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#3 Katie Usher
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vienna, Vir.
High School: Marshall
Club: Marshall HS

  • ACC All-Academic (2009)
  • Georgetown Classic All-Tournament team (2009)
  • Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Terrapin Invite All-Tournament team (2009)

Noteworthy
Ranks third on school's all-time blocks (499) and block assists (449) lists ... ranks 8th all-time in block solos (50) ... 180 block assists as a freshman is school record ... .331 hitting percentage as a sophomore ranked fifth in the ACC ... career hitting percentage of .288 is 10th best in school history ... also ranks 10th in school history in total points with 1,304.5 (983k-47a-50-449b).

As a Senior (2009)
Nine kills and five blocks in season-opening win against Stony Brook (8/28) ... recorded 12 kills and five blocks on .500 hitting in win at Navy (9/4) ... hit .412 with four blocks in win against Morgan State (9/5) ... team-high 15 kills on .385 hitting against Loyola MD (9/5) ... hit season-best .538 in win against William & Mary (9/12) ... led team with 12 kills and five blocks at Georgetown (9/12) ... 13 kills on .435 hitting against VCU (9/18) ... hit season-best .667 with four service aces and moved into third place on school's all-time blocks list in win against Howard (9/19) ... season-high 16 kills on .419 hitting in victory at Boston College (9/22) ... team-high 14 kills on .440 hitting against Wake Forest (9/26) ... 12 kills and four blocks in win at NC State (10/2) ... hit .600 against Virginia (10/23) ... match-best 11 kills on .500 hitting at Duke (10/31) ... hit .417 with eight kills against Georgia Tech (11/8) ... hit .667 at Florida State (11/22) tying her career best percentage while also earning a career mark in kills with 18.

As a Junior (2008)
Played in every set of every match ... led team in kills (282), blocks (104) and hitting percentage (.270) ... hit .287 in ACC matches, the seventh best mark in the conference ... nine kills and six blocks against Liberty (8/30) ... 10 kills and five blocks in win at VCU, hitting .444 (8/30) ... 13 kills and six blocks against St. John's (9/6) ... 13 kills against North Dakota State (9/12) ... 12 kills on .304 hitting against Jacksonville State (9/13) ... posted season-high seven blocks at Tulane, moving into fourth in school history in block assists in the process ... named to Towson Invitational all-tournament team ... 11 kills on .526 hitting at Towson (9/19) ... team-high 14 kills on .440 hitting in win against North Dakota with four blocks (9/20) ... 12 kills on season-high .556 hitting in ACC opener against Boston College ... 12 kills and five blocks at NC State (9/28) 13 kills, three blocks and two service aces at Miami (10/12) ... nine kills, three blocks, hitting .389 at Wake Forest (10/25) ... 13 kills on .346 hitting with four blocks in victory against NC State (10/31) ... nine kills on .444 hitting with five blocks against Miami (11/7) ... eight kills on .333 hitting against Florida State (11/8) ... team-high nine kills on .316 hitting at Virginia Tech (11/15) ... hit .353 with three blocks at Clemson (11/21) ... 10 kills, four digs and three blocks in season finale at Boston College (11/26).

As a Sophomore (2007)
Played in 26 matches and 98 games, missing some time due to shoulder injury ... led the team with a .331 hitting percentage, the fifth-best mark in the ACC ... averaged more than two kills and one block per game ... registered 11 kills on .429 hitting in season opener against Oakland (8/24) ... season-high 18 kills on .739 hitting in win against Liberty (8/31) ... accumulated 43 kills and nine blocks on .514 hitting in three matches of VCU Invitational, winning tournament MVP honors ... 12 kills and six blocks at Duke (9/21) ... recorded seven blocks each in back-to-back wins against North Carolina and NC State (9/28-29) ... 12 kills and five blocks in victory against Wake Forest (10/26) ... nine blocks against Duke (10/28) ... 10 kills and six blocks in win at Miami (11/9) ... 17 kills and five blocks at Florida State (11/10) ... 15 kills and eight blocks in season-ending victory against Georgia Tech (11/23).

As a Freshman (2006)
Led the Terps with 188 total blocks and 1.57 blocks per game ... set Maryland's single-season record with 180 block assists ... 188 total blocks were the third-highest single-season total in Terp history ... also led the team during conference play with 137 total blocks and 1.61 blocks per game ... totaled 175 kills, fourth highest on the team, and 1.46 kills per game ... 12 block assists in the first three games of her collegiate career ... nine kills in final game of TIS Bookstore Invitational, a 3-2 victory over host Indiana (9/2) ... seven kills and 11 block assists in 3-2 win over Stoney Brook (4/9) ... 13 blocks in 3-2 win over Georgia Tech (10/6) ... 10 kills and nine blocks as Terps rallied from 0-2 deficit to defeat ACC rival NC State 10/21) ... five kills and 11 blocks in 3-2 win over Florida State (9/22).

Before Maryland
A four-year varsity starter for Marshall ... chosen as MVP of her high school in her senior campaign ... named PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace ... garnered first-team all-district and an all-region honorable mention as a junior at Marshall ... tabbed "Top Ten Rising Star" in 2005 by The Northern Virginia Journal ... also picked as one of "Five Volleyball Players to Watch" by The Examiner ... ... competed in USA Volleyball Junior National Championship in the summer of 2005.

Personal
Katie Elizabeth Usher ... daughter of Lisa and Rob Usher... has one brother, Cliff ... chose Maryland because of its location, academics, coaches and the conference.

USHER'S CAREER STATISTICS

YearSPMPKK/SETAPCTASADBSBATB
2006120311751.4675460.21760328180188
200798262332.3863513.33152421497111
2008112322822.52103662.2701219681391104
2009119332932.4687638.323112664158196
TOTAL4491229832.193282273.288344720650449499

USHER'S CAREER HIGHS

Career
Kills18, at Florida State (11/22/09)
Attack %.739, Liberty (8/31/07)
Blocks13, Georgia Tech (10/6/06)

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