|Hometown:||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
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."