Grand Island Central Catholic junior standout Katie Brand has made an oral commitment to play volleyball at Kansas State, beginning in 2012.

The 6-foot-1 Brand, one of the most versatile players in the state who can play all three net positions, as well as the back row, was recruited as a setter, which she plays in club volleyball. She's among the top attackers in Class C-1 for the top-ranked Crusaders (24-0) this season.

Brand is the fourth junior in the state to announce a NCAA Division I college volleyball commitment, joining Omaha Marian's Lauren Sieckmann (Nebraska), Lincoln Pius X's Lauren Smith (Creighton) and Lourdes Central Catholic's Kayla Haneline (Northern Iowa).