Katherine Porter Commits to Olivet Nazarene Softball

Varsity softball player Katherine Porter committed to Olivet Nazarene University’s softball program this fall to become another one of Glenbard West’s students in this year’s senior class to commit to a University for sports.

Katherine, who has been on West’s varsity softball team since her freshman year, was ecstatic when she received her offer. “Olivet was the first school I received an offer from, which was very flattering for me because the softball program is amazing,” she said in an interview.

Katherine Porter becomes an official Olivet Tiger at her signing
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Katherine Porter becomes an official Olivet Tiger at her signing.

Last year Olivet’s softball team won their conference and “went on to play in their World Series” according to Katherine, making their program a fantastic one. Katherine also says that Olivet educated “the World Series MVP, Ben Zobrist,” who also happens to be one of her favorite baseball players.

Olivet also seems to be a great fit for Katherine because she will be able to pursue her career interests; She says, “The school also has a great elementary education program, which is what I would like to go into.”  

When asked about how West has helped her further her softball career, Katherine replied, “Being chosen to play at the varsity level as a freshman was crucial for my softball career. It gave me the confidence to be a better player, and introduced me to higher level competition by being able to play with older girls, some three years older than me at the time.”

Katherine Porter playing in West's game against Downers Grove North High School.
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Katherine Porter playing in West’s game against Downers Grove North High School.

Does she have any advice for aspiring student athletes? “[A]lways enjoy playing your sport. If it gets to the point where you don’t have fun to do what you love, there’s no reason in continuing it,” Katherine said.

The staff at The Glen Bard wishes Katherine luck in college, and we hope you congratulate her when you see her!