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Caitlyn Karr
Caitlyn Karr


Reading, Pa.

High School:



Wilson Aquatic


Rodriguez, Ackman & Siverling Give Lions Boost on Georgia Invite's Final Day

Lions see four swimmers place in the top 10 as PSU scores a total of 120 points on Day No. 3


Penn State Welcomes Virginia and Michigan

Nittany Lions host two-day meet on Friday and Saturday.


Penn State Hosts Georgia Tech in Season Opener

Nittany Lions welcome Yellow Jackets on Friday


Captains Named for Upcoming Swimming and Diving Season

Karr and Fittin are the women's captains, while Savoy and Virgilio are leading the men's team


Lions Net More All-America Honors in Final Day at NCAA's

Siverling sets program record in 1650 freestyle


Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 23.93 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Free 50.44 2/23/13 Big Ten Championships
200 Free 1:47.35 2/22/13 Big Ten Championships
500 Free 4:50.54 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Breast 1:07.27 2/4/12 Lehigh/St. Francis Dual

2013-14 (Junior Year)
Swam in six meets and competed in the Big Ten Championships ... Named an Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Participated in the 200 free and the 500 free at the conference championships (2/19-22) ... Ranked second on the team in the 200 free ... Had her fastest two times of the season in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/21) with a 1:47.39 and 1:47.40 ... Touched the wall in 4:54.06 in the 500 free at the conference championships (2/20), her season-best ... Member of the 800-yard freestyle team that set a school record mark with a time of 7:05.44 at the Big Ten Championships (2/19) ... Also competed in the 100 free and 100 breast during the season ... Clocked in at 1:08.56 in her only 100-breaststroke performance of the year at the Villanova Dual (1/17) ... Had her best time of the year in the 100 free at the Texas Invitational (12/7) with a mark of 50.82.

2012-13 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in eight meets during the season ... Swam the 100, 200 and 500 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Ranked second on the team in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 and 500 free ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay squad that set a program record at the Georgia Invitational (12/1) with a time of 7:08.26 ... Set personal records in the 100 and 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/23) with times of 50.44 and 1:47.35, respectively ... Posted career-best times of 23.93 and 4:50.54 in the 50 and 500 free, respectively, at the Georgia Invitational (11/30) ... Took home gold in the 200 free in a dual meet with Navy (1/26), touching the wall in 1:49.65 ... Posted a first place finish in the 500 free versus Towson (2/2) with a time of 4:55.69.

2011-12 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all nine of the teams competitions ... Was a part of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships ... Competed in the 200 freestyle at the US Olympic Trials ... Ranked second on the team in the 200 and 500 freestyle events ... Had three individual swims at the Big Ten Championships (2/15), setting season bests in all three, with times of 51.10 in the 100 freestyle, 1:47.60 in the 200 freestyle and 4:51.35 in the 500 freestyle ... Claimed the individual title in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:07.27 in a tri-meet with Lehigh and St. Francis (Pa.) (2/4) ... Set a personal best of 24.04 in the 50 freestyle as a part of a four-swim weekend at the Ohio State Invitational (12/11-12), also competing in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.

High School
Was a four-year letterwinner at Wilson High School under head coach Tom Houck ... Was a team-captain in 2010-11 and helped lead high school to 2010 PIAA State Championship ... 2007-08 League, District, and State Champions in 200 free relay ... 13-time All-American ... Wilson High School and Berks County record holder ... Attended Junior National Qualifier while competing for Wilson Aquatic Club team.

Full name is Caitlyn Karr ... Born on August 9, 1992 in Butler, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Steve and Gretchen Karr ... Has one older brother, Chris ... Majoring in sports medicine or nursing.

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