Katherine Nelson
Katherine Nelson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rockford, Ill.

High School:
Boylan Catholic High School

Height:
5-7

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
03/22/1993

04/08/2014

Redbird Swimmers and Divers Honored At Annual Team Banquet

All-American diver Wenting Zhang and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion Marissa Yontz took home top honors.

02/27/2014

Twelve Redbirds Named to MVC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Illinois State's Kelly Sanks listed among three student-athletes averaging a perfect 4.0 GPA.

04/10/2013

Redbird Swimmer and Divers Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Illinois State swimming and diving hosted their anual awards banquet Sunday, April 7.

03/04/2013

Fourteen Redbirds Named to Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

The Illinois State swimming and diving team have fourteen student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Scholar-Athlete Team.

02/16/2013

Redbirds Finish 2nd, Breaking Fifteen School Records

Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships

2012-13: Received 2012-13 Missouri Valley Honorable mention All-Conference honors ... named to the 2013 Scholar-Athlete team ... swan a personal best time during the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.73) at the MVC Championships ... member of the second-place school record breaking 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.80) at the MVC Championships ... member of the first-place 400-yard medley relay (3:59.81) at a dual meet against Washington (Mo.) ... member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:49.99) at a dual meet against Nebraska-Omaha ... part of the first-place 10x50 meter freestyle relay at the Copa Coqui Invitational ... member of fourth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.39) at the Zippy Invitational ... part of the first-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:36.20) and took first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.22) and 100-yard freestyle (52.51) at a dual meet against Illinois ... part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:49.64) team and earned first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.76) against conference opponent Northern Iowa ... member of the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.11) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.87) at the Dennis Stark Relays.

2011-2012: Received 2011-12 MVC first team all-conference honors ... earned first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.56) in a conference meet against Evansville ... first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (53.17) against Evansville ... member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team in dual meets against Evansville and Nebraska-Omaha ... first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.56) earned a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.43) at a dual meet against Illinois ... second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (51.66) participated in the Saluki Miler Open Water and the Notre Dame Relays ... first-place finish against UNI in the 50-yard freestyle (24.65) ... earned second-place in the 100-yard freestyle (51.15) during the MVC Championship ... named Most Valuable Swimmer and Newcomer-of-the-Year at the 2012 awards banquet.

Boylan Catholic HS: Four-year varsity swimmer...team captain senior year...YMCA club team record-holder in the 50 and 100-free... member of the YMCA record-holding 200-yard relay team... led Boylan Catholic team to the conference title all four years and sectional champions her sophomore, junior and senior years... also competed four-year varsity in track... state qualifier in track her last two years... conference champion in all events ran her last two years... National Honors society member... four-year honor roll student... four-year Scholarly Athlete Award winner.

Personal: Born 3/22/93... daughter of Jeff and Connie Nelson... majoring in nursing ...holds a cumulative GPA of 3.70 ... earned a 4.0 during the 2011 fall semester.

Personal Best: 50-yard freestyle- 23.64, 100-yard freestyle- 51.66, 200-yard freestyle- 1:53.73