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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Kate Griffin, CSS Tennis/Coronado Golf

Posted at 11:03 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 01:03:09-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Most high school athletes try to compete in one varsity sport during their prep days, Kate Griffin was headed for five.

For me I just need to be active, it''s just a way to get out, clear your head, get some exercise and be with my teammates which is the most important part.

Colorado Springs School's female MVP lettered in basketball, cross country and tennis for the Kodiaks...
It was non stop, one hundred percent and it's all about communication with my coaches, I was pretty much alternating each day.

While also placing at state for the Coronado golf team.

We would have a golf match and then I'd go straight from golf to the tennis courts at the country club and I'd play a tennis match.

This spring, the multi-sport talent was ready to finish with a trifecta, adding soccer to the mix... Before the COVID-10 pandemic sunk her senior seasons.

I was really looking forward to having fun, do what I like to do and just enjoy every moment. In addition I think it would have been a very successful season, I think I would have gone pretty far.

Still, it's a career that has left her quite fufilled... And ready for the next step.

With the whole COVID situation it makes me greatful I had those three seasons because it really was life changing to have those sports.

Where she'l join the Colorado State ROTC program.

Juggling between whether I wanted to do golf or whether I wanted to serve. Serving just outweighed golf a little bit so I'm super excited to start off at CSU.

With a hope of being commissioned into the spaceforce after graduation.

I think the change is good and necessary. I'm excited to try new things and find my own path.