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Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
Thirteen Nittany Lions competed for a place on Team USA
Penn State moves up two places on final day to 25th
Ackman places 10th in 200 free
Nittany Lions swim second fastest time in event in school history
|200 Free||1:48.05||12/6/14||Georgia Fall Invite|
|500 Free||4:40.72*||2/19/15||B1G Championships|
|1000 Free||9:56.86^||11/9/13||B1G Championships|
|1650 Free||16:22.50||3/22/14||NCAA Championships|
|100 Fly||56.42||1/24/15||Navy Dual|
|200 Fly||1:56.57||2/22/14||Big Ten Championships|
|400 IM||4:35.05||11/9/13||Virginia/Texas Tri|
* Penn State school record
^ Leadoff split
2014-15 (Sophomore Year)
Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 500 and 1650 freestyles and the 200 butterfly, placing 50th in the 200 fly in 2:00.85 ... Set a new school record in the 500 free preliminaries at the Big Ten Championships (2/19) of 4:40.72, ultimately placing seventh in the finals (4:43.24) ... Season-best time of 16:23.71 in the mile at the Big Ten Championships (2/21) ranked third on the team for the season, as did her career-best 1,000-yard split of 9:56.54 ... Placed eighth in the 200 fly at Big Tens (2/21) in a career best 1:56.57 ... Won the 200 fly against Rutgers in 1:59.86.
2013-14 (Freshman Year)
Competed in the 500 free, 1,650 free, the 200 fly and the 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships ... Named a first team CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Finished with the second-best individual top time in the 200-yard butterfly ... Helped the 800 free relay team to honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships (3/21), taking 14th place with a time of 7:07.12 ... Touched the wall in 16:22.50 in the 1,650 free at the NCAA Championships (3/21), a personal-best ... Posted another career-best at the NCAA Championships (3/20) in the 500 free with a time of 4:42.87 ... Posted a personal-best time of 1:56.57 in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) ... Took first place in the 200 fly at the Villanova Dual (1/17) with a time of 2:02.35.
Swam for Annapolis Area Christian School and head coach Scott Ward this season ... Competed for the Eagle Swim Team prior to AACS adding the program in 2012 ... Qualified for three events at the US Olympic Trials ... Earned spots on the Junior National, National and World Championship rosters during her career.
Full name is Katelyn Elizabeth Sowinski ...Born in Meridian, Mississippi on March 2, 1995 ... Parents are Jeff and Jennifer Sowinski ... Has two brothers, Andrew and Matthew.