University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Katie Brown

Height -
Class Jr.
Hometown Spirit Lake, Iowa
Katie Brown - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2010 as a Senior… appeared in 48 games and seven as a pitcher… tied for the team lead with seven doubles… tied for third on the team with five home runs… tied for the team lead with 27 walks… led the team in putouts with 423… in the circle, Brown threw 13.2 innings, recorded five strikeouts and zero home runs.

2009 as a Junior… Second team all-Big Ten pick… academic all-Big Ten… given team’s Golden Glove Award… started all 58 games at first base… led team with a .393 batting average and six home runs in conference play…second on the team with a .346 batting average overall… had 15 multiple hit and nine multiple RBI games… tied a career-high with three RBI in win at Purdue (April 12)… 2-2 with two solo home runs in win over Minnesota (May 9)… collected 100th career hit in win at Northern Iowa (April 21).

2008 as a Sophomore… First team all-Big Ten selection… named to the Big Ten Tournament all-tournament team…named team’s co-Most Improved Player… played in all 62 games starting 30 at first base and 27 as the designated player…batted .280, including a team-best .351 average during Big Ten play… collected eight home runs, 10 doubles, 27 RBI and a .497 slugging percentage… went 1-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Big Ten Tournament semifinal win over Michigan State (May 9)… 2-2 with solo home run in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Illinois (May 9)… named co-Big Ten Player of the Week after going 5-6 with three home runs, six RBI, one double and four runs scored in two-game series at Illinois (May 3-4)… hit go-ahead home run in win over Iowa State (April 1)…collected first career home run in win over Bowling Green (March 15).

2007 as a Freshman… Played in 44 games with 11 starts, including eight at first base, two as the designated player and one pitching… batted .212 with two doubles and five RBI… went 1-1 with game-winning RBI against Iowa State (April 3)… threw eight innings and struck out three batters.

High School… Named 2004 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year… selected as Class 3A Player and Pitcher of the Year in 2004 and 2006… four-year first team all-state selection… four-time unanimous first team all-conference selection… four-year all-district pick… led her team to four-straight state tournament appearances with a state championship in 2004… selected to state all-tournament team all four years her team competed and was named captain of the all-tournament team in 2004… also led her team to four-straight conference titles… featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd”… only Iowa player to strike out 22 batters in a seven inning game… holds 18 school records… career pitching record of 163-29… member of the Iowa Select All-Star team that won the Rainbow Classic championship in Hawaii… three-time state champion in the discus and holds the Iowa Class 3A state meet record… four-year Drake Relay qualifier… holds 22 basketball school records.