Katie Sophiea
Katie Sophiea

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pleasant Ridge, Mich.

High School:
Ferndale

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
10/17/1981

HS Coach:
Ann Herrold


Junior: Career-best time of 2:11.45 in the 200 fly and 57.85 in the 100 fly at the Miami Invitational (11/30)?Posted a season-best time of 26.42 in the 50 fly at the Big Ten Championships (2/20).

Sophomore: Career-best time of 2:12.34 in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships...also posted season-best times in the 200 IM and 100 fly at the Big Tens.

Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 50 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships

High School: A four-year letterwinner and two-time captain...holds the team record in the 100 fly...earned all-league, all-state and all-county honors...earned Senior of the Meet Award in the 1998 leagues...finished seventh in the state in the 100 fly...swam with the YMCA Piranha Aquatic Club for 11 years...also lettered in track and field...class president for three years and class valedictorian...National Honor Society.

Personal: Born October 17, 1981...daughter of Gary and Laura Sophiea...an English major.

Sophiea?s Lifetime Bests
100 Fly: 57.85 - 200 Fly: 2:11.45

Coach Lutz says: ?Katie is so good underwater. She should have an outstanding 100 butterfly this year. We?re going to use her in the 200 fly and she?s a real contributor on the short medley relays too.?