Honors at Houston
2005-06 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2004-05 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2003-04 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2006 Season (Junior)
2005 Season (Medical Redshirt)
Cates redshirted the 2005 season due to an injury.
2004 Season (Sophomore)
Saw action in 19 matches ... tied her career high in kills with nine against Southern Miss (Oct. 1), where she also had a season-high eight digs ... set a new career mark for most attempts with 28 swings against Texas State ( Sept. 28) ... turned in a season-high four block assists against No. 25 Maryland (Aug. 30) ... recorded seven kills in the C-USA Tournament
2003 Season (Freshman)
Spot starter who played in 25 matches, making 16 starts ... pounded out nine kills against Rice (Nov. 12) ... collected 13 digs against Saint Louis (Oct. 10) ... picked up a career-high 16 digs against Lamar (Sept. 23) ... knocked down nine kills against Texas A&M (Sept. 21).
Captured First-Team All-District 16-5A honors at Cypress Springs High School under coach Charlotte Stuart ... was one of Houston's leading kill/block leaders as a senior ... averaged 3.71 kills, 2.12 digs and 1.93 blocks per game and posted a .316 attack percentage in her senior season at Cy-Springs ... led team to a 29-10 overall record as captain and MVP in 2002 ... also a four-year letterwinner and recipient of all-district honors in basketball at Cy-Springs ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and Octagon Club ... volunteer work included tutoring at a local elementary school and working with special education students ... named Who's Who Among American High School students ... she was named Prom Queen at Cypress Springs ... Played club volleyball with the Texas Tornadoes ... also a member of the Houston Hotshots basketball team.
Daughter of Linda and Bill Cates ... born on Nov. 9, 1984 ... nicknames include "Buffalo" and "Hammer ... two brothers, Will and Robert, play basketball at Southwestern University ... loves shopping, jewelry and shoes ... majoring in sports administration ... also recruited by Sam Houston State, Texas-Pan American and Butler.