DU Invitational All-Tournament Team (2010)
Gonzaga University All-Tournament Team (2010)
2010 All-Big 12 Second Team
CAREER: Russell enters her senior season tied with Katie Griffin (2003-06) for third place on CU's career list for assists with 14. Her 121 career shot attempts rank 10th on the Buffaloes' all-time list while her 4,966 minutes rank 11th.
JUNIOR (2010): A 2010 All-Big 12 second team selection, Russell led Colorado in points with 11 recording three goals and five assists. She tied Amy Barczuk with most shots attempted (41) while leading the team with 20 shots on goal. Russell experienced many highlights throughout the season, but one game she played exceptionally well was against Washington State when she contributed both assists to lift the Buffs over the Cougars 2-1 in overtime. She logged points in three consecutive contests in the middle of the season as she dished out an assists during the Buffs' 3-1 win over Iowa State and 3-2 loss to Oklahoma State and scored the only CU goal in the 2-1 loss to Oklahoma. She made it into the record book in all four categories on CU's offensive class record list for juniors. Her 11 points tied her for eighth. Her three goals were good enough for a four-way tie in 10th place, and her five assists tied two other Buffs in second place. She sits alone in seventh place with 41 shots.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Russell started all 15 games that she played in during the season, while missing four games due to a rib injury. She totalled four points, coming on one goal and two assists. Her goal was the only CU score in a loss against Florida.
FRESHMAN (2008): Russell started and played all 23 games and logged the Buffs' third-most minutes played with 1,905. Russell scored two goals right off the bat, notching the team's first goal of the season in the 1-1 tie against No. 20 Florida and then netting the gamewinner in the 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference opener. Russell led all Buffs in assists with seven on the season, ranking her at No. 7 in the Big 12. Her seven assists are also good for the second-most in a season in the history of the Colorado soccer program, becoming the only freshman ever to do so. With just one season under her belt, Russell is only one assist away from cracking the top-10 career records list.
HIGH SCHOOL: Russell was a four-year letterwinner at Silver Creek High School under coach Sara Friend. As a team captain in her senior campaign, Russell led her prep team to the state championships in 2008. She was named first-team all-conference all four years and is a three-time first-team all-state selection. Russell played club ball for the Colorado Rush and helped lead her team to seven state championships (2001-08). She was named Colorado State Cup MVP in 2002. Russell, along with former Buff Kelci Newlin, led the Rush to the 2008 regional and national championships. Russell was a member of the Colorado State ODP team from 2003-06 and made the Region IV pool in 2006. A multi-sport athlete, Russell also lettered two years in basketball and one year in track.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Russell majors in sociology at Colorado.
PERSONAL: Kathryn Elizabeth Russell was born on October 17, 1989 and is the daughter of Gordon and Lynne Russell. She has two older brothers, Dave and Matt. Her grandmother, Helen Forstner, was an All-American hockey player, an All-Eastern Lacrosse Player and is in the NYU Hall of Fame. Russell chose Colorado because the coaches are wonderful, the players are nice and hardworking, and she likes how the program continues to grow.