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Katrina Kniff
Katrina  Kniff


Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
East Grand Rapids

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HS Coach:
Butch Briggs

Junior: Shared Spartan of the Year accolades with Telsa Hughes... won the 50 free (24.11) in meet with Notre Dame/Pittsburgh and against Purdue (24.23)... set personal-bests at the Georgia Invitational 100 free (51.19), 100 fly (58.85)... finished seventh at the Georgia Invitational in the 50 free (23.42)... set career-best at Oakland in the 200 free touching at 1:55.44... finished 22nd at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (23.51)... member of the eighth place 200 medley relay (1:43.68), ninth place 200 free relay (1:32.85), 10th place 400 free relay (3:25.48) and 11th place 800 free relay teams at the Big Ten Championships.

Sophomore: Member of school-record 200 free and 400 free relay teams... had best relay split time of 22.9... set career-best time in the 100 free (51.21)... finished second in the 50 free against Notre Dame and Ohio State (23.99)... set season-best times in the 100 back and 200 back at the Auburn Invitational... Academic All Big Ten and honorable mention CSCAA Academic All-American.

Freshman: Member of the 400 free relay that broke a 17-year old record and earned ninth place finish at Big Ten Championships (3:24.87)... also member of the 200 free relay that took sixth at the Big Ten Championships (1:33.33)... placed eighth in 50 free at Big Ten Championships (23.55)... achieved lifetime best times in 50 (23.28) and 100 free (51.36) and 100 back (1:00.09)... voted Most Improved Swimmer.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner... member of four state championship swim teams... four-time All-Conference selection... four-time All-State selection... four-time All-American honoree... 1999 state champion in the 200 medley relay... 2000-2001 state champion in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay... 2002 state champion in the 50 free and 200 free relay.

Personal: Born May 13, 1984... daughter of Doug Kniff and Trudy Nicely... a child development and family community services major.

Kniff's Career Bests: 50 Free: 23.28 - 100 Free: 51.19 200 Free: 1:54.44 - 100 Fly: 58.85

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