Katie Larson enters her second season as the Head Women’s Softball Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College coming off of the best game record since 2011, 26-24. The Lakers lost in the Regional Championship game, which is their first appearance since 2010. The Lakers had six athletes named to the All-Region Teams and 11 of the 13 players named to the Academic All-Region Team. The team also finished with the highest team GPA at Iowa Lakes last season with a 3.2 and had 3 players honored at the national level for their academic achievements.
A New Ulm, Minnesota native, Larson was a five-year starter for the greyhounds leading them to three state tournaments and two state championship titles and earned a selection to the State All-Tournament Team her sophomore year. Katie was a five-time member of the All-Journal Team, four-time member of the All-Conference Team, four-time member of the All-State Team, and All-Journal Player of the Year her junior year. Larson graduated from Cathedral High School in 2009 holding six softball records.
After graduation, Coach Larson started her collegiate career at Iowa Lakes Community College. In her freshman season, the team finished with a record of 61-11 (most wins in Iowa Lakes history) and a third place finish in the National Tournament. Katie made the Academic All-Conference Team in 2010 and 2011. She graduated Iowa Lakes with her Associate of Arts Degree.
Larson then continued both her academic and athletic careers at University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakotas. While at USF, Larson captained the team in their first season as a NCAA Division 2 program. Larson was a NSIC Academic All-Conference member, NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award recipient, Prestigious Purple Feather Aware recipient, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes recipient.
Coach Larson earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education from Iowa State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.