Katelin Batten has been with the Pioneers the last six years
Junior right-side looking for spot on Team USA
Fall season signaled first year for Pioneers under direction of head coach Tom Hogan
Katelin Batten completed her sixth season at DU in 2017, helping the Pioneers to their sixth-straight winning season, 17th in program history, along with a fourth-straight Summit League regular season title, Summit League Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
In 2015, Denver capped off its second 27-win season with its second straight trip to the NCAA tournament, finishing 27-8 on the season. The Pioneers faced No. 5 seed Washington after winning The Summit League Championship and earning The Summit League regular season title with a 13-3 record.
In 2013 Batten and the Pioneers matched their 2012 win total finishing second in Summit League regular season play. During the 2013 conference tournament, the Pioneers came from two-sets down to beat South Dakota in the Summit League Semifinals to advance to the program's first ever league final. Denver narrowly missed a bid to the NCAA tournament after falling to IUPUI in the conference tournament championship match. In their senior campaigns, Brea Muhle and Colleen King both earned All-Summit League, AVCA All-Region, and AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors. Muhle also finished the season ranked 6th in the NCAA in Hitting Percentage.
In her first season as assistant, Batten helped Denver to a 17-13 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the Pioneers one and only season in the Western Athletic Conference. She worked closely with the Pioneers libero corps of Kate Acker, Sammy Berger and Kelly Morton, guiding them to a 14.7 digs per set average.
Batten also works heavily within the USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline. Most recently, Batten led the USA Youth A1 White to a silver medal in the women's international division at the High Performance Championships. She also helped train the youth national team before the World Championships. In 2015 Batten served as an assistant coach on the Youth A1 Red Team at the USA High Performance Championships, winning a bronze medal in the International Women's division. In 2014 she assisted in training the USA Junior National and Youth National Teams before the NORCECA championships in which a gold and silver medal were won respectively. She also served as a coach during the 2013 and 2014 USA HP Holiday Camps and was the featured coach in USA Volleyball's March 2014 blog.
Batten came to DU with a wealth of playing experience after playing four years at Colorado State University. She was also mentored by some of the greatest figures in club and youth volleyball.
Prior to joining DU, Batten was an assistant to former Ohio State head coach, Jim Stone at Front Range Volleyball Club. She also served as an assistant with the Norco Volleyball Club under former University of Nebraska head coach, Terry Pettit.
At CSU, she earned Mountain West Conference Libero of the Year honors in 2009, along with AVCA All-America and AVCA All-Region recognition. She currently holds the MWC record and CSU record for all-time career digs and helped CSU earn NCAA Tournament appearances in all four years including a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2009.
She graduated with a B.A. in journalism and technical communication from Colorado State University in 2010 and an M.S. in organizational leadership from Denver in 2015.
Batten resides in Denver.
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