STEPHENSEN'S PERSONAL BESTS
2010-11: Ranked fifth in the 1,000 free and 1,650 free on NU's top times list for the year ... After the season, entered the USA Swimming Open Water Championships 5K race June 12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., placing 16th out of 77 starters in the race ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Delivered the female student-athlete address at the annual N Club Induction Banquet ... Swam a career-best 17:27.67 in the 1,650 free to finish seventh at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Competed in the 1,650 free (33rd), 500 free (61st) and 200 free (81st) at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned a bonus final swim in the 500 free at the TYR before taking 24th overall in the event ... Earned a third-place dual-meet finish in the 1,650 free at NU's quad dual (11/6).
2009-10: Ranked third in the 1,000 free and fourth in the 1,650 free on Northwestern's top times list for the year ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam in the 200 free (76th), 500 free (57th) and 1,650 free (37th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Her time of 1:55.46 in the 200 free at the conference meet was a career-best effort ... Took eighth in the mile at the six-team TYR Invitational (11/22) ... Earned a spot in the bonus final of the 500 free at the TYR ... Top dual-meet finish of the year with a second-place effort in the 500 free against UIC (11/14).
2008-09: Injury sidelined her after the TYR Invitational ... Swam in five events at the TYR, finishing seventh in the 1,650 free and ninth in the 500 free ... Recorded then-career-bests in all of her TYR swims ... First in the 1,000 and second in the 500 free vs. UIC (11/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007-08: Participated in all six freestyle events ... Competed in the 200, 500 and 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Best dual-meet finish was a second-place effort in the 1,000 free against Illinois-Chicago on Oct. 27.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming ... 2004 Davis High Swim Team MVP ... Team won Sectional championship from 2004-06 ... Swam club for the Davis Aquadarts ... Named Aquadart of the Month ... National Honor Society co-President ... California Scholarship Federation.
Personal: Born Kate Andrup Stephensen ... Daughter of Kim Andrup and Charles Stephensen ... Double major in history and secondary education with an anthropology minor.