Katie Cheeseman

Softball — Class of 2022 — University of the Cumberlands

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education

Katie grew up in Ontario, Canada and was known as the “athletic girl” in her high school as she was the quarterback of her Flag Football team, captain of her Volleyball, Lacrosse and Slo Pitch team as well as a member of the badminton team. In her four years in high school, she was awarded Athlete of the Year two years in a row and outside of high school her passion and determination in the game of softball landed her a scholarship to Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee following her high school graduation. Starting two years at second base winning All-Conference NJCAA and TCCAA awards in the classroom and on the field and a trip to the NJCAA National Championship in Utah she earned a second scholarship to continue her softball and academic career at University of the Cumberlands. Due to Covid, Katie was gifted an extra year of eligibility and continued to be a starter on the field for her final collegiate years for a combined five years playing collegiate softball. During her time at Cumberlands she was awarded Second-Team All-Conference, named a Golden Glover in the NAIA Mid-South Conference, and named the Mid- South Champion of Character. Each year at Cumberlands her efforts were also awarded in the classroom making the Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes list three times and upon graduation received the J.T. Vallandingham Scholars medal for high honors in the classroom and awarded Outstanding French Senior. Katie Graduated with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.