LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raiders and head coach Krista Gerlich announced the signing of former UT Arlington standout Katie Ferrell.
A native of Plano, Ferrell signed with Gerlich and the Lady Mavs out of high school and spent four years at UTA.
Throughout her time with the Lady Mavs, Ferrell earned Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team honors twice (2019-20, 2020-21) and was an All-Texas Honorable Mention selection in 2021-22.
UTA’s leading 3-point shooter by percentage a season ago, Ferrell stuffed the stat sheet, averaging 5.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals. In Sun Belt Conference play, Ferrell was an astounding 16-for-30 from distance.
Back on Jan. 27, the Texan recorded one of the most complete games of her career, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. The guard also added nine assists, seven rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.
One of the best distributing guards in Lady Mavs history, Ferrell ended her four-year stint in Arlington second all-time in assists (491) and was 25th in the nation in assist to turnover ratio (2.30).
Ferrell ended her career as the only player in school history to record 500+ points (541), 500 rebounds (694), 400 assists (491), 200 steals (213) and 80+ blocks (82). The Texan is top-10 all-time in all of those categories except points.
Affectionately known as ‘Big Kat’, Ferrell has just one year of eligibility remaining in 2022-23, and becomes the fourth D-I transfer to join the Lady Raiders since December (Ashley Chevalier, Jazmaine Lewis and Jazz Shavers).
Tech has begun summer workouts ahead of the 2022-23 season and returns three starters and seven contributors from a season ago.
COACH SPEAK (HC KRISTA GERLICH):
“Katie is a very versatile basketball player. She is a 6’1″ point-forward and a big-time utility player. She rebounds well and can lead the break. Katie has also added the 3-point shot to her game. She understands the game as well as any player I’ve coached and is a tremendous teammate. Katie will add more experience to our roster and I’m very excited to get the chance to coach her again.”