Adaptive Sports Scholar: Cathryn Gray

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Cathryn Gray is from Atlanta. She has cerebral palsy and is an internationally ranked adaptive track and field athlete in the F35 class and a 4.0 student. She has been designated a US Paralympic High School All American in track and field and also Women’s Sports Foundation National Ambassador/Travel and Training Grant recipient. She has competed in Spain in the World Paralympic Games, was the only female named as a US Paralympic Track and Field All American, in addition to being the 2017 javelin and discuss national champion. She currently holds the national record for javelin. 2019 All American.

Adaptive Track and Field Career

  • 2017 2018 2019 - US Paralympic High School Track & Field All American
  • 2017 2018 2019 - Top 4 World Para Ranking in Javelin and Discus
  • Adaptive Sports USA Team USA selection for World Games teams – Thailand 2020, England 2018
  • World CP Games Bronze Medal in Shotput and Discus representing USA Team in Sant Cugat Spain – 2018
  • 2019 High School Heisman Trophy Trust Winner
  • 2018 2019 - CHS Track and Field Varsity Athlete; Georgia State Champion in 3 events
  • Adaptive Sports USA Jr. National Champion in Shotput, Javelin, Discus, 100m
  • GLASA Team Member
  • Disabled Sports USA Elite Team Selection
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Ambassador and Grant Recipient
  • Challenged Athlete Foundation Grant Recipient
  • 2020 Centennial High School Excalibur Award for outstanding athlete in the school based on athletics, character, academics and leadership.



  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Centennial High School
  • Selected as the Atlanta Journal Constitution Cup honoree 2020 as the outstanding Centennial High School senior selected by the school faculty and one of the top 16 students in the Atlanta Metro area
  • Scholar Athlete for an A average all 4 years
  • National AP Scholar, National Honor Society
  • Coca-Cola Scholar 2020 (1 of only 150 in the country)
  • Microsoft disAbility National Scholarship
  • Rotary Power of One Scholarship
  • PTSA, Foundation of the Fine Arts and Positive Athlete Scholarships


My life goal is to make sure that people with disabilities have a voice and are represented in everyday life. I want to be the role model that I never had.

  • Raised in Atlanta, GA
  • Cerebral Palsy Research Network National Advisory Board
  • Service Paws USA Founder
  • East Roswell Library Teen Advisory Board Member
  • National Coca-Cola Scholar Member
  • Cerebral Palsy Foundation Ambassador
  • Positive Athlete Ambassador, Podcaster and Contributing Author for the book “100 Positive Sports Stories”
Cathryn Gray
Cathryn Gray
Cathryn Gray
Cathryn Gray