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Women's Swimming & Diving
Katherine Blodgett
Position: Distance Free/Butterfly/IM
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bidwell, Ohio
High School: River Valley

2013-2014: Blodgett began her season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 butterfly and fifth-place finishes in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay against Purdue. She took fifth in the 200 medley relay and earned her first individual win of the season in the 200 butterfly against Xavier. Blodgett finished first, again, in the 200 butterfly against Akron and took third in the 200 IM against the Zips. Against Bowling Green and Ball State, Blodgett finished first in the 200 butterfly. She finished fourth in the 500 freestyle against Ball State. At the Miami Invitational, Blodgett finished 11th in the 200 butterfly, 12th in the 400 IM and 7th in the 500 freestyle. She was first in the 200 butterfly against Cincinnati and finished second against Evansville. She finished first in the 400 IM against Evansville. Against Buffalo, Blodgett finished third in the 200 butterfly, sixth in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay. She was fifth in the 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay against Eastern Michigan. She was third in the 200 butterfly against Ohio. 

2012-13: Blodgett got her freshman season going against Xavier with a first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle event and a third-place finish in the 500 free. She finished first in the 200 free and second in the 500 free at Evansville, and had the fifth fastest time in the 1000 free against Bowling Green. At the 2012 Miami Invitational, Blodgett placed 23rd in the 1650 free final, then had the third fastest time in the 500 free against Akron. Blodgett later finished fifth in the 200 butterfly against Ball State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Swam for head coach Cindy Wolfe at River Valley High School in Bidwell, Ohio...swam a best time of 25.14 in the 50 freestyle in the 2012 OHSAA Sectional tournament...set a best time of 27.94 in the 50 backstroke at 2012 OHSAA Districts....raced to a best time of 2:10.42 in the 200 IM at the 2012 OHSAA State championships...All-Ohio honors for three years...USA Swimming Scholastic All-American two years.

PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1994 in Bidwell, Ohio.... daughter of Thomas and Heidi Blodgett...awarded the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award...was part of her high school's National Honor Society...majoring in Kinesiology.

Blodgett's Career Bests

(Top Times Through Mar. 13, 2013)

200 Freestyle 1:57.42
500 Freestyle


1000 Freestyle 10:28.25
1650 Freestyle 17:43.93
200 Butterfly 2:04.22
200 IM 2:11.79
400 IM 4:23.51