Catherine Schmitz - 2012
PRs: 50 Free (26.34); 100 Back (59.70); 200 Back (2:07.96); 100 Breast (1:08.39); 200 IM (2:11.13); 400 IM (4:40.98)
Sophomore (2012-13): Swam the 50 Free (26.34), 100 Back (1:01.87), and 200 Back (2:13.91) at the CCSA Championships…Earned CCSA All-Academic distinction for Fall semester and Dean’s List for Spring semester.
Freshman (2011-12): Swam lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 Back at the 2012 CCSA Championships... Placed 16th in the 200 Back... Named to President's List and CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester as well as Dean's List for Spring 2012 semester... Received "Eagle Teammate" award.
Prep: Attended North Stafford High School... Earned four varsity letters... Team captain... Holds school records in the 200 IM and 200 Medley Relay... Earned All-District, All-Regional and All-State honors... National Honor Society member and graduated Summa Cum Laude... Swam for the Rappahannock Area YMCA Stingrays.
Personal: Full name is Chatherine Josephine Schmitz... Daughter of Richard and Deborah Schmitz... Has four brothers and sisters: Steven, Karaline, Ryan and Chloe... Most admires her parents for their hard work and dedication to her family... Biggest influence is her sister Karaline... Most treasured possession is her first original Speedo Fast Skin which her parents bought her for earning her first Junior Olympic time... Enjoys cooking, shopping and dancing... Moment in history she would want to see Michael Phelps compete at the 2004 Sydney Olympics...Talent would most like to have is the ability to travel back and forth in time... Chose Georgia Southern because of the campus, the swim team and the hospitality from everyone... Career objective is to work as a personal stylist or head of fashion retail advertising... Favorites: songs - If I Die Young, Rolling in the Deep, Party Rock Anthem; meal - Chinese food; movies - 27 Dresses and Bridesmaids; athletes - Natalie Coughlin and Carly Patterson.