Name: Katie Holloway
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: OH/OPP
Height: 6-3
DOB: 6/8/1986
Birthplace: Everett, Wash.
Hometown: Lake Stevens, Wash.
High School: Lake Stevens High School
College: CSU Northridge, Sociology '08; Oklahoma State, Master's in Therapeutic Recreation '12
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
  • 2012: Paralympic Games (Silver)
  • 2008: Beijing Paralympic Games (Silver)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: World Championship (Silver)
  • 2010: World ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition Tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2012: Volleyball Masters (Gold)
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold)
  • 2010: Parapan American Championships (Gold); WOVD World Cup (Gold)
  • 2009: Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold)
  • 2008: WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze)
  • 2007: Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)
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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Nominated for Women's Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year (2013)
  • Named the Best Spiker of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London
  • Twice named USA Volleyball Female Sitting Athlete of the Year (2012, 2011)
  • Named tournament MVP at Volleyball Masters (2012), Parapan American Games (2011) and ECVB Continental Cup (2011)
  • Leading scorer on the U.S. team in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Was a four-year athlete at CSU Northridge in women's basketball
  • Is the only woman to compete with a prosthetic limb in the history of NCAA Division I basketball
  • Two time Big West Sixth Woman of the Year recipient (2005-06; 2006-07)
  • Katie was born with fibular hemimelia in her right leg; her parents decided to amputate the affected part of her leg at 20 months old
Personal: Katie’s sister, Chelsey, played collegiate basketball for Seattle University; farther Jeff played college football for Central Washington University and her cousin Rob Rashell was on the PGA tour from 2005-2007...Katie says the person she admires most is her Uncle Wayne because, “he gives everyone his whole heart, and he works incredibly hard every day of his life. He is the definition of a kind and loving person.”...Hobbies include playing basketball, playing board and card games and laying out by the pool
More
#SittingGoldinRio Blog Series, WSN
Paralympics for Dummies – A quick guide for WSN fans 
A day in the athlete village
The most amazing moment in my life – Opening Ceremony 
Disabillty & Paralympics – Real Talk 

U.S. Women's Sitting Team overtakes top spot in world rankings
U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team named "Best Paralympic Team"
Riekes Center athletes compete in Rio Paralympics – The Almanac 
Local athletes strike gold at the Paralympic Games – The HeraldNet
Riekes Center staffer Holloway returning as golden girl – Palo Alto Online
Sitting Update: International reffing, blogging part of Rio prep
U.S. Sitting Volleyball not overlooking rivals – Paralympic.org
Guest Picks with Katie Holloway – Volleyball Magazine
A Conversation with Katie Holloway
TAKE 5 with USA Sitting Volleyball's Katie Holloway
Katie Holloway Recognized by Womens Sports Foundation
Holloway is Female Sitting Player of the Year
13 U.S. Paralympic hopefuls for London 2012 Games – CBS News
Katie Holloway profile - London 2012 Paralympic Games – YouTube
Medal Quest | Medal Quest at the Games | "China is our toughest rival" – PBS
Three U.S. Sitting Team Members Named ‘Best’
PHOTO GALLERY Katie Holloway gallery
Holloway Inspires on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Amputee Athlete Steps Up to Help – KOCO 5
Getting to Know Katie Holloway – Women's Sports Foundation
Alumna Hopes for Gold in 2012 London Games – CSU Northridge
VIDEO TIME for Kids: Q&A: Katie Holloway
Los Angeles Times: Hidden Agenda
ESPNW Team: Sportswoman of Year 
Amputee Katie Holloway hopes to inspire youth to play adaptive sports – Oklahoma Gazette