Kathy Iggulden BaumanAthlete Softball 2010
Kathy Iggulden grew up in North Delta and played softball from T Ball to Midget A with the Delta Heat. She attended Burnsview Junior Secondary School and North Delta Secondary School, where she graduated in 1996. At school, Kathy participated in volleyball, track and field, girls’ football and badminton.
Kathy played on the gold medal winning team at the 1997 Canada Games in Brandon Manitoba. She won all seven games she pitched as BC won its first ever gold medal in Women’s Softball. She was selected as Softball BC’s Minor Athlete of the Year for 1997, then started her stellar university career at Simon Fraser University.
In 1998, Kathy was instrumental in the SFU Softball returning to the NAIA National Championships. She pitched the team to a second place finish, at the time the best SFU had ever accomplished. For her outstanding play in 1998, she was selected as a NAIA first team All-American. At the completion of her season, Kathy went on to star with the Richmond Pride leading them to victory at the National Championships.
The 1999 season was a memorable one for the Simon Fraser team and for Kathy as Simon Fraser won the NAIA National Championships. Kathy for her outstanding play received the Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference pitcher of the year award, earned NAIA first team All-American honours, selected to the NAIA all-tournament team and voted the NAIA tournament’s most valuable player. Later the same year, her senior team, the Richmond Pride once again won the National Championship. To top off this incredible year Kathy was a runner up for Sport B.C.’s 1999 University athlete of the year award while Simon Fraser University were the winners of Sport BC’s University team of the year. Playing for the National Team from 1997-2000, Kathy played for Team Canada which won a silver medal at the Pan-Am Games and a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic Cup tournament.
Kathy’s final year was once again an exceptional one. Not only was Kathy a great pitcher but during the 2000 season, she was second in the NAIA in home runs and runs batted in. Kathy was again a NAIA first All-American and was chosen as the NAIA pitcher of the year. She was honoured as Simon Fraser’s Female Athlete of the Year. During Kathy’s four years at Simon Fraser University, she was SFU’s top pitcher and one of the team’s top hitters. She left the SFU program with virtually all the career records of note for a pitcher, including most wins with 72. At the conclusion of the season, Kathy was short-listed for the 2000 Olympic team roster, but while at a warm up tournament in Australia she sustained an injury and did not continue with Team Canada.
Kathy graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2001, with a degree in criminology. Today, she lives in Delta with her husband and works as a Delta Police Officer.