Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013)
2012-13: Dropped nearly six seconds over the course of the season in the 100 breaststroke and nearly 11 seconds off her 200 breaststroke time ... Qualified for finals in both events at the ACC Championships, placing 14th in the 200 breaststroke and 18th at the 100-yard distance ... Was third in the 200 breaststroke at the Tennessee Invitational.
2011-12: Specialized in the breaststroke and individual medley events during her freshman campaign ... Started off the season with a third-place showing in the 200 IM ... Qualified for finals in the 400 IM at the Nike Cup Invitational, taking ninth with a season-best time of 4:27.51 ... Also turned in a season-best in the 200 IM finals at 2:05.13 ... Placed third in the 100 breaststroke against South Carolina and Queens (1:07.56) ... Advanced to the finals of the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2012 ACC Championships, finishing 19th in both events ... Also competed on the Blue Devils’ 800 freestyle relay at the conference meet.
Prior to Duke: North Carolina 3A State Champion in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke her final year ... SCC All Conference MVP ... Named Girls Swimmer of the Year by the Union County Weekly ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke at the state meet as a junior ... Junior Nationals qualifier ... Scholastic All-America ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Katherine Gray Plevka on Apr. 29, 1993 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Steve and Sarah Jane Plevka ... Has one brother, Alexander ... Grandfather Lee Smith (‘50) and grandmother Ella Ann Smith (‘49) graduated from Duke.
Duke Career Bests: 100 Breast: 1:03.43 (2/22/2013) 200 Breast: 2:16.97 (2/23/2013) 200 IM: 2:04.87 (2/21/2013) 400 IM: 4:27.51 (11/18/2011)