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    Katie Eschenburg
    Katie Eschenburg

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hartland, Wis.

    High School:
    Arrowhead

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Back



    ESCHENBURG'S PERSONAL BESTS
    Event Personal Best
    100 backstroke 55.78
    50 freestyle 23.74
    100 butterfly 54.90

    2010-11: Northwestern's second-fastest swimmer in the 100 back and third-fastest in the 100 fly ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Qualified for the bonus finals of the 100 fly and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships, placing 22nd in the fly and 24th in the back ... Came in third in the 50 back at the Wildcats' own TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) before also qualifying for the championship heat of the 100 back and finishing seventh ... Won the consolation finals in the 50 fly and 100 fly at the TYR while earning a bonus final appearance in the 50 free and taking 20th overall ... Took fourth in the both the 100 back and 100 fly in a dual meet against Iowa (01/22) ... Also was fourth in the 100 back against Wisconsin (11/11) ... Scored points with six total top-five dual meet finishes during the year.

    2009-10: Ranked second in the 100 back and the 100 fly on Northwestern's top times list for the season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam the fly leg of the Wildcats' top 200 medley relay of the year, earning an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam a career-best 55.78 in the prelims of the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships to earn a spot in the bonus final, where she subsequently finished 23rd with a 56.58 ... Turned in a season-best 55.29 in the 100 fly prelims to qualify for the consolation final at the Big Ten meet, scoring a point for the Wildcats with a 16th-place finish ... Also competed in the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships, swimming a career-best 23.74 to take 47th ... Made three championship final heats at the TYR Invitational, finishing fifth in the 50 back and seventh in the 50 and 100 fly races ... Won the consolation final in the 100 back at the TYR ... Won the 50 back in a dual-meet victory over UIC (11/14) ... Had four other top-3 dual-meet finishes.

    2008-09: Member of NU's backstroke group while also swimming the sprint fly ... Ranked third on Northwestern's top times list for the year in the 100 back ... Her career-best time of 55.91 in the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships ranks ninth on NU's all-time top performers list in the event ... Earned a bonus final appearance in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 22nd with a career-best 54.90, which earned her the No. 8 position on NU's all-time top performer's list in that event ... Also participated in the 50 free at the conference meet ... Won the 50 back at the TYR Invitational while finishing third in the 100 fly, fifth in the 50 fly and 11th in the 100 back ... Recorded three dual-meet race victories on the year, capturing the 100 fly on Nov. 7 against Purdue, the 100 fly on Nov. 13 versus Wisconsin and the 200 back on Nov. 15 against Illinois-Chicago ... Had five other top-three dual-meet finishes.

    2007-08: One half of Northwestern's strong freshman backstroke tandem with Liza Engstrom ... Competed in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned a second swim in the bonus final of the 100 back, finishing 18th overall with a 56.63 in the finals ... Led off Northwestern's 400 medley relay with a season-best and 100 back NCAA `B' standard of 55.93 to lead the relay to a `B' cut of 3:39.01 and 3rd-place finish at the Big Ten meet ... The time of 55.93 moved her into the No. 8 spot on NU's all-time top 10 list in the 100 back ... Had a season-best time of 56.45 in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships, narrowly missing out on a second swim with a 26th-place finish ... Had a pair of dual-meet victories in the 100 back this season ... Had six other top-three finishes in dual-meet events on the year, besting the field in the 100 back at No. 9 Tennessee (1/5) and against Ohio State (1/26) ... Is Northwestern's second quickest swimmer in the 100 back and the 100 fly, while ranking third on NU's top times list in the 100 fly and 200 IM.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Arrowhead High School ... Co-captain of the swim team as a senior ... High school All-American ... National record holder in the 200 medley relay ... Member of four-straight state champion women's swim teams ... Member of 400 free 2006 state champion relay team ... Second place in 100 back and third place in 100 fly at 2005 and 2006 state championships ... Third-place in 100 yard fly at 2004 state championship ... Swam with the Lake Country Swim Team for eight seasons, setting a national record in the 200 meter free relay.

    Personal: Born Katherine Jane Eschenburg ... Daughter of Larry and Chris Eschenburg ... Sister swam for South Carolina ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue ... Majoring in economics.