Kathrin Demler

FL/IM/FR

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-8
  • Hometown Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Last School Frida Levy Gesamtschule
  • Club Team OSSC

Career Honors | Bests
• CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American (800 Free Relay – 18, 19; 200 Fly – 19)
• Big Ten Champion (200 Fly – 2019)
• First Team All-Big Ten (19)
• Academic All Big Ten (19)
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (17, 18, 19)
• CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American (18)

School Records
• 800 Free Relay – 6:59.62 (2019)
• 200 Fly – 1:55.06 (2019)

As A Junior (2018-19)
• Third leg of the 800 Free Relay team that broke the school record with a time of 6:59.47, finishing 14th at the NCAA Championships.
• Set the school record in the 200 Fly, finishing 12th with a time of 1:55.06 at the NCAA Championships; also set a career-best 200 IM time of 1:56.62 for the No. 3 time in program history.
• Became a Big Ten Champion in the 200 Fly, posting a time of 1:55.23 for the gold medal; also part of the fourth-place 800 Free Relay (7:02.93) as well as finishing sixth in the 200 IM (1:56.63) and seventh in the 400 IM (4:10.38).
• Finished third in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational, posting a personal best of 4:07.06 which stands as the No. 4 time in program history.
• Won the 200 Free (1:48.85) and the 1000 Free (9:57.48, personal record) against Akron and Denison.
• Claimed wins in the 200 Fly (2:00.62) and the 200 IM (2:01.93) vs. Virginia Tech and Penn State.
• Opened the season with wins in the 200 Free (1:49.09) and the 200 IM (2:02.92) against Alabama.
• Led the team in the 200 Fly and the 200 IM; No. 2 in the 400 IM; ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 16 in the nation with her top 200 Fly time.

As A Sophomore (2017-18)
• NCAA Qualifier in the 400 IM and as a member of the 800 Free Relay.
• Clocked the second-fastest 800 Free Relay time in program history as the anchor leg (7:03.29/1:45.95 split) at the NCAA Championships.
• Anchored the 800 Free Relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, clocking in at 7:04.14.
• Swam a season-best 400 IM time of 4:09.38, placing ninth at the Big Ten Championships; also competed in the 500 Free and 200 Back.
• Posted a personal best 100 Fly time of 56.95 at the Shamrock Invitational.
• Registered a career-best 200 Free time of 1:46.28 at the USA Winter Nationals as a member of the 800 Free Relay.
• Won the 200 Free (1:49.87) vs. Akron and Denison.

As A Freshman (2016-17)
• Qualified for NCAA Championships as a freshman and swam in three events: 200 backstroke, 400 IM, and 500 freestyle.
• Competed in the same three events at Big Ten Championships, finishing 5th in the 400 IM and 10th in the 500 free.
• Put up some of the fastest times on the team as a freshman: she had the third-best 500 freestyle time (4:41.91), second-best time in the 200 backstroke (1:55.69), and third-fastest in the 400 IM (4:08.83).
• Made her Ohio State debut in the dual meet against Kenyon, swimming in three events.
• Won her first individual event in the dual meet against Cleveland State, placing first in the 500 freestyle.
• Won five individual events during the season

Prior to Ohio State
• Swam at Elsa Brandström Realschule in Köln, Germany.
• Also competed for swim club SG Esson from 2008 through 2016.
• Has competed at both the European Championships and the Summer Youth Olympic Games