Kate Walker: My Life as a Student–Athlete

Two-time All-American and Academic All-American Kate (Katherine) Walker is one of the top hitters in the country for women’s volleyball. Walker is a member of the JWU Wildcats women’s volleyball team, which ranked second in the country for the 2018 NCAA Tournament and claimed its fourth-straight GNAC Championship. The team’s coach, Nancy Somera, was named GNAC Coach of the Year.

In between the awards, tournaments and moments of glory, the life of a student-athlete is anything but laid-back. The pace is breakneck and the students hustle to fit everything in — games, practices, classes, homework, internships, student clubs, exams, and when possible, a social life. Here’s a look at that life — her life — on and off the court. Read more.