Kati Ray Brown, class of 2018, has enjoyed her first season playing softball for the University of Houston Cougars in the American Athletic Conference.
Brown has more than 14 years of softball experience. She lettered three years with FBCA’s upper school team, which is one of the best in the Houston area.
“Kati Ray has bled Cougar red since she was little,” her former coach, Kelly Carroll said. “She commands the field from behind the plate and scares pitchers when she is at bat. She has the whole package: champion, strong, smart and an amazing leader.”
Last season, Cougar softball made it to the 2019 Texas Regional. Now, the team is focused on conditioning.
“The fall workouts are one of the toughest physical and mental training workouts I have ever been through, but this is when a team is formed, and we all become closer,” Brown said. “Two-a-days allow us to feel the same struggle and help each other through it.”
Coming from a close-knit family, it was important for Kati Ray to attend college somewhere her family could easily come see her play. Academics are also important, and her coaches push the girls to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.
"Houston has always been one of my favorite cities,” Kati Ray Brown said. “I love that there is such a variety of things to do. I love all the restaurants, museums, clothing stores and art scenes. One of my favorite things in the city is a restaurant called Empire Cafe that my sister, Kendall, and I love to call ‘our spot’. Overall, I could not ask for better teammates, coaches, field or city to represent on my chest.”
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