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Kat Castner

Kat Castner

Colgate Athletics
Athletic Communications

Colgate University

Kat works at Colgate University in Athletic Communications, because for her, sports are everything. She rocks. Check out her advice for YOU!

iTwixie: When did you know you wanted to work in Sports Management?

Kat: I’ve played sports my whole life. Sports bring me joy. Since I was young I knew I wanted to be involved with sports for the rest of my life.

iTwixie: Is that why you decided to go to RMU?

Kat: Yes, I realized that Sports Management would be perfect for me.

Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

KatSophmore year, I tore up my ankle. The hardest thing was to watch my team and not be able to play. It was so hard to get motivated to do anything: to see friends, to go to class, to eat. I learned that I could overcome a massive injury and that I could still move forward. When I realized that soccer wouldn’t be there forever, it helped me buckle down and work harder at school. It made me push to be a better athlete, student and a better me.

iTwixie: What do you think is the biggest challenge facing girls today?

Kat: Feeling inferior. Peer pressure. Petty comments about their bodies.

iTwixie: What advice do you have for girls?

Kat: Keep going for your dream. When you’re young, you’re always trying to fit in. Sometimes you have to stick out and be good at something different. 

iTwixie: Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

Kat: OMG that is an awesome question! Maybe it takes away from the speed of play so that they stay in the service box/field of play… I have no idea… You are boggling my mind.

Thank you, Kat, for becoming a role model for many girls around the world. You rock!

Ok, iTwixie girls, what do you think of Kat’s story? Got any questions for her? Why do YOU think tennis balls are fuzzy? Tell us right here, in the comments section below!


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