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About Katie Holloway
Katie was born without a fibula in her right leg and, when she was 20 months old, her right foot and ankle were amputated. But that didn’t stop her from doing what she loved.
Katie competed in volleyball for two years (2000-02) and basketball for four (2000-04) in high school She earned letters in both basketball and volleyball and was named First Team All-Wesco North League as a basketball center in 2003-04. Her basketball team won the district championship and competed in the state playoffs in 2002-03. College basketball teams recruited her without knowing she was wearing a prosthetic leg and she graduated from Cal State Northridge in 2008 with a degree in sociology. She played Division I basketball for Northridge from 2004-08 and was named to the All Big West Freshman Team in 2004-05.
She was named Big West Sixth Woman of the Year in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Katie appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" feature in the June 2008 issue.
She also helped lead her Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team to a Silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
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