2014 Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational All-Tournament Team
2014 All-Louisiana First Team
2014 USA Volleyball A2 Program Tryout Participant
2013 All-Louisiana First Team
2013 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team & Tournament MVP
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Started 28 of the team’s 29 matches, while playing in 110 of a possible 116 sets on the year… Named to the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational All-Tournament team and All-SEC for the first time in her career… Finished second on the team in kills with 291, averaging 2.65 per set and hitting .241 on the season… Had 38 assists on the season, averaging 0.35 per set… Finished third on the team in service aces with 24, averaging 0.22 per set which was also 19th in the SEC… Finished third on the team in digs with 263, averaging 2.39 per set… Was third on the team in blocks with 56, averaging 0.51 per set with eight solo and 48 assisted… Finished second on the team in points with 347, averaging 3.15 per set which was 20th individually in the SEC… Finished second on the team in double-doubles with nine, earning five in conference play… Had double-digit kills in 16 of LSU’s 29 matches this season, opening the season with seven-straight…. Had 12 matches with double-digit digs, racking up a season-high 19 in the win at Kentucky… Hit .250 with 13 kills, seven digs and two service aces in the season opener against San Diego... Earned her first double-double of the season against South Florida with 10 kills and 11 digs... Had 10 kills and seven digs with a block against Purdue... Had 16 kills, seven digs and four blocks against Central Arkansas... Earned a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs, adding in an assist and two service aces... Powered home 18 kills and 12 digs for second double-double of the weekend with two blocks against Florida State... Against Baylor had 15 kills, nine digs, three blocks and two service aces... Earned double-digit digs for the fourth time with 10, while adding nine kills two assists, a block and service ace against UTSA... Had 11 kills, nine digs, four blocks and two aces in game two against Baylor... Had eight kills with nine digs and two blocks against No. 14 Kentucky... Had nine kills and five blocks against Alabama... Earned 11 kills against Arkansas with four digs and two blocks in the win over the Razorbacks... Had five kills and four digs with a block against Mississippi State... Had eight kills with six digs, two blocks and two assists against Tennessee... Had nine kills and hit .259 with six digs and a block against Missouri... Earned a double-double with 17 kills and 19 digs and three assists in the win at Kentucky... Earned five kills with nine digs which tied the match high, with three blocks and an assist in the win at Ole Miss... Earned a double-double with 11 kills and 13 assists, while having three assists, two service aces and a block... Hit .368 with 10 kills, six digs, with an ace, assist and block against South Carolina... Earned a double-double with 11 kills and digs, while blocking six shots with two service aces against Arkansas... Had 10 kills and nine digs, while serving up four assists and three service aces in the win over Texas A&M... Dug up 18 shots with nine kills and six blocks in the win against Tennessee... Had eight kills and 11 digs, with two blocks, an assist and service ace against Missouri... Earned a double-double with a match-high 13 kills on .344 average with 12 digs, two blocks and two assists in the win over Auburn... Captured another double-double with 11 kills and 15 digs, with two assists and a block at South Carolina... Had eight kills to just one error on nine swings for a .368 hitting percentage against Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA tournament, with seven digs, three blocks, two assists and two aces… Secured another double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs in the second round against Oregon, with an assist and service ace.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
One of four Tigers to play in all 32 matches and tallied 29 starts at the outside hitter position … Has played in 61 consecutive matches to begin her career … Claimed All-Louisiana First-Team accolades … Blasted a team-leading 3.24 kills per set along with 2.46 digs and 0.47 blocks per set … The 3.24 kills per set are ranked 11th in the SEC … Cranked 10-plus kills a team-leading 22 times which included her final eight matches (Nov. 15-Dec. 7) … Registered seven of her 10 double-doubles during nonconference action … Her 10 overall double dips were tied for 10th on the SEC leaderboard … Ripped off four straight double-doubles to start the season en route to Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team & Tournament MVP honors … Slapped 19 kills on a .302 hitting percentage and tacked on 14 digs versus Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 30) … Exploded for a career-high 31 kills and added 14 digs against UC Davis (Aug. 31) … The 31 kills were the most for a SEC player during the 2013 season … One of nine players in program history to reach 30-plus kills in a match and highest output by a LSU player since Carmis Franks totaled 30 kills at South Carolina on Oct. 25, 1996 … Hammered 21 kills at Rice (Sept. 7) … Garnered 13 kills, 14 digs and was a perfect 24-for-24 on receptions at Miami (Sept. 14) … Secured 16 digs at Auburn (Oct. 18) followed by a 16-kill effort on a .366 hitting clip at Alabama (Oct. 20) … Picked up 13 kills and 18 digs during LSU’s five-set comeback win over Arkansas (Oct. 27) … Provided 14 kills, 17 digs and a season’s best five blocks at Georgia (Nov. 8) … Came away with 11 kills, a career-high 22 digs and five blocks versus Auburn (Nov. 15) … Crushed 13 kills on a season’s best .478 hitting percentage at South Carolina (Nov. 24)… Belted a SEC career-high 20 kills on a .370 hitting ratio and notched five blocks at Ole Miss (Nov. 27) … Smacked 13 of her match-leading 22 kills during the final three sets as LSU erased a two-set hole against No. 24 Michigan (Dec. 6) in the NCAA Tournament First Round … Turned in 12 kills and 11 digs at No. 3 Washington (Dec. 7) during the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
One of four Tigers to play in all 29 matches, including 27 starts mostly at right side hitter ... Saw action in 99 of LSU's 107 sets ... Chipped in 1.62 kills, 2.41 digs and 0.70 blocks per set ... Her 69 total blocks were third on the team ... Registered 11 perfect passer efforts with 10 or more attempts, also third-highest on the squad ... LSU won two of its three matches when Leak reached double figure kills ... Opened her career by starting in 16 consecutive matches (Aug. 24-Sept. 28) ... One of two freshmen to earn the starting nod in the season opener at No. 2 Texas (Aug. 24) ... Compiled her first career-double, 11 kills and 15 digs, during a sweep over Cal Poly (Aug. 25) ... Turned in a solid all-around effort with 10 kills, six digs and four blocks versus No. 12 Washington (Aug. 31) ... Popped eight kills and nine digs against Western Michigan (Sept. 8) ... Slapped five kills, notched eight digs and converted on all 31 reception attempts during the Kentucky match (Sept. 21) ... Collected a career-high 16 digs versus Missouri (Sept. 23) ... Posted double figure digs in five straight matches (Oct. 3-19) ... Smacked five kills on 11 errorless swings for a .455 hitting percentage against South Carolina (Oct. 7) ... Belted seven kills and recorded a career-best seven blocks versus Tennessee (Oct. 10) ... Tallied six kills, 12 digs and three blocks during the Texas A&M match (Oct. 26) ... Exploded for a career-high 16 kills on a career-best .484 hitting clip, reeled in 12 digs and totaled five blocks at Georgia (Nov. 9) ... Forced into a negative hitting ratio over her final four matches (Nov. 11-21).
Coached by Jimmy Latta at Guntersville High School in Alabama ... LSU's 2012 recruiting class checked in with a No. 29 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com ... Powered home a school-record 2,913 career kills to go along with 2,256 digs and 974 assists ... Led Guntersville to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Alabama Class 2A championship and was the State Tournament MVP all three seasons ... Tallied All-District, All-Area and All-State awards all four seasons during prep career ... Notched 2010 and 2011 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year awards ... Picked up 2011 AVCA Under Armour Girls High School All-American Second-Team accolades ... A 2010 and 2011 PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American ... Listed No. 84 among Prep Volleyball.com's Senior Aces ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Served as Vice President of her high school's National Honor Society and honor roll recipient ... Plays club volleyball for the Rocket City Volleyball Club.
Full name is Catherine Alice Leak ... Daughter of Chris and Laura Leak ... Burn on November 19, 1993 ... Has one brother Russell (19), who plays football at Birmingham Southern College ... Majoring in sport administration ... Also recruited by Auburn, Samford and Tennessee.