» ACC Player of the Week (2/21)
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 47 games as a true freshman, starting 42 games at catcher (43 total starts) • Batted .176 with two doubles, a home run, four walks and 11 RBIs in 74 at-bats • Ranked fifth in the ACC with eight runners caught stealing • Opponents had a .789 stolen base percentage with her behind the plate • Went 4-for-9 on opening weekend at the Texas Classic, including 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI against Texas (2/13) • Picked off a runner at first against Northwestern (2/19) • Hit a pinch-hit, bases-loaded double to give UNC the lead in the sixth inning at Elon • Hit her first career home run at Pittsburgh (3/19), a two-run shot, as part of a nine-run sixth inning • Hit a two-run double in Pitt series finale (3/20).
Prep: 2015 Piedmont Athletic Conference (PACIS) Player of the Year • Four-time All-PACIS Conference • Four-time all-state • Two-time all-district (2012, 2013) • 2015 team MVP • A four-year starter for Wesleyan Christian Academy, where she batted .559 as a senior and totaled 145 career RBIs and 26 home runs • Led the Trojans to the 2014 NCIASS 3A State Championship as a junior • Played travel ball for the Lady Lightning Gold Team Miken • Helped the Lightning to a ninth-place finish at 2014 MGF Nationals and to a seventh-place finish at the 2011 Adidas Futures Tournament in St. Gorge, Utah • Selected to the Adidas Futures All-Star Team • Ranked No. 26 in the Studentsports.com Top 100 for the Class of 2015 • Member of the National Honors Society and the Beta Club.
Personal: Born Katie Mae Bailiff on Dec. 11 • Daughter of Barry and Angela Bailiff • Has an older brother, Ben, who played baseball at UNC Asheville from 2013-15 • Father, Barry, played baseball at Guilford College from 1976-80 • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy as a member of the Rising Stars program • Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.
|High School:||Wesleyan Christian Academy|