Cross Country, Track

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Kathy became the first Bison track All-American in 1981 when she finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the AIAW (Association Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) nationals. She also qualified for the 3,000-meter run at that national meet. She captured the North Central Conference championship in the 1,500 meters in 1980 and finished her career in the school's Top 10 in the event. A 1981 graduate of NDSU in physical education and elementary education, Kathy is the Chief Exective Officer of the North Dakota Special Olympics. She has served in many roles with the Special Olympics International and is currently a member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness. She helped organize the first Special Olympics Gulf Games in Bahrain for the six Arab nations in the Persian Gulf and was twice named as an Outstanding Young Woman of America.