Katelyn Hunter
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    Katelyn Hunter

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    La Crescent, Minn.

    High School:
    La Crescent

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Backstroke

    2008-09 Highlights: Posted the team's fastest time of the season in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 58.93 ... that time ranks as the seventh-fastest in school history ... recorded the team's second-fastest mark of the season in the 200 backstroke ... also competed in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... named to the academic All-MWC team.

    2007-08 Highlights: Turned in the Falcons' fastest time of the season in the 100 backstroke ... also competed in the 200 back, as well as the 50 and 100 freestyle events ... recipient of Coach's Award ... named to the MWC All-Academic team.

    2006-07 Highlights: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 and 200 backstroke events in freshman season.

    High School: Did not have a swim program at La Crescent ... swam club for the La Crosse YMCA swim team ... swam at YMCA nationals three years in a row ... voted team outstanding female swimmer as a senior ... three-time team captain in soccer ... high school swimming coaches were Jon Brenner and Eric Wojta ... National Honor Society President ... salutatorian.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 34 ... daughter of Alan and Lisa Hunter ... has two siblings, Melissa (23) and Austin (19) ... hobbies include soccer and scrapbooking ... favorite foods are pot roast and pizza ... favorite movie is Meet the Robinsons ... something not many people know about her is that she had her name changed from "Katelynn" to "Katelyn" when she was 16 ... most noteworthy thing about her hometown is that it is the Apple Capitol of Minnesota ... biggest influence on her sports career has been her YMCA club coach from high school ... if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be So You Think You Can Dance ... on her iPod: Coldplay, Mat Kearney, Faith Hill ... attended the Cadet Summer Research Program in Chicago this year, working with the life-cycle of mosquitoes ... favorite quote: "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." -William Penn.

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