Katie Kloess
    Katie Kloess


    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:
    Belleville Althoff





    Went 3-0 in the fall with a 0.33 era ... had three complete games, 17 strikeouts and just three walks in 21 innings.

    2002: Started 11 games and appeared in 16 ... struck out 22 batters in 50.2 innings pitched, including a season-high four against Indiana State (4/13) ... threw one shutout and earned one save ... had a 5-3 record and a 2.90 ERA ... pitched a one-hitter en route to a five-inning win against Drake (3/23) ... threw a season-high 6.2 innings in a 1-0 win over Colorado State ... named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.

    2001: Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... appeared in 21 games while making 17 starts ... posted a 7-7 record which included three shutouts and one save ... struck out 62 batters in 92.0 innings pitched ... allowed 79 hits and was touched for 26 earned runs ... registered a second-best 1.98 ERA ... fanned a season-high eight batters vs. Western Kentucky (4/11).

    2000: Appeared in 16 games on the mound, while making 14 starts ... compiled an 8-2 record throwing three complete games ... her winning percentage of .800 ties for fifth-best in a single season at SIU ... allowed 53 hits and 18 runs in 61 innings pitched ... posted a team best 0.57 ERA and a third best 42 strikeouts ... faced 231 batters for a .229 opponent batting average ... posted two shutouts, while combining on two others ... struck out six batters in each of her first three appearances.

    Althoff Catholic: A three-sport athlete, competing in softball, basketball and volleyball ... named Player-of-the-Year in softball by the News Democrat and Belleville Journal both her junior and senior seasons ... as a senior, batted .435 and drove in 13 runs ... led the team in batting average, doubles and sacrifice hits ... posted a 17-3 record on the mound ... led the team in era (0.33), innings pitched (129) and strikeouts (178) ... surrendered just 57 hits and 20 bases on balls.

    Personal: Majoring in special education ... ... holds a 3.88 cumulative grade point average ... named to the Fall 2002 Dean?s List ... full name is Kathryn Lynn Kloess ... has a brother, Dan ... is the daughter of Tom and Mary Kloess ... born on January 26, 1981 in Belleville, Ill.

    Blaylock on Kloess: ?Katie had such a great fall. She averaged almost a strikeout an inning which is huge for her. She is such a competitor and I look for her to step up and have a great senior year.?

    Kloess' Stats At Southern Illinois University

    2000 0.5716-1482.80003261.0531854210022201.229
    2001 1.9821-1777.50014392.079352665230451737.231
    2001 .0005-01000000100030.0000-02281.968