Katie Ratfield

Number: 22
Position: Guard
Class: Senior
Height: 5’9”
Major: Business
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Previous School: San Diego Mesa College

College: Ratfield is entering her second season playing for the Lady Red Hawks. She transfered from San Diego Mesa College prior to the 2012-2013 season, where she was team captain for two years. 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 and a scholar-athlete 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 years 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 San Joaquin 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, Eggos waffles (with peanut butter and syrup), and any taco shop. She is a Disneyland fanatic and a HUGE San Francisco Giants fan. Her favorite movies are Peter Pan, all of the Pirates movies, and Love and Basketball. She admits that she has Beiber fever, her celebrity crushes are Usher and Chris Brown. She has a mad obsession with shoes from heels, to flips-flops to Jordan's. Basketball has always been a way for her to just get away and clear her mind and get away for some time. Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:34, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

Reason for coming to Simpson: "I choose Simpson for many reasons. The first time 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 our 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 and I am excited to start this next chapter in my life as a Red Hawk."