Katie Fontana Abbott

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Katie Fontana earned most of her athletic recognition at Napa High School for her cross country and track performances, and she also played three years of basketball and one year of volleyball for the Indians. In addition to her athletic achievements, Fontana was an excellent student and a very popular person with her student body classmates. Her scholastic and leadership honors include California Scholarship Federation membership, Senior Class President, Student Body Secretary, Interact Club President and four-year Honor Roll member, just to name a few. As a track and cross country athlete, Fontana was 1996 Napa High Female Athlete of the Year, 1995 Monticello Empire League Cross Country Champion, 1995 Napa Register Fall Female Athlete of the Year, 1996 MEL 3200 Meter Champion, 1994 and 1995 All-MEL Cross Country Performer, and 1995 Napa High cross country team captain. She ran in the State cross country championships as a junior and senior. She is also an Alston Park cross country recorder holder. Her high school cross country and track successes earned an athletic scholarship to Cal State Sacramento where she continued to work on and improve her running skills. In reviewing Fontana’s high school record, one trait that seems to be evident is her dedication to the sport and her continuing effort to improve. Comments in a letter of recommendation from her high school coach Jim Lyon reflect the fact that “she defines the word dedication.” Fontana’s athletic and leadership achievements and her personal actions made her a welcome addition to the Napa High Athletic Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.