Katherine Winstead Suttle

Katherine Winstead Suttle (’04, MD ’09) was a midfielder for the Wake Forest women’s soccer team from 2000-2003. She started in 62 of 82 games played in her career, netting 14 goals and adding 13 assists. She made an immediate impact on the program her freshman season, earning a spot on the All-ACC Freshman team. She continued to excel on the field and earned All-ACC Second Team honors as a junior. The team went a combined 48-30-7 with Suttle and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, including two appearances in the second round.

When did you graduate from Wake Forest?

What was your major and/or minor?
Political Science

What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you?
It means that I attended the greatest university in the country! Wake Forest has top-notch academics, standout athletics, and amazing people. I am proud to be a Demon Deacon!

Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics?
My husband and I live in Winston-Salem and we are huge Wake fans—how could we not still be involved in WFU athletics?? We love going to games, and we’ve had fun taking our young children to cheer on the Deacs, too.

Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University?
I was given a wonderful opportunity to play the sport I loved every single day for four years while receiving an incredible education that prepared me for my future academic endeavors. Giving back to Wake helps ensure that other student-athletes have the same wonderful experiences that I did.

What is your current occupation?

What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest?
Beating UNC my freshman year.

What makes you most proud of Wake Forest?
Its commitment to academics and its emphasis on service to others.

When you come back to Wake Forest, you always…
Wish that I could play at Spry one more time.

I was there when…
Chris Paul was a student-athlete.

Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past?
Tony da Luz

(Please note: This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of Gold Rush.)