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Katie Hughes Morris
Katie Hughes Morris was a standout full-rotation volleyball player at Wayne State College from 2012-15. The Seward graduate was a four year starter and is one of just seven players in school history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, ranking third in all-time digs (1,924) and 15th in kills at 1,177. As a senior in 2015, she was First Team All-NSIC after recording 20 double-doubles and averaging 3.57 kills and 4.74 digs per set (4th-NSIC) while helping WSC to a 28-8 record and the NCAA national semi-finals. Hughes was a Second Team All-NSIC selection as a junior after posting another 20 double-doubles while averaging 3.52 kills and 4.04 digs a set. She finished her four year career averaging 4.17 digs per set as a full-rotation player. During her four years at WSC, Hughes Morris helped WSC reach the NCAA Tournament three times that included the 2015 Central Region title and trip to the NCAA national semi-finals as a senior. She was a two-time selection to the NCAA Central Region All-Tournament Team and had a 6-2 NCAA Tournament record. Following a standout playing career, Hughes Morris now serves as a coaching assistant on the Wildcat volleyball team (sixth season) and in 2021 was honored by the AVCA with the Thirty Under 30 Beach Coaching Award presented to up-and-coming beach coaching talent at all levels of the sport. Katie was inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 29, 2022.