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Katie Mosher

School

Florida State University

Position
Libero
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Mosher was a 2013 All-ACC Academic Team selection. She has made the Dean’s list four times during her career, while majoring in sport management. She is a two-time ACC Honor Roll member.  Mosher’s Cumulative GPA is a 3.237 after receiving a 4.0 in the summer of 2014. Mosher earned the 2014 BVHS Senior Class Award from her high school, an honor given to a Bishop Verot High School Senior in college who has also demonstrated great athletic and academic achievement.

Character

Mosher is a one-of-a-kind athlete who possess tremendous knowledge and leadership as she enters her third year as a team captain for the Seminoles. Mosher “flies under the radar” as her selflessness allows her teammates to succeed in order to achieve the overall team goal. Head Coach Chris Poole’s libero is constantly putting the team’s needs before her own, which is something a true libero always displays. Her charisma, patience, and determination allows her to help her team adapt through adversity in order to succeed. Mosher has been the rock of Seminole volleyball for three playing seasons (four overall) and her presence and ability have been a gigantic part of the history that has been built over the past few years. Mosher is a great communicator on the court while always encouraging her team off the court. She exudes the qualities that a leader and captain should and has been an enormous spark to the most dominant period of volleyball in Florida State history.

Community

Mosher is a two-time Golden Nole Award Winner (2011, 2013), which is an honor given to a member of each FSU athletic team that shows outstanding devotion to athletic achievement, community service, attitude and dedication. Mosher has volunteered for several causes, including Relay for Life, signing up as a donor for the Kidz1stFund to help fight Fanconi Anemia as well as reading to local youth. She has also taught volleyball to kids with disabilities at a local elementary school in addition to raising money for endowment scholarships.

Competition

Mosher is on track to break the school record for digs in a career, needing just 255 more for a total of 1,860. Mosher averages 535 digs a season. In 2013, Mosher was named to the All-ACC Second Team while turning in a total of 506 digs, 4.53 per set.  As one of the top liberos in the ACC, she provides a significant presence on defense, leading the Seminoles to a pair of ACC titles, an NCAA National Semifinal berth in 2011 and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2013.  In 2011, she set the school record for digs in a season (604) as a redshirt freshman while helping FSU become the first ACC team to appear in the Final Four following an outstanding performance in the regional (5.78 digs per set). Amongst the four schools in the 2011 NCAA Regional Final in Minneapolis (Iowa State, Minnesota, FSU and Purdue), Mosher proved to be the most consistent libero and had one of the best matches of her career with 28 digs in just four sets against Purdue in the NCAA Sweet 16. Not many liberos are judged on too many stats, but Mosher’s worthiness can be summed up in one way – Since her first playing season in 2011, FSU is 82-19 (.812) with one NCAA Final Four appearance, one NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and a trip to the NCAA Second Round.