|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Rosa|
2010: Preseason All-Southern Conference selection.
2009: Earned a spot on the All-Southern Conference Second Team in her first season with the Spartans … saw action in all 20 games with 19 starts … recorded six points on a goal and four assists … scored her goal against Furman on Sept. 25 … assisted on the game-tying goal late in regulation to force overtime in UNCG’s 2-1 win over Duquesne (9/13) … also had assists against Wofford (9/27), Georgia Southern (10/4) and Western Carolina (10/6) … saw action in both the midfield and defense, helping the Spartans post 10 shutouts in 19 games.
2008 (at Santa Rosa JC): First team All-American and All-West Region as a freshman for Santa Rosa JC ... helped Santa Rosa to a 24-3-1 record and a state championship finals appearance, where SRJC fell in overtime, 4-2 ... the Bear Cubs went 13-1 in the Big 8 Conference, winning the league ... notched three goals and two assists for eight points on the season, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Long Beach on Sept. 4 ... both assists came in the Northern California regional playoffs, in a 3-1 win over DeAnza (11/25) and a 3-1 win over Fresno City (11/29) ... also had goals in a 6-0 win over Feather River on Aug. 27 and a 3-2 win over Yuba on Sept. 15.
High school/club: Four-year soccer player at Santa Rosa High School, where she also lettered in track and field ... played club soccer for Northern California powerhouse Santa Rosa United ... member of the Cal-North State ODP and Super-Y Pacific ODP teams ... played for the Sonoma County Sol of the Women's Premier Soccer League in the summer of 2008, helping the team to the conference semifinals.
Personal: Catherine Ruth Barnekow ... born Sept. 24, 1990, in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... daughter of Ron and Florencia Barnekow ... has two older brothers, Matt and Nick ... majoring in kinesiology.