Kay was a distinguished multi-sport athlete at Sumner High School (Class of '61) and Central Washington University ('65) before an exceptional slowpitch softball career from the late 1960s into the 80s. She was born in Puyallup Oct. 18, 1943 and still lives there.
Kay played second base for coach Art Miskar from 1957-60 in Sumner. When she moved on to CWU, several other sports highlighted her years in Ellensburg. She played basketball, volleyball, tennis and field hockey for the Wildcats. Most recently, it's soccer that she has continued to play well into her 60s.
On the softball field, she played for Russ Mobil from 1967-69, Little Jim's Pub/Schooner from 1970-76 and Bowen Logging from 1979-82. She was part of the Russ Mobil team that won the National League championship in 1968 and the Tacoma-Pierce County women's slowpitch tournament in 1969. She was named to the city all-star team that year and again in 1970. Playing for some very good teams with Schooner, she earned all-star honors at various tournaments in the mid-1970s and was the MVP of the Firecracker 4th of July tournament in 1974.
To round out her variety of athletic pursuits, she has been a top 3 age-division finisher in the Sound to Narrows (1974) and has climbed Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.