A look at the impact, careers of five volleyball players
Boilermakers hit the road to play No. 7 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State
Boilermakers set to face Indiana on Wednesday, Saturday
Sophomores star as Boilermakers top South Dakota 3-0
Get to know the senior defensive specialist from Valparaiso, Indiana
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 12 matches, seeing action in 23 sets ... managed 16 digs, including a season-best six at USF ... added two assists and two aces ... made good on 95 percent of serve reception chances ... saw action in the NCAA Tournament First Round match vs. Central Arkansas.
2012: Redshirted the season.
High School: An honorable mention AVCA/Under Armour All-America selection for 2011-12 ... a three-time all-conference selection, earning the accolades each of her last three seasons ... tabbed as the Duneland Athletic Conference MVP as she broke school records for digs in a match, season and career and garnered first team all-area honors from the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Gary Post Tribune as a senior ... posted 743 digs and 53 aces her final season en route to first team all-conference and team MVP honors as Valparaiso won the conference and sectional titles ... earned first team all-conference and team MVP honors as a junior after tallying 531 digs and 77 aces and setting game and season records for digs ... named as team MVP and an all-conference selection as a freshman ... a two-time team captain ... played club volleyball for the Nike Gold Circle City and Dunes clubs. The Dunes club placed ninth in the 16s open division in 2010.
Personal: Given name is Katharine Grace Workman ... born March 7, 1994 ... parents are Matt and Kaye Workman ... mother, Kaye, uncle, Daryle Keller, and grandfather, John Keller, are Purdue alums ... has one brother, Dylan ... major is sociology ... will face former teammate Gina Lang, when Purdue plays Michigan State.
Favorite sweet treat: ice cream
Favorite ice cream flavor: peanut butter cup
Favorite sport besides volleyball: college basketball
Favorite sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Sage Erickson
Favorite TV show: River Monsters
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Book: Perks of being a Wallflower
Favorite Musical Artist: Foster the People
Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni
Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Favorite place on campus: Maru Sushi
Favorite outdoor activity:Hiking
Favorite animal/furry friend: My old German Shepard Max
Favorite class at Purdue: Com 325 Interviewing Practice
Favorite Purdue professor:Katie Greenan