Catherine Russo

FR/FL

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Butte, Mont.
  • Last School Butte High School

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)

2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Competed in each of the team’s three regular season meets
  • Earned points for the Buckeyes in the 50 Free and 100 Fly at the 2021 Big Ten Championships, also swam in the 100 Free
  • Raced in the 50 Free and 100 Fly at the NCAA Championships
  • Swam a 22.31 50 Free and 52.33 100 Fly at the conference championships to set personal best times in the events

Prior to Ohio State

  • Catherine was a 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 butterfly.
  • She qualified for the trials after winning the 100 butterfly at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • She was one of Butte High’s valedictorians.
  • Four-time Montana state high school champion in the 50 freestyle.
  • Four-time Montana state high school champion in the 100 butterfly.
  • She holds Montana state records in the 50 free (22.76) and 100 fly (54.15).
  • First swimmer – male or female – in Montana school history to win four state titles in two events.