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Kate Shannon Gray
Kate Shannon Gray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northport, Ala.

High School:
Tuscaloosa County

Height:
5-7

Event:
IM/Freestyle

Experience:
3L



Alabama Highlights:
2010 - Summer: Finaled in the 200m IM at the USA National Championships, taking 19th place with a 2:16.93.

2010 - Junior: Swam the 200 and 400 IM as well as the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships ... took sixth in the championship finals of the 400 IM at the SEC Championships with a career-best 4:12.10 ... also scored in the 200 IM at the SEC Championships, taking 10th place ... swam the 200 breaststroke in a time-trial at the SEC Championships, posting a career-best 2:14.69, which ranks her fourth all-time for the Crimson Tide ... . turned in Alabama's top times of the season in the 200 and 400 IM ... earned President's List (4.0 GPA) honors for the spring semester and Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall semester ... awarded Recognition of Excellence in Scholarship in Management ... earned the C&BA Management GPA award ... inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Scholar All-Americans honors ... earned the Katie Williams Most Dedicated award for the second year in a row.

2009 - Sophomore: Competed in the 200 and 400 IM at the NCAA Championships ... broke the school 200 IM record at the Southeastern Conference Championships, clocking in at 1:59.83 becoming the first Tide swimmer under two minutes ... lowered her school record in the 200 IM to 1:58.74 at the Bulldog Invitational ... finaled in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships, taking sixth place with a career-best time of 4:14.13, which ranks her second all-time at Alabama ... scored in the 200 IM at the SEC Championships, taking 13th place overall ... turned in a career-best 200 backstroke time at the SEC Championships, going 2:00.36, which ranks her fifth all-time at Alabama ... turned in a career best 500 freestyle at the Georgia/South Carolina tri-meet, going 4:58.48 ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall and spring semesters ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Scholar All-Americans honors ... earned the Katie Williams Most Dedicated award.

2008 - Summer: Competed in the 200m IM at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

2008 - Freshman: Scored in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships, taking 14th place ... posted a career-best time of 4:20.51 in the preliminaries of the 400 IM at the SEC Championships, a mark that ranks her sixth all-time at Alabama ... turned in Alabama's top 200 freestyle time of the season, a 1:50.16 leading off Alabama's 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-best 200 backstroke time of 2:02.70 at the SEC Championships, which ranks her eighth all-time at Alabama ... earned President's List (4.0 grade point average) honors for the fall semester ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned Alabama's Kim Nicholson Most Improved award ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors.

Prep Highlights:
2005 Alabama State 200 Freestyle Champion ... 2005, 2006 and 2007 Scholastic All-American ... 2006-07 Tuscaloosa County High School Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Achievement award ... 2006-07 Junior National Qualifier in 200 IM and 400 IM ... Senior National Qualifier as part of the 400 medley and freestyle relays ... 2006-07 Don Gambril Achievement Award for Excellence ... member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta ... swam for John Boxmeyer and the Crimson Tide Aquatics Club.

Personal Information:
Full name: Kate Shannon Gray ... daughter of Alan and Shannon Gray ... father Alan played quarterback at Alabama ... has three older brothers Seaborn, Stabler and Hampton with one younger sister Cammie ... marketing major ... born July 14, 1989.

Top Times:
200 IM 1:58.74 SR
400 IM 4:12.10
200 breaststroke 2:14.69
200 freestyle 1:50.16
500 freestyle 4:58.48
200 backstroke 2:00.19