Name: Katie Lou Samuelson
Position: Guard/Forward
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 3x3
Height: 6-3
DOB: 6/13/1997
Birthplace: Fullerton, Calif.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Dater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.)
College: University of Connecticut ’19
Team/Club: Seattle Storm
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, gold (Women’s 3x3 Basketball)
  • Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, bronze (Shootout Competition)
Other Career Highlights
  • Drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Sky in 2019 WNBA Draft
  • Top finish at the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup
  • Top Finish at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship
  • Won the Gatorade, USA Today, WCBA Naismith and Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-American awards in 2015
Personal: Daughter of Karen and Jon Samuelson...Has two older sisters, Bonnie and Karlie...Both sisters played basketball at Stanford...Father played basketball collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and professionally in Europe...Mother was on the All-England Netball Team...Wears No. 33 after Larry Bird....Superstitious about sitting in the same seat on a bus or in a car.