Katie Anton  
Katie Anton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School:
Gulf Coast HS

Position:
Backstroke


05/09/2013

Women's Swimming and Diving Announces Team Captains

Anton, Caflisch, Janzen and Keefer will lead the team in 2013-14.

04/11/2013

Gophers Raise $5,000 for Relay for Life

Sophomore Katie Anton and senior Haley Spencer led the fundraising efforts for the women's swimming and diving team.

03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

03/27/2013

Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.

02/23/2013

Final Round Of Preliminaries Completed

Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships wraps up this evening

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2013-14 • Junior Season:Anton competed in the 200 free, 100 back and 200 back at the 2013 Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Against North Dakota, Anton placed 2nd in the 100 back and 1st in the 200 back (11/9) • Finished 4th in the 100 back vs. Iowa (11/1) • Against Arizona State, Anton took 5th in the 200 back and 3rd in the 100 back (10/5).

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten • placed 8th in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships (1:56.75) • notched a career-best time of 1:55.69 in the 200 back in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships • also had a personal best in the 500 freestyle (4:49.30) at the event • placed 4th in the 200 back at the Big Ten Quad Duals (2/1) • member of the 2nd-place 400 medley relay team vs. North Dakota (1/25) • also placed 2nd in the 100 back (57.62) and 3rd in the 500 free (5:05.45) against UND• placed 1st in the 200 back (2:02.43) and posted a personal-best time of 10:19.60 in the 1000 free at Hawaii (1/12)• finished second as a member of the 200 medley relay at the Jean Freeman Invite (11/30) • had three 3rd-place finishes vs. Iowa (11/2), in the 200 back (2:03.79), 100 back (57.78) and as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:44.55) • had 4th place finishes in the 200 back against both Wisconsin (10/26) and at Kansas (10/20)• notched a 2nd-place finish in the 500 free (5:01.27) vs. Iowa State (10/12).

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Made her first appearance at the Big Ten Championships • placed 10th in the 200 backstroke with a personal-best time of 1:56.46 • also had personal bests in the 100 back (56.21) and 500 free (4:50.79) at the event • placed ninth in the 200 IM and 15th in the 50 free at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) • finished second in the 200 backstroke at the Quad Duals (1/27-28) • had three fifth-place finishes at Missouri (1/14) • claimed the title in the 200 back (2:01.62) at Hawaii (12/31) • placed seventh in the 200-meter backstroke at the Minnesota Grand Prix • posted a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:01.13) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (53.69) at Iowa (11/4) • finished second in the 200 backstroke, fourth in the 100 backstroke (57.55) and fifth as part of the 200 medley relay (1:47.94) at Wisconsin (10/28) • placed second in the 200 medley relay (1:46.54) and fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:53.97) vs. Kansas (10/25) • won the title in both the 100 and 200 backstoke events and posted second-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at Iowa State (10/15) • placed third in the 200 backstroke (2:02.81), fourth in both the 100 backstroke (57.06) and 200 medley relay (1:47.29) and fifth in the 400 medley relay (3:54.12) at the Michigan dual (10/7-8) • CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention • awarded Minnesota's Team Spirit Award.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Gulf Coast High School • did not complete in high school swimming • four-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • member of T2 Aquatics Swim Club.

PERSONAL: Majoring in chemistry • daughter of Alex and Pegi Anton • has one brother, Christian • enjoys long boarding, playing guitar and playing with her cats • most memorable sports thrill was getting her Olympic Trial cut in 200 back and competing in the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Anton's Top Times:
Year - Event - Time

2012 - 100 Back - 56.21
2013 - 200 Back - 1:55.69
2012 - 50 Free - 24.70
2013 - 200 Free - 1:50.31
2013 - 500 Free - 4:49.30
2013 - 1000 Free - 10:19.60
2013 - 100 Fly - 1:00.08
2013 - 100 Breast - 1:11.86
2012 - 200 IM - 2:10.22