Junior Katherine Scott currently competes for Oakland University, a swim and dive team in their second year as members of the Horizon League. Pete Hovland is the head coach at Oakland University, assisted by Shawn Kornoelje, Katie Sullivan, Andre Latour, Blaine Dolcetti, and Larry Albright (Diving). Oakland Swimming and Diving is known for their long history of success in the pool, starting in the Division II days. In Division II, Oakland won 20 National Championships between the Men and Women’s teams. After Oakland moved up to Division I, the teams continued their winning tradition, being undefeated at the conference championships 16 years in a row. Oakland University athletes are also known as the Golden Grizzlies. (Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Athletics, 2015)
Katherine was born in 1994 to parents Colin and Lisa Scott. She began competing at the age of 9, and continued her love for swimming. Being part of a team was another reason Katherine started swimming, and she found a family through the sport.
Katherine attended Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, Michigan and swam all four years. One of the highlights of Katherine’s high school career was when her team won the league meet her freshman and senior years of high school. Katherine was a 2nd All-League breaststroker at Stoney Creek, and attended the MHSAA Division I State Championship meets 3 times.
2012-2013: As a first-year Golden Grizzly, Katherine swam at the 2013 Summit League Championships, where Oakland University won 1st place.
2013-2014: In 2014, Oakland University Swimming and Diving won the school’s first Horizon League Championship, which was a highlight of Katherine’s Sophomore year.
An overall highlight of Katherine’s college swimming career has been becoming a part of a truly amazing family at Oakland University.
Katherine is currently majoring in Biology, Pre-Vet, and plans to attend Veterinarian school after she graduates. She swims freestyle in the Middle Distance group with coach Pete Hovland and Katie Sullivan.