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Catherine Breed
Position: Freestyle
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley HS
Experience: 3 Letters

CALIFORNIA SUCCESS

  • Received Cal’s Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award in 2014 for her volunteer work
  • Chosen honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic in 2014, as well
  • Ranks second in school history in the 1650-yard free with a time of 16:10.13, which came during a third-place finish at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships; also fourth in the 1000 free (9:46.64) and sixth in the 500 free (4:38.05)
  • Won the B final in the 500 free at the 2014 Pac-12 meet in 4:41.09 and took eighth in the 1650 free in 16:33.14
  • At the NCAA Championships in 2013, placed 12th in the 500 free (4:39.72) and 14th in the 200 free (1:46.01) individually, while she was a member of Cal’s 800 free relay that took third (6:57.44)
  • Posted top-8 finished in three events at the 2013 Pac-12 meet: 8th in the 200 free (1:48.55), 4th in the 500 free (4:42.10) and 6th in the 1650 free (16:23.10); also part of the runner-up 800 free relay (6:58.95)
  • In 2012, scored points in the 200 free (1:45.45) and 500 free (11th, 4:38.05) and was on Cal’s runner-up 800 free relay (6:57.50) at the NCAA Championships
  • Earned a Pac-12 title on the 800 free relay in 2012 (6:57.86) when she also placed third in the 1650 free and sixth in the 200 free (1:45.15)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Her performances at 2011 summer nationals earned her spots on the 2011-12 U.S. National Senior and Youth teams, as well as on the 2011 U.S. Pan-American Games roster
  • Also a member of the 2008-09 and 2009-10 U.S. National Youth teams

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB SUCCESS

  • Claimed 21 All-America honors from 2007-11, including six in 2011, and named team MVP all four years at Amador Valley HS
  • The 2011 All-East Bay Girls Swimmer of the Year
  • Led her Pleasanton Seahawks club to seventh place at the 2011 U.S. Junior National Championships, taking second in the 200m free (1:58.86) and sixth in the 400m free (4:09.57)

PERSONAL

  • Integrative biology major
  • Born on March 22, 1993
  • Parents are Robin and Charles Breed
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