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  Katie Ronan
Katie Ronan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Washington

Height:
5-9

Position:
Free, Back


2005-06:Competed in three events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18)...finished 17th in the 200 back (2:04.29), 23rd in the 500 free (5:03.01) and 26th in the 200 free (1:53.85)...finished fourth in the 500 free (4:58.00) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)...also placed eighth in the 200 free (1:54.82), 12th in the 200 back (2:07.93) and 16th in the 100 back (1:01.47)...finished sixth in the 500 free (5:04.00), seventh in the 200 back (2:07.42) and eighth in the 200 free (1:55.91) at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)...member of ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Had one of the best ACC Championships (Feb. 16-19) of any member of the team as she reset all of her career-best times...Made the bonus heat of the 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle...Swam the anchor leg of the 800 freestyle relay that set a new school record with its fourthplace time of 7:19.59...Best individual finish was a 17th-place mark in the 200 backstroke as she hit the wall in 2:04.23, an improvement of five seconds off her previous best time...Placed 18th in the 200 freestyle, just missing out on the FSU all-time top 10 with her new personal standard of 1:51.99...Cut seven seconds off her previous career best in the 500 freestyle, taking 23rd with a time of 4:55.76 that rates as the ninth-fastest in school history...Rightfully earned Most Improved Swimmer honors at the annual team banquet...Posted seven top-five finishes during the dual meet season...Recognized for her efforts in the classroom with her second nod to the ACC Honor Roll.

2003-04: Made tremendous strides during her first season, in then lifetime-best times at the ACC Championships (Feb. 18- 21)...Dropped more than four seconds off her previous fastest time when she hit the wall at 5:06.47 in the 500-yard freestyle...Slashed three seconds for a personal-best time of 17:35.08 during the 1,650 freestyle...Also added a career-best mark of 58.39 in the 100-yard backstroke...Placed in the top five nine times during the dual meet season, including a victory in the 1,000 freestyle against UNC-Wilmington and North Florida (Jan. 3)...Also performed well in the classroom, earning ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition.

HIGH SCHOOL: Capped off senior season with FHSAA Area 1 All-Star accolades...Named Athlete of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal...Picked as the team's Swimmer of the Year her junior year...Garnered team's Athlete of the Year...Earned Academic Excellence Award as a sophomore and senior...Named Most Dedicated Athlete as a freshman...Swam for coach Sonia Miller at Washington while Joe Goeken was her club coach at GPAC...Who's Who Among High School Students.

PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1984...Majoring in civil engineering...Daughter of Kevin and Vicki Ronan.

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