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Women's Swimming & Diving
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Katie Bootsma
Position: Back/IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
High School: Eden Prairie
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2013-2014: Bootsma began her season with a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke and second-place in the 200 backstroke against Purdue. Against Xavier, Bootsma contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. She took her first individual wins in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke against Akron. Bootsma finished first in the 100 backstroke and second in the 200 backstroke against Bowling Green. She was then second in the 100 backstroke and first in the 200 backstroke against Ball State. At the Miami Invitational, Bootsma finished seventh in the 200 backstroke and 13th in the 200 IM. She took third and second in the 100 and 200 backstroke events, respectively, against Cincinnati. She contributed to a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay against Evansville and finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke. Against Buffalo, Bootsma was second in the 100 backstroke and first in the 200 backstroke. She also added a third-place finish in the 200 IM. She was first in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke against Eastern Michigan. She also took second in the 200 IM against the Eagles. Against Ohio, she finished second in the 400 medley relay, fourth in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 backstroke. At the MAC Championships, Bootsma finished 16th in the 200 IM, ninth in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 backstroke. Bootsma also earned Academic All-MAC honors. 

2012-13: Bootsma has placed in every meet this season minus one. She finished fourth in the 200 backstroke and sixth in the 100 backstroke at Purdue, then moved up one spot in the 200 back against Xavier. She finished fourth in the 100 back at Evansville, then second in the same event at Kenyon. At the 2012 Miami Invitational, she placed third in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 200 backstroke, sixth in the 100 back, 16th in the 200 IM and 18th in the 400 IM. Bootsma took second in the 200 back at Cincinnati and first in the 100 back against Akron. She finished third in the 100 back against the Buffalo Bulls, but dropped one place in the same event against Ball State. She also had the second fastest time in the 400 IM against the Cardinals. In the final dual meet of the season, Bootsma placed third in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back.

2011-2012: As a freshman, Bootsma put out an impressive performance in the 100 backstroke final at the MAC Championships, earning the ninth fastest time of 55.57. She then finished 16th in the 200 back event in 2:03.63.

High School: Earned All-conference, All-state, All-American and Scholastic All-American honors ... team captain and MVP senior year ... member of National Honor Society ... enters with top times of 56.36 in the 100 backstroke, 2:01.86 in the 200 backstroke, 2:06.69 in the 200 IM and 4:37.48 in the 400 IM. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Jan Bootsma ... undecided major.

Bootsma's Career Bests

(Top Times Through Mar. 13, 2013)

EventTime
50 Freestyle 26.01
50 Backstroke 26.77
100 Backstroke 55.57
200 Backstroke 2:00.64
100 breaststroke 1:12.09
200 IM 2:07.50
400 IM 4:29.37
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