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Katie Hempen
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Katie Hempen 1261900
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Highland, Ill.
High School: Highland HS
Major: Early Childhood Education
Experience: Transfer


• Transferred to ASU from SIUE in May, 2012. Per NCAA transfer rules, did not play in 2012-13, however, was able to practice with the team.

• Earned team’s Most Improved Player Award at conclusion of 2012-13.

• Has played in 98 career games (30 at SIUE and 68 at ASU) with 42 starts (all at ASU).

• Will enter the 2015-16 season in 6th place on ASU’s all-time list for most career 3-pointers (120). Will need 42 more to become ASU’s career leader.

• Is tied for 2nd on ASU’s all-time list for most career 3-pointers in NCAA Tournament games (12).

• Needs 17 more points for 1,000 (693 at ASU and 290 at SIUE).

• Set the school’s single-season record for 3-pointers in 2014-15 (76).

• Earned a gold medal playing for the USA at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea. In the gold medal game, Hempen’s USA squad competed against Canada and fellow Sun Devil teammate Quinn Dornstauder.

• As a freshman at SIUE in 2011-12, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and was a member of the All-Newcomer team after finishing 3rd on team in scoring (9.7 ppg) and 1st in FT pct (86.0).


• 2015 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

• Earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic recognition.

• Set single-season school record for most 3-pointers (76).

• Started every game and led the team in scoring (12.0 ppg), 3-pointers (76 - 3rd in Pac-12), was 2nd in assists (2.4 apg), FT percentage (77.8) and FTs made (84) and attempted (108).

• Her 76 3-pointers are the most by a Sun Devil in single season. With 4 triples vs. Colorado on Mar. 1, she broke the record held by former Sun Devil and current Indiana Fever G Briann January who had 65 in 2009.

• Scored in double figures 23x, including  a career-high 23 points in ASU’s win over Ohio in NCAA First Round (Mar. 21).

• Scored in double figures in the second half 9x.

• Knocked down 3 or more 3-pointers 14x, including a career-best 6 triples against Oregon State (Jan. 25). 

• Connected on school NCAA Tournament single-game record 5 triples in NCAA First Round win over Ohio (Mar. 21). 

• Also connected on four 3-pointers in wins over SMU (Dec. 6), Washington State (Jan. 5), at Arizona (Jan. 8) and vs. Colorado (Mar. 1).

• Dished out 5 or more assists 4x, including a career-high 8 at UCLA (Feb. 20).

• Connected on 87.5 percent (21-24) of her free throws in ASU’s four postseason games, including a perfect 9-9 vs. Florida State (Mar. 27).

• Scored 17 points (14 in the 2nd half) in ASU’s win at Miami (Nov. 25).

• Scored all 7 of her points in the final 2:38 of ASU’s 51-46, come-from-behind win against Villanova at the Gulf Coast Showcase (Nov. 28).

• Was named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in ASU’s wins over Lehigh and Northwestern. Scored 12 points and pulled down a career-high 7 rebounds in the win over Northwestern (Dec. 21).

• Scored 21 points in win vs. Washington State (Jan. 5).

• Tied for the team lead with 16 points and had four 3-pointers in ASU’s win at Arizona (Jan. 8).

• Knocked down a career-high 6 triples on her way to a 22 points vs. Oregon State (Jan. 25).

• Scored 12 of her 15 points in 2nd half of win at Colorado (Jan. 30).

• Dropped in 16 of her game-high 19 points in the second half of ASU’s win at UCLA (Feb. 20). Was 7-of-12 from the floor and had a career-high 8 assists.

• Scored 14 of her game-high 15 points (4-5 from 3-point range) in win vs. Colorado (Mar. 1).

• Scored a career-high 23 points (14 in the first half) in ASU’s win over Ohio in NCAA First Round (Mar. 21). The 5 triples established a new school record for most 3-pointers in an NCAA Tournament game.


• Earned Pac-12 Academic honorable mention notice.

• Played in every game (7 starts).

• Concluded the season second on the team in 3-point FGs (44) and tied for second in scoring (8.3 ppg).

• Closed the season making 31 of her last 37 free throws (84 percent).

• Scored in double figures 16x, including 10x in the season’s last 16 games.

• Connected on three or more triples 5x, including a career-high four 3-pointers at Washington (Jan. 5), vs. USC (Mar. 7) and vs. Vanderbilt (Mar. 22).

• Scored 12 points and had 3 assists in her first game as a Sun Devil vs. Hawaii (Nov. 9).

• Scored 10 points to go with 3 rebounds and 3 assists in ASU’s upset of No. 11 North Carolina at the Cancun Challenge (Nov. 29).

• Made 3 triples and accounted for 11 points to go along with 3 assists in ASU’s win at Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 14).

• Knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers and scored 12 points in ASU’s 78-60 win at Washington (Jan. 5).

• Scored 13 points and tied career high with 5 steals vs. USC (Jan. 10).

• Connected on ASU’s only 3-pointer of the game and tied her career high with 4 assists in ASU’s win vs. No. 15 Cal (Jan. 17).

• Led team with 13 points (5-9 FGs) vs. Stanford (Jan. 20).

• Started her fourth game of the year and scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half of ASU’s win over Utah (Jan. 24). Made all 6 of her FTs, including both with 4 seconds left to help extend ASU’s lead to 3 points.

• Scored 16 points in ASU’s win over Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Scored 9 of her 11 points in 2nd half of win over Arizona (Feb. 4).

• Scored 12 points in ASU’s loss at Cal (Feb. 16).

•Scored 10 of her team-high 13 points (3-4 3-point FGs, 4-4 FTs) in the second half of ASU’s 55-51 win over Colorado (Feb. 21).

• Tied her career high with 19 points (8-16 FGs) at Oregon (Feb. 28).

• Led ASU with 12 points (all coming from beyond the arc/4-6) in Pac-12 Tournament loss to USC (Mar. 7).

• Led ASU with 16 points and tied her career high with 4 triples in NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt (Mar. 22).


• Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

• Earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award at the conclusion of the season.

2011-12 (SIUE)

• Was named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and was a member of the All-Newcomer team.

• Earned OVC Newcomer of the Week on three occasions.

• Was third on the team in scoring with a 9.7 scoring average and led the Cougars in free throw percentage (86.0).

• Scored a season-best 19 points two times.


• A 2011 graduate of Highland High School (Highland, Ill.).

• Was a two-time All-Mississippi Valley Conference selection.

• A two-time team MVP, Hempen surpassed 1,000 career points during her junior season and would go on to finish as Highland's all-time leading scorer.


• Earned her BS in Family and Human Development in December 2014 and is currently working on MEd – Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education).

• Parents are Lisa and Troy Hempen.

• Has two siblings: Marc (26) and Eric (25).

• Enjoys being adventures and spontaneous.

• Born May 18, 1983 in Breese, Ill.

• Full name is Katie Elizabeth Hempen.


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