Kathryn Babbin - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Kathryn Babbin Season 2014-15

Class Sophomore
Hometown Hudson, Ohio
High School Western Reserve Academy

• 2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
• 2014-15 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (Junior):
Competed in five meets for the Commodores… Tallied two podium finishes… Swam a season-best 10:58.81 in the 1000 freestyle which led to a second place finish versus Campbell and NC A&T… Finished third in the 100 freestyle (47.69) against UALR… Season best time in the 500 freestyle (5:13.81) came against UALR and netted a fourth place finish.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Recorded two of the fastest times of the year for the Commodores as a sophomore… Swam a team record 10:20.73 in the 1000-yard freestyle verses SEC opponent Arkansas on January 10th… For the second year in a row Babbin set the team record in the 1650 free at the SEC Championship (17:03.86)… Secured four top-three finishes for the ‘Dores in the 1000 free… 2nd place finish in the 1650, swimming in at a time of 17:34.49 against SDSU and UALR… Finished fourth against South Carolina, Queens and Wingate in the 1000 freestyle (17:27.26)… 2nd place in the 1650-yard free against SDSU and UALR (17:34.49)… Earned 4th place in the 1000 free (10:31.37) and 500 free (5:06.94) against Auburn and Notre Dame… swam to a 4th place finish in the 500 free (5:10.73) and 6th place finish in the 200 free (1:57.53) against Marshall and Xavier… Placed 3rd against Tulane and WKU in the 1000 free (10:27.73).

2013-14 (Freshman): Broke a 24 year old school record with a time of 4:55.51 in the 500-yard freestyle at the SEC Championships … Posted a 25-second personal record in the 1650-yard freestyle (16.56.69) at the SEC Championships … Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Auburn with a time of 10:46.39 … Had three top three finishes against Texas A&M; 1000 yard freestyle (10:36.46), 500-yard freestyle (5.16.89) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3.47.86) … Finished third in the 1000-yard freestyle against Liberty (10.34.87) … Finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Liberty (10:34.98) … Had the top time in the 200-yard freestyle time trial in the Georgia Tech Invitational (1:54.81) … Had a runner-up finish in the 1000-yard freestyle in the Liberty/West Florida meet (10:34.87) … Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle against Arkansas Little-Rock (1:57.32) … Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Arkansas/Kansas (10:30.18).

High School/Club: Swam for Western Reserve Academy under head coach Michael Bonomo … Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans three times … 2013 Academic All-American … Swam for club team Lake Erie Silver Dolphins under coach Jerry Holtrey … Three-time open water national qualifier (finished 21st in 2013) … Three-time most improved for Silver Dolphins … Holds school records in the 200 free, 500 free, 100 fly and 400 free relay.

Personal:Kathryn Babbin …. Born September 14, 1994 … Daughter of Kimberly and Mike … Sister of Caroline and Jessica …Nickname: Babbs… Started swimming at the age of eight … Lists Volleyball as her favorite sport other than swimming … Majoring in Human and Organizational Development while at Vanderbilt.