Uploaded Ad



Year: Senior
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Weddington


Career: Wrapped up career ranked fifth in program history in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.43) and seventh at the 200-yard distance (2:16.97) … Member of 400 medley relay that ranked eighth on the all-time performance list (3:44.89) ... Four-year member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

2014-15: Returned from injury to rank fourth on the team in the 200 breaststroke … Took fifth in that event at the Carolina College Invitational (1:05.93). 

2013-14: Missed the 2013-14 campaign due to injury.

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 ... Majoring in psychology with minors in global health and women's studies.

Plevka Career Bests:

100 Breast 1:03.43 2013 ACC Championship
200 Breast 2:16.97 2013 ACC Championship
200 IM 2:04.87 2013 ACC Championship
400 IM 4:27.51 2011 Nike Cup
View Full Bio
Swim/Dive Katherine Plevka Interview
Swim/Dive Jan. 10 Preview