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    Katie Branch
    Katie Branch

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    High School:
    Horizon Honors

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Breast



    01/24/2015

    Short-Handed Wildcats Chase Down No. 21 Hawkeyes, 152-142

    Without divers due to injury and illness, NU dominates in the pool to overcome ranked foe on the road

    11/23/2014

    NU Smashes Trio of Pool Records Sunday, Wins TYR Invitational

    Wildcats rack up four total pool records and 11 NCAA 'B' cut times during three-day meet

    11/22/2014

    NU Secures Four More NCAA 'B' Cuts, Leads TYR Invitational

    Wildcats get strong performances from young swimmers during meet's second day

    10/17/2014

    Northwestern Depth on Show in 160-140 Opening Win Over Illinois

    Wildcats build large early lead and do well to thwart a late Illini comeback attempt

    02/16/2014

    `Cats Rested and Primed for Big Ten Championships

    Northwestern heads to Minnesota Feb. 19-22

    Fall 2014: Member of Northwestern's breaststroke group ... Ranks second for the Wildcats in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast following the fall season ... Qualified for the championship final of the 100 breast at Northwestern's own TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) with a career-best 1:03.88 in the prelims before taking fourth overall via a 1:03.96 in the finals ... Also made the championship final of the 50 breast at the TYR, placing sixth ... Qualified for the consolation final of the 200 breast at the TYR before ending up 12th overall ... Had four top-five event finishes in dual meets in the fall.

    2013-14: Made NU's top times list in two categories during the season, 100 breast and 200 breast...Swam career best 1:04.02 in 100 breast at TYR invite (11/23), which was second fastest 'Cats time on the season in the event...Posted career best 2:20.33 time at TYR Invite in 200 breast, finishing as No. 5 top time for NU...Swam in three events in first trip to Big Ten Championships...Posted 30.44 time in 50 free at Big Tens...Time of 1:05.70 n 100 breast ranked No. 40 at Big Tens...Posted No. 43 time of 2:25.30 at Big Tens in 200 breast...Swam in 50, 100 and 200 breast at TYR Invite, reaching finals in all three categories...Placed third in college debut swim with 1:05.70 time in 100 breast vs. Illinois/Eastern Michigan.

    High School: High school did not have a swim team, so competed exclusively with the Sun Devil Aquatics club for over 11 years ... Ranked as the No. 15 recruit from the state of Arizona by Collegeswimming.com... Member of the Sun Devil Aquatics national meet training group and team captain ... Helped team to several top three finishes at national meets ... Her best club time in the 100 breast would have placed her second at the Arizona high school state meet ... All-America Scholastic Achievement award winner ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Katie Rebecca Branch ... Daughter of Lauri and Michael Branch ... Chose Northwestern over Oregon State ... Major is undeclared.

    BRANCH'S CAREER BESTS

    Event Career Best
    100 breast 1:03.88
    200 breast 2:20.33