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Caitie Polz

Class Fr.
Hometown Elk Grove Village, Ill.
High School St. Viator

2010-11 — Swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (23.73) and 200 free (1:53.51) at the Big Ten Championships… recorded eight top-five finishes… swam on five winning relays… honored with the Sportsmanship Award at the Big Ten Championships for the second straight season… named to the Academic all-Big Ten team… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Recorded collegiate bests in 50 free (23.86) and 200 free (1:54.78) at Big Ten Championships… posted seven top-five individual finishes… honored with the Sportsmanship Award at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

2008-09 — Swam collegiate bests in 50 free (24.02), 100 (52.05) and 200 free (1:55.07) at Big Ten Championships… posted five top-five finishes… letterwinner.

2007-08 — Recorded six top-six finishes… swam bests in 50 (24.26), 100 (52.82) and 200 free (1:58.64)… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time academic all-conference… swam on school-record setting 400 free relay… goalie on water polo team… team captain for swimming and water polo teams as a senior… named one of top water polo goalies in the state by Illinois Water Polo… Pioneer Press Great Northwestern all-area water polo honoree… water polo team placed fifth at state junior year and 10th senior year… four-year honor roll student… high school coaches were B. Balla and Adam Clementi… swam for Arlington Alligators club coached by Mary Ruffin and Iowa City Eels club coached by Don Spellman.

Personal — Born Feb. 5, 1988… daughter of Don and Donna Polz… father swam at Western Illinois… psychology major.

Polz’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.73 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/11
100 Free 52.05 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/09
200 Free 1:53.51 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/11
100 Back 1:00.07 Nebraska 11/1/08