Katharen Ruth "Katie" Mattera is an American college basketball coach and retired player for the Women's National Basketball Association.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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.
She finished her career at Liberty as one of only two players in National Collegiate Athletic Association history to lead the nation in field goal percentage in back-to-back seasons (2004, 2005).
Mattera is one of the tallest players in Women's National Basketball Association history. At 6 feet 7.5 inches (202m) tall, she is the seventh tallest person to have played professionally in the Women's National Basketball Association. Only Margo Dydek, Lindsay Taylor, Zheng Haixia, Maria Stepanova, Liz Cambage, and Brittney Griner at 6 ft 8 in (203 m), are taller than her. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mattera went on to star on the women"s basketball team while attending Liberty University, where she majored in physical education.
Source Mattera was originally selected by the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2005, during the 2005 Women's National Basketball Association 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 Women's National Basketball Association).
On September 14, 2005 she was named to the Women's National Basketball Association 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. On May 8, 2012, Mattera was named head women"s basketball coach at Cornerstone University.
Feenstra married Todd Mattera on November 8, 2008.
She wears a men"s size 17 (United States) / 53 (European Union) shoe. Her sister, Meribeth Anderson, also played basketball at Liberty from 1999–2003.