Natalie Cox was a multi-sport athlete, competing in cross country, basketball and track & field. A graduate of Union High School in Tulsa, Cox earned a spot in the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. Cox attended Baker University in Kansas on a double scholarship for both basketball and track & field where she earned Academic All-American honors, and was a member of a record-setting relay team. She earned a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in coaching from Baker University and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Kansas. She also holds USA Track & Field specialist certifications in cross country and power/speed events. Cox has over 10 years of cross country and track & field coaching experience in Kansas and Oklahoma. She has also worked to help develop and implemented cross country programs and running clubs for youth in her communities.