This archived article was written by: Hayden Peterson
The Eagle spotlight this week has landed itself on one of USU Eastern’s volleyball/basketball athletes, Kathy Collette. She is the baby of her family with seven older siblings, four brothers and three sisters. Along with being the baby of the family means she is also known as Aunt Kathy to thirteen nieces and nephews. “Nothing makes me more happy than hanging out with those little padawans,” said Collette of her nieces and nephews.
Collette was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She played sports all her life in Idaho, and her most memorable sports experience was, “probably state volleyball and playing tennis, serving the ball into my teammates’ faces… Yeah that was pretty memorable.”
Collette transferred from Utah State in Logan where she was attending with her best friends. When the opportunity presented itself for Collette to continue playing both volleyball and basketball at the next level, she took the chance and transferred to Eastern Utah to join the squad. She is a very happy and easy going individual. About her volleyball coach, she said, “she’s a good lady.” Collette isn’t one to let the little things ruin her day, she enjoys her surroundings in Price and can always be found throughout campus with a smile on her face and her patented side-pony tail.
Collette’s favorite quote is, “Don’t dream your life, live your dream.” She would most like to be allergic to, if she could choose, “if it were my choice I would choose candy, because I eat so much of it that being allergic to it might be the only way I stop eating it.” Not many things can embarrass Collette, but she said the most embarrassing thing she had ever done was one time when she had an incident on a golf course, but I will leave it to you to find out what happened to Collette.
She has come to Eastern Utah with the plans of becoming a nurse when she is done with her studies. When she completes her time here, she is considering going to BYU-Hawaii, or serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.