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  Katie Arnold
Katie Arnold

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moraga, CA

High School:
Campolindo

Height:
5-11

Event:
Back/Freestyle

Birthdate:
08/23/1985

Experience:
3V

Summer 2006 -- Spent the summer rehabilitating from off-season shoulder surgery.

2005-06 -- Earned All-American honors as a member of the 200 Free, 200 Medley and 400 Medley Relays before having to pull out of the NCAA Championships with a shoulder injury, which later required surgery ... Finished third in the 200 Back at the Pac-10 Championships ... Also placed fifth in the 50 Free and ninth in the 100 Back (53.99) at Pac-10's ... Won the 100 Back five times during the season (against USC {meet record, 54.41}, vs. Pacific, at ASU, at the SMU Invite and against OSU/UCSB ... Had two 200 Back wins during the year (at the SMU Invite and against OSU/UCSB) ... Finished third in the 50 Free and fourth in the 100 Back at the Bulldog Invite ... Second in the 50 Free and 100 Back against Arizona ... Named "High Point Swimmer of the Meet" at the SMU Invite after winning the 200 Back, 100 Back, 100 Fly and placing third in the 100 Free ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Spring/Summer 2005 -- At World Trials, placed eighth in the 100 Back ... At U.S. Nationals, placed 10th in the 100 Back (1:04.00) and 21st in the 200 Back (2:18.48).

2004-05 -- Pac-10 champion in the 100 Back, setting a new school record of 53.22 ... Also swam on the school record-breaking 200 Medley Relay team, finished third in the 200 Back and fifth in the 50 Free at the conference meet ... At the NCAA Championships, earned All-American honors as a member of the 200 (11th) and 400 (13th) Medley Relay teams ... Also placed eighth in the 100 Back and 25th in the 200 Back at NCAA's ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Summer 2004 -- Qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 100m Backstroke (1:03.56) but had to sit out due to shoulder surgery in June of 2004.

2003-2004 -- NCAA All-American as part of the 200 and 400 Medley Relays and 200 Freestyle Relay ... NCAA qualifier in the 100 and 200 Backstroke ... At Pac-10's, swam lifetime-bests in three events; 100 Backstroke (53.75, 2nd), 200 Backstroke (1:56.44, 2nd) and 50 Free (23.34, 9th) ... Broke the school records in the 100 Backstroke.

High School -- Four-year letterwinner and All-American under coach Ron Heidary ... Was the 2001 NCS champion in the 100 Back ... Prep bests in the 50 Free (23.80), 50 Back (25.80), 100 Back (55.80), and 100 Fly (56.60 ... Competed for the Orinda Aquatics club team under Coaches Ron and Don Heidary.

Personal -- Born August 23, 1985 in Richmond, VA ... Daughter of Stephen and Sandra Arnold ... Has one brother, Taylor ... Pre-History major.

Short Course Bests
100 Back - 53.22
200 Back - 1:56.19
50 Free - 22.98
50 Back - 25.16

Long Course Bests
100m Back - 1:03.61
200m Back - 2:17.44
100m Fly - 1:01.52


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