Katie Garcia ended her collegiate career with another great season on the court. In singles play, Garcia put together a 12-8 record while playing in the back-half of the lineup. She played 13 of her 20 matches in the No. 6 slot, going an impressive 9-4, and also picked up a win in her only match slated in the No. 4 position. Garcia struggled during Big 12 play, notching only two wins to seven losses.
Garcia was brilliant on the doubles court, posting an outstanding 17-7 record overall and a mark of 14-6 in the spring. Paired with fellow senior Gitte Ostermann, the duo cruised to a 14-5 record, all at the No. 1 spot. Their play earned the tandem first-team All-Big 12 doubles honors, the first postseason honor of Garcia's career.
For her work in the classroom, Garcia garnered first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the first time in her career.
Garcia served as the team captain for the second straight year. She performed well bringing up the bottom part of Nebraska’s singles lineup with a 13-6 record at the No. 5 and No. 6 slots. Garcia went 6-5 in conference play.
She also made her presence felt on the doubles courts, where she posted a total doubles record of 17-8. She saw most of her action with Gitte Ostermann, a 14-7 record at the No. 2 doubles slot, including a six match winning streak. In conference they posted a 6-6 record. At the end of the year, they were ranked No. 74 nationally.
Garcia recorded a 3-3 record, going 1-1 at No. 5 singles and 2-2 at No. 6 singles. She went 1-2 in Big 12 action with her lone victory over IowaState’s Elizabeth Chermel, 6-1, 6-3.
Garcia posted a 2-1 doubles record, and in both victories, she teamed with classmate Gitte Ostermann. The pair produced wins over Kristina Olshanskaya and Mary Barry of Missouri, 8-1, and Tara Goedjen and Elizabeth Chermel of IowaState, 8-4.
In the fall, Garcia went 2-4 in singles action and 7-1 in doubles play. At the Lloyd Stokstad Invitational, Garcia teamed with Leslie Harvey to win the "B" Flight Doubles with a perfect 4-0 record.
Garcia played sparingly throughout the season, earning her lone victory over IowaState’s Courtney Lesse, 6-3, 6-7, 6-0. Garcia won two doubles matches during the spring season.
In the fall, Garcia went 2-0 in singles with wins over Marquette’s Amanda Devraj, 6-2, 6-0, and Alexandra Stankovic, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles action, Garcia was 3-0.
Playing for Lincoln Southeast, Garcia was the top player in Class A. Garcia won the No. 1 singles state title as a senior and was named all-state and all-conference.
The daughter of Gretchen Garcia, Katie was born Sept. 9, 1981, in Lincoln, Neb. She is an industrial engineering major and has two older brothers, Todd and Mike, and a younger sister, Liz. Mike played tennis at Nebraska in 1992-93.