ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Chuck Katis
Chuck Katis
Year: Junior
Hometown: Falls Church, Va.
High School: Langley
Position: Breaststroke/IM
Harvard record holder in 100 breast (52.49)
Harvard record holder in 200 breast (1:54.08) 
Member of Harvard record holding in 200 medley relay team (1:27.18)
Member of Harvard record holding 400 medley relay team (3:12.18)

Collegiate Records                                                                                                               
100 Free: 44.37 (UGA Fall Invite, 11/30/12)
100 Breast: 52.49 (UGA Fall Invite, 11/30/12)
200 Breast: 1:54.08 (UGA Fall Invite, 11/30/12)
200 IM: 1:45.86 (UGA Fall Invite, 11/30/12)
400 IM: 3:53.60 (Best Times Meet, 8/27/09)

Sophomore 2012-13
Placed 13th in the 100 breast, 15th in the 200 IM and 18th in the 200 breast at the 2012 U.S. Open Swimming Championships ... Won the 100 breast with an NCAA 'B' standard time of 55.30 against Cornell and Dartmouth Nov. 10 to open the year ... Was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams against Cornell and Dartmouth and placed second in the 200 breast ... Won the 100 breast for a second straight week and took the 400 IM in a personal-best time of 3:58.34 against Columbia Nov. 16 ... Recorded NCAA 'A' cuts and set school records in the 100 breast (52.65) and 200 breast (1:54.08) at the UGA Fall Invite Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 ... Also posted an NCAA 'B' standard time in the 200 IM (1:45.86) and helped the Crimson to a third-place finish in the 400 free relay with an NCAA 'B' standard time of 2:55.45 at the UGA Fall Invite ... Took first in the 200 IM (1:50.93) and 100 back (50.44) at Brown Jan. 17 and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team ... Won the 200 IM (1:50.18) at the Shamrock Invitational Jan. 26-25 while placing second in the 100 breast (54.73), 200 breast (1:59.96) and 400 IM (3:56.62) ... Was also a member of Harvard's winning 200 medley relay team, 400 medley relay team and 800 free relay team at the Shamrock Invitational ... Finished first in the 100 breast (54:08), 200 breast (1:57.87) and 200 IM (1:41.71) at HYP meet Feb. 2-3 ... Also helped the 200 medley relay (1:27.18) and 400 medley relay (3:14.12) teams to a victory at HYP ... A member of the 200 yard medley relay team that finished first with a time of 1:30.66 against Penn Feb. 16 ... Earned two first team All-Ivy honors winning the 100 breaststroke (53.90) and 400 medley relay ... Earned second team All-Ivy for his role in the 200 medley relay ... At the Ivy League Championships earned first individual championship in the 100 breaststroke (53.90). Also a member of the 200 medley, 400 medley and 800 free relay teams that placed second, first, and third respectively. Credited with a third place finish in both the 200 IM (1:46.74) and the 200 breaststroke (1:56.96), all at the Ivy League Championships (March 7-9) ... Finished 24th in the 100 yard breaststroke (53.82), while also competing in the 200 yard IM, 200 yard breaststroke, 200 yard medley relay and 400 yard medley relay at the NCAA Championships (March 28-30).

Freshman 2011-12
Finished first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:31.67 against Cornell and Dartmouth Nov. 12 ... Placed sixth in the in the 200 IM with a time of 1:51.30 and seventh in the 200 medley relay in 1:32.37 at the UNC Invitational Nov. 19 ... Competed in the 200 IM and 200 breast at the U.S. Swimming Winter National Championships ... Set pool records in the 100 breast (55.18), 200 breast (2:00.76) and 200 IM (1:48.56) at Columbia Dec. 10 ... Won the 100 breast, 400 IM and 200 medley relay against Brown Jan. 19 ... Took first in the 100 breast (55.29), 200 breast (2:03.43) and 200 IM (1:50.35) at No. 8 Ohio State Jan. 21 ... Finished first in the 200 IM with a PR of 1:47.06 at the HYP meet Feb. 4 ... Took first in the 100 back (50.89) at Penn Feb. 11 ... Set new school records in the 100 breast (53.17) and 200 breast (1:56.49) at the Ivy League Championships ... Recieved second team All-Ivy honors in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and the 800 free relay ... Earned a pair of All-America honorable mention accolades at the NCAA Championships as a member of Harvard's 400 free relay (16th place) and 800 free relay (13th place) teams ... Also placed 20th in the 100 breast (53.62) and 25th in the 200 breast (1:58.05) at the NCAA Championships ... Turned in three top-50 performances at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials including the 100 breast (37th), 200 breast (45th) and 200 IM (41st).

Before Harvard
Lettered in all three years at Langley after swimming his freshman season at Kennebunk High School … Served as team captain as a senior … Three-time All-American and recipient of the Bunkey Lewis Memorial Award in 2011 … Named to All-Metro first team by the Washington Post as a junior and senior … National record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke and 2011 state champion in the 200-meter IM with state record time … Helped team to NCSA junior national championship in 2011 … Earned a gold medal in the 100 breaststroke at 2010 junior nationals and silver and bronze medals in the breaststroke in 2011 … Winner of All-Metro Giant Athletic and Academic Achievement Award in 2011 … Started and runs non-profit “The Magic of Miracles” … Hobbies include card magic and investing.