2005-2009 (Michigan): Kate was a pole vaulter during her time as a Wolverine.
High School: Kate was a three-sport athlete at Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, Mich., lettering in gymnastics, diving and track. She was part of a conference championship track team and received all-state honors her senior season.
Personal: Kate was born April 13, 1988, to John and Deirdre Dannecker in Boston, Mass. She has two younger brothers, Kevin and John, and an older brother, Raffy. She also has an older sister, Kirstyn, and a younger sister, Tera. She is getting her graduate degree in health and exercise science.