Katie King joined the University of Houston as assistant director for development in June 2014. In that role, she aids the Cougar Pride office in identifying and building relationships with prospective donors. In addition, she oversees the Young Alumni program and assists in fundraising.
King spent the 2013-14 season as a development assistant at the University of Tennessee. There, she frequently engaged in donor relations, planned and executed Tennessee Fund Day, assisted in the planning and organization of the Big Orange Caravan Tour, helped with the dedication of Pat Summitt Plaza and assisted with Meet Your Seat events for football and men's and women's basketball.
She worked at the University of Washington in 2012-13. Starting as a softball intern, she engaged in donor and alumni relations and created a ticket sales plan. King became a Tyee Club intern in 2013 and aided in the seat-selection process for the newly renovated Husky Stadium.
King, who is a native of Richland, Wash., was an award-winning pitcher at Western Carolina from 2008 to 2012. By the time her collegiate career was finished, she was the Catamounts' career leader in games started, appearances and innings pitched and ranked second in school history with 285 strikeouts.
She was honored with the Female Outstanding Student Leader Award and received the Unsung Hero Award, presented to the student-athlete who exceeds the expected commitment to her teammates, the athletics department and the community.
King received her bachelor's degree in business management and graduated magna cum laude from Western Carolina in 2012. She also was recognized as an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete. She earned her master's degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership from the University of Washington in 2013.