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    Kathleen Patterson
    Kathleen Patterson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Breast/IM



    03/28/2012

    Northwestern Picks Up 43 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors

    03/28/2012

    Northwestern Picks Up 44 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors

    03/28/2012

    Northwestern Picks Up 44 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors

    02/18/2012

    More Northwestern Records Fall at Big Ten Championships Saturday

    Jenny Wilson takes down a 13-year old mark in the 200 breaststroke

    02/18/2012

    Wilson Shatters Record Again; Lenz Earns Big Ten Silver Medal on Platform Dive

    Senior Jenny Wilson topped 200 breaststroke time by close to two seconds in final.

    2011-12: Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in four different events ... Was first in the 200 IM, second in the 100 breast, third in the 200 breast and fifth in the 400 IM ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Made the bonus final of the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 22nd in an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 4:18.47 ... Also made the bonus final in the 200 IM, coming in 23rd overall ... Placed 29th in the 200 breast at the conference meet ... Had four dual-meet event victories on the season, winning the 200 IM three times as well as capturing the 200 fly against UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Had nine total top-three dual meet event finishes on the year ... Finished second overall in the 100 breast and fourth in the 200 breast at Northwestern's eight-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20) ... Qualified for the consolation finals in all three breaststroke events, winning the heat in the 200 while taking 11th in the 50 and 100 ... Also made the consolation final in the 200 fly at the TYR, placing 13th overall.

    2010-11: One of Northwestern's top swimmers in the breast and individual medley, ranking on NU's top times list at both distances in both events ... Ranked second in the 200 IM, third in the 100 breast, third in the 200 breast and fourth in the 400 IM ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Made the bonus final in all three of her Big Ten Championships events ... Placed 22nd in both the IM races and 24th in the 200 breast at the conference meet ... Won the 200 IM at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) with a 2:03.88 ... In addition to her win in the 200 IM, was second in the 50 breast and 200 breast, third in the 400 IM, seventh in the 100 breast and eighth in the 200 fly at the TYR ... Northwestern's top point scorer and second overall point scorer at the TYR with 92.50 points ... Won a pair of events (the 200 fly and 500 free) at NU's quad dual (11/6) ... Had 10 total top-three dual meet finishes during the regular season.

    2009-10: Was the Wildcats' top swimmer in the 200 IM this season ... Also ranks second in both breaststroke distances and the 400 IM on Northwestern's top times list for the year ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam an NCAA `B' consideration time of 4:18.05 to place 11th in the 400 IM and score points for NU at the Big Ten Championships ... That time was good for fifth on Northwestern's all-time top performers list in the race ... Qualified for the 200 IM and 200 breast bonus finals at the conference meet, coming in 18th in the 200 IM and 21st in the 200 breast with a career-best and seventh-place all-time at NU swim of 2:17.40 ... Also had a career-best effort of 1:03.36 in the 100 breast during a time trial at the Big Ten Championships, a time that places her seventh on NU's all-time top performers list in that event ... Took second in the 200 IM; third in the 400 IM and 200 breast; and fifth in the 50 breast and 100 breast at the six-team TYR Invitational ... Won the 200 IM in a dual meet against UIC (11/14) ... Had 12 other top-3 dual meet finishes on the year, including a trio of second-place efforts in the 200 IM ... Swam a then-career-best 1:04.53 in the 100 breast to take third in the event against Purdue (11/7).

    2008-09: Component of NU's breaststroke squad and one of the team's top individual medley swimmers ... Finished the year second in the 200 IM and third in the 400 IM and 100 breast on NU's top times list for the season ... Those times helped place her fifth in the 200 IM, fifth in the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 breast on Northwestern's all-time top performers list ... Made the bonus final in all three of her individual events at the Big Ten Championships ... Cut more than seven full seconds off her season-best time in the 400 IM during the prelims at the conference meet before finishing 19th overall in the event ... Dropped nearly four seconds in the 200 IM at the Big Ten meet before taking 21st ... Also was 21st in the 200 breast with a career-best time ... Also in possession of the season's third best times in the 200 IM (2:05.56) and the 400 IM (4:26.13), both of which took place at the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Earned third place finishes in both events ... Best finish of the year came in the form of a second-place mark in the 200 IM against Purdue (11/07).

    High School: All-America honoree ... All-sectional and all-state accolades in swimming and water polo ... Has earned points in all three of her career state championship meet appearances ... Won the 2005 Illinois state title in the 400 free relay ... Speedo Sectional champion in the mile and 1,000 free in 2007 ... Team finished second at the 2005 state meet ... Swam 11 years with the Maverick Swim Club ... Played four years of water polo in addition to swimming ... Indian Prairie Scholar ... High Honor Roll for all six of her high school semesters ... Academic all-conference in swimming and water polo.

    Personal: Born Kathleen Michelle Patterson ... Daughter of Brian and Karen Patterson ... Chose Northwestern over Ohio State and Miami (Ohio) ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in business institutions.

    PATTERSON'S PERSONAL BESTS

    Event Personal Best
    100 breaststroke 1:03.36
    200 breaststroke 2:17.40
    200 individual medley 2:01.82
    400 individual medley 4:18.05