10 - Jennifer Katona
Jennifer Katona
Height: 6-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Santa Monica High School
Previous College: Pittsburgh
Position: MB/OH

2011: Started all 31 of Mercer’s matches, leading the team’s newcomers with 266 kills … Finished among A-Sun leaders in hitting percentage (9th - .248), kill average (16th – 2.38) … block average (4th – 0.88) and point average (13th – 3.01) … Led or tied for the team lead in kills on 10 occasions … Posted a collegiate career high 16 kills twice, against Florida A&M (9/17) and against Stetson (10/8) … Notched 10 or more kills in seven matches … Led Mercer with 10 kills at Georgia Tech (9/10) …Had a three-match stretch with 13 or more kills against North Florida (10/1), Florida Gulf Coast (10/7) and Stetson (10/8) … Also competed as a member of Mercer’s inaugural sand volleyball team … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

 

2010 (Pittsburgh): Started nine matches, piling up 86 kills and 28 total blocks for the Panthers … Recorded her second career 10-kill game against Tulane (9/4).

 

2009 (Pittsburgh): Appeared in 18 sets as a freshman … Knocked down 22 kills and notched 13 total blocks … Earned a start and responded with 10 kills against Youngstown State (9/20) ..  Had five kills on just eight swings against Maryland Eastern Shore (9/20).

 

High School: Led Santa Monica High School to the 2008 CIF Division III AA High School Championships where her team finished second...named a Marlborough All-Tournament Team selection for the 2006 and 2007 seasons...a 2007 Torrance All-Tournament Team honoree...served as team captain in 2007...three-time All-Ocean League First Team member...garnered All-Ocean League Most Outstanding and All-CIF First Team honors in 2008...five-year member of the Sunshine Volleyball Club that took third place at the 2006 National Division Tournament...selected to the Southern California High Performance Global Challenge...also an All-Ocean League high jumper, triple jumper, long jumper, and 110 meter hurdler.

 

Personal: Full name is Jennifer Renee Katona … Born on August 22, 1991 in West Hills, Calif. … Daughter of Don Katona and Karen Heard … Resides with Stuart Schurmann and Karen Heard … Majoring in Anthropology.