Kate @ Stanford University
While Kate was being recruited by Stanford, she always seemed to be sick... Every time Tara VanDerveer (the head Coach) called Kate on the phone, Kate always had a cold... On her recruiting visit, Kate was sick, her stomach was hurting, and she didn't feel good... She fell asleep during ...the football game they took her to... Although Tara had never seen Kate play in person, she gave her a full scholarship anyway... Tara had seen a tape of Kate playing, and Kate scored so much Tara couldn't argue with that... Kate chose Stanford over the University of Washington because stature in academics and basketball... Kate keeps in touch with all of her former Stanford teammates... Kate was originally going to major in Chemical Engineering, but sometime after her sophomore year decided to switch to Computer Science... When Kate arrived on Campus as a freshman, she was on crutches with a sprained ankle and a cracked kneecap... needless to say Tara wasn't too happy... Kate's Knee seemed to heal by itself... The coach was holding a sprinting contest and Kate gave it a shot... She beat everybody event though Tara didn't think kate would make through the first round... Tara had to challenge somebody to beat herstarbirdfan Kate often reminded Tara "Don't let the frame fool you"... Kate stayed for summer school to graduate on time...As a senior Kate began averaging 20.1 points... That was the first time since VanDerveer arrived at Stanford that any player had averaged twenty.
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