Kate G. ’20 began her first season in a Kodiak uniform with a “bang,” departing the start line in a flash while leaving her cross country opponents in the dust. As a freshman, she and her teammates won the Black Forest League and 2A Regional meets, before finishing 5th at the state meet, marking one of the best cross country seasons in CSS history. Touted as one of the top athletes in the area, Kate proved her consistency by earning four varsity letters (cross country, basketball, tennis, and golf) and All-Conference honors in cross country, tennis, and golf.
A gifted athlete, Kate refuses to settle for mediocrity by investing extra hours in private lessons and out-of-season training, in addition to juggling her school work during the spring while competing in both tennis and golf. She led the Kodiak’s tennis team as the #1 singles player, making it to the state tournament as a rookie and acquiring a taste for what it takes to advance next year. Because CSS does not field a golf team, Kate competed for Coronado H.S. where she helped the Cougars advance to the state tournament. On the basketball court, Kate’s defensive prowess and quickness was an asset at the guard position, which led to exciting action and usually 2 points at the other end of the court. Her defense, hustle, and long-range shooting helped to spark the Kodiaks, propelling them to an 11-11 season and an appearance in the District Finals that has been long overdue.
Whether on the court, putting green, or running trail, Kate’s determination, stamina, and hunger for competition is evident — she knows how to win. Yet, with all her success she remains calmly modest and selflessly committed to her teammates and school. It will be exciting to watch this Kodiak in action for 3 more years, leaving her mark in the record books and serving as a role model for those who will follow in her footsteps — once the dust clears, that is.