At Missouri State
Perhaps the most dynamic player in the league, Katelyn Panzau will run the offense once again from the setter position while bidding for a second consecutive all-conference selection as a senior ... As junior (2006): Panzau was a first team all-Missouri Valley Conference pick in her first season with the Bears ... Totaled 1,502 assists for the third-best mark in school history, and was the top-blocking setter in the league with 137 total blocks for a 1.08 per game average ... Had 179 kills (1.41/game) and a .227 hitting percentage ... Also tallied 38 service aces to rank among the conference leaders in that category ... Finished third on the team with 349 digs ... Had a triple-double against Wichita State in the MVC Tournament (11/24), finishing with 11 kills (on 18 attempts without an error), 59 assists and 18 digs ... Dug a season-high 27 balls against WSU on Oct. 27 to go with nine kills and 61 assists ... Had 10 or more digs in 16 matches and at least 28 assists in every match ... Recorded at least one kill, dig, block and assist in 35 of 36 matches ... Was an MVC Player of the Week (10/16) ... Appeared on the all-tournament teams for each of MSU's first three tourneys of the season.
Panzau came to MSU after two seasons at the University of South Carolina where she was the starting setter each of her two years . . . She recorded 2,034 assists in her two seasons with the Gamecocks . . . She also added 62 service aces in her two years and had a team-high 31 aces in 2004 . . . Had 10 double-double matches and averaged 10.18 assists per game as a freshman . . . Panzau's junior and senior year of high school landed her all-state honors . . . Was named a High School All-American her senior year.
Full name is Katelyn Reneé Panzau . . . Daughter of Richard and Cindy Panzau . . . Born Sept. 5, 1985, in Belleville, Ill. . . . Will turn 22 years old during the season . . . Academic major at Missouri State is accounting.