“Hailing from your hometown, we have the six-foot shooting guard from Corvallis, Oregon … Katie Schrock!” This is how Katie Schrock, the twenty-three year old daughter of Jim and Kristi Schrock, was announced over the past few years as a full-ride scholarship recipient and member of the Oregon State Women’s Basketball team. Known as the “Country Girl” of Oregon State Athletics, she used her status as a student-athlete to promote rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life to an athletic fan base unaccustomed to the rigors of today’s professional cowboys and cowgirls. She will be graduating from Oregon State University in the fall of 2015 with a double major in Agriculture Business Management and New Media Communications, with aspirations to continue promoting her passions to a broader public.
Prior to Oregon State, Katie was an active 4H participant in horse, beef, rabbit, rifle, wildlife stewards, and 4H Horse Court, as well as her Oregon High School Equestrian Team. Her High School Equestrian Team was four-time district champions, placing top three in state for three years. Her love of drill led her to form the Rock’n’Roll Cowgirls Drill Team who have been a top specialty act of the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association.
Katie enjoys trying new disciplines with her horses such as cowboy mounted shooting, gymkhana, dressage, and even driving! She believes that a true cowgirl is not only well spoken, well versed, and strong in her beliefs but also has the open mind to try new things. In her free time she coaches high school basketball, volunteers with youth organizations like 4H, High School Equestrian Teams, and humane societies. She also hunts, fishes, and spends as much time as possible exploring this beautiful country with her family and friends.