Kat played softball and basketball her entire childhood. She was a 3 year varsity stater in both basketball and softball in high school.
After graduating from Prairie in 2011, she played 2 years at Clark College where she received first team southern region her sophomore year. She then received a scholarship and was a two year starter at the same NAIA school in Des Moines, Iowa Tj attended. She was named the team captain both years and made the MCC All-Academic team. She also was converted from a right-handed hitter to a slapper due to her speed.
After college, Kat coached the JV softball team at Prairie High School in 2017. She is currently coaching the girls basketball C team at Prairie, this is her second season.