|| Katherine Brooks
Stanford: A strong player with good basic skills ... Will provide support on the forward line this seasin.
2005 Season (Junior): Did not play on the team.
2004 Season (Sophomore): A starter in all 20 games for Stanford ... Tallied three goals and two assists including a game winning goal ... Named NFHCA All-Academic.
2003 Season (Freshman): Played in five games, all off the bench, and took one shot versus Southwest Missouri State (10/26) ... Made her collegiate debut in the fourth game of the season at Old Dominion (9/7) ... Named NFHCA All-Academic ... Selected as the team's Most Improved Player.
High School: A 2003 graduate of the Hockaday School in Dallas, TX ... Won her school's Joyce Rainwater Athletic Award honor as a senior ... An All-Regional and All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection in her junior and senior years and an All-MISC choice as a sophomore ... A member of the Dallas Morning-News All-Area Team in field hockey and lacrosse in her senior year ... Captain of the field hockey and lacrosse teams in her senior year ... A four-sport student-athlete that also participated in lacrosse, swimming and tennis during her prep career ... A four-time All-SPC choice in swimming, breaking the school record as a member of the 200 and 400 yard free relay teams as a junior ... Swim team own the SPC three times ... All-SPC in lacrosse in her junior and senior years ... Earned numerous academic honors including Cum Lauge and a National Merit Scholarship ... Given one of the school's six Founder's Day Awards.
Other Amateur Field Hockey: First alternate for the Under-19 National Futures Tournament in 2002 and 2003 ... A Futures participant from 1999-2003 ... Has played national events with the Dallas Field Hockey and Houston Hockey club teams.
Getting To Know Katherine Brooks
Parents: Drs. Barry Brooks and Susan Creagan
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Economics
Professional Aspirations: Still exploring a few options
Stanford's field hockey team will be fun to watch this year because: We've
got lots of new faces to spice up our team.
The thing I love about field hockey is: It's a challenging sport, demanding physical endurance, skill, cleverness, and teamwork
Favorite sport other than field hockey: lacrosse
My greatest athletic moment was: swimming the anchor leg of the final relay of the meet to win the conference championship
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: climbing Mt. McKinley
What makes Stanford University so special: Having the unique combination of friendly, laid-back people; professors who are leaders in their field; and of course, athletes who are the best in the country.
Since coming to Stanford I have learned: There are so many exciting things going on here I could stay here another four years.
Best book I have ever read: Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Favorite Food: Frozen yogurt
Least Favorite Food: Black licorice
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Boca burgers
My favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
My favorite TV show: The OC
My ultimate Sportscenter highlight would be: Stanford beating Cal in the NCAA's
My parents were right when they told me: Don't listen to us - choose what's right for you and things will work out.
If I could invite three people to dinner in history, they would be: Paul Farmer, Thomas Friedman, and Steve Prefontaine
What people don't know about me: I was a ballet/jazz dancer for 14 years
Hobbies: Photography, backpacking
Ten years from now I hope to be: Happy and employed somewhere
What are you most thankful for in life: My friends
One wish I would make for the 21st century: Getting lights on the field hockey turf