July 18, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO – Katie Carroll, a former member of the Notre Dame women’s swimming team, will become the first Notre Dame women’s swimmer to compete at the Pan American Games as she swims on the USA National Team during the games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 14-22.
The 2007 Notre Dame graduate will be a member of the 800-freestyle relay team on Tuesday July 17 and will follow that performance with an individual 200 freestyle on Wednesday July 18. The swimming event order will be run at the 2008 Olympic games will be with the prelims in the morning and semi-finals and finals in the evening.
Carroll finished out a prolific career with the Irish in 2007 with two All-America honors in the 400 IM and five honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 IM and the 400 IM. She holds the all-time school record for individual all-BIG EAST Honors (12), relay all-BIG EAST honors (16) and total all-BIG EAST honors (28). Carroll has been a BIG EAST Champion 15 times in her career and was named the 2007 BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer, after leading Notre Dame to its conference record 11th consecutive BIG EAST team title.
Carroll left her mark at Notre Dame as the current school record holder in the four events: the 500 free (4:45.50), 1,000 free (9:49.80), 200 IM (1:58.52), the 400 IM (4:13.13) and the 200 butterfly (1:57.98). She also is ranked among the top-four in the record books in three other individual events: second in the 200 free (1:48.16), third in the 100 butterfly (54.29) and fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (16:27.48). She is also linked to the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay team (7:15.36) and two other relay teams that rank among the top-three in the 200 freestyle relay (third) (1:32.23) and 400 freestyle relay (third) (3:22.03)
For more information check out the USA swimming at www.usaswimming.org or the Pan Am games at www.rio2007.org.br.