Kathy Liebert – Class of 2010
Born in Tennessee, but raised on Long Island in New York, Kathy attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, graduating with a degree in business and finance.
A friend encouraged Kathy to try her hand at tournament poker. She headed for Las Vegas. Kathy surprised herself, finishing second in her first tournament, Omaha Hi-lo. A week later she entered her first Texas Holdem tournament—and took home another second. After one week of tournament poker she had won $34,000.
It was the beginning of her tournament career. Kathy has had many repeat performances and successes in television poker tournaments. Some memorable events include the GSN series Poker Royale, the very popular Poker SuperStars and the many appearances on the Travel Channels World Poker Tour.
Kathy is the top ranked woman poker tournament player in history with cash earnings over $5.7 million dollars. She also owns a WSOP gold bracelet and has several WPT final tables to add to her career standings.