Kate Skaggs
Kate Skaggs

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Bolles

Height:
5-6

Event:
Back, Free


HIGH SCHOOL: Capped off her 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 three All-America awards from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association, making 2003 the third year in row that she received national merit... A member of the Florida Times-Union First-Coast Team and Pinch-a-Penny All-Area squad, she holds 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 1:50.6 in the 200 free and a 100 free mark of 52.5...Both 100 backstroke and 200 free times would rank her in the FSU top-ten...Swam for Jeff Poppell at Bolles.

PERSONAL: Born June 9, 1986...Undecided on major...Daughter of Ken and Bonnie Skaggs...Younger sister of Seminole senior Andrew Skaggs. Older brother Brady swam at Georgia Tech and was a graduate assistant for Florida State for two years. Father swam at Tennessee.

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