If competing in multiple sports develops athletes as great competitors and teammates, it would be fair to say that Abby Ouimet Katuska is a perfect example. Earning 16 varsity letters in four sports (basketball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse) while at Williston, she distinguished herself as a tremendous all-around athlete. As a basketball player, Ms. Katuska scored 1,404 career points surpassing the 1,000 point milestone during her junior season, the third highest total in school history.
Her athletic accomplishments carried over to her academic life where she earned both the Valedictory Award as the school’s top scholar and the Dorothy Bement Award for distinguished contribution to the life of the school. For her athletic accomplishments, Ms. Katuska was the recipient of the Alumnae Bowl for Athletics given to the top senior female athlete in her class.
Ms. Katuska continued her remarkable success at Amherst College where she earned her degree in Physics; played field hockey and lacrosse all four years, and basketball during her first year on campus. In field hockey, she was a two time regional All American, won all NESCAC honors, was selected to play in the Division III Senior All Star game and won multiple NESCAC athlete of the week honors. Her accomplishments on the lacrosse field were just as outstanding: all-time leading point scorer, career assists record, ranked nationally in points and assists, three time All-NESCAC selection and three time All-American, including First Team during both her junior and senior years.
To top it all off, Ms. Katuska finished her career by helping lead her team to the 2003 NCAA Division III national championship. Today, she lives in Ohio with her family and continues to support women’s athletics as the Girls Basketball Commissioner for St. Mary’s Sports Association.