Katie Feenstra-Mattera

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Katie Mattera
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Born (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 32)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Weight 240 lb (109 kg)
College Liberty
Draft 8th Overall, 2005
Connecticut Sun
WNBA career 2005–2009
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
San Antonio Silver Stars (2005–2006)
Detroit Shock (2007)
Atlanta Dream (2008)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2009)
Chicago Sky (2009)
Awards and honors
Finished her career at Liberty as one of only two players in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage in back-to-back seasons (2004, 2005)

Katharen Ruth "Katie" Mattera (born November 17, 1982 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States as Katharen Ruth Feenstra) is an American college basketball coach and retired player for the WNBA.

Mattera is one of the tallest players in WNBA history. At 6 feet 7.5 inches (2.02m) tall[1] , she is the seventh tallest person to have played professionally in the WNBA. Only Margo Dydek, Lindsay Taylor, Zheng Haixia, Maria Stepanova, Liz Cambage, and Brittney Griner at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), are taller than her.[2]

College years[edit]

Mattera went on to star on the women's basketball team while attending Liberty University, where she majored in physical education. She was a three-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, a Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden and Naismith Award nominee. She also became the Big South Conference's all-time shot blocker on February 14, 2005. Feenstra was the tallest player in Liberty University and Big South Conference history.

WNBA career[edit]

Mattera was originally selected by the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2005, during the 2005 WNBA Draft, but was quickly traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for the Silver Stars' player Margo Dydek (the tallest player in the WNBA).

On September 14, 2005 she was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team.

On February 22, 2007, she was traded to the Detroit Shock in exchange for Ruth Riley.

On February 6, 2008 she was selected in the expansion draft by the Atlanta Dream.

Coaching career[edit]

On May 8, 2012, Mattera was named head women's basketball coach at Cornerstone University.[3]

Vital statistics[edit]

Trivia and Personal Life[edit]

  • Feenstra married Todd Mattera on November 8, 2008.[4]
  • She wears a men's size 17 (US) / 53 (EU) shoe.[5]
  • Her sister, Meribeth Anderson, also played basketball at Liberty from 1999–2003

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