Katie Ratfield

Number: 29
Position: Guard
Class: Junior
Height: 5’9”
Major: Business
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Previous School: San Diego Mesa College

College: Ratfield is entering her first season playing for the Lady Red Hawks. She is a transfer from San Diego Mesa College. She was team captain both years at Mesa. During her second season at Mesa, her team went undefeated in conference and won the conference. She received first team all-conference honors. Her academic honors include being on the Dean's Honor List at Mesa.

High School: Ratfield played four years of varsity basketball at Modesto Christian School. She also played volleyball and softball and competed in track. Her athletic honors include being team captain her junior and senior year and earning scholar-athlete honors three times. Her team made playoffs all four years and won back-to-back section championships her junior and senior years. She received the Sportsmanship Award her junior year at the section title game. She played in the Senior County All-Star game and was nominated for the Wendy's High School Heinemann Trophy. Her academic honors include being on the honor roll. She played club basketball for the Tracy Storm and Modesto Magic.

Personal: Katie is the daughter of Chris and Terri Ratfield. She loves to eat, especially sushi and eggos with peanut butter, syrup, and taco sauce. She is a Disneyland fanatic and a huge San Francisco Giants fan. Her favorite movie are Peter Pan and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. She loves basketball. She admits to having Beiber fever, and her celebrity crushes are Usher and Chris Brown. She is obsessed with shoes from heels to flips flops to Jordan's. Basketball has always been an outlet for Katie. Her career goal is to be an event coordinator.

Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson for many reasons. I finally got in contact with Coach Pringle after a crazy game of phone tag, we talked for about an hour and it just felt right. I loved the girls when I went up for recruit weekend. Simpson is going to be very different than San Diego Mesa, but I am very excited for what God has in store for me at Simpson. I am excited to start this next chapter in my life as a Red Hawk."