Katie Holloway

Volleyball

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
  • 2012: Paralympic Games (Silver)
  • 2008: Beijing Paralympic Games (Gold)
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
  • USAV Female Sitting Athlete of the Year (2012, 2011)
  • Named tournament MVP at Volleyball Masters (2012), Parapan American Games (2011) and ECVB Continental Cup (2011)
  • Is the only woman to compete with a prosthetic limb in the history of NCAA Division I basketball
  • 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
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Was a four-year athlete at CSU Northridge in women's basketball
  • 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
  • Letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at Lake Stevens High School

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