Katie Trace

IM/FL

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-10
  • Hometown Upper Arlington, Ohio
  • Last School Upper Arlington HS
  • Club Team Upper Arlington Swim Club

Career Honors | Bests
• CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American (400 IM – 19; 800 Free Relay – 18, 19)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (19)
• Academic All-Big Ten (19)
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (18, 19)
• CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American (18)

School Records
• 800 Free Relay – 6:59.61 (2019)
• 200 Medley Relay – 1:35.85 (2019)

As A Sophomore (2018-19)
• Finished 12th in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championships, clocking a personal record of 4:07.84 and the No. 5 time in program history.
• Anchor leg of the school-record breaking 800 Free Relay team at the NCAA Championships, posting a time of 6:59.62 to finish 14th.
• Also a member of the 200 Medley Relay team (21st/1:37.60), 400 Medley Relay (21st/3:32.91) and 400 Free Relay team (17th/3:15.36) at NCAA’s.
• Placed eighth in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships, registering a time of 4:12.27; also finished 10th in the 200 Fly with a career-best of 1:57.47 for the No. 5 time in school history and 11th in the 200 IM with a personal best of 1:57.32, also the No. 5 time in program history.
• Member of the bronze-medal 200 Medley Relay team at Big Ten’s with a time of 1:38.85, a new school record; also a part of the fourth-place 800 Free Relay team (7:02.93) and the fifth-place 400 Medley Relay (3:33.34).
• Recorded a personal record in the 100 Fly with a time of 54.78 for third vs. Michigan.
• Finished 12th in the 400 IM (4:17.65) and 15th in the 200 IM (2:01.09) at the Ohio State Invitational.
• Opened the season with a win in the 200 Fly (2:01.44) and third-place finish in the 100 Fly (55.96) vs. Alabama.
• No. 2 on the team in the 200 Fly, No. 3 in the 100 Fly, 200 IM and 400 IM.

As A Freshman (2017-18)
• NCAA Qualifier in the 800 Free Relay.
• Helped the 800 Free Relay team to the second-fastest time in school history (7:03.29) with a 1:46.52 split as the third leg.
• Third leg of the fifth-place 800 Free Relay team with a time of 7:04.17, swimming a split of 1:46.34 at the Big Ten Championships.
• Recorded a personal-best in the 400 IM (4:12.74) and in the 200 IM (1:58.96) at the Big Ten Championships.
• Placed 10th in the 200 Fly at the USA Winter Nationals, swimming a personal-best time of 1:58.52.
• Registered a career-best 500 Free time of 4:48.34 at the Ohio State Invitational.
• Opened her Ohio State career with a fourth-place finish in the 200 Free (1:52.95) vs. Kenyon.

Upper Arlington High School
• Swam for four years under the direction of Dan Peterkoski.
• Member of the Upper Arlington Swim Club for 13 years and trained mainly under Peterkoski and Todd Saltus.
• Helped Upper Arlington win three-straight swimming state titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
• 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly.
• 2015 USA Swimming Futures Champion in the 400 individual medley.
• 11-time high school All-American.
• Won four state titles as a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays in 2016 and 2017.
• Also played water polo for three years.
• 2016 Ohio High School Girls Field Player of the Year.
• Helped Upper Arlington win three-straight water polo state titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Personal
• Daughter of Sarah and Tom Trace.
• Has twin siblings (Betsy and Thomas); Thomas was a member of the Ohio State men’s swimming team.
• Has three additional siblings.
• Majoring in health promotion, nutrition, and exercise.
• Chose Ohio State because her family is extremely important to her and her teammates strive to become better people, better students, and better athletes.
• Most memorable swimming moment was overcoming a 60-point deficit her senior year of high school to claim the third-straight state title as a team.