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Caitlyn Karr
Caitlyn  Karr


Reading, Pa.

High School:



Wilson Aquatic


PSU Swimming & Diving Teams, Individuals Earn Scholar All-America Honors

Nittany Lion women post 10th-best GPA in nation, third-most Scholar All-America honorees


More Than 100 Penn State Student-Athletes Approved to Graduate this Weekend

Total of 101 Second-Highest; Student-athletes from 26 sports scheduled to receive diplomas


Swimming & Diving Hands Out 2014-15 Major Awards

Savoy and Fittin voted most outstanding swimmers


Ackman Adds All-America Accolade to Conclude NCAAs

Lions finish meet with six earning All-America nods


Ackman, Relay Record Highlight Second Day at NCAAs

Ackman cracks top-10 with season-best time, leads 800 relay

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 23.93 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Free 49.88 12/7/14 Georgia Fall Invitational
200 Free 1:46.61 12/6/14 Georgia Fall Invitational
500 Free 4:50.54 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Breast 1:04.76 10/31/15 Villanova Dual

2014-15 (Senior Year)
Competed in nine meets, including the NCAA Championships, on the 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams … Named an All-American after anchoring the 800 free relay team to a seventh place finish in a school-record 7:03.07 … Primarily competed in the 100, 200 and 500 frees individually, competing in all three at the Big Ten Championships … Member of 800 free relay team that first broke the school record in the event at Big Tens, placing fifth in 7:05.42 … Ranked second on the team in the 200 free with a career-best and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:46.61 swam at the Georgia Fall Invitational (12/6) … Also swam a personal-record 100 free (49.88) at the same meet … Won the 200 free at the Navy dual (1/24) in 1:49.52 … Won the 100 breaststroke the two times she raced in it at the Villanova dual (1:04.76, 10/31) and Bison Invite (25.68) … Also touched first in the 500 freestyle in the Villanova dual (4:57.35) … Swam a season-best 4:50.58 in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships … Earned Jerome Weinstein Award, which is presented to the team members who are not only the hardest workers, but also those that are sure to give 100 percent to their teammates emotionally and physically through the good and tough times … Team co-captain.

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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