BENZ'S WSU CAREER JUNIOR (2005-06): All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection...earned Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors...co-captain of team with junior teammate Adriane Ferguson...defended Pac-10 regular season rebounding title in 2005-06 with a 9.2 average...started all 28 games...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 20, becoming the first Cougar in nine years to garner award...also led the conference in defensive rebounds (6.44/game)...with 689 career rebounds, Benz became fourth all-time in school history...tallied seven double-doubles, increasing career total to 18...posted a career high 24 points against Arizona (Jan. 28), pulling down 11 rebounds for the fourth double-double of the season...posted third double-double of season with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Arizona, Dec. 29...became third player in school history to record a 20-rebound game with 21 rebounds versus Idaho State, Nov. 27...9.9 points per game average was second on team.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention...All-Pac-10 Academic First Team...CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team...first Cougar to lead the Pac-10 in rebounding with a 9.1 rebounds per game average...15 double-digit scoring games and 11 double-digit rebounding efforts...ended the season fifth on the school's single-season rebounding list with 254 rebounds...started all 28 games...posted a double-double with a career-high 23 points along with 11 rebounds in the win over Boise State (Nov. 19)...tallied second consecutive double-double of season, with 11 points and 12 rebounds against Eastern Washington (Dec. 18)...recorded double-digits in rebounds in four consecutive games from Dec. 18-29, averaging 12.5 rebounds over the four-game stretch... posted fourth double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. USC (Jan. 9)...recorded fifth and sixth double-doubles of season against Oregon (Jan. 15; 11 points-10 rebounds) and Oregon State (Jan 13; 16 points-14 rebounds)...tied a season high 15 rebounds and scored 10 points to post eight double-double of the season against No. 4 Stanford.
All-Pac-10 Freshman Honorable Mention selection...led team in rebounds (6.7/game) and was second in scoring (8.8 points/game)...sixth in the conference in rebounds...pulled down 19 rebounds against San Diego State (Dec. 22) tying for sixth on the school's all-time list for rebounds in a game...tallied nine offensive and 10 defensive boards before fouling out with 3:15 left...recorded third double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against UCLA (Feb. 8)...marked third double-double in a five-game span...tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in that category...point total against UCLA was a season-high...averaged a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds in two games at the Oregon schools (Feb. 12 & 14)...recorded a game-high 17 points and added nine rebounds at Oregon (Feb. 12)...two days later, pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds and chipped in nine points at Oregon State...scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds at Stanford (Jan. 31)...turned in first double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against UW (Jan. 24)...in conference games only, averaged 9.5 points a game...ranked among the top 10 in the Pac-10 in four categories: rebounds (sixth), offensive rebounds (2.57/game, sixth), defensive rebounds (4.07/game, 10th) and blocks (.57, 10th)...second on team with 1.3 steals a game.
BENZ'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Played for Coach Sandy Dickerson at Central Catholic...member of team that posted a 24-2 record as a SOPHOMORE...as a JUNIOR earned first team All-Mt. Hood Conference...earned Oregonian Player of the Game honors at the State Tournament...team finished fourth at state...second team all-tournament at the Lake Oswego Shootout... averaged 15.9 points and 12.7 rebounds a contest as a SENIOR...2002 Wendy's Heisman Award nominee and a 2003 McDonald's All-American nominee...garnered Mt. Hood Conference Player of the Year honors...received first-team All-State accolades... first team All-Mt. Hood Conference selection...selected to the Oregon State All-Tournament First Team...participated in the Northwest Shootout, an annual game featuring Oregon and Washington all-stars, where she played against WSU teammate Adriane Ferguson.
Katelyn Ann Benz...born March 4, 1985...parents Tom and Diane...sisters Elizabeth and Stefanie and brother Joseph...loves coffee, fashion and Pullman...editor of high school newspaper...pursuing a double major communication and history with a minor in art history.
BENZ'S WSU CAREER HIGHS
MIN: 40 at Saint Mary's, 11/26/04
FGM: 10 vs. Boise St., 11/19/04
FGA: 19 vs UCLA, 2/7/04
3FGM: 3 (4 Times) at Stanford, 2/25/06*
3FGA: 5 (3 Times) vs. UCLA, 1/12/06*
FTM: 9 vs. Oregon, 1/17/04
FTA: 12 (Twice) vs. Pepperdine, 11/20/05*
REB: 21 vs. Idaho State, 11/26/05
ASST: 4 (3 Times) vs. Idaho State, 11/26/05*
BLKS: 3 vs. Arizona State, 12/27/04
STLS: 3 (5 Times) vs. St. Mary's., 11/20/05*
PTS: 24 vs. Arizona, 1/28/06
*indicates most recent occurrence