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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Most Valuable Player at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo
  • Volleyball icon Best Blocker at 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • Volleyball icon Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Volleyball icon Nominated for Women's Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year (2013)
  • Volleyball icon Best Spiker of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London
  • Volleyball icon Twice named USA Volleyball Female Sitting Athlete of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • Volleyball icon Tournament MVP at Volleyball Masters (2012), Parapan American Games (2011) and ECVB Continental Cup (2011)
  • Volleyball icon Leading scorer on the U.S. team in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing
  • Volleyball icon Was a four-year athlete at Cal StateNorthridge in women's basketball
  • Volleyball icon Is the only woman to compete with a prosthetic limb in the history of NCAA Division I basketball
  • Volleyball icon Two-time Big West Sixth Woman of the Year recipient (2005-06; 2006-07)


  • 2020 Tokyo Paralympics - Gold
  • flag icon 2020 USA Exhibitions vs Brazil at Colorado Crossroads
  • Medal 2019 ParaVolley World Super 6 - Gold
  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Gold
  • Medal 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 USA Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Nationals
  • flag icon 2018 USA Exhibitions vs Russia and Canada at Colorado Crossroads
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - Gold
  • Medal 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup - Gold
  • flag icon 2016 Exhibition Tournament vs Russia
  • Medal 2016 Dutch Tournament - First
  • Medal 2015 Parapan American Games - Gold
  • Medal 2014 World ParaVolley World Championships - Silver
  • 2012 Paralympic Games in London - Silver
  • Medal 2012 Volleyball Masters - Gold
  • Medal 2011 Parapan American Zonal Championships - Gold
  • Medal 2010 World ParaVolley World Championships - Silver
  • Medal 2010 Parapan American Championships - Gold
  • Medal 2010 WOVD World Cup - Gold
  • Medal 2009 Parapan American Zonal Championship - Gold
  • 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing - Silver
  • Medal 2008 WOVD Intercontinental Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2007 Sitting Volleyball Invitational - Silver

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born with fibular hemimelia in her right leg; her parents decided to amputate the affected part of her leg at 20 months old
  • Volleyball icon Previously a representative on USOPC's Athlete Advisory Council
  • Volleyball icon Married Ryan Bridge in 2020
  • Volleyball icon Sister, Chelsey, played collegiate basketball for Seattle University; father, Jeff, played college football for Central Washington University
  • Volleyball icon Admires her Uncle Wayne because, “he gives everyone his whole heart, and he works incredibly hard every day of his life. He is the definition of a kind and loving person.”
  • Volleyball icon Has a Paralympic podcast called: "Inside ParaSport"
  • Volleyball icon Earned her bachelor's degree at Northridge in sociology and her master's at OSU in therapeutic recreation

Katie Holloway Posters

  • Tips on staying positive in hard times“The best way to stay positive during this time is by having a regular gratitude practice, which allows me to see the good in the world. My advice to all athletes during this time is to practice gratitude, be self-compassionate and to pepper your loved ones with random acts of kindness. See what I did there?”