Nov. 1, 2012
Katie Steelman is one of five sophomores on the squad. Steelman has played in 14 matches with one start thus far. She has tallied 14 kills, 14 digs and six total blocks. She recorded a season-high three aces against Marshall.
Full Name: Katie Elizabeth Steelman
Name as you want it to appear: Katie
Birthdate: May 8
Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Scott, Vicki, Abbie (22), and Maggie (8)
Family members who competed in college or professional athletics (where and when): My dad played soccer in college at Samford University
Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors. I love the beach and being on the water. I also really enjoy photography.
Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? I have been on several mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica
Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? I am on the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) leadership team.
Why did you choose Southern Miss? I chose Southern Miss because I loved the people here. I couldn't ask for better teammates and coaches.
Favorites Athlete: Tim Tebow
Movie: The Proposal
TV show: Cake Boss
Sports team: Southern Miss Volleyball :) but Alabama Football is second
Food: Italian...and anything chocolate
Place on campus: The library (well really just the Starbucks inside of it)
Cartoon character: Scooby Doo
Vacation spot: Amalfi Coast, Italy
Volleyball player: Kerri Walsh
First started volleyball (age/grade):
Most memorable match: When we played UCF at home in 2011
My favorite thing about Southern Miss Volleyball are: The rock star bus, the coliseum, and the snack bag.
Best road trip: El Paso...I thought we were in Mexico!
Before each match I ... (do what): Listen to music, visualize, and mentally prepare for the match
In off-season training, I worked on: My vertical and being faster/stronger. I also played a lot of beach volleyball.
This summer, I did (What are you doing now? - classes, working, etc.): This summer I went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, trained for the season, spent some time at the beach, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
The best thing about Hattiesburg is: I would have to say all of the wonderful places to eat.
When I run out onto the court in the Coliseum, I think: Let's do this thanggg!!
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be ... (doing what): I would most likely be attending college in Florida and not having near as much fun as I am playing volleyball.
My role models are: My parents
What talent would you like to have? I would love to be musically talented
Fantasy job/career: An astronaut....although I would never really do it!
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Go cage diving with Great White sharks in South Africa
Post-college/career plans: Still working on those...
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: The beach!
The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: I lived in a different country for six years.
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Probably the iPhone
What is your greatest fear? Getting eaten by an alligator! There are a lot of those where I am from.
Most famous person I've met: Dennis Hopper
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? It would be a tough decision between flying and being able to breathe under water.