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14 Katelynn Zanders

2014 (Jr.): Became first player in program history to earn All-America recognition two years in a row, landing on spot on the AVCA’s honorable mention squad ... captured AVCA All-West Region and unanimous All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Team accolades for second straight season … posted top-4 league ranks in kills per set (4th, .344 kps) and aces per set (2nd, 0.31 aps), helping Seawolves to NCAA Tournament berth and No. 2 regional seed … helped Seawolves set school records for best overall record (21-6, .778) and fewest losses as team broke into AVCA’s D-II Top 25 polls for several weeks … selected Most Outstanding Player of SpringHill Suites Invitational as UAA won title of own tourney … steadily rose up Seawolves’ career stats lists, reaching top 5 in kills per set (4th, 3.46 kps) and total kills (5th, 1,017); will begin senior season just seven kills shy of 4th ... had team-best seven double-doubles and two 20-kill matches — 25 kills, 11 digs and 4 block assists in a 3-2 win at No. 10 Western Washington on Sept. 16, and 20 kills/17 digs in a 3-2 win at No. 13 Central Washington on Sept. 27 ... other top outings included 11 kills on .364 hitting and 5 aces in home sweep of Seattle Pacific; 17 kills on .310 hitting and 3 block assists in 3-1 home win over Simon Fraser; and 15 kills, 20 digs in 3-1 road win over SPU.

2013 (So.):
Selected to AVCA All-America Second Team and All-West Region Team, boosting Seawolves to 21-10 record and NCAA Tournament appearance … earned unanimous All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honors after posting league ranks of 3rd in kills per set (3.69) and points per set (4.28), 5th in aces per set (0.29), and 19th in digs per set (2.75) … in NCAA Div. II national stats, ranked 32nd in pps and 42nd in kps … was three-time GNAC Red Lion Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23-29; Oct. 14-20; Nov. 18-24) … finished 10th on UAA’s single-season list with 399 kills and ranked 8th in kps … led Seawolves with 13 double-doubles, including 22-kill, 15-dig showing in 5-set road win over 7th-ranked Western Washington … tallied double-digit kills 22 times, including final 10 GNAC contests as UAA finished 15-3 in league and runner-up by just one match … other top outings included 21 kills on .395 hitting in playoff-clinching road sweep of Seattle Pacific; 18 kills, 16 digs and 2 aces in 4-set home win over Alaska Fairbanks; 12 kills on .550 hitting in road sweep of MSU Billings; and career-high .615 hitting (9-1-13) and 13 digs in road sweep of UAF … awarded Team MVP honor at season-ending banquet … completed sophomore season already at No. 16 on UAA’s career kills list with 676, along with No. 4 in kills per set (3.47) and No. 19 in attacks (1,770).

2012 (Fr.):
Led Seawolves and ranked 7th in Great Northwest Athletic Conference with 3.18 kills per set … ranked 11th in GNAC with 3.41 points per set, helping UAA to 16-10 overall record and 4th-place league finish (11-7) … posted double-digit kills on 13 occasions, including UAA season-high 25 in neutral-court loss to Cal St.-Monterey Bay … made All-Tournament Team at SpringHill Suites Invitational, helping host UAA to title with 4.00 kills per set on .286 hitting in four victories … other top matches included 17 kills on .375 hitting and 5 digs in home sweep of Simon Fraser; 17 kills and 4 block assists in home win over Alaska Fairbanks; 17 kills and 3 blocks in home win over Saint Martin’s; and 15 kills in 5-set win over NCAA qualifier Central Washington.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Helped South Anchorage capture 4A State title and unbeaten 14-0 record - without dropping a set - in Cook Inlet Conference play ... ranked third on Wolverines with 98 kills and second with 75 blocks, playing middle blocker, as South went undefeated in 25 matches against in-state competition ... played freshman through junior seasons at Service High School ... was Cougars' team MVP as sophomore and junior ... lettered four times in both volleyball and soccer, plus twice in track & field ... won all-region and all-state honors in soccer ... played for Midnight Sun Volleyball.

PERSONAL: Born December 1993 in Pennsylvania ... daughter of Dwyane and Gretchen Jones ... nursing major.

Career Highs
Kills – 25 at Cal St.-Monterey Bay, 9/1/12
Attacks – 70 at Western Washington, 9/16/14
Att.% – .615 (9-1-13) at Alaska Fairbanks, 10/12/13
Aces – 5, twice (last vs Seattle Pacific, 9/22/14)
Assists – 3 at Chaminade, 8/30/13
Block Assists – 5 vs Northwest Nazarene, 10/24/13
Block Solos – 3 vs Northwest Nazarene, 9/15/12
Total Blocks – 6 vs Northwest Nazarene, 10/24/13
Digs – 20 at Seattle Pacific, 10/16/14


Career Statistics
Season     SP-MP    K   K/S   E   TA   Pct   A   A/S  SA  SA/S  SE  RE  DIG   D/S  BS  BA  TB  B/S BE BHE
2012 (Fr)  87-26  277 3.18 156  784  .154   3  0.03   0  0.00   1   6   75  0.86   5  30  35 0.40  3   0
2013 (So) 108-31  399 3.69 165  986  .237  20  0.19  33  0.31  45  39  297  2.75   3  55  58 0.54  6   3
2014 (Jr)  99-27  341 3.44 143  979  .202  12  0.12  31  0.31  45  29  249  2.52   3  41  44 0.44  8   3
TOTALS    294-84 1017 3.46 464 2749  .201  35  0.12  64  0.22  91  74  621  2.11  11 126 137 0.47 17   6


Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: South Anchorage HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Junior Karolin Anders furnished her sixth career All-America honor and third in the heptathlon Friday at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Championships.
All-America honor  MORE
Junior Karolin Anders finished 8th May 22 at the 2015 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Academic honors  MORE
Junior Dominik Notz raced to his first career All-America honor in track & field Thursday in the 10K race.
NCAA review  MORE
Entering her fourth year with the program, Anchorage native Shaina Afoa will assume the role of the Seawolves' top assistant coach in 2015-16.
Afoa moves up  MORE
Tayler Thompson (left) and Corey Hammell will add size and experience to the 2015-16 Seawolf lineup.
MBB adds JC big men  MORE
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