ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Kate Mills
Kate Mills
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: St Francis
Position: Freestyle
Major: History of Art and Architecture
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior · 2010-11
Claimed 200-yard butterfly title in a pool-record 2:01.19 and helped Harvard capture the 400 free relay title in a pool-record 3:30.08 at Dartmouth/Cornell meet ... Won the 200 IM against Columbia Nov. 19 ... Swam with the 10th-place 800 free relay team at the Georgia Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 200 fly on day three of the Georgia Invitational ... Swam to a first place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:20.96 and the 100 Butterfly in 56.13 against Brown Jan. 14 ... Won the 200-yard freeystyle in 1:51.29 against Penn Jan. 23 ... Finished second in the 200-yard butterly (2:01.00), third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.01) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:55.28) at the Yale/Princeton tri-meet Jan. 28. Helped secure first place in the 400 free relay in 3:24.45 ... Earned two first-team All-Ivy accolades with a win in the 400 IM and the 800 free relay at the Ivy Championships ... Garnered second-team Ivy League nods for runner-up results in the 200 butterfly and 400 free relay ... Received the Career High Point Swimmer Award at the 2011 league championships, and leaves Harvard holding school record times in three individual and two relay events.

Junior · 2009-10
Placed 27th in the 200 butterfly with time of 1:57.91 and 64th in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.94 at the NCAA Championships … Placed second in the 200 individual medley with an NCAA provisional time of 2:00.68 at Ivy Championships … Captured second in the 200 free with NCAA provisional mark of 1:48.77 at Ivy Championships … Part of runner-up 800 free relay team at Ivy Championships with NCAA provisional time of 7:17.25 … Placed second in the 200 butterfly with NCAA provisional mark of 1:59.09 at Ivy Championships … Earned four second-team All-Ivy nods … Won the 200 butterfly at Harvard Invitational.

Sophomore · 2008-09
CSCAA Scholar All-American … Sharon Beckman Award winner as the Crimson’s most outstanding swimmer … Placed 23rd in the 200 butterfly, 37th in the 200 freestyle and 47th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships … Finished seventh in the 200 butterfly at ECAC Championships and finished eighth and broke school record (1:56.23) at Ivy League Championships ... Anchored the second-place 400 freestyle relay team at Ivy League Championships … Helped the 800 free relay team take first, set a school record and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships (7:13.71) at Ivy League Championships … Swam NCAA “B” cuts in the 200 free, 500 free, 200 fly, and as a part of the 400 free relay team at Ivy League Championships … Won the 100 fly against Penn ... Finished second in the 200 fly at the HYP meet.

Freshman · 2007-08
Presented with the Outstanding Freshman Award ... Placed 19th in the 200-yard butterfly, 58th in the 200-yard freestyle and 68th in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships ... At the Ivy League Championships; swam an NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 200 fly, placing second; hit two “B”-cut times, placing fourth in the 200 IM with a school record (2:01.72) and in the100 fly; was a member of the second-place, school record-setting 800 free relay (7:21.21), hitting an NCAA “B” cut ... Finished second in the 200 fly and 200 free at the HYP meet, swimming “B” times in both events ... Won the 200 free in a dual against Brown ... Won the 500 free and set a new pool record in the 200 fly at a dual hosted by Penn ... Placed sixth with an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 fly at the Georgia Invitational ... Won three events in a dual at Columbia; the 100 fly, 200 IM and set a new pool record in the 200 fly ... Won the 200 back and 1,000 free in duals against Cornell and Dartmouth in her collegiate debut.

Before Harvard
Earned All-America honors while at Saint Francis High School ... Team MVP for swimming freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... Olympic trials qualifier ... Placed fifth with water polo team at Junior Olympics in 2006 ... Graduated with high honors ... Participant in National Charity League ... Worked at Mustard Seed School, St. Johns Shelter and Summerbridge.

Personal
Outside interests include painting, dancing and reading.