Katie Frances Kitchen
Since coming to Thomas More, this Campbell County High School graduate has been to the NCAA tournament four times, holds the single game scoring record of 39 points., and was all conference first team her junior and senior years. She was team captain her junior and senior years and has traveled with the team to Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas, and Costa Rico. Yet with all of that activity and travel, she has maintained a 3.77 grade point average. Her picture in the paper or on the 11:00 news really doesn't tell the whole story of this outstanding student athlete.
Katie majored in Communications where she has been on the Dean's List every semester and minored in Psychology where she is a member of the Psychology Honor Society. Despite long bus trips to away games and more than her share of serious injuries, she never missed an assignment and never turned in an assignment late. For four years, she attacked her class work with the same tenacity that she showed on the basketball court.
She also became a much too familiar face at Children's Hospital Sports Medicine thanks to numerous sports injuries including a devastating ACL tear that kept her out of the NCAA tournament. But in typical Katie Kitchen style, she has turned her experiences into a positive. After graduation she will join the staff of the Academy of Sports Performance. Her goal is to help girls in the prevention and rehabilitation of knee injuries.