Year: Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southeast


2004-05 Senior
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.

2003-04: Junior
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.

2002-03: Sophomore
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.

2001-02: Freshman
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.

High School
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.


Year Spring Big 12 Fall Total
2001-02 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1
2002-03 3-3 1-2 2-4 5-7
2003-04 13-6 6-3 0-0 13-6
2004-05 12-8 2-7 0-1 12-9
Totals 29-18 10-13 4-5 33-23


Year Spring Big 12 Fall Total
2001-02 2-0 0-0 3-0 5-0
2002-03 2-1 1-1 7-1 9-2
2003-04 14-7 6-5 2-1 16-8
2004-05 14-6 5-5 3-1 17-7
Totals 32-14 12-11 15-3 47-17
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