Kansas Jayhawks
Kate Steward - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks
Position Breast/IM
Class Senior
Hometown Bartlesville, Okla.
High School Bartlesville HS

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
24.59 50 Y Free 11/16/2018 Kansas Classic
52.29 100 Y Free 11/18/2018 Kansas Classic
1:00.34 100 Y Breast 2/29/2020 Big 12 Championship
2:10.68 *School Record 200 Y Breast 2/29/2020 Big 12 Championship
1:58.00 *School Record 200 Y IM 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championship

2020-21 (Junior)

  • CoSIDA All-District First Team selection
  • Named a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-American Honorable Mention
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
  • Set the school record in the 200-yard IM at the Big 12 Championships with a final time of 1:58.00 to finish second.
  • Set the pool record at the Robinson Natatorium in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.87) at the Friday Night Lights meet (Dec. 4) and in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.28) at the KU Virtual Cup 6 (Nov. 20).
  • Named the Big 12 Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 24.
  • Finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.24) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.86) at the Big 12 Championships. Both times qualified her for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
  • Recorded five first-place finishes in events during dual meets this season.

2019-20 (Sophomore)

  • Named a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-American Honorable Mention
  • Was the Big 12 Champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke
  • Set the Kansas program record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.34) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.68) at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)
  • Finished in first place in all eight of her 100-yard breaststroke events
  • Finished inside the top-two in 21 individual events
  • Was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that set the KU record at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26) with a final time of 1:37.70
  • Was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that set the KU record at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26) with a final time of 3:35.96
  • Finished second in the 200-yard individual medley at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)

2018-19 (Freshman)

  • Won her first Big 12 Championship in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:11.98.
  • All-Big 12 First Team member
  • Set the Kansas record in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.98) at the Big 12 Championship (3/2)
  • Claimed first place in five 100-yard breaststroke events
  • Earned a personal-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.58) while competing at the Big 12 Championship (3/2)
  • Finished in first place six times in the 200-yard breaststroke
  • Won the 200-yard individual medley against TCU (10/27) with a time of 2:07.38
  • Ended the season with the fastest team time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.33) and the 200-yard breaststroke
  • Had the second-fastest time on the team in the 100-yard breaststroke

High School

  • Swam with the Splash Club
  • National qualifier in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes
  • Her high school is a four-time defending Oklahoma State Champion (2015-18)
  • She holds the state record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.46) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.27)
  • She won the event both the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley at the 2017 and 2018 Oklahoma 6A State Championships

Personal

  • Daughter of Brent and Susan Steward
  • Has two siblings in Hannah and John
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