Katie Kaczmarek, Class of 2001, was a two-sport athlete at Bartlett High School, playing basketball and tennis, earning 8 varsity letters throughout her career.
Katie played varsity basketball her 8th grade through senior years, lettering in the four high school seasons and annually establishing herself as an all-around force on the court. Katie joined the elite 1,000-point scoring club during her senior year, attaining a career total of 1,025 points. Katie led her team in scoring and rebounding in both her junior and senior seasons, averaging
16.0 and 18.7 points per game during that time. She was a Captain during her senior year and was also named MVP. Katie was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Mt. Wachusett Tournament during both her junior and senior years. The late Coach Dick Chauvin was quoted as saying "Katie is one of our leaders. The girls look up to her for her leadership. She is also one of the hardest workers that I have ever coached."
Katie played tennis her freshman through senior years, lettering all four years, and serving as team Captain during her senior year. Katie played on a doubles team through most of her career, often playing at the first doubles position through her early years before playing exclusively in that spot by her senior year. During her sophomore and junior years, Katie's doubles team advanced all the way to the District Tournament Finals. Katie amassed an overall record of 53-15 during her four-year career, including a very impressive 32-6 record over her junior and senior years. She was named MVP her senior year.
At graduation, Katie was presented with the Sigmond S. Strzelecki Athletic Award, recognizing her ability, character, and accomplishment in girls' athletics.
Katie continued her successful basketball career at the State University of New York at Potsdam where she received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Katie earned an MVP award during her time at SUNY Potsdam while regularly being in the top ten for scorers, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage for the league. Katie also later served as an assistant basketball coach at the collegiate level.
Katie lives in Greensboro, NC with her wife Shana. They have one son, Crew Joseph. She is employed by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina as Director of Engagement and Retention.