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#17 Katie Nasenbenny

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Class RS Sr.
Hometown La Grange, Ill.
High School Lyons Township

2014 as a Senior… Suffered third season-ending knee injury during preseason camp… recipient of the Hawk Award for a third-straight season… Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree… letterwinner.

2013 as a Junior… Started all 23 games, logging 1,735 minutes… scored three goals and tallied one assist… found the back of the net in games — at Illinois, at Nebraska and vs. Penn State… member of an Iowa team that posted a school-record 15 victories, advanced to its first Big Ten Tournament championship game and earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-District by CoSIDA… honorable mention selection to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region team… recipient of Iowa’s Hawk Award for second straight season… letterwinner.

2012 as a Sophomore… Started all 21 matches at midfield, logging over 1,000 minutes… winner of team’s Hawk Award… ranked third on the team in points… tallied nine points off four goals and an assist… tallied 31 shots and 11 shots on goal… took a season-high four shots on three occasions… scored goals against Loyola, Iowa State, LIU-Brooklyn and Purdue… led offense that ranked second in the Big Ten in shots, third in goals and fourth in points… part of team that earned second most wins in a season in program history… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to UI Dean’s List… letterwinner.

2011 as Redshirt Freshman… Played 11 games with two starts… tied for third on the team in goals with five… suffered second season-ending knee injury in two years… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… letterwinner.

2010 as a Freshman… Started the first game of the season… suffered season-ending knee injury… letterwinner.

High School… Three time all-conference, all-state, all-area, and all-sectional team… named team MVP during her junior and senior seasons… named to the Chicago Red Stars all-state all-academic team… member of the Lyons Township team that secured three straight regional championships… 2A Illinois State quarterfinalists in 2007… captain of Present Windy City Pride Soccer Club that won the U.S. Club Regional title in 2008.

Personal… Born March 27, 1992… daughter of Dane and Mary Nasenbenny… father was a wrestler at Purdue… has a sister, Grace… Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society… Illinois State Scholar and J. Kyle Leadership Award recipient… co-Founder of the Celiac Attack charity soccer tournament… volunteered for the IYSA Inner City Program and as an elementary school tutor… high school coach was Bill Lanspeary… graduated with a degree in psychology and communications studies in Dec., 2013… currently pursuing a master’s degree in leisure studies.