Katharine Telfer
Katharine Telfer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mississauga, Ontario

High School:
Silverhorn Collegiate Institute

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
11/17/1984



2005-06: Dean's List ... Semester Honors recipient ... named to Coach's Honor Roll in the fall and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Academic All-American for a second consecutive season ... Big Ten competitor in three individual events: 200 and 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke ... 200 back time of 2:02.09 established a new lifetime best and is the fourth-fastest in program history ... also at Big Ten's scored as part of the 400 and 800 free relays and the 400 medley relay ... winner of the 100 fly race against Illinois State (59.85) ... placed second on three occasions in the 200 free during the regular season against Illinois State, Notre Dame and Michigan/Ohio State.

2004-05: CSCAA Honorable Mention Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... scored at the Big Ten Championships in both the 200 free (1:50.07) and 200 back (2:02.78) ... both marks were personal bests, and her 200 free time was an NCAA provisional mark ... personal best 200 back mark is the fourth-fastest in school history ... was runner-up in the 500 free at the North Carolina Nike Cup, touching the wall in 4:57.62 ... also earned second-place points in the 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates and in the 200 back vs. Northwestern ... teamed with Erica Chandler, Lauren Willis and Susan Hentschel to win the 800 free relay at the Nike Cup, recording a mark of 7:25.86.

2003-04: Big Ten Championships entrant in 200 and 500 free and 200 back ... just missed reaching the finals of the 500 free, placing 18th with a season best and NCAA provisional time of 4:53.71 ... recorded a season best in the prelims of 200 free at Big Tens, touching the wall in 1:50.98 ... top 200 back time of 2:04.31 was posted at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational ... scored victories in the 100 and 200 back vs. Arkansas ... winning 100 time was clocked at 58.46 ... finished the 200 course in 2:06.03 ... enjoyed a successful meet at Iowa, placing third in the 100 back (58.64) and second in the 200 back (2:05.62) ... in her collegiate debut at the Indiana Intercollegiates, took third in the 200 free (1:53.93) and second in the 100 back (59.19) ... additional runner-up showings in the 200 back were attained at the Georgia Tech/Florida Atlantic Triangular and Indiana dual meet ... placed second in the 500 free vs. Michigan State, finishing the race in 5:06.51.

High School/Club Team: Graduated from Silverhorn Collegiate Institute in 2003 ... swam competitively for the Etobicoke Swim Club ... Olympic trial and national qualifier ... winner of the 2003 Speedo Award ... named club team's swimmer of the year in 2003 ... placed seventh in the 200 back at the 2003 Canadian Open ... placed among the top 16 in the 200 and 400 free at 2003 summer nationals ... semifinalist at 2002 summer nationals in the 200 and 400 free and 100 and 200 back ... winner at the 2001 junior national championships in the 400 free ... member of the 2001 Canada Games team ... club coach was Kevin Thornburn.

Personal: Given name is Katharine Megan Anne Telfer ... born Nov. 17, 1984 ... daughter of Robin and Janice Telfer ... has one brother Jonathan, and one sister, Andrea ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.