Katie Dow Kahmann
Katie Dow Kahmann without question is the greatest volleyball player to don the Techster blue and red in the program's 20-year life. From the 1989 season all the way to 1992, Kahmann captivated the Tech family with her precision, her skill and most importantly, her passion for the game. Coming out of Seton Academy in New Orleans, where Katie was a part of plenty of team championships, she wasted no time taking her place as a star and tallied 413 kills her freshman year alone. Kahmann's statistical presence in Tech's record books cannot be denied. Out of the 25 records Louisiana Tech volleyball keeps track of, Kahmann is mentioned in 10 categories and leads five including kills in a season (604) , kills in a career (1,841), kills per game in a season (4.61), kills per game in a career(3.62) and services aces in a career (197). However, even more impressive than her career stats is the impact Kahmann had on the program's on-the-court success. Kahmann led Louisiana Tech to 21 wins as a true freshman in 1989; one year after the Lady Techsters posted a 0-20 mark. Tech posted four straight winning seasons with Kahmann on the court. During her four years at Louisiana Tech, she led the Lady Techsters to a combined record of 92-58 including a program best 28 victories her senior season. She was named first team All-American South Conference in 1989, second team All-American South Conference in 1991 and first team All-Sun Belt Conference in 1992. During college, Kahmann met her husband, Greg, who lettered for the Bulldogs in '90 and '91 in baseball. The couple resides in West Monroe and has daughter Lexie, 8, and son Garret, 6. When schools in North Louisiana are looking to start a volleyball program, Kahmann is the first person called. Katie Dow Kahmann will, indeed, always be remembered as a true team player. Just meet her and you'll know it was never about "her" but "her team." The Louisiana Tech family was made better by her decision to play as a Techster, and now, Kahmann's legacy will be enshrined forever.