Is there a patron saint for female athletes?

I’m being confirmed this year and it is exciting! But I don’t know who to choose as my patron saint. :shrug: Is there a woman saint for athletes? I want to be a geologist when I grow up and I know St. Barbara is patron saint of miners, but I don’t know if I want to choose her. I want someone I can relate to better. My birthday is October 26 if this helps.

How about Bl. Chiara Badano (1971–1990)? Bl. Chiara (pronounced “KEY–ah–rah”) was an avid athlete, involved in tennis, swimming, and hiking. She also was born and died in the month of October. Her birthday was October 29 and the date of her death was October 7.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit