Katie Holloway


Position: Outside/OPP
Hometown/ Current residence: Lake Stevens, Wash/ Belmont, Cali.
Birth year: 1986
College/Major/Grad Year: CSU Northridge, Sociology, 2008; Oklahoma State, Master's in Therapeutic Recreation, 2012
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, right leg
Joined the team: 2005



  • Two-time Paralympic silver medalist (2012 and 2010)
  • Two-time ParaVolley World Championship silver medalist (2014 and 2010)
  • Twice named the USAV Female Sitting Athlete of the Year (2012 and 2011)
  • Is the only woman to compete with a prosthetic limb in the history of NCAA Division I basketball
  • Named tournament MVP at Volleyball Masters (2012), Parapan American Games (2011) and ECVB Continental Cup (2011)

2016 – ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold)
2015 - Parapan American Games (Silver) 
2014 - World Championship (Silver) 
2012 - Paralympic Games (Silver); Volleyball Masters (Gold) 
2011 - Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold); ECVD Continental Cup (Gold) 
2010 - Parapan American Championships (Gold); WOVD World Cup (Gold) 
2009 - Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold); Eurocup (Gold) 
2008 - Paralympic Games (Silver); WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze) 
2007 - Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)


  • Nominated for ESPN’s Sportswoman of the Year (2013)
  • Named the Best Spiker of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London
  • Leading scorer on the U.S. team in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing
  • Two-time gold medalist at the Parapan American Zonal Championships (2011 and 2009)
  • Was a four-year athlete at CSU Northridge in women's basketball
  • Two time Big West Sixth Woman of the Year recipient (2005-06; 2006-07)
  • Letter winner in volleyball and basketball at Lake Stevens High School (Washington)
  • 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
  • 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

Volleyball Magazine: Guest Picks with Katie Holloway
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
SLIDESHOW CBSNews: 13 U.S. Paralympic hopefuls for London 2012 Games
YouTube:Katie Holloway profile - London 2012 Paralympic Games
PBS: Medal Quest | Medal Quest at the Games | "China is our toughest rival"
Three U.S. Sitting Team Members Named ‘Best’
PHOTO GALLERY Katie Holloway gallery
Holloway Inspires on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
KOCO 5: Amputee Athlete Steps Up to Help
Women's Sports Foundation: Getting to Know Katie Holloway
CSU Northridge: Alumna Hopes for Gold in 2012 London Games
VIDEO TIME for Kids: Q&A: Katie Holloway
Los Angeles Times: Hidden Agenda
ESPNW Team: Sportswoman of Year
Oklahoma Gazette: Amputee Katie Holloway hopes to inspire youth to play adaptive sports

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