Facts about Kate (the stuff you
Her nickname is "Bird" because in college there were two Kates
on her team, Kate Paye and herself. The name is
natural, and nobody got confused this way.
* She's got the coolest
looking jumpshot in the entire WNBA.
* She is a self described "Computer Nerd."
* She is totally modest
about all of her accomplishments, so if she says
she isn't that good at something, or that it was
mostly somebody else, don't believe her.
Started playing basketball when she was 7
years old, because her dad made her...As a kid played Soccer,
softball, skateboarded and wakeboarded...Was part of a
championship soccer team in Tennessee...Kate was fearless as a
child, she rode a 20 inch BMX bike doing
tricks on a half-pipe her dad built for
her in the backyard...Eventually after she is
done playing she wants to coach high
and her life:
Playing her guitar, writing in her journal, and
water-skiing...Heroes: Grandfathers Charles
Leonard and Alfred Starbird...Kate
was Born in West Point, NY where her father was
stationed as an officer at the US Military
academy...She has lived in New York,
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Washington...It is one of her life goals to play
the guitar well...Has three brothers and one
sister, Kate is in the middle.
couldn't leave out:
a big stuffed gorilla named Julius...Along with two other
partners, Kate is building a computer
imaging company in San Jose called 3HC,
shrt for Three Headed Cyclops...Drives a Toyota 4-Runner...Wears a women's shoe size
11 - mens 9 1/2...Kate's knee pads are made
by Trace, and I don't think she has ever
played a professional game without them...Lists her favorte book as
the "Little Engine That Could"...Proudly wears a t-shirt
that says I'm a nerd.