Kate Diggins
Kate Diggins
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Holden, Mass.
High School: Wachusett Regional

2012-2013: Member of the varsity eight in all 13 regattas…won the gold medal in the open pair race out of five boats with teammate Adrienne Randall at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (Oct. 27)...varsity eight won the Irving-Christensen Cup (April 21), placed second out of 34 boats at the Knecht Cup (April 13-14), placed first in the club eight race out of 17 boats at the Textile River Regatta (Sept. 30), finished first out of 48 boats at the Snake Regatta (Oct. 13), placed second in the club eight race out of 34 boats at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct. 20) and finished third in the open eight race out of 27 boats at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (Oct. 27)…member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2011-2012: Member of the club eight boat that placed third out of 16 boats at the 41st Schuylkill Regatta (Oct. 29)...rowed for the varsity eight in six spring regattas...varsity eight placed 13th out of 31 boats at the Knecht Cup (April 14-15), finished fourth at the Patriot League Championship (April 29) and placed third at the New England Championship (May 5)...also a member of the second varsity eight for three spring regattas winning races against Simmons and Smith (March 31) and Bates, Trinity, Wellesley, WPI and Rochester (April 1)...earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity field hockey team at Wachusett Regional…senior captain…team advanced to the district semifinals in 2010…also a four-year member and senior captain of the varsity lacrosse team…earned 2011 Mid-Wach A League All-Star honors…named The Landmark Athlete of the Week during the 2011 season…2010 Sportsmanship Award…played for the Worcester County United Field Hockey Association U-19 indoor team…member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and French Honor Society…won the 2010 George Eastman Young Leaders Award, the 2011 National Merit Letter of Commendation and the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence.

Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Kristen Diggins…father is the Holy Cross director of rowing and head women’s coach…father graduated from Holy Cross (Class of 1986) and was a member of the men’s rowing team…mother graduated from Holy Cross (Class of 1990) and was a captain of the women's rowing team…has one brother (Daniel) and one sister (Maggie)…sister, Maggie (Class of 2017) is also a member of the Holy Cross women's rowing team...aunts Molly Diggins Duggan (Class of 1987) and Deirdre Diggins Erb (Class of 1989) were members of the Holy Cross women's rowing team…aunt Kathleen Conroy Morley (Class of 1989), uncle Timothy Diggins (Class of 1980) and grandfather James Diggins (Class of 1950) graduated from Holy Cross…a French major.