2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
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.