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Hi! My name is Katie Ganser from Needham, a suburban town about 20 minutes south-west of Boston, Massachusetts. I just graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover with a BSc in Biology. My family is my lifeline and inspiration, and I was lucky to go to school close to them. My team at Merrimack has become my family both on and off the court, we were involved in a number of community service projects, such as Habitat for Humanity. 

The next step in my journey brings me to Trinity College in Dublin. I will be studying to get my MSc in Business and Management while continuing my basketball career. Most importantly, I will have the opportunity to work with younger children to help them find their own talents and discover just how much sports can and will change their lives.

I am incredibly honored to be part of the Victory Scholar family, and look forward to all that this year will bring!

The Fisherman Story 26/05/2014

I recently read this story, and after a year reflecting on my life and how to best LIVE it, I think it is important to share.

The Fisherman Story 26/05/2014

I recently read this story, and after a year reflecting on my life and how to best LIVE it, I…

New beginnings! 29/04/2014

Saying goodbye to good friends and celebrating new beginnings!

New beginnings! 29/04/2014

Saying goodbye to good friends and celebrating new beginnings!

DOUBLE over time! 28/03/2014

This past Friday I spent the day at ITB and my favorite questions of the day were, “Do you live in the same estate as Beyoncé?” and a “How do…

DOUBLE over time! 28/03/2014

This past Friday I spent the day at ITB and my favorite questions of the day were, “Do you live…

Power of the Pen 27/03/2014

My elliptical book this week is “I Am Malala”...

Power of the Pen 27/03/2014

My elliptical book this week is “I Am Malala”...

Paddy's Day! 19/03/2014

This semester is FLYING by at warp speed...

Paddy's Day! 19/03/2014

This semester is FLYING by at warp speed...

Champions! 05/03/2014

Kubs win 38-36 over Templeogue to win the Dublin Cup!

Champions! 05/03/2014

Kubs win 38-36 over Templeogue to win the Dublin Cup!

Exciting weekend ahead! 27/02/2014

A lot has been going on in the Dublin front the past few weeks...

Exciting weekend ahead! 27/02/2014

A lot has been going on in the Dublin front the past few weeks...

Senior Night 15/02/2014

I was lucky to play basketball with my sister Christine ...

Senior Night 15/02/2014

I was lucky to play basketball with my sister Christine ...

What a weekend! 27/01/2014

Our Saturday was CRAZY!

What a weekend! 27/01/2014

Our Saturday was CRAZY!

For the fun of the game! 21/01/2014

Without a ride to the U17’s scrimmage, I decided I should turn my free Sunday into...

For the fun of the game! 21/01/2014

Without a ride to the U17’s scrimmage, I decided I should turn my free Sunday into...

Passion Changes Lives 21/01/2014

Whatever our stage, it is the process of committing oneself completely to set and follow dreams, learning each step along the way.

Passion Changes Lives 21/01/2014

Whatever our stage, it is the process of committing oneself completely to set and follow dreams, learning each step along…

Minus 4? 09/01/2014

This week Shelby and I had the opportunity to get back into the schools...

Minus 4? 09/01/2014

This week Shelby and I had the opportunity to get back into the schools...

Merry Christmas from Boston! 27/12/2013

The celebrations keep going in the Ganser household!

Merry Christmas from Boston! 27/12/2013

The celebrations keep going in the Ganser household!

Kubs for the win!! 14/12/2013

Our U17 Kub’s girls beat Meteors...

Kubs for the win!! 14/12/2013

Our U17 Kub’s girls beat Meteors...

"May the odds be ever in our favor." 09/12/2013

I escaped my last semester of college with just one final, and now my masters is getting me back HARD. 5 exams, 4 days. 2 exams down and no feeling…

"May the odds be ever in our favor." 09/12/2013

I escaped my last semester of college with just one final, and now my masters is getting me back HARD.…

Birthday love. 03/12/2013

I'm currently on the bus back to the city centre from dropping Ben off after an incredible Thanksgiving/BIrthday week.

Birthday love. 03/12/2013

I'm currently on the bus back to the city centre from dropping Ben off after an incredible Thanksgiving/BIrthday week.

Turning Point 25/11/2013

I still vividly remember the national anthem playing on my senior night last February...

Turning Point 25/11/2013

I still vividly remember the national anthem playing on my senior night last February...

A Budgie? 19/11/2013

Have you ever heard of a budgie? And what’s the most common thing to have with milk? Tea, naturally.

A Budgie? 19/11/2013

Have you ever heard of a budgie? And what’s the most common thing to have with milk? Tea, naturally.

[More] Happy Days 14/11/2013

Today was a great day.

[More] Happy Days 14/11/2013

Today was a great day.

The Highlands 11/11/2013

Our Scottish adventure this weekend with the U17 Kubs girls was so much fun...

The Highlands 11/11/2013

Our Scottish adventure this weekend with the U17 Kubs girls was so much fun...

The Acceptance Speech. 07/11/2013

Whoever was the event planner for the 2013 Realex Fire Web Awards...

The Acceptance Speech. 07/11/2013

Whoever was the event planner for the 2013 Realex Fire Web Awards...

Trinity and the NIID 07/11/2013

There is little better than someone putting a smile on your face...

Trinity and the NIID 07/11/2013

There is little better than someone putting a smile on your face...

Boojum Addict: Check! 04/11/2013

Well its official, I am a Boojum addict.

Boojum Addict: Check! 04/11/2013

Well its official, I am a Boojum addict.

Winning isn't everything, but it sure helps! 03/11/2013

There are few things better in life than winning.

Winning isn't everything, but it sure helps! 03/11/2013

There are few things better in life than winning.

Doing our part! 25/10/2013

A few weeks ago at Tesco (our grocery store), I was waiting in the self-checkout line after training...

Doing our part! 25/10/2013

A few weeks ago at Tesco (our grocery store), I was waiting in the self-checkout line after training...

I will stand tall. 20/10/2013

“This is your moment...

I will stand tall. 20/10/2013

“This is your moment...

The Importance of being a Role Model... 15/10/2013

I can still recount dozens of women’s basketball players who I looked up to in my youth...

The Importance of being a Role Model... 15/10/2013

I can still recount dozens of women’s basketball players who I looked up to in my youth...

Mind the gap. 14/10/2013

Everywhere I turn, someone is talking about a gap. At home I am aware of two gaps.

Mind the gap. 14/10/2013

Everywhere I turn, someone is talking about a gap. At home I am aware of two gaps.

Why business? 09/10/2013

I have countless times had to explain why I am studying business this year...

Why business? 09/10/2013

I have countless times had to explain why I am studying business this year...

An emotional roller coaster. 05/10/2013

As soon as we had possession of the ball...

An emotional roller coaster. 05/10/2013

As soon as we had possession of the ball...

Conformity 27/09/2013

Today in my Operational Behavior and Management class...

Conformity 27/09/2013

Today in my Operational Behavior and Management class...

Easing In 24/09/2013

For those of you who don’t know much about my background, I was born...

Easing In 24/09/2013

For those of you who don’t know much about my background, I was born...

The Burrito. 17/09/2013

Chipotle was the last meal I had before leaving the states...

The Burrito. 17/09/2013

Chipotle was the last meal I had before leaving the states...

Curve Ball... 16/09/2013

Well, needless to say my parent’s visit was not as relaxing as we anticipated...

Curve Ball... 16/09/2013

Well, needless to say my parent’s visit was not as relaxing as we anticipated...

Mi Mam and Pa have arrived! 12/09/2013

Very much on a whim, my parents decided to come visit before the semester...

Mi Mam and Pa have arrived! 12/09/2013

Very much on a whim, my parents decided to come visit before the semester...

I’m American. 11/09/2013

When I was in middle school, one of my favorite assignments was to design a square piece of paper with your heritage.

I’m American. 11/09/2013

When I was in middle school, one of my favorite assignments was to design a square piece of paper with…

Sport Changes Life 06/09/2013

I am happy to report that after my mishap Wednesday, one of my teammates Sue picked me up...

Sport Changes Life 06/09/2013

I am happy to report that after my mishap Wednesday, one of my teammates Sue picked me up...

The Dart. 05/09/2013

This past Wednesday the Dart and I got into our first altercation.

The Dart. 05/09/2013

This past Wednesday the Dart and I got into our first altercation.

A little lady named Katie 04/09/2013

The first time Shelby and I arrived at Kubs was back two weeks ago to play Yale...

A little lady named Katie 04/09/2013

The first time Shelby and I arrived at Kubs was back two weeks ago to play Yale...

Friday’s at Trinity 30/08/2013

We are really starting to get into the flow of things in Dublin!

Friday’s at Trinity 30/08/2013

We are really starting to get into the flow of things in Dublin!

When in Dublin.. 27/08/2013

Talk about a crazy week. After finishing training, we landed at Trinity Friday night…

When in Dublin.. 27/08/2013

Talk about a crazy week. After finishing training, we landed at Trinity Friday night…

First Dublin Experience! 18/08/2013

Shelby and I fell asleep in the car as soon as we hit the road, and when we woke up, we were pulling into...

First Dublin Experience! 18/08/2013

Shelby and I fell asleep in the car as soon as we hit the road, and when we woke up,…

#happydays 14/08/2013

What a first few days in Belfast! Saying goodbye to the Ben and the fam on Saturday was harder than I imagined, but after a good sleep at University of…

#happydays 14/08/2013

What a first few days in Belfast! Saying goodbye to the Ben and the fam on Saturday was harder than…