Updated Jan. 20, 2009
2008 / Junior
-Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week (March 10)
-Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week (March 17)
Started and played in 53 of the Salukis' 54 games...recorded the second-best team batting average of .308 (49-for-159) with six doubles, nine home runs and 29 RBI...scored 23 runs and posted a .516 slugging percentage with 82 total bases...set a season career-high for hits (49), home runs (9), RBI (29) and stolen bases (7)...tied for eighth for career home runs (16)...had five sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly...named to the Malihini Kipa Aloha All-Tournament Team (3/9) after hitting 9-for-17 (.529) with three home runs, nine RBI, five runs scored and a double...went 4-for-5 (.800) with three home runs, four RBI, four runs and two walks in three games against Northern Iowa (3/15-3/16)...hit .313 (20-for-64) with five home runs in 22 MVC games...went 2-for-3 (.667) with the bases loaded and hit .280 (14-for-50) with runners in scoring position...tied for the team high with 16 multiple hit games, and recorded eight multiple RBI games...had a career-high six-game hit streak and hit 10-for-17 (.588) during the streak...tied SIU's single-game home run record twice with two home runs against Idaho State (3/9) and Northern Iowa (3/15)...set a career-high with six RBI against Idaho State (3/9), and two doubles against Saint Louis (4/2).
2007 / Sophomore
-MVC All-Tournament Team
Started 56 games for the Salukis while playing in 57...went 46-for-145 at the plate for a .317 batting average, which ranked second on the team...hit seven doubles, seven home runs and one triple...tallied 23 RBI...recorded 15 walks and was hit by two pitches for a .389 on-base percentage...had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 3-2 victory against Auburn...scored 27 runs with two game-winners...ranked 15th in the MVC in batting average...hit her first collegiate home run against UNC-Greensboro at the Jacksonville Tournament (2/10)...tied the SIU single-game record with two home runs against UNC-Greensboro...hit her first career triple at Northern Iowa (4/21)...set a career-high with three RBI and eight total bases against UNC-Greensboro (2/10).
2006 / Freshman
Started 26 games for the Salukis while playing in 31...started all 26 games at first base...hit .190 (11-for-58) with three doubles and three RBI...drew six walks for a .266 on-base percentage...tallied four stolen bases in four attempts...posted a .986 fielding percentage, third-best on the team, with 140 put outs and two errors...hit .192 in MVC play (5-for-26) with a double...had the game-winning hit against Michigan State.
Pre-SIU / Mt. Vernon Township High School
Member of Southern Force ASA softball team...played shortstop, outfield and catcher for the team that won the 2004 national championship...led team in hitting...named to the All-South Seven Softball First Team...named the 2004 Centralia Morning Sentinel Prep Athlete of the Year...also lettered in track & field, cross country and basketball at Mt. Vernon...earned all-state honors in cross country, the high jump and basketball.
Full name is Katie Lynn Wagner...is an elementary education major...carries a 3.38 cumulative GPA...has one sister, Lindsay...sister Lindsay was a member of the SIU track and cross country teams...daughter of Scott and Gina Wagner...born on Sept. 9, 1986 in Mt. Vernon, Ill.