Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2011)
2011-12: Duke's top distance performer as a senior ... won the mile against Maryland, NC State and SCAD to start off the fall ... took second at the 500-yard distance three times on the season ... came in sixth in the 1,650 free at the Nike Cup Invitational, touching in 17:03.03 ... clocked 10:14.25 to win the 1,000 free against Clemson and Richmond ... competed in the prelims of the 200 and 500 free at the ACC Championships ... fastest 500 time was a 4:55.17 mark at Maryland ... season-best time at the 1,650-yard distance was a 16:49.97 clocking against the Terrapins ... earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
2010-11: Began her junior campaign with a pair of second-place finishes in the 500 free and the 1650 free against UNC Wilmington ... took first in the 1000 free against Maryland with a time of 10:10.84 ... notched a season-best 10:06.62 in the 1000 free against South Carolina and Queens to finish second ... also grabbed second in the 500 free at that meet, touching in 4:58.80 ... recorded top-five finishes against ACC opponents Virginia and North Carolina ... ended the season at the ACC Championships, where she dropped over eight seconds off her previous personal-best in the 1650 free at 16:35.36 to come in 12th ... also competed in the 500 free at the conference meet, finishing 21st in a season-best 4:54.35 ... posted a 1:53.50 split as a member of the Blue Devils' seventh-place 800 free relay at the ACCs ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-10: Opened the season with a second-place showing in the 500 free (5:04.86) and a third-place finish in the 1000 free (10.21.64) against UNC Wilmington ... swam the 1650 free on three occasions, with her best performance coming in a fourth-place finish against South Carolina (17:16.65) ... season-best finish in the 500 free was a 5:02.93 clocking to take 18th at the Gamecock Invitational ... wrapped up the season with a pair of top-five finishes in the 500 and 1000 free against Clemson ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2008-09: Concluded her freshman season with appearances in the 500 and 1650 free at the ACC Championships ... touched the wall in 13th place in the 1650 free at the ACCs with a time of 16:43.50 ... claimed 19th place at the conference meet with a career-best 4:52.82 in the 500 free ... scored in her first collegiate meet with a second-place finish in the 1000 free (10:20.72) and a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:11.50) ... dropped 16.47 seconds against North Carolina to establish a new personal best in the 1000 freestyle at 10:04.25 ... took third place in Duke's 1000 free sweep of Clemson (10:11.68) ... broke the five-minute barrier for the first time in college with a 4:59.07 performance in the 500 free against South Carolina and Davidson ... set a career-best in the 1650 free (16:40.34) against Virginia, cutting 15.43 seconds off her previous best ... recorded a time of 2:08.89 in the 200 fly to set a personal best against South Carolina and Davidson ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Scholastic All-American selection as a sophomore and junior at Oak Noll.
Personal: Born Katherine Rose O'Connor on Sept. 25, 1989 in Morristown, N.J. ... daughter of Christopher and Jana O'Connor ... has two brothers, Jack and Joe ... majoring in international comparative studies ... favorite athlete is Olympic champion Ryan Lochte.