Kate Heintz - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Kate Heintz Season 2023-24

Class Freshman
Hometown Southlake, Texas
High School Carroll Senior
Major Undeclared

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Career-Best Times (collegiate)
200 Free: 1:51.65 at SEC Championships, 2.22.24
500 Free: 4:58.36 at SEC Championships, 2.21.24
100 Fly: 56.62 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.16.23
200 Fly: 2:03.41 at SEC Championships, 2.23.24

As a Freshman (2023-24)
• Posted mark to meet the CSCAA National Invitational B Standard in the 200 fly
• Ranked third on the team in the 200 fly and 500 free, and was fourth in the 200 free as well
• Had her fastest times of season in the 200 and 500 free along with the 200 fly at the SEC Championships (Feb. 20-24)
• Runner-up in the B Final of the 200 fly (2:04.22) and D Final of the 500 free (4:59.40) at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 15-17), also reaching the C Final in the 200 free (1:53.92) and 100 fly while posting season-best marks at the time in three of those events
• Posted third-place finishes in both the 200 (1:56.94) and 500 (5:13.10) free to help the Commodores beat Tulane (Feb. 2) on Senior Day
• Was third in the 200 fly (2:04.82) and fourth in the 500 free (5:05.65) at Illinois (Nov. 4)
• Also ended up third in the 200 free (1:52.01) and was fifth in the 100 fly (57.07) in tri-meet defeats of Little Rock and North Texas (Jan. 27)
• Finished third and fifth in the 200 fly (2:05.32) and 500 free (5:09.17), respectively, in win over Iowa (Oct. 28)
• Came in third in the 500 free (5:09.23) and ended up fifth in the 200 fly (2:06.20) in collegiate debut against Florida (Sept. 29)
• Recorded 2:04.90 mark in the 200 fly in tri-meet with Georgia and Florida State (Jan. 13), also competing in the 500 free (5:05.16)
• Placed in the top five in both the 500 free and 200 fly at Arkansas (Jan. 20)

The Heintz File
• Intends to major in medicine, health & society
• Prepped at Carroll Senior High as well as the Mansfield Aquatic Club
• Earned All-America honors all four seasons at the prep level
• Claimed the Dragon “C” Award each of the last three years in school
• Helped lead Carroll High to the University Interscholastic League 6A state championship in 2020 and ’22
• Also helped the Dragons claim the 2020 NISCA Power Point national championship
• Part of the team’s 400 free relay that was a three-time state champion
• Selected a National Merit Commended Scholar in 2022
• A member of the National Honor Society and National Science Honor Society
• Earned the AP Scholar Award
• Daughter of Jessica and Bret Heintz
• Has one younger brother, Colin
• Father, Bret, was a swimmer at Cal Poly

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt for the incredible academics along with the postgraduate opportunities that come with a Vanderbilt degree. I also fell in love with the city as well as the girls on the swim team. I can’t wait to join a positive environment full of motivated students-athletes in the fall!”