2013 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 28 games, drawing 11 starts ... The 17 relief appearances ranks as the eighth most in a single season at SC ... Posted a team-best 5.36 strikeouts per seven innings and 2.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 96.2 innings ... Compiled a 8-8 record with three saves, tallying a 3.69 ERA ... Also had the lowest opponent batting average (.245) on staff ... Tossed a complete game in her first career win, giving up three earned runs in the five-inning victory over Michigan State (2/9) ... Tossed her first career shutout in the six-inning, 8-0 victory over Florida International (3/3) ... Struck out seven in consecutive games against Charleston Southern (2/24) and the Panthers ... Tossed nine innings and fanned nine without walking anyone against Northwestern (3/9) ... Got the win in relief with three scoreless innings against Penn State (3/10) ... Posted her first save with two scoreless innings at Campbell (3/19) ... Posted 4.1 innings of hitless relief in a win against Coastal Carolina (4/10) ... Held Auburn to one hit in three innings of relief (4/20) ... Tallied a win in relief at Mississippi State (4/28), giving up one earned run in 3.2 innings ... Also got the win over No. 2/3 Florida (5/4) with 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, striking out four ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after striking out seven Gators with only nine base-runners in 8.1 innings ... Her second save came with a perfect inning in game one of the NCAA Austin Regional against Houston (5/17).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years for coaches Kalum Haack and Kent Bruno at Katy High School...Second-team ESPNHS All-American in 2012...Earned first-team All-Greater Houston accolades and District 19-5A MVP honors as a senior...An academic all-state selection as well...Played travel ball with the Impact Gold coached by KC Jackson...Led her team to a second-place finish at ASA Gold Nationals, as the team came back through the loser's bracket after a second-game loss to force a second championship game in the summer of 2012.
PERSONAL: Katie L. Marks is the daughter of Alan and Cindy Marks...Has two older siblings: sister Laura and brother James...Lists George Clooney is her favorite actor...Says her dad was her biggest influence in softball, catching her for 10 years...Majoring in public health.