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Katharine Bodnar
Position: Backstroke
Year: Sophomore
City/State: New York, N.Y.
High School: The Spence School
Katharine Bodnar
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009
Freshman: Qualified for the ACC Championships in three individual events in just her freshman season … finished 16th in the 400 IM at ACCs, swimming a 4:25.42 in prelims and coming back in 4:25.95 at finals … touched the wall in 2:01.88 at the ACCs in the 200 back, good enough for 28th place and a personal-best … rounded out her ACC Championship debut with a 30th place finish and career-best 57.70 in the 100 backstroke … contributed to the scoring effort in her first collegiate meet with a second-place 200 back performance (2:06.35) … set what were then season-bests at the Gamecock Invitational with a 2:08.36 in the 200 IM, a 58.55 in the 100 back, and a 2:02.94 in the 200 back … led off the 400 medley A relay in her first collegiate meet … notched the second-fastest time in the 200 back by a Duke woman on the season … named to the ACC Honor Roll …

Prep: Four-year letterwinner ... team captain as a senior ... AAIS League All-Star for four years ... team MVP as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... holds school records in the 200 IM, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, and 500 freestyle ... AAIS league record holder in the 200 IM, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay ... team was undefeated and league champions her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... received Senior Recognition Award ... also lettered in volleyball, playing middle hitter ... member of Model Congress, Environmental Club, and Athletic Association ... conducted independent research on the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease with Columbia University scientists ... school winner in the American Math Competition.

Personal: Born Katharine Donovan Bodnar on February 26, 1990 in New York, N.Y. ... daughter of James and Anne Bodnar ... has one sister, Mary Anne (13) ... was a short course Senior National Qualifier in the 200 backstroke in club competition ... three-time Scholastic All-America.

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