Katie Card completed her fifth year as assistant coach with the University of Michigan water polo program in 2011.
At Michigan, Card assists in recruiting and in individual instruction of the players and goalkeepers. Card has played an instrumental role in the Wolverines success over the last four seasons. Since her arrival in 2008, the Wolverines have made three NCAA Championship appearances (2008-10) and set school records for victories and winning percentage.
Her work with the goalkeepers and defenders helped produce the first six shutouts in program history and, in 2008, the highest steals total for any Michigan team.
Card came to Ann Arbor after serving as the assistant head varsity coach at Miramonte High School (Calif.) for one season. It was her second stint as a coach for Miramonte, where she had previously been a junior varsity co-head coach in 2003.
A four-year letterwinner for Cal, Card scored 55 goals during her collegiate career (2003-06). A driver by trade, she was tabbed with an AWPCA All-American honorable mention and a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorable mention during her senior season, netting a career best 19 markers.The Bears went 67-40 with Card on the roster. She also served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons.
Card graduated from Cal with a bachelor's degree in history. Card continued to play following the conclusion of her undergraduate career, moving on to compete in Australia's National Water Polo League for the St. George Dragons. The Dragons play at Sydney University in Sydney, Australia. Card earned a pair of All-CIF Southern Section honors playing for Foothill High School (Calif.) as she helped her team to three-straight league and CIF Southern Section titles. As a senior, she was also named a first-team all-league player. Card is a 2008 graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy.
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