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Katie Gardocki
Katie Gardocki

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suffield, Conn.

High School:
Suffield

Height:
5-8

Event:
Freestyle/Fly/IM

Major:
Nutrition & Food Science

2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier
Four-Time All-American
2010 SEC All-Freshmen Team

Junior Season (2011-12)
Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Finished 26th in 400-meter freestyle (4:14.79) ... 38th in 200-meter freestyle (2:01.93) ... 38th in 800 free (8:55.50) ... Earned two All-America honors at 2012 NCAA Championships ... Swam anchor leg on 12th-place 800 freestyle relay team (7:06.09) ... Scored two points with 15th-place finish in 1650 freestyle (16:14.06) ... Barely missed a third All-America nod, finishing 17th in 500 free (4:41.34) ... Swam to a 37th-place finish in 200 free (1:47.30) ... Earned first medal at SEC Championships with third-place finish in 1650 free in a career-best 16:06.14 ... Won SEC consolation final in 500 free with career-best 4:40.23 ... Took 11th place in 200 free (1:48.47) ... Helped 800 free relay team to fourth-place finish (7:06.47); her leadoff split of 1:46.77 was a season-best 200 free time ... Had team's best times in 500, 1000 and 1650 free ... Top time in 1000 free game with a career-best 9:43.06 in a dual-meet win over Texas ... Also had an NCAA `B' cut in 400 IM with a winning time of 4:15.63 against Penn State ... Won a total of nine individual races during the season ... Won all three individual events she swam vs. Penn State - 200 free, 500 free, 400 IM ... Won 500 and 1000 free vs. Notre Dame and Texas ... Won 1000 free vs. Arkansas and 800m free (LCM) vs. Florida.

Sophomore Season (2010-11)
Qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials with an 8:46.62 (LCM) in the 800 free at the 2011 USA Swimming National Championships ... Earned her second career All-America honor at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas ... Finished 13th in the 1650 free with a personal-best time of 16:04.85, the fifth-fastest time in Auburn history ... Also swam the 500 free, finishing 21st with a 4:41.79, which ranks fourth-best all-time at Auburn ... Finished 38th in the 400 IM (4:19.91) ... Swam all three distance events at the SEC Championships ... Took fourth place in the 500 free (4:42.36) ... Earned an eighth-place finish in the 1650 free (16:10.56) ... Finished 20th in 400 IM (4:18.06) ... Had the team's top times in all three events, along with the 1000 free (9:52.11 vs. Florida) ... Won the 400 IM in dual-meet action against Texas.

Freshman Season (2009-10)
Swam in three individual events and one relay at the 2010 NCAA Championships ... Earned All-America honorable mention as a part of the 13th-place finishing 800 free relay (7:11.48) ... Finished 18th in the 1,650 free in a career-best time of 16:10.86, which ranks sixth all-time at Auburn ... Finished 24th in the 400 IM in a career-best 4:13.68 and 35th in the 500 free in 4:45.05 ... Her time in the 400 IM is eighth all-time at Auburn ... Scored points in three individual events at the 2010 SEC Championships ... Reached the championship final of the 500 free and finished fourth overall in a career-best time of 4:42.36, which ranks sixth in Auburn history ... Was seventh in the 1,650 free in 16:17.20 and 13th in the 400 IM in 4:14.45.

High School
Attended Suffield High School ... A two-time All-American ... Holds Connecticut state records ... Swam for the Aquabears Swim Club ... A two-time U.S. Junior Team member.

Personal
Parents are Peter and Linda Gardocki ... Has one sister, Sara ... Sister swam for the College of Charleston ... Majoring in nutrition and food science.

Gardocki's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
100 freestyle
52.20 1/21/11 Florida
200 freestyle 1:46.77 2/15/12 SEC Championships
500 freestyle
4:38.75 2/20/13 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle
9:43.06 1/11/12 Texas
1650 freestyle 16:01.86 2/23/13 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 2:01.81 1/14/11 Ralph Crocker Classic
400 IM 4:13.68 3/19/10 NCAA Championships
Gardocki's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
100 freestyle 58.32 2012 FSU Spring Invite
200 freestyle
2:01.87 2011 Sr. Nationals
400 freestyle 4:13.00 2008 FINA World Youth Championships
800 freestyle 8:37.08 2008 FINA World Youth Championships
1500 freestyle 16:48.79 2008 FINA World Youth Championships