Kaitlin Phillips (’16) represents the best of what Duhawks can be. A member of the honors program and a successful athlete, Kaitlin has thrown herself into Loras life, uncovering and diving deeper into her passions. Kaitlin entered Loras committed to playing Division III women’s basketball. She quickly found her way to a leadership role as team captain and with her high GPA, consistently earned a spot on the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
“Being a Division III athlete has helped me learn the value and necessity of dedication and commitment to success.”
Kaitlin’s passions and commitments reach outside of athletics. She is the president of the Loras chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) national scholastic honor society and received a national DES scholarship. Her honors projects have focused on community partnerships in the City of Dubuque that promote education about local history and strengthen neighborhoods.
More broadly, inspired by Loras’ commitment to service, she pursued an opportunity to volunteer in Kitengela, Kenya, for five weeks, teaching students math, English and physical education. Furthermore, she traveled to New York to fulfill a service experience focused on workers’ rights and interfaith collaboration, funded by a Loras College Valder Social Justice Award. Kaitlin also supports her fellow Duhawks as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and as a peer assistant assigned to first year students.