5 - Katie Zakula
Katie Zakula
Birth Date: 04/30/1990
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame HS
Position: UTL

UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG WEST

2011: Played in 29 of the Gauchos’ 32 contests scoring 10 goals and collecting five steals…Also posted three assists, earned 13 ejections and a field block…Had a third quarter-goal in the Big West Conference game against UC Davis to hold onto a two-point lead (April 3)…Also earned Big West Academic All-Conference Honors.

2010: Played in 14 games during her first season as a member of the active roster...Collected four steals...Also posted an assist, earned ejection and a field block.

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Notre Dame High School under head coach Carter Bick...Was a two-time First Team All-West Catholic Athletic League selection...Was the leading scorer in the WCAL and earned team MVP honors...Also competed in basketball and swimming.

CLUB
Has played for NorCal Water Polo Club and Stanford Water Polo Club.

PERSONAL
Katie Zakula was born on Apr. 30, 1990 to parents Steve and Shannon Zakula in Palo Alto, Calif....Has two siblings, Nick and Eva...Is majoring in communication with ambitions of becoming a film and entertainment agent...Outside of water polo, she enjoys singing and performing arts...Names "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand as her favorite novel...Her personal hero is Andrea Bocelli.