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Kathryn Eckhart
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Kathryn Eckhart 819601
Position: Sprint Free/Back
Year: Senior
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Cypress Creek

Career: Wrapped up career ranked fourth all-time at Duke in the 50 freestyle (22.97) and fifth at the 100-yard distance (50.14) … 2014 NCAA qualifier as a member of the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay … Team captain as a senior. 

Honors: ACC Female Swimmer of the Week (2/9/16) ... ACC Top Six for Service (2016) ... All-ACC Academic (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

2015-16: Named the ACC Co-Female Swimmer of the Week Feb. 9 after winning two individual events at the Carolina College Invitational … Her time of 50.14 to win the 100 freestyle marked the fifth-fastest mark in school history … Also raced to the wall first in the 50 freestyle with a season best 23.08 … Earned a top 16 finish in the 100 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational … Team captain. 

2014-15: Scored for the Blue Devils in the bonus final of the 50 freestyle at the ACC Championship … Finals time of 22.97 ranked third all-time at Duke and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard … Clocked the program’s sixth-fastest mark in the 100 freestyle preliminaries (50.62) … Also anchored the Blue Devils’ 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the ACC meet … 400 freestyle relay posted the second-fastest time in school history (3:21.21) … During the regular season, won the 100 freestyle against UNC Wilmington (10/25). 

2013-14: Member of 200 freestyle relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championship with a 1:29.90 performance in the preliminaries ... Guided 200 freestyle relay to a fifth-place finish at the ACC Championship as well as an NCAA provisionally-qualifying mark at 1:30.01 ... Swam on 400 freestyle relay that placed sixth in the conference and broke a program record at 3:20.13 ... Finished 22nd and 24th, respectively, in 100 and 50 freestyle finals at ACCs ... 23.16 swim in the 50 freestyle preliminaries was the fouth-fastest time in school history ... Helped the Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle relay take first against South Carolina during the regular season.

2012-13: Member of 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays which eclipsed program records at the ACC Championships ... Helped the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay earn an NCAA provisional cut (1:30.56) and a fourth-place finish in the conference ... Advanced to the finals of the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the ACC meet while notching best times in three events ... Qualified for the finals of the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner for Jeff Chandler at Cypress Creek High School ... 12-time All-American and state finalist ... Totaled six regional titles and 15 district titles during her prep career ... Won the 50 freestyle at the state championships her freshman year ... Earned her district’s Outstanding Achievement Award as a freshman ... Captained her squad all four years ... Member of the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club team ... Three-time Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta ... Recipient of an AP Scholar Award ... Inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Born Kathryn Elizabeth Eckhart on Nov. 23, 1993 in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Franklin and Karen Eckhart ... Has two sisters, Karoline and Keilah ... Majoring in public policy studies.

Eckhart Career Bests:

50 Free 22.97 4th all-time at Duke
100 Free 50.14 5th all-time at Duke
100 Back 55.70  
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