9 Katie Collins
9 Katie Collins
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Springdale, Ark.
High School: Har-Ber HS
Position: DS

2011 - Played in 21 matches as a defensive specialist for Southern...recorded nine aces and had a serving percentage of .950...was fourth on the team in receptions with 345 and an average of .951 while recording 172 digs as well.

2010 - Collins played in 22 matches in 2010, starting five ... she had a .934 reception average and averaged 1.84 digs per game, garnering 129 total digs in her freshman campaign ... recorded double-digit digs in three matches last season with her high of 13 coming at Pittsburg State late in the year. 

In High School: played for coach Sandy Jones at Springdale Har-Ber High School ... A four-year starter for the Wildcats, Collins helped her team to two conference championships and a state runner-up finish this past season ... A four-time All-Conference selection, Collins was also an All-Region selection as a freshman and was part of the All-State Tournament team in each year ... Collins was her conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and she holds the Har-Ber school record for digs in a match at 36 and averaged over 20 digs per match this past season.

Personal - The daughter of Bill and Robin Collins, Katie plans on majoring in kinesiology at Southern.