Kate is a recent graduate of Newbury Park High School, and plans on attending Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts in the fall. Kate is a lifelong basketball player who was the star of her high school basketball team. After suffering a devastating injury to her ACL last October, Kate was unable to play her senior year. During the second round of CIF playoffs, Newbury Park head coach Darren Burge decided to sub in Kate (for the first time all season) to shoot free throws for the team. Even though she was injured, Kate easily made both shots, which inspired and energized her teammates and the crowd. Although her recovery from her injury was difficult and painful, Kate successfully earned her way on to the Emerson College Women’s Basketball team.