2007-08: Northwestern's top butterfly swimmer ... Broke her own school record in the 100 fly with a time of 53.51 at the NCAA Championships, finishing 23rd in the event ... Swam a 1:59.91 in the 200 fly at the NCAA meet to come in 33rd ... Also swam in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships ... Had 11 NCAA `B' provisional qualifying swims this season with five in the 100 fly, five in the 200 fly and one in the 200 IM ... Swam a then-career-best and NCAA `A' automatic qualification cut of 53.57 in the 100 fly to win the consolation final at the Big Ten Championships, breaking a 13-year-old Northwestern school record in the process ... Also won the consolation final of the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Had a then-career-best 1:59.53 in the 200 fly at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... Moved into fourth on NU's all-time top 10 list in the 200 fly ... Member of NU's 400 medley relay which swam an NCAA `B' cut of 3:39.01 and placed 3rd at the Big Ten Championships ... Also was a member of the 200 medley relay which had a `B' time of 1:40.78 at the Big Ten meet ... Had eight dual-meet event wins on the season (five in the 100 fly, two in the 200 fly and one in the 200 IM) ... Also won the 100 fly at the UGA Invitational (11/31) ... Is Northwestern's fastest swimmer of the year in the 200 IM with a `B' time of 2:03.84 and third-fastest in the 400 IM with a 4:33.72 ... 2007-2008 Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Team captain.
2006-07: Qualified for her first-career NCAA Championships with the 400 free relay, which finished 19th with a time of 3:22.08 ... That relay took third at the Big Ten Championships with an NCAA `B' time of 3:20.66 ... Also swam the 100 fly at the NCAA meet, taking 35th (54.93) ... Had a personal-best 54.71 in the 100 fly during the prelims of the Big Ten Championships before finishing eighth with a 55.35 in the finals ... The prelim swim placed her at No. 6 on NU's all-time top-10 list ... Finished 16th in the 200 fly at the Big Ten meet with a 2:03.68 ... Cut nearly two seconds off her seed time to finish 22nd in the 200 IM at the Big Ten meet with a time of 2:05.14, NU's best time of the year in the event ... Also swam the 400 medley relay, helping the squad to a bronze-medal finish with a `B' time of 3:42.96 ... Missed time during the year with an illness ... Finished no worse than third in any fly event throughout the dual season ... Racked up three wins in the 100 fly and one win in the 200 fly in dual matches ... Made Northwestern's top times list with the fastest time in the 100 fly and second-fastest time in both the 200 fly and 200 IM ... Ranked as the eighth-best 100-fly swimmer in the Big Ten heading into the conference championships.
2005-06: Swam Northwestern's top times in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 400 IM and the second-fastest in the 200 IM and 200 free ... Swam a personal-best 2:01.34 in the 200 fly against Tennessee (1/7), moving her into 10th-place on NU's all-time list in the event ... Took 12th in the 100 fly with a 55.46, 13th in the 200 fly with a 2:02.65 and 18th in the 200 IM with a 2:04.48 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 200 medley, 400 medley, 400 free and 800 free relays at the Big Ten meet ... Finished the year ranked in the Taper & Shave College Quick 100 for the 100 fly (84th) and 200 fly (56th).
2004-05: Earned three top-11 finishes at the Big Ten Championships, finishing eighth in the 200 fly, ninth in the 400 IM and 11th in the 100 fly ... Her time in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships was the team's fastest in the event for the year ... Had the team's second-best times in the 100 and 200 fly, and third-best times in the 1650 free and 200 IM ... Won a total of five events for the year ... Recorded five top-two finishes at the TYR NU Invite, winning the 100 fly and finishing second in the 50 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM ... Won the 100 fly, finished second in the 200 fly, and recorded a third-place finish in the 400 IM during Northwestern's upset of Tennessee ... Performed the exact same feat in the 'Cats' upset of Michigan.
High School: Swam for the club Team Foxjet for four years ... Took part in the 2001 National Select Camp ... Swam to an eighth-place finish in the 100 fly at the 2002 U.S. Senior Nationals ... Competed in the 100 fly at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Seven-time Senior National athlete ... Named Edina Scholar, earning 3.5 GPA throughout high school ... Two-year member of high school paper as staff writer and page editor of the Edina Zephyrus.
Personal: Born Katherine A. Braun on 10/12/85 ... Daughter of David and Anne Braun ... Younger sister, Megan, swims at Minnesota ... Chose NU over California and Virginia ... Grandfather is an NU alum ... Majoring in communication studies.
BRAUN'S PERSONAL BESTS
|200 IM ||2:02.74 |
|100 Fly ||53.51|
|200 Fly ||1:59.44|