Rashid Inducted Into Catholic League Hall of Fame

Rashid Inducted into Catholic High School League Hall of Fame

DETROIT, Mich. - Katie Rashid, a 2009 Saint Mary's College graduate and two-sport athlete, was inducted to the Catholic High School League Hall of Fame on Monday, June 8.

A four year member of both the Saint Mary's basketball and softball teams, Rashid was one of 10 former CHSL athletes in the 2009 class of honorees.  The Catholic High School League is made up of 25 high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Of the 10 athletes in the 2009 Hall of Fame class, Rashid is the only NCAA Division III honoree among nine Division II and Division I athletes.

rashid with her awardOver her collegiate career, Rashid earned several academic and athletic accolades.  She was a named to the Dean's List each of her eight semesters as a student.  She was also a four-time NFCA Academic All-American and MIAA Honor Roll honoree.  A Presidential Scholar at Saint Mary's, Rashid was also honored within her academic field of Biology by being named to the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. 

On the playing fields, she was named the Team Defensive Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2006 softball season.  In 2007, she was named to the All-MIAA Second Team by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association softball coaches.  She was also the recipient of the 2009 Academic and Athletic Achievement Award for her senior class as presented by the Saint Mary's Athletic Department.

A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a team captain, Rashid took part in several community service projects, which included participating Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital for Children, reading to children at local schools, decorating the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, and helping organize and attending various holiday parties at the College for area children and families. 

Finishing her softball career with a remarkable .987 career fielding percentage, Rashid recently graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  She is enrolled in the Engineering, Science, Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master's Program at the University of Notre Dame.