2004: Named a first team all-MVC outfielder ... hit a team and career-high 11 home runs, which is second in a single season at SIU ... the 11 home runs moved Jordan into first place all-time on the SIU career list with 25, which ties for fourth in MVC history ... started all 62 games, a career-best ... hit .285 (45-for-158) with nine doubles, 11 home runs, 20 runs, 45 RBI, 43 walks, 45 hits, 89 walks (1st), total bases, 158 at bats, a .563 slugging and .438 on base percentage, all career-highs ... her 45 RBI and 43 walks are new SIU single season records and she's currently eighth with 90 career RBI ... top ten in the MVC in RBI (2nd), home runs (4th), slugging (5th) and on base percentage (6th) and total bases (8th) ... went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI in a 4-1 win over So. Mississippi at the NCAA Region VII Tournament ... hit her second career triple versus Bradley ... led SIU in total bases, RBI, walks, slugging and on base percentage and 14 multiple-RBI games ... added a career and team-high eight-game hitting streak ... finished second in average, hits and plate appearances (212), third in doubles, multiple-hit games (9) and at bats, and fifth in runs ... had a .947 fielding percentage with two errors in 38 chances ... tied for the season and her career-high with six total bases twice ... tied the team and set a career-high with three walks against Illinois ... had a season-high four RBI versus Drake ... tied a career-high with two runs scored (twice) and two sacrifices versus Hawaii ... hit a team-high .345 (30-for-87) with runners on base, .500 (4-for-8) with bases loaded, .361 (22-for-61) with runners in scoring position and 21 two-out RBI ... had a season-high two hits (9 times) ... named to the Malihini All-Tournament Team ... hit .254 (16-for-63) and led SIU regulars with a team-high six home runs (T-2nd in MVC), 18 RBI (4th in MVC), 18 walks, 38 total bases (T-9th in MVC), a .603 slugging (5th in MVC) and .427 on base percentage (T-9th in MVC) ... third with 16 Valley hits ... earned two MVC Player of the Week and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards ... named to the first team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
2003: Hit .268 (34-for-127) with six doubles and a career-high nine home runs, 27 RBI, 67 total bases, 15 sacrifices and .528 slugging percentage ... had a .960 fielding percentage with one assist and one error in 25 chances ... batted .308 (4-for-13) with two doubles and three RBI in the NCAA Region VIII Tournament, hitting safely in three of five games ... started and played in 51 games, starting 46 in leftfield and five at designated player ... hit the first home run at West Stadium in the third inning of the first game versus Bradley in a 9-0 win ... her two-run home run against Indiana State provided all the runs in a 2-0 win ... her 15 sacrifices (2nd), .528 slugging percentage, and nine home runs (9th) and 20 walks (T-10th) all rank in the top ten in the MVC ... her career-high nine home runs were second at SIU and ranks third in a single season ... has 14 career home runs, ranking fifth on the career list ... led SIU with 15 sacrifices and was second in home runs (9) and on base percentage (.369) ... third in slugging percentage (.528) and walks (20) and tied for third in starts and games played (51) ... fourth in total bases (67), plate appearances (164) and RBI (27) and fifth in doubles (6) and average (.268) ... went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and her first inside the park home run in SIU's 2-1 upset of Nebraska ... was 2-for-2 with a double, home run and career and team-high five RBI against Tennessee-Martin ... went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI versus Stanford in SIU's 6-1 NCAA Tournament win ... had a season-high six total bases twice ... batted .381 (8-for-21) against lefthanders and .333 (2-for-6) with the bases loaded ... third with nine multiple-hit games and fourth with seven multiple-RBI games ... had a season-high four game hitting streak (twice) ... hit .444 (4-for-9) as a designated player ... batted .556 (5-for-9) when batting ninth ... named to the Honorable Mention MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
2002: Showed versatility by starting all 48 games, 31 in leftfield and 17 at catcher ... named second-team all-MVC as an outfielder ... led SIU regulars in average (.279), on-base percentage (.404), runs scored (25), home runs (5), total bases (59), slugging percentage (.457) and walks (27) ... her 27 walks is the fifth-best total in a single season for a Saluki ... finished second doubles (6), triples (1) and RBI (18) ... tied for seventh in the Valley for overall homers (5) and fourth in MVC home runs (4) ... tied for seventh in MVC play with 16 runs scored ... had a team and season-best nine-game hitting streak ... had eight multi-hit games and two RBI in four games, which tied for second-best ... ... made one error in 102 chances for a .990 fielding percentage ... went a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI at Bradley ... went 2-for-3 with a homer and an RBI to help SIU to a 3-1 win over Creighton.
Rockwood Summit: Capped off a stellar prep career as a four-time, first-team all-state, all-metro, all-district and all-conference selection behind the plate ... led her conference in hitting with a .473 average as a senior ... also became the only catcher in the school's history to garner all-conference laurels and be inducted into her high school's Hall of Fame.
Personal: Majoring in mathematics ... has a 3.396 cumulative grade point average ... named to the Dean's List twice ... full name is Katherine Lynn Jordan ... has a sister, Laura ... is the daughter of Jerry and Bridget Jordan ... born Dec. 26, 1982 in Creve Cour, Mo.
Blaylock's Thoughts on Jordan: "Katie has proven herself over her career to be one of our best hitters. She has achieved that because of her constant effort and focus at practice. She has worked very hard this off season on her arm and her bat. We look for Katie to lead us in the middle of our lineup just as she has done the previous three years."