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Katie Gruys
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Katie Gruys 945166
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maple Lake, Minn.
High School: Annandale HS
Experience: 3 Letters

CAREER STATS  |  2012-13 STATS  |  2013-14 STATS  |  2014-15 STATS

The former walk-on was awarded a scholarship (VIDEO) by head coach Kelly Graves during spring practices on May 18, 2015...A tough rebounder with a great work ethic, will provide depth for the Ducks' frontcourt along with senior Liz Brenner and freshman Lauren Yearwood.

AS A JUNIOR | 2014-15
Appeared in 19 games for the Ducks in her junior season...Played 109 total minutes with six points and 17 rebounds...Played a season-high 15 minutes in the Ducks' season-opening win over Utah State on Nov. 14...Grabbed a season-high three rebounds on three occassions (Utah State on Nov. 14, Central Michigan on Nov. 28 and UCLA on Jan. 31).

AS A SOPHOMORE | 2013-14

Played in 13 games and 25 total minutes...Knocked down a pair of free throws in the Ducks' 131-91 season-opening win over Bakersfield...Played a season-high seven minutes in that game against the Roadrunners...Had a pair of rebounds in three minutes against Portland State...In Pac-12 play, saw time seven league games, scoring against Washington State on Feb. 23.

AS A FRESHMAN | 2012-13

Appeared in 13 games in her first season with the Ducks...scored six points and grabbed five rebounds while playing 44 total minutes...made her career debut at Illinois (12/12) and scored her first career points on a pair of free throws at Arizona (1/13)...knocked down her first career field goal versus Cal (2/3).

Played prep basketball at Annandale High School in Annandale, Minn. ... Selected team captain as a senior ... A three-year letterwinner in basketball ... An all-conference selection in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons ... Named all-section as a senior ... Helped team to state tournament in her sophomore campaign ... A four-year letterwinner in track and field ... Won sectional and conference in both shot put and discus ... Named captain for track and field team which placed third at the state championships in 2011-12 ... Also a standout in volleyball where she served as a team captain ... Earned all-section honors as a senior in volleyball.

Played two seasons for the Minnesota Comets AAU club.

Parents are Bob and Kathy Gruys (pronounced Grice)...has three older brothers..major is business administration.

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