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Katie Appleton
Katie Appleton

Big Bear Lake, Calif.

High School:
Apple Valley





SENIOR (2008-09):
Started each of WSU's 30 games in 2008-09, becoming one of only three individuals in school history to start 30 games in a season (Heather Molzen in 2007-08 and Jazmine Perkins in 2008-09)...110 career starts are more than any other Cougar in NCAA history...became the 12th women's basketball player in school history to amass 1,000 career points, hitting the mark against Arizona State (1/29/09)...completed her career ranked 10th on WSU's all-time scoring list with 1,068 points...became WSU's all-time leader in career 3-pointers, tying a career high with four 3-pointers against UCLA (1/22/09) to pass Joanna Smith (143; 1997-2001)...finished her career with 161 3-point field goal percentage of .364 ranks eighth all-time at WSU...also hit four 4-pointers against Hawaii (12/19/08) and against Arizona in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament (3/12/09)...scoring average of 8.5 ppg ranked third on the team...45 3-point field goals led the team and rank tied for 10th on WSU's all-time single-season list...1.5 3-point field goals made per game ranked ninth in the Pac-10, while her 3-point field goal percentage (.346) ranked 13th...averaged 30.7 minutes per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game and 0.7 steals per game...scored in double figures in 13 games, increasing her career total to 48...played in 115 career games, tying the school's all-time record set by Jennifer Kerns (1996-2000)...scored a season- and team-high 17 points in WSU's season-opener at Texas Tech (11/17/08)...tied her season high with 17 points against Montana State (11/23/08)...made a career-high nine free throws (9-of-12) against Boise State (11/20/08) en route to a 16-point performance...pulled down a season-high seven rebounds against Milwaukee (12/7/08)...recorded a season-high four steals against Idaho (12/14/08)...recorded a career-high seven assists against Hawaii (12/19/08)...named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-Academic District VIII Third Team...named Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Second Team.

JUNIOR (2007-08): Played in 29 of WSU's 30 games, making 28 starts...missed the Oregon State game (2/15/08) with an ankle injury...named All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention...led the Cougars in scoring at 12.0 ppg...scoring output ranked 12th in the conference...also ranked among the conference-best in 3-point field goal percentage (2nd; .398), 3-point field goals made (8th; 1.55 per game) and minutes (8th; 32.90 per game)...3-point field goal percentage of .398 (45-of-115) ranked seventh all-time on WSU single-season list...45 3-point field goals made ranked tied for 10th on the WSU single-season list...moved into fourth place on the WSU career list for 3-point field goals (116)...also climbed to sixth on the Cougar career list for 3-point field goal percentage (.372)...scored a career-high 22 points against Idaho (11/28/07), then bested the mark three games later with 29 points against San Jose State (12/16/07)...scoring output against the Spartans was the most by a Cougar in 2007-08...also scored 20-plus against Boise State (22; 12/9/07) and Arizona (23; 1/24/08)...scored in double figures 17 times and led WSU in scoring 12 times...both marks were tops on the Cougar squad...nailed at least one 3-point field goal in 18 consecutive games, two off the WSU record...posted a season-high nine rebounds against both Santa Clara (11/13/07) and SJSU...tied a career high with five assists against Arizona (2/23/08)...recorded a career-high five steals against Portland (11/9/07), Idaho and Boise State...averaged 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game on the season...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Cougars' second-leading scorer with 8.1 ppg and led the team with 76 assists...started 27 games...scored in double digits seven times during the season...scored a career-high 22 points at Arizona (1/6/07)...shot 9-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point line against the Wildcats...also tied a career high with four steals against Arizona...recorded first career double-double at San Jose State (12/5/06) with 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds...went 6-of-6 from the free throw line against Sacramento State (11/17/06)...missed game at Oregon (12/23/06) due to right ankle sprain...season-high five assists against Montana State (11/30/06) and UCLA (1/28/07)...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

FRESHMAN (2005-06): One of three Cougars to appear in all 28 contests...started 25 games as a true freshman...shot 37-percent from beyond the arc, ranking seventh in the Pac-10...eighth in conference in 3-point field goals made per game (1.79)...knocked down 50 treys, tied for sixth-most in a single season in Cougar history...combined with fellow freshman Amanda DuRocher (50) to set freshman 3-pointers in a season standard at 100...previous total of 91 set in 1996-97 (Smith-69; Ludwicki-22)....pulled down 91 rebounds and grabbed 36 steals in first season at WSU...averaged 8.5 ppg...posted double-digit points 11 times throughout the season...scored what was then a career-high 20 points at Boise State (12/4/05)...had a season-high seven rebounds against Cal State Northridge (12/2/05)...dished out a season-high five assists twice, at Eastern Washington (1/3/06) and at Washington (12/5/06).

Four-year letterwinner at Apple Valley High School playing for coach Rob Martin...averaged at least 11 points and six rebounds a game in each of her final three a FRESHMAN averaged 6.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals a game for a team that posted a 24-6 record, captured the Mojave River League Championship and advanced to the state a SOPHOMORE averaged 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 5.1 assists a game in leading team to a 21-6 record including a perfect 8-0 mark in league play...earned league's player of the year honor and All-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Southern Section First Team...set school record for most assists in a game with a JUNIOR averaged 11 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 5.1 assists a game...earned all-league first team accolades and another CIF Southern Section First Team a SENIOR earned third CIF Southern Section First Team honor...averaged 14.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals a game....also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball...starting setter on team each year.

Katie Jo Appleton...born in Big Bear Lake, Calif...parents Jim and Chris...brothers Kevin and twin Keith...sister Holly...enjoys volleyball, all water sports, fishing and coaching youth basketball...three-time recipient of the California Governor's Scholar Award...Wendy's High School Heisman Award state finalist (2004)...majoring in movement studies.

MIN: 43 vs. San Jose State, 12/16/07
FGM: 11 vs. San Jose State, 12/16/07
FGA: 20 vs. San Jose State, 12/16/07
3FGM: 4 (8 times) vs. Arizona, 3/12/09*
3FGA:13 at Hawaii 12/19/08
FTM: 9 at Boise State, 11/20/08
FTA: 12 at Boise State, 11/20/08
REB: 11 at San Jose State, 12/5/06
ASST: 7 at Hawaii 12/19/08
BLKS: 1 (three times) at Portland, 11/22/06*
STLS: 5 (three times) vs. Boise State, 12/9/07*
PTS: 29 vs. San Jose State, 12/16/07

* denotes most recent occurrence

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2005-06   28-25   869/31.0   78-232  .336   50-134  .373   32-46   .696  19-72    91  3.3  48-1   59  98   2  36  238/8.5
2006-07   28-27   791/28.3   87-240  .363   21-65   .323   32-44   .727  27-62    89  3.2  43-0   76  72   1  33  227/8.1
2007-08   29-28   954/32.9  120-355  .338   45-113  .398   64-91   .703  30-92   122  4.2  63-3   53  61   0  45  349/12.0
2008-09   30-30   921/30.7   84-237  .354   45-130  .346   41-52   .788  44-56   100  3.3  52-0   45  34   0  22  254/8.5
TOTAL    115-110 3535/30.7  369-1064 .347  161-442  .364  169-233  .725 120-282  402  3.5 206-4  233 265   3 136 1068/9.3

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