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#14 Katie Simon
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Roseville, Calif.
High School: Roseville
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Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Teammate Award (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2012)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011)
  • Four-Time All-Sierra Foothill League (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Four-Time Roseville MVP
  • Honorable-Mention All-Metro (Sacramento Bee, 2010)

Junior (2013-14)
Katie Simon chose to end her Husker career early in her fourth season at Nebraska. As a redshirt junior, Simon averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds while playing six of Nebraska's first eight games. She scored nine points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds in a season-high 15 minutes in NU's win over UMass-Lowell on Nov. 27. 

Simon opened the season with two points and three rebounds in a win over UCLA on Nov. 8. She added two points each in wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 21) and Southern (Nov. 24). She pitched in an assist and a block against UAPB.

The 6-2 forward from Roseville, Calif., native competed in 62 career games off the bench for the Huskers. She finished her career with 157 points and 93 total rebounds.

In addition to her contributions on the court, Simon was a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection and earned Nebraska's Teammate Award in 2013 for her unselfish, team-first attitude.

In the community, Simon was also a leader for the Huskers, capturing a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2013.

"Katie is a very mobile post who fits our transition style on both offense and defense," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She has pretty good shooting range and can guard multiple positions on the floor. She can also rebound, and is a terrific student."

Sophomore (2012-13)
Simon saw increased playing time in Big Ten action in her third season at Nebraska.
Simon averaged 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game while playing in 29 contests overall. Extremely productive in limited minutes, Simon averaged 12.7 points per 40 minutes.
She was at her best in the NCAA Tournament against No. 5 Duke. After NU All-American Jordan Hooper went out with an ankle injury with just under eight minutes left, Simon scored four points, while grabbing a rebound and a steal in just three minutes.

In seven total NCAA Tournament minutes in 2013, Simon had six points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal while hitting all five shots (one field goal, four free throws) she attempted, for per 40-minute averages of 34.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 5.7 steals.

She produced eight points, four rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench in NU’s win at Indiana Jan. 10. She added six points and two boards in NU’s win over Iowa Feb. 24. Simon matched her career high with five rebounds in NU’s Big Ten quarterfinal win over Iowa March 8.

She hit NU’s final field goal off an assist from Rachel Theriot as the shot clock expired with 7:27 left in a 55-50 win at Northwestern on Feb. 7.

She gave the Huskers a major lift in just one first-half minute in a win over No. 25 Michigan State. She scored on both of her offensive trips and grabbed a defensive rebound to finish with three points and a board, helping NU turn an 18-17 deficit into a 20-18 lead. She pitched in three points and a rebound in NU’s win over Ohio State Feb. 14. She added eight points, four boards and an assist in NU’s win over Grambling State Dec. 29.
Simon had six points and two rebounds in a win over Sam Houston State Nov. 20. She scored four points in a win over Temple Nov. 11, and pitched in three points and a board in a win over Northern Arizona Nov. 16.

Simon had two points, a rebound and a steal in a win over Idaho State Dec. 1. She had two points against North Carolina A&T Nov. 9.

In the classroom, Simon earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season. She also earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for her commitment to NU's Life Skills program.

Redshirt Freshman (2011-12)
Simon made an impact in her second season with the Huskers, averaging 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds. She shot 49.1 percent (26-53) from the field, including 37.5 percent (3-8) from three-point range.

Simon saw action in 27 of NU's 33 games, including 12 regular-season Big Ten contests and the Huskers' first three Big Ten Tournament games. She also played three minutes in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament battle with Kansas in Little Rock, Ark., March 18.

She produced the best effort of her career with 10 points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in a career-high 19 minutes in Nebraska's 88-56 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. It was her second career double-figure scoring effort. She added two first-half points in a second-round victory over Iowa.

Simon enjoyed a strong career debut with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while adding five rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes off the bench in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 12. She added nine points, including her third career three-pointer, while blocking the first two shots of her career in a win over Texas-Pan American Dec. 4.

She had six points, one rebound and a career-high two assists in nine minutes at Florida A&M on Nov. 25. Simon pitched in five points and three boards in NU's win over No. 23 USC on Nov. 18, and had four points and a rebound in the Huskers' win at No. 16 Penn State on Dec. 30. She contributed three points, two rebounds and a career-high three steals at Northern Arizona Dec. 10. She pitched in four points, four boards, a block and two more steals against Vermont Dec. 18.

During Nebraska's four-game trip to Scandinavia in August of 2011, Simon averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, including a six-point, four-rebound effort in the Huskers' win over the Danish National Team to conclude the 11-day tour.

Simon continued to prove herself as a solid performer in the classroom by claiming academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She was also a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12.

Redshirt (2010-11)
Simon redshirted in her first season at Nebraska in 2010-11, after a foot injury kept her on the sideline throughout the non-conference season.

She performed well in the classroom, earning spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

High School
Simon averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game for Coach Ron Volk at Roseville High School as a senior in 2009-10. A four-time All-Sierra Foothill League honoree and four-time team MVP, Simon earned honorable-mention All-Metro honors from the Sacramento Bee in 2010.

As a junior, Simon averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds, four blocked shots and two assists in Division II of the California Interscholastic Federation. Simon was also an all-city selection by the Roseville Press-Tribune her freshman through senior seasons.

She played club basketball for the Sacramento Believers and Coach Marvin Nakamoto.
Following her senior season, Simon scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds to earn MVP honors for the North squad at the 32nd annual Optimist Senior High All-Star Game in April.

Simon competed in volleyball for Roseville High School, capturing All-Sierra Foothill League honors as a senior.

Scholastically, Simon carried a 4.1 GPA on a 4.0 scale and earned an academic merit award and was a National Honor Society member. She was also a two-time letterwinner as a volleyball player.

Personal
The daughter of Sue and Scott Simon, Katie was born March 21, 1992, in Sacramento, Calif. She has one younger sister, Jennifer.

Simon is a business administration major at Nebraska and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in both 2012 and 2013. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12. As a redshirt, Simon secured spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2010-11.

Simon also was recognized for her leadership in the community by earning a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2013.

Simon chose Nebraska over San Diego, Princeton and Long Beach State.

Five Facts About Katie

  1. Katie enjoys cooking with Hailie Sample and Emily Cady.
  2. Katie's mother and grandmother have the same first and last names.
  3. When Katie was younger, she was a dancer in multiple Croatian Festivals, even though she is not Croatian.
  4. Katie loves Fugi apples.
  5. Watching golf on TV puts Katie to sleep.
 Simon's Career Statistics  

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2011-12 27-0 26-53 .491 3-8 .375 15-23 .652 35-1.3 30-0 4 15 3 8 70-2.6
2012-13  29-0  23-48  .479  0-3  .000  11-15  .733  34-1.2  24-0  57-2.0 
2013-14 6-0 7-17 .412 0-2 .000 1-3 .333 12-2.0 6-0 1 2 1 0 15-2.5

Career

62-0

56-118

.475

3-13

.231

27-41

.659

81-1.3

60-0

10

25

4

13

142-2.3

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