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  Kate Skaggs
Kate Skaggs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Bolles

Height:
5-6

Event:
Back, Free


2006-07: Competed at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-18)... placed 17th in the 100 back (57.91) and the 200 back (2:04.16)...earned a victory against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26) in the 500 free (5:06.83)...finished second in the 100 back (58.90) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)...competed at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) and finished sixth in the 200 back (2:03.22) and 13th in the 100 back (58.37)...collected a pair of runner-up finishes against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) in the 100 back (59.13) and 200 back (2:04.86)...opened the season against Clemson (Oct. 7) with a third place finish in the 200 back (2:05.16)... member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06: Scored points in both backstroke events for the second consecutive year at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18)...finished 10th in the 200 back with a personal best and NCAA "B" cut time of 2:00.93 which is the fourth fastest in FSU history...took 12th in the 100 back in 57.57...also placed 21st in the 500 free with a time of 4:59.22...finished seventh in the 200 back (2:05.82), 10th in the 500 free (5:01.39) and 11th in the 100 back (59.39) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)...member of ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Scored points in both backstroke events during her first ACC Championships (Feb. 16-19)...Took 12th in the 200 backstroke, posting a career-best time of 2:02.92 that rates as the 10th-fastest time in school history...Hit the wall in 57.91, setting another personal-best, to place 15th at the 100-yard distance...Also swam a 5:03.03 in the 500 freestyle...Best 500 freestyle time came at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5) where she turned in a time of 5:01.77...Took 14th in the 200 backstroke at the event with a 2:04.21...Collected one victory as part of her 15 top five finishes during the dual meet season, winning the 200 backstroke with at time of 2:06.85 against Florida A&M (Jan. 20)...Took sixth in the 200 backstroke during an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30-31)...Member of ACC Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Capped prep career as member of the winning 400 freestyle relay at the state meet...Individual finishes included a second place time in the 100 backstroke (58.12) to go along with a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle...Won the FHSAA backstroke title as a junior with a career-best time of 57.70 and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay...Claimed All-America awards from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association four years in a row...A member of the Florida Times-Union First-Coast Team/Pinch-a-Penny All- Area squad, she held the 200-meter backstroke mark (2:19.69) at the Florida Senior Championships...Member of the highly successful Bolles High School program that captured the state title all four years of her high school career...Other top times include a 1:50.60 in the 200 freestyle and a 100 freestyle mark of 52.50...Swam for Jeff Poppell at The Bolles High School and The Bolles School Sharks club team.

PERSONAL: Born June 9, 1986...Majoring in sports management...Daughter of Ken and Bonnie Skaggs...Older brother Andrew swam at Florida State. Brother Brady swam at Georgia Tech and was a graduate assistant at FSU. Father swam at Tennessee.

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