Katelyn Haralamos is the definition of dedication. As a senior point guard for the women’s basketball team, she had nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Tigers’ win against Kenyon last week. Her drive and passion doesn’t stay on the court either; Haralamos is very active on campus and loves going to a variety of events in her free time.
“I like to support my friends, whether that be other athletics, or the dance concert,” she said. “I love being involved; I love knowing people, and that’s what makes this campus so great.”
Haralamos always brings that positivity and involvement with her.
“I’m not really a negative person. I try to be really positive and focus on the positive,” she said.
Although Haralamos is well known on the basketball court, it was not her top sport during high school.
“Soccer used to be my number one sport,” she said. “I ran track in high school, too.”
A basketball injury in her junior year meant that she couldn’t play soccer senior year, but she realized she wanted to continue with basketball as her only focus in college.
“Track, I get too nervous,” she said. “I’d throw up before the gun.”
Although college athletes are famously busy between work-outs, practices, and games, Haralamos still manages to be very active off the court. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and she was a member of No Woman Left Behind (NWLB).
During her time with SAAC, the group implemented Code Red, which works to increase attendance at athletic events. Overall, the committee “builds more unity among athletic reps,” Haralamos said.
She also spoke very well of NWLB, although she admitted that she hasn’t been as active recently.
“It was a really cool experience and opened my eyes to a lot of things,” she said.
The senior from Maineville, Ohio also likes baseball, hiking and exploring Springfield.
“I really like hiking, going to the reservoir and John Bryan State Park. I kinda like driving around to see all Springfield has to offer,” she said.
As far as what she loves about home, Haralamos talked lovingly about her two dogs, Sam and Buddy.
“I love my dogs,” she said. Sam is a pug terrier, and Buddy is a “mesh of everything.”
“He’s really old,” she laughed.