Girls Varsity Tennis · Griffin Accepts the Challenge of Playing Dual Sports

Junior Kate G. renewed her status as the best young female golfer in Colorado Springs this week.  By a mere two strokes, Kate won the 4A/5A Colorado Springs Metro League title, which is a culmination of the best four scores out of five events.  Griffin has been competing for Coronado H.S. for three years because CSS does not offer golf.  Kate’s long game is quite impressive with long, accurate drives, and her short game is consistently solid.  Last week she shot a 77  which always puts a smile on her face — she despises scores in the 80s.

Besides golf, this four-sport athlete remains undefeated as the #2 singles player for the CSS Kodiaks tennis team.  Often times Kate will spend a day on the golf course playing 18 holes, hustle to tennis to play a match or practice, and then hurry home to attend to classwork.  Missing classes due to sports makes this juggling act even more tasking, but Kate is always up for a challenge of any sort, and she knows how to show up, do her best, and get the job done.  Her middle name is “grit.”

As she wraps up her final few weeks of Spring sports, Kate will most likely walk away with more accolades to add to her collection.  Her humility is what stands out, though, as she will likely accept these honors with grace. After all the hoopla, Kate will go back to enjoying her time with teammates and friends, helping those around her to be a little bit better than they were yesterday simply by being herself.  That’s what Kate does best.