Katelyn Sauder
Katelyn  Sauder


Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community HS



2017-18 Junior Season: 

2016-17 Sophomore Season: Outstanding student-athlete award •finished in 1:06.66 in the 100-yard breast against Wisconsin • earned a 2:29.01 in the 200-yard breast against Wisconsin • earned fifth place in the 100-yard breast with a 1:05.38 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • finished 10th with a 2:27.43 in the 200-yard breast at the Jean Freeman Invitational.  

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • at the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Sauder finished 38th in the 100 breast and 58th in the 200 breast • competed in eight meets during her rookie season • made her collegiate debut at Florida State.

High School: 2015 graduate of Normal Community High School • Honor Roll 9th-12th grade • National Honor Society Member • coached by Heather Budak • Swimming letter winner 2013-2015 • All Conference • All State • USA Swimming Junior National qualifier • Big 12 Conference Scholar Athlete 2014, 2015 • Illinois Swimming Association All State Team 2014, 2015 • recipient of the Ironman Award from high school swim team • most memorable sports thrill was qualifying for USA Junior Nationals for the first time in the 200 breaststroke.

Personal: Born August 15, 1997 • daughter of Phil and Kathy Sauder • has three siblings: Stephanie, Ellie and Mitchell • father, Phil, played basketball at Illinois Wesleyan University from 1986-1988 • played piano for six years, sang in high school choir all four years • enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and being active outdoors • Kinesiology major.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
100 breast 1:03.42 02/19/2016
200 breast 2:18.99 7/19/2017


Gophers in Eighth Heading into Final Day of NCAAs

Gophers in Eighth Heading into Final Day of NCAAs

3/16/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota women’s swimming and diving ended day three of the NCAA Championship meet with six All-American performances. Minnesota heads into the final day of competition in eighth...

Bacon National Champion in 1-Meter

Bacon National Champion in 1-Meter

3/15/2018 - W. Swimming

Sarah Bacon dove to a national champion finish on the 1-meter diving board on day two of the NCAA Championships.

Gophers Earn All-American Honors in 800 Free Relay

Gophers Earn All-American Honors in 800 Free Relay

3/14/2018 - W. Swimming

Posting a new school record time of 6:56.40, the 800 freestyle relay team swam to an All-American eighth place finish.

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