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Katie Ball
  • Junior
  • Distance Freestyle
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy)
  • Three-time All-SEC
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 free 1:49.12 2005 SEC Championships
500 free 4:44.55 2005 SEC Championships
1,000 free 9:49.87 1/28/2005 Virginia
1,650 free 16:14.80 2005 SEC Championships
400 IM 4:38.99 1/7/2005 Miami Invitational
100 back 1:05.76 1/7/2005 Miami Invitational
200 back 2:15.03 1/7/2005 Miami Invitational
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
400 free 4:11.14 2004 NCAA Championships
100 free 1:00.66 1/10/2004 Arizona State
1,500 free 16:30.15 1/10/2004 Arizona State
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 free 2:04.23 2005 National Championships
400 free 4:18.03 8/6/2005 Conoco-Phillips National Championships
800 free 8:49.00 2005 Texas Invitational
1500 free 16:43.43 8/7/2005 Conoco-Phillips National Championships

UF All-Time Ranking: Seventh in the 1650 free (16:14.80).

National/International Competition: Earned a sixth-place finish at the Conoco-Phillips National Championships in the 1,500-meter free in a time of 16:43.43, also recorded a 4:18.97 in the 400-meter free to finish in eighth in the B-final … Competed in the 2005 World Championship Trials, clocked a 4:23.01 for 27th in the prelims of the 400-meter free and finished 29th in the 800-meter free with a 9:02.74 … Helped her team to a seventh-place finish in the 2005 U.S. Open … At the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, swam the 800 free prelims in 8:52.15 … Finished eighth in the B final of the 400-meter free (4:25.06) at the 2004 USA Nationals, swam a career-best time of 4:21.08 in the 400-meter free prelims … Took second at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, clocking the 400-meter free preliminaries in 4:21.33, then garnered third-place in the finals with a timed effort of 4:19.75 ... Won the 800 free with a time of 8:49.21 at the Texas Championship meet and finished the 200 free prelims in 2:06.30 for 16th-place.

At Florida:
2004-05: All-SEC in the 500 free and 1,650 free … Earned academic All-SEC honors … Swam three NCAA automatic and 10 provisional qualifying times …Tallied 18 top-five finishes … Set or bettered seven career marks … Won the 1,000 free four of seven times during the season … Finished 23rd in the 1,650 free, 39th in the 200 free and competed in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships … Set three career marks at the 2005 SEC Championships (200 free, 500 free and 1,650 free), while swimming automatic NCAA times in the 500 free and 1,650 free … Tallied two top-10 finishes and swam three provisional qualifying times at the SEC Championships, finishing fifth in the 1,650 free (16:14.80) and seventh in the 500 free (4:45.04), also finished 12th in the 200 free at the conference meet with a provisional-qualifying time (1:50.21) … Tallied a runner-up finish in the 200 free against IRCC (2/5) … Finished second in the 500 free, with a provisional-qualifying time (4:50.91) against Tennessee (1/29) … Clocked a career best while winning the 1,000 free (9:49.87) and finished second in the 500 free with a provisional-qualifying time (4:48.75) against Virginia (1/28) … Won the 1,650 free and set a provisional time (16:40.33)against Alabama (1/22) … Earned a third-place finish in the 1,000 free and swam a provisional time in the 500 free (4:52.21) to finish fourth against Auburn (1/21) … Swam a provisional time (16:50.72) in the 1,650 free en route to a first-place finish in the event at the Miami Invitational (1/7-8), also won the 1,000 free and swam on the runner-up 800 FR team (1/7-8) … Won the 500 free with a provisional time (4:52.50) and captured the crown in the 1,000 free against Florida State (11/16) … Earned a first-place finish in the 1,000 free against South Carolina (11/12) … Swam provisional times in the 500 free (4:52.24) and the 1,650 free (16:46.06) to finish seventh and eighth, respectively, against Purdue (11/6) … Recorded a runner-up performance in the 1,000 free and finished third in the 500 free against Michigan (10/16) … Finished second in the 200 free against Florida Atlantic (10/8) … Member of the seventh-place 800-meter FR team (8:46.02) at the US Open (12/2) also clocked a 4:25.07 in the 400-meter free prelims.


2003-04:
Earned one All-SEC honor … Thirteen top-four finishes throughout the season … Recorded eight provisional qualifying times … Named SEC Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 6) … Won the 500 free four of seven times during the season … Finished 26th in the preliminaries of the 400-meter free with a career-best time of 4:11.14 at the NCAA Championships … Swam career-best times at the SEC Championships in the 500 free (4:48.51), for an eighth-place finish, the 200 free (1:50.07) and the 1,650 free (16:30.76) for a ninth-place finish … Swam a provisional time in the 500 free (4:52.60) and was runner-up in the 1,000 free with a career-best time (9:56.30) at Tennessee (1/31) … Finished third in the 200-meter free (2:08.18) vs. Alabama (1/24) … Swam a career-best time in the 800-meter free with a time of 8:55.44 vs. No. 1 Auburn (1/23) to finish in fifth place … Runner-up in the 500 free (4:54.12) vs. No. 16 Arizona State (1/9) and swam a career-best time in the 200 free (1:53.73) … Swam a provisional time in the 1,500 free (short course meters) vs. Arizona State (1/10) to finish in third-place … Claimed first in the 1,650 free (16:31.52), an NCAA provisional qualifying time, and the best time in the 500 free (4:52.41) vs. Kentucky (1/3) … Finished 34th in the 400 free (4:24.51) and 51st in the 800 free (9:13.98) at the U.S. Open (12/4-6) … Took first in the 500 free at South Carolina with a career-best time of 4:54.14 … Finished second in the 1000 free (9:59.19) vs. FSU (11/11) … Recorded her first event win vs. TCU (10/24) in the 500 free (5:01.84) … Claimed second in the 500 free (4:55.32) and finished with the fourth-best time (1:54.39) in the 200 free vs. Arkansas (10/23) … Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 1,650 free (16:50.25), an NCAA provisional qualifying time, at the Florida Invitational … Finished third in the 1,000 free (9:58.14) at the FAU-Michigan (10/17) dual meet.

High School: Graduated from St. Ursula Academy with first honors … Swim team took second place at the 2001 State Championships … State champion in the 500 FR (4:51.00) … Holds the school record for the 200 FR (1:50.87), good enough for a third-place finish at the state meet … Received the Bulldog and Tammy Naber awards for sportsmanship … Member of the cross country team in 2000 … Member of National Honor Society … Member of Big Sisters.

Club: Member of Anderson Barracudas coached by Ed Bachman … Team won 10 out of the last 12 YMCA National Championships … Member of USA Swimming Gold Medal Club … Swam on the 800 FR team (7:24.42) that broke the YMCA national record April 16, 2003.


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