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Katie Hempen

As of July 27, 2015.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2015 World University Games.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 6-0 record at 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

College Highlights

  • 2015 Pacific-12 All-Conference honorable mention.
  • 2014 and 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
  • 2013 Most Improved Player Award on team.
  • 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Newcomer team.
  • Earned OVC Newcomer of the Week on three occasions.


College Notes

  • Has played in 98 career games, including 30 games at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and 68 games at Arizona State; with 42 starts at ASU.
  • Transferred to ASU from SIUE in May, 2012, and did not play in 2012-13 due to transfer rules.
  • Will enter 2015-16 in sixth place on ASU’s all-time list for career 3-pointers (120) and tied for second on ASU’s all- time list for career 3s in NCAA Tournament games (12).
  • As a junior in 2014-15, started every game and led her team in scoring with 12.0 ppg., and was second in assists with 2.4 apg, free throw percentage at 77.8, free throws made at 84 and attempted with 108.
  • Set ASU single-season record for 3-pointers with 76.
  • Scored in double figures 23 times; made three or more 3- pointers 14 times, including a career-best six 3s against Oregon State.
  • Dished out five or more assists four times, including a career-high eight at UCLA.
  • Was 87.5 percent from the line in four postseason games in 2014-15, including a perfect 9-of-9 versus Florida State on March 27.
  • Scored a career-high 23 points in win over Ohio in NCAA first round; her five 3s set a school record for 3s in an NCAA Tournament game.
  • As a sophomore in 2013-14, played in every game with seven starts and tied for second on the team in scoring at 8.3 ppg.; ended the season second on the team in 3s made (44); helped her team to a 29-7 record, a Big East Tournament title and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
  • Scored in double figures 16 times in 2013-14, including 10 times in the season’s last 16 games.
  • Led ASU with 16 points and tied career high with four 3- pointers in NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt on March 22, 2014.
  • As a freshman at SIUE in 2011-12, was third on team in scoring with a 9.7 ppg. and led in free throw percentage (.860).

Personal Notes

  • Born Katie Elizabeth Hempen in Highland, Illinois.
  • Daughter of Lisa Hoffman- Hempen and Troy Hempen; has two brothers, Mark (25) and Eric (24).
  • A 2011 graduate of Highland High School (Ill.), where she finished as Highland's all-time leading scorer.
  • Two-time All-Mississippi Valley Conference selection.
  • Two-time team MVP, surpassed 1,000 career points during her junior season.

Inside Scoop

  • Instagram: @HempenO
  • Twitter: @OHempen
  • Brother, Eric, is serving as a U.S. Airman.
  • Start playing basketball when she was in fifth grade.
  • Favorite USA Basketball Men’s National Team player: Steph Curry.
  • Major: Family and Human Development.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @HistoryInPictures.
  • Favorite Superhero: Superman.
  • Top four movies of all time: Love & Basketball, Ratatouille, We Are Marshall and October Skies.
  • Favorite non-sports website: Pinterest.
  • Has an Australian sheppard named Koda and a black lab.
  • Favorite app: ESPN Watch.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite class: history.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite basketball team: Warriors.
  • Favorite Olympian: Candace Parker.
  • Best player you have faced: Breanna Stewart.
  • Last book read for pleasure: The Hard Hat.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to Cancun and the Bahamas.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 WUG
6/ 0
2- 7
.286 2- 5
.400 0- 0
.--- 2/ 0.5
6/ 1.5
1 0 0
Totals 6/0 2- 7
.286 2- 5
.400 0- 0
.--- 2/ 0.5
6/ 1.5
1 0 0

College Statistics

Year G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014-15 35/35 130-331 .393 76-200 .380 84-108 .778 95/ 2.7 420/ 12.0 85 1 29
2013-14 33/7 92-251 .367 44-131 .336 45-60 .750 51/ 1.5 273/ 8.3 48 3 27
2012-13 DNP-Transferred
2011-12 30/0 94-242 .388 28-109 .257 74-86 .860 86/ 2.9 290/ 9.7 49 8 38
Totals 98/42 316-824 .383 148-440 .336 203-254 .799 232/2.4 983/ 10.0 182 12 124

 

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