Kathryn K. King ’97
Sport: Ice Hockey/Softball
Year Inducted: 2004
A multiple winner of Ivy League Player of the Year honors in hockey and softball, Katie King ’97 is one of the premier athletes ever to play at Brown.
During her four years playing ice hockey at Brown, King was a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year and ECAC Player of the Year in 1997. She earned second-team All-Ivy honors as a freshman and first team All-Ivy honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In addition, she was named a first team All ECAC selection three times. As a team captain for two years, she led the Bears to first place finishes in the Ivy League in 1994 and 1997, and first place finishes in the ECAC in 1995, 1996, and 1997. King was later named to the ECAC All-Decade first team for the 1990’s.
King still holds the individual season record for goals (40) and points (71) in a season, and is Brown’s all-time leading goal scorer (123) and points (206) leader.
At Brown, King earned the Panda Cup award in 1997 for outstanding team spirit and dedication to playing hockey; the Majorie Brown Smith Award as Brown’s outstanding female athlete in 1997; and was twice awarded the Bessie Rudd Award given annually to the student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding leadership and dedication.
After graduation, King went on to star for the 1998 gold medal winning U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team in Nagano, Japan. She tied with three other players for Team USA’s leading scorer with eight points in six games. King also earned a silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
On the softball field, King earned Ivy League Player of the Year honors as a junior and was named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year as a senior. She was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 1996 and 1997 and helped lead the Bears to an Ivy Championship in 1997. As a senior, she finished first in the Ivies with eight victories in league games.
King continues to hold the Brown record for career games (120) and innings pitched (709), and is second all-time with 54 wins and 264 strikeouts.
King is currently Boston College’s assistant women’s ice hockey coach. She also runs the Katie King Olympic Camp, and co-authored a book with Tricia Dunn called, “Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls,” shortly after the ’98 Olympics.