Katherine  Card

6Katherine Card


Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

High School:
The Baylor School







"Katherine is one of the best clutch hitters I have ever coached. Her home runs against Washington, Stanford and Nebraska last season were keys to our victories in those contests. Her clutch hit in the Women's College World Series drove in the winning run against No. 3 Arizona. She's a team captain and a consummate leader."

AS A JUNIOR (2005):

Finished second on the UT team in home runs with eight and RBI with 48 while batting .312...Currently tied for seventh all-time at Tennessee in total bases with 261...Was selected to the NCAA Women's College World Series All-Tourney team after hitting .375 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and reaching base by hit in each of the Lady Vols' five matchups...Drove in the winning run in the sixth inning against No. 3 Arizona with a single down the right field line to plate teammate Ashley Cline from second and give UT its first WCWS victory...Continued to thrive in Lady Vol action out West as Card cashed in with a 4-of-6, two-RBI effort in UT's two combined victories in NCAA Super Regional action versus No. 4 Stanford (5/27-5/28), including a solo home run...Went 2-of-4 with three crucial RBI in Tennessee's 4-0 win over College of Charleston (5/21) in NCAA Regional play...Mashed a three-run triple in the fourth inning of a 9-0 romp at Mississippi...Delivered a clutch two-run single in the third inning to lead UT to a 3-1 win over then-No. 13/12 Georgia (4/23)...Mashed a two-run bomb in UT's 4-0 win over Austin Peay (4/19)...Went 2-for-4 with a home run in the 9-1 series-opening win over South Carolina (3/15)...Overall, posted seven total RBI in two games against the Gamecocks after going 4-for-8 with a pair of HR's...Blasted a three-run shot in helping UT down Austin Peay 13-0...Registered a career-best 14-game hitting streak from March 4 against Providence at the CSU Invitational until March 12 against Alabama while hitting .439 (17-of-39)...Hit .429 (6-of-14) with two doubles and three RBI at the Palm Springs Classic...Had two hits and an RBI in contests against No. 20 Pacific, No. 22 Oregon State and No. 1 California...Doubled home two runs in the 12-0 win over Mercer (2/19) at the GSU invitational...Chosen as the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week (2/14) for her efforts at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Clearly loves playing in Las Vegas, Nev., as the junior slugged three home runs while hitting at a .571 clip with six RBI in UT's three wins over No. 15 Baylor, No. 22 Nebraska and No. 8 Washington at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...In her last trip to "Sin City" with the Lady Vols in 2003, Card led the team offensively at a .688 clip with three HR's and six RBI...Blasted the game-winning round-tripper in the sixth inning versus No. 8 UW (2/13) as her two-run blast granted Tennessee a 1-0 win...Ripped a three-run homer versus No. 15 Baylor and a solo shot in a 5-0 shutout of No. 22 Nebraska...Contributed an RBI and a 1-for-3 effort during a five-run fifth inning outburst in the 5-0 win over Florida A&M (2/5) and registered a hit in three at-bats during the 6-1 victory versus DePaul (2/4).


Rated fifth on the Lady Vols with a .317 batting average, with 23 runs, 19 RBI and 13 doubles while registering 50 starts...Posted the fifth-best slugging percentage on the squad at .421 and tallied 12 multiple-hit games (fourth-most for UT)...Played 56 of her 69 games in the outfield, seven at shortstop and one at second base, while drawing pinch-hitting duty on five occasions...Led the Orange at the SEC Tournament with a .455 (5-for-11) batting average and hit .266 in 27 conference contests...Cranked a leadoff double in the 10th inning in the SEC Tournament semifinal against No. 11 Georgia but was nailed at third base in the scoreless game...Roped a couple of two-baggers in Alabama...Went 2-for-4 and poked a run-scoring double over her two starts against Appalachian State...Was 1-for-6 (.167) during Ole Miss' visit but contributed an RBI single in the first outing...Powered the Orange with a 3-for-4 effort and two RBI as her squad salvaged the finale of the series at Georgia with a 6-3 win...Came across with the lone run of the game in the bottom of the ninth frame as Tennessee nipped Virginia Tech, 1-0, to take the Eighth Annual State-Line Classic...Went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI and chipped in with a double and a sacrifice in an 11-2 demolition of Radford...Contributed 2-for-6 (.333) showing versus Eastern Division rival Florida...Was 2-for-6 (.333) during Auburn's visit and chipped in with a sacrifice fly in the deciding game of the series...Slipped to a 1-for-9 (.111) performance at Arkansas...Rebounded from rough Lady Vol Classic to go 3-for-8 (.375) in the South Carolina series, including an RBI single in the third game...Snapped a scoreless tie against Tennessee Tech in the championship of the Lady Vol Classic by stroking a fourth-inning double...Earned an RBI when she was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded versus Georgia Southern...With a 4-for-7 (.571) performance on Feb. 25 in the sweep of ETSU, Katherine had taken over the team lead in batting average at .556 (15-for-27)...Scored three runs and had a couple of two-baggers against the Buccaneers, including a 3-for-4 showing in the home opener...Turned in a 3-for-5 (.600) performance in Palm Springs...Finished 2-for-2 in 4-1 triumph over Utah on Feb. 21...Stroked pinch-hit single in the fifth inning to plate Ashley Cline with the initial run in a 2-0 conquest of Baylor to open the tournament...Had a spectacular effort at the New Mexico State Kick-Off Invitational...In Las Cruces, she made three starts in the outfield and responded with a sizzling .545 (6-for-11) average, with four RBI...Finished the weekend by going 2-for-4 versus NMSU and notched her first outfield assist by gunning down a runner headed to third base...Tied career highs in hits (three) and RBI (three) in a 16-3 rout of New Mexico State on Feb. 14...Singled and later scored as a pinch hitter in 9-3 conquest of San Jose State to begin the three-day event...Was 2-for-4 (.500) at the Paradise Classic...Smacked a double and added a run in the semifinal victory over Hawaii on Feb. 8...Chipped in a pinch-hit single in a 2-0 setback to Oregon State.


Saw time in 68 games, starting 63 of those contests...With a .316 batting average, she rated fifth on the Lady Vols...Her total of 15 multiple-hit efforts was third highest on the team...Scored 36 runs, notched nine doubles and belted six homers...Kat's on-base percentage of .370 was sixth on the Orange...Had a .464 slugging percentage and drew 17 free passes... Turned in a .233 showing in SEC encounters...Delivered a .308 (4-for-13) clip during the SEC Tournament, with one hit in each of UT's four outings...Contributed a pair of RBI in the 5-3 upset of No. 7 Georgia and laced a run-scoring single against No. 16 Alabama later that night...Cranked her sixth dinger of the year in the seventh inning of the first encounter with Lipscomb on April 29...Wound up the First Tennessee Round Robin with a 3-for-3 effort with a couple of RBI in the 9-1 pasting of Liberty...Provided the winning margin in the second meeting with the Lady Flames with a solo homer in the sixth inning that gave the hosts a 2-0 lead...Had two hits in each outing of the series with Mississippi State, scored five runs and bashed three doubles...Was a perfect 2-for-2 in UT's 2-1 edging of Alabama on March 15...Smoked ETSU's pitching with four hits in seven at bats and scored three runs...Managed an RBI single in UT's 3-2 triumph over seventh-ranked LSU...Accounted for a 3-for-6 afternoon against Belmont and scored three times...Her 11-game hitting streak came to an end against Furman on March 2 when she went 0-for-4...During the skein, Katherine was 19-for-36 for a scorching .528 clip and drove in 12 runs...Registered a .333 (6-for-18) showing at Florida International's tournament and scored six runs...Socked a homer and wound up 2-for-4 with three RBI versus Furman on March 1...Came across with the winning run in a 3-2 win over FIU on Feb. 28...Produced a 2-for-3 outing against Buffalo to start the Golden Panther Invitational...Caught fire at the UNLV Tournament, as she hit a scintillating .688 (11-for-16) with six RBI and three home runs to snare the Most Valuable Player honors...Raised her average from .188 (3-for-16) to .438 (14-for-32) over the five games in Las Vegas...Was a one-woman wrecking crew against Syracuse on Feb. 23, as she smacked a game-tying home run in the third inning and plated Fishback and pinch runner Kristen Hays with the go-ahead runs with two down in the fifth...Finished 2-for-3 in the second victory over ULM and turned a double play with the bases loaded to snuff out a Lady Indian rally in a 3-2 game...Was 2-for-3 and scored a run during Stacey Jennings' perfecto against UNLV...Was 3-for-3 in the tournament opener versus UL-Monroe and provided the Orange with an insurance run with the first HR of her career in the bottom of the sixth...Had a .333 showing in the doubleheader sweep of Appalachian State...Was 1-for-2 in her first action at Tyson Park and 1-for-4 in the second outing...Poked a two-run single in the five-run fifth stanza to help the Orange to a 7-0 romp in game two...Plated Angela Brewer and Blaine Teasley against Appalachian State with a base-hit that earned her the first RBI of her career...Poked first career hit with an infield single on Feb. 7 against UMKC and later scored her team's lone run of the game...Was rewarded for the effort against the Kangaroos with her initial offensive player of the game honor...Gunned down San Jose State's Megan Delgado at third base in UT's opener, earning her the inaugural Jimmy Chitwood Award for outstanding defensive play.


Enjoyed success in basketball, softball and volleyball throughout her prep career, lettering in each sport on four occasions...Captained all three teams during her senior campaign...An all-state pick in 2001 and '02 on the diamond...Helped her club to the regional title as a senior...Named as the Female Athlete of the Year by the Chattanooga Times Free Press...Chosen as the Division II Regional Most Valuable Player for her basketball squad in '01...Garnered all-state acclaim in volleyball in 2000 and 2001 and was voted as the regional MVP as her team captured the tournament crown...Served on the chapel advisory committee at Baylor.


Enrolled in the communications program at Tennessee...Enjoys hanging out with friends...Considers Lady Vol basketball legend Pat Summitt to be an influence because she has shown that a woman can hold her own in a male-dominated coaching field...Became the second player from Soddy Daisy to compete on Tennessee's softball team, as Jenny Steele patrolled center field between 1996-99...Other former teammates who have played college softball include Robyn Johnson (UTC), Kelly Smith (Samford) and Sam Lovelady and Lindsey Williams of Tennessee Tech...Has an older sister, Elizabeth, 27, who was an All-America player at St. Mary's University and an All-Southern Conference performer for Karen and Ralph Weekly at Chattanooga...Katherine Orr Card was born Nov. 21, 1983, in Chattanooga, Tenn...Her parents are James and Sherrill Card...Her father attended UT's medical school in Memphis.


At Bats: 5 (three times)
Runs: 3 vs. South Carolina (3/15/05)
Hits: 3 (seven times)
Hit Streak: 14 games (3/4-3/12/05)
Runs Batted In: 4 vs. South Carolina (3/15/05)
Doubles: 2 vs. ETSU (2/25/04)
Triples: 1 (four times)
Home Runs: 1 (14 times)
Walks: 2 (three times)
Stolen Bases: 1 (four times)





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