Athletic Trainer, Women's Sitting National Team
Kat King is pleased to continue as the athletic trainer for the U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team. She began working with the sitting national teams in 2014 and has supported both the men’s and women’s sitting national teams during her tenure, including Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with the MSNT and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with the WSNT.
King was first introduced to adaptive sports while in graduate school at the University of Central Oklahoma where she earned her master’s degree in athletic training. Her bachelor’s degree is in kinesiology from St. Gregory’s University.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of King’s philosophy in working with elite athletes, and she is thankful to be surrounded by amazing clinicians, coaches and athletes who rally together in support of each other and pursuit of common goals. Working with disabled athletes allows her to be creative while leaning on her passion for utilizing movement as prevention as well as treatment.
Outside of work, King enjoys live music, hiking, kayaking and dancing. As a longtime Oklahoman, providing on-course medical care for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon holds a special place in her heart.