Kansas Jayhawks
Kara Church - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks
Position Free
Class Sophomore
Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School Mountain Ridge HS

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
1:49.43 200 Y Free 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championships
4:48.27 500 Y Free 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championships
10:11.06 1,000 Y Free 10/17/2020 TCU
16:41.12 1,650 Y Free 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championships

2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Led the Jayhawks with the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.43), 500-yard freestyle (4:48.27), 1,000-yard freestyle (10:11.06) and 1,650-yard freestyle (16:41.12).
  • Set the pool record at the Robinson Natatorium in the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.51) at the Friday Night Lights meet (Dec. 4).
  • Placed second at the Big 12 Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
  • Finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle and 10th in the 200-yard freestyle at the Big 12 Championships.
  • Sits fourth on KU’s All-Time Top Five Times list in the 500-yard freestyle after finishing with a time of 4:48.27 at the Big 12 Championships.

High School

  • Four-time letterwinner at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona
  • Was the 2019 Arizona high school state runner-up in the 200 and 500 free
  • Held a 4.0 throughout time at Mountain Ridge High School


  • Daughter of Craig Church
  • Has three siblings, Kendall, Kelly and Kanon
Women's Swimming 🏊‍♀️ 22 Jayhawks Represented on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Kansas swimming & diving was represented by 22 individuals on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, the Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday, highlighted by a league-best six individuals with a 4.0 GPA.