Drake Relays
#23 Katie Allen
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Mokena, Ill.
High School: Lincoln-Way East
Club: Ultimate
Major: Marketing
Experience: 1 Letter
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Redshirt Freshman Year (2013): Played in 26 matches with 18 starts ... fourth on the team in kills with 99 ... second in blocks with 54 ... smashed career-high nine kills against Idaho on Aug. 31 ... tallied career-best seven blocks against Evansville on Oct. 12.

Freshman Year (2012): Redshirted her first season.

High School: Three-year starter for Lincoln-Way East High School ... led her team in service points, solo blocks, block assists, kill percentage and hitting percentage her senior season ... helped lead the team to the second best record in school history ... member of club team that finished fifth at 2010 Junior Olympics

Personal: Born May, 1994 in Palos Park, Ill. ... full name is Kaitlyn ... daughter of David and Karen Allen ... has three brothers: Ron, Rich and Justin ... advertising minor ... named to the 2013-14 MVC Academic Honor Roll.