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