Columbia Volleyball BIO
Kate Hefner
Player Profile:
Kate Hefner 2796043
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College

2016: Played in 14 of 24 matches, earning one start, and totaled 30 sets … Made her collegiate debut at the San Francisco Invitational against Indiana (Sept. 3) … Recorded her first ace in her home debut against SIU Edwardsville, and recorded another later that day in a victory over Manhattan (Sept. 9) … Made her first start and came up with two digs in a four-set victory over Bryant (Sept. 10) … Made her Ivy League debut with a set played in Columbia's five-set victory over Yale (Sept. 30) ... Put down an ace in the season finale at Princeton (Nov. 12).

Personal: Three-year member of the varsity volleyball team at Newport Harbor High School where she was named team captain in her senior season ... Recognized with honorable mention All-Sunset League honors as a libero/defensive specialist as a senior ... Member of the Orange County Volleyball Club that took second in the L.A. Qualifier in 2014 and the Club H Volleyball Club that won the championship at the Las Vegas Classic in 2016 ... Named a two-time All-Academic Team recipient and a four-time member of the California Scholarship Federation.

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