University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Breast

Katie Wells

Class So.
Hometown Glenbrook, Ill.
High School Glenbrook South

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2016-17 — Swam to collegiate-best times in 50 free (24.40) and 200 breast (2:28.92)… posted a season-best time in 100 breast (1:05.51)… ranked third on the team in 100 breast.

2015-16 — Swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (24.47), 100 free (53.70), 100 back (58.70), 100 breast (1:05.05), and 200 IM (2:07.94)… posted a pair of individual wins, winning the 100 back and 100 breast in the season-opening dual at Illinois Chicago (9/26)… also was part of two winning relays on the year.

High School — Speedo Junior National and Winter National qualifier… four-time all-state and all-conference selection… 2015 Female Athlete of the Year and Team MVP… won state titles and set state records in 200 and 400-freestyle relays as a sophomore… recipient of the Senior Athletic-Academic Award for having the highest senior GPA… holds school records in 200 medley relay (1:43.40), 200 free relay (1:32.98), 400 free relay (3:24.50), 200 IM (2:07.70), and 100 breast (1:03.96)… personal best times are 23.26 (50 free), 51.38 (100 free), 1:53.85 (200 free), and 1:03.27 (100 breast)… high school coaches were Keith MacDonald and Kelly Timson.

Personal — Born June 23, 1997… daughter of Michael and Andrea Wells… has an older sister, Niki, and younger brother, Jack… majoring in health and human physiology.

Wells’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 24.40 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/17
100 Free 53.70 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6/15
100 Back 58.70 at Illinois Chicago 9/26/15
100 Breast 1:05.05 at Illinois Chicago 9/26/15
200 Breast 2:28.92 at Big Ten Championships 2/18/17
200 IM 2:07.94 Hawkeye Invitational 12/4/15