Averaged 6.6 minutes per game in her first season with the Gauchos...Breakout performance was 10-point, five-rebound, two-steal effort in Feb. 7 win over Utah State...Twice as many points as she had scored in any other contest...Sprained her left ankle after playing just five minutes in the 2003-04 opener vs. San Diego (Nov. 15), her first regular-season game in nearly three years...Later missed Feb. 5 home game vs. Idaho due to hand injury suffered in practice the previous day...Buried all 10 free-throw attempts over final four regular-season contests...Averaged nearly three rebounds per game in Big West play...Perfect from the floor during the Big West Tournament, connecting on her only field goal attempt...Played five minutes in NCAA opener vs. Colorado, grabbing one rebound...Over half her total points came from the free-throw line...A Big West All-Academic honoree.
Practiced with the Gauchos but sat out the 2002-03 season while fulfilling NCAA Division I transfer requirements.
Granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA in 2001-02 after battling season-long illness...Averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds during her freshman campaign at Iowa State in 2000-01...Saw action in nine total games for the NCAA Sweet 16-bound Cyclones, coached by Bill Fennelly...Career best of three points and four rebounds came in a victory over Liberty...That was the last of a four-game streak in which she scored a basket...Also found the bottom of the net in a season-high 12 minutes of work against Eastern Illinois...Blocked two shots and nabbed a pair of steals while at ISU.
Prepped at The Blake School, which won state tournament titles her sophomore and junior years...The Bears finished third in the state in 1997 as well as in 2000, when Bauman was a preseason All-America pick by Street & Smith's and the Women's Basketball News Service and finished the season with averages of 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game...Earned all-state recognition from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star-Tribune after her junior and senior campaigns...A three-time All-Tri-Metro Conference honoree and two-time all-district pick while playing under Coach Lea Favor... Career high of 23 points came against Pequot Lake during the 2000 state tourney...Was also an all-state performer in track and field and named to the all-conference team for three years as a volleyball player.
Katherine Pearl Bauman was born on April 23, 1982 in Edina, MN to Todd and Beverly Bauman...Bill, age 16, is her younger brother...Will major in English at UCSB and aspires to be a music journalist...Reads the works of Ayn Rand, Elie Wiesel and Upton Sinclair and listens to the Doors in her spare time...Lists "American Beauty" and "Apocalypse Now" among her favorite movies, and when she needs some comedic relief Bauman watches "Friends" and VH1's "Behind the Music"...Recruited by Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State and UCLA as a prepster...Roots for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, and considers Marion Jones and Jennifer Azzi her favorite athletes.