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Senior and volleyball co-captain, Kate Burnaman, has been named the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Athlete of the Week. After having a season filled with injuries and surgeries, she made an inspiring comeback that earned her this wonderful honor.

She has always loved competing and her passion for volleyball is fueled by her enjoyment of collaborating. As co-captain, she feels honored that her coach views her as a leader and uses the role to be a positive, motivating influence to her teammates. Despite having several concussions, shoulder surgery and knee surgery she emphasizes the importance of persevering. “If you get knocked down, whether it be in life or in sports like that, you have to always keep going and show that you’re strong enough.”

Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine representatives acknowledged Kate’s perseverance despite physical setbacks with a drop-in at IWA last week.  They surprised her with the award at the start of volleyball practice and brought a camera crew led by produce Clint Herod to film a short segment that will air on AT&T Sportsnet ahead of an upcoming Astros game.  

We’re so proud of Kate and her dedication to excellence!   Join us in congratulating her on her accomplishments and check back in for more details on when the segment will air!