- Taylor Katz
- Sarasota, Fla.
2015 Second Team All-SEC
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
200 Free: 1:47.24 (2011 FHSAA 3A Swimming Championships)
500 Free: 4:42.49 (2015 NCAA Championships)
1,650 Free: 16:22.58 (2014 SEC Championships)
100 Fly: 56.36 (Auburn, 1/25/14)
200 Fly: 1:54.44 (2015 SEC Championships)
200 IM: 2:05.94 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)
200 Free: 2:02.16 (2012 Junior National Championships)
400 Free: 4:15.05 (2012 Junior National Championships)
800 Free: 8:47.55 (2011 Junior National Championships)
1,500 Free: 17:04.35 (2014 Phillips 66 National Championships)
200m Fly: 2:13.95 (2014 Phillips 66 National Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings:
200 Fly: Third (1:54.44)
Competed in three events at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif. and recorded two personal-best times… Participated at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials… Was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team.
NCAA Championships: Notched a career-best time in the 500-yard freestyle (4:42.49) and finished 20th in the prelims of the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.71… SEC Championships: Finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with a career-best time of 1:54.50… Also placed seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.15) and clocked a season-best time in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a mark of 16:29.79… Finished runner-up in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.91) and 500-yard freestyle (4:54.40) in Florida’s dual meet at Florida State… Placed second to teammate Jessica Thielmann in the 500-yard freestyle at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 4:42.79… Competed in three events in dual meet at UK and notched her best-finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a third-place finish in 2:03.67… Honors: Second Team All-SEC… SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection.
NCAA Championships: Placed 25th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.94), 42nd in the ,-yard (16:35.81) and 56th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.22) … Her finish in the 200 fly was second-highest by a freshman in that event… SEC Championships: Named as a 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team performer, as she placed fifth (highest finish of any freshman) in the 200-yard butterfly with a personal-best time of 1:55.69… In addition, Katz placed 12th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:22.58) and 19th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:44.10)… Made her Gator debut at the All-Florida Invitational, as she won the 200-yard butterfly… Honors: SEC All-Freshman Team.
Prior to Florida:
Ranked as the 29th recruit in the country and third in the state of Florida by CollegeSwimming.com… Four-time Florida Swimmer of the Year award winner (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)… Six-time Florida state champion… Eight-time NISCA High School All-American… USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… YMCA National Champion in the 500 free.