew 10 walks and was hit by pitches a team-high five times ... Stood first on the UAA ladder and was 12th in the Division III ranks as the toughest player to strikeout (89.0) ... Five multi-hit contests and knocked in two or more runs on four occasions ... .968 fielding percentage saw her handle 91 of 94 chances without a miscue ... One-out single in the fourth scored pinch runner Drew Bullock with the game's only run in a 1-0 decision vs. Averett (Feb. 15) in the first game of a doubleheader ... In the nightcap vs. Averett, she singled in the first two of a three-run sixth inning ... Two-out, two-run single ignited a four-run fourth inning and helped the Eagles to a 7-2 win over CNU (Mar. 15) in the second game of a doubleheader ... Hit safely twice and scored the game-winning run in a 2-1 triumph over Case Western (Mar. 30) ... 3-for-3 at the plate and scored Emory’s first run in a 4-2 win over Wash U (Apr. 7) in the second game of a twinbill ... Two-out double in the top of the fourth inning was the GWRBI in a 2-0 triumph over Brandeis (Apr. 13) ... Hit safely twice in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Georgia Gwinnett (Apr. 25), the top-ranked NAIA squad ... Accounted for one of the team’s two hits against Maryville (May 11) in the first game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Reached base on a Lynchburg (May 12) error in the top of the seventh and would later score the game’s final run in a 4-2 win in the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh plated Janelle Turnquest with the team’s final run of the game vs. Maryville (May 12) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional.
Saw action in eight games ... First career hit came in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Centre College (Mar. 19), and accounted for the team's final run with a sacrifice fly that plated Cassie Baca in the bottom of the fifth.
Four-year member of the softball program at Barbe High School ... Was coached by Sarah Portie ... Served as team captain for three seasons ... Earned first team all-district acclaim as a catcher her final two years ... Hit .417 as a senior with 18 RBIs ... Class 5A honorable mention all-state choice her senior season ... 2016 American Press All-Southwest Louisiana Team selection ... 2016 Scholar Athlete ... Posted a hitting mark of .378 as a junior.
Played travel ball for Lakeyn Fontenot
Daughter of Bruce and Judy Katz ... Born June 8 ... Majors in Human Health.
"I chose Emory because it has the perfect balance of competitive academics and athletics."