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Katherine Newcomb


Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2018

Riverview Senior High School
Riverview, FL

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Student-Athlete Profile

A long time family friend of Katherine tells us why Katherine is a Triple-Impact Competitor®: “I am a close family friend and have seen Katherine grow from a precocious, inquisitive four-year-old, into a hard-working, caring, responsible teenager.
 Katherine gives 110 percent to every task she undertakes or is assigned. She is intellectually gifted but does not take that gift for granted. As an athlete, she is not as naturally gifted and works very hard to ensure she gives her very best effort and performance both in practice and at swim meets. I have been at numerous meets over the past 10 years and seen Katherine constantly encouraging and congratulating her teammates, before and after their events, even before she took on a team leadership role. When she was selected to be captain of her high school swim team, Katherine took her responsibilities very seriously. Katherine constantly strives to improve her performance in everything she does and does not accept that she cannot continue to improve, even when she sets new records. Katherine honors the game by knowing and obeying the rules and constantly practices good sportsmanship, even when that courtesy is not returned. Her moral and personal standards are extremely high and she realizes that her actions reflect not only on her but her parents, teachers, and coaches. While I am certain the competition for this scholarship is very high, there is no doubt that Katherine exemplifies the very highest standards in academic and athletic performance. Her strong work ethic, high moral standards and altruistic spirit provide examples that inspire others to strive for personal excellence and accountability.”

High School: Riverview Senior High School, Riverview, FL

Coach You Admire: Bob Bowman, Arizona State Swimming

Favorite Team: University Notre Dame Football

Favorite Athlete: Rebecca Soni, Team USA Swimming

Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Inspirational Sports Related Quote: "You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose" -Lou Holtz

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