Kate Schafer
Kate Schafer
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
High School: Hazen
Position: Swimming

Academic Notes: Majoring in health sciences-community health promotion … NAU Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2009-10 (Junior): Swam in three individual events at the WAC Championships … Placed 18th in the 1650-yard freestyle for highest individual finish at WAC meet … Finished 25th in the 500-yard freestyle … Was 33rd in the 200-yard freestyle … Competed in six of NAU’s seven dual meets … Finished third in the 200-meter freestyle against Idaho

2008-09 (Sophomore): Part of silver-medal winning and school-record setting 800 freestyle relay team at the WAC Championships with a time of 7:23.90 ... Took an individual bronze medal in the 1,650 freestyle with a career-best time of 16:58.14 which also ranks as the third-best time in school history ... Placed fourth in the 500 freestyle in a career-best time of 4:57.37 ... Earned four wins in dual meets ... Took first in both the 400 free and 800 free vs. Loyola Marymount on Jan. 17 ... Won the 500 free and was part of the winning 800 free relay team at Idaho on Nov. 14 ... Earned a total of 17 top-five finishes over the course of the season.

2007-08 (Freshman): Swam in four different events at the WAC Championships as an exhibition swimmer in all four ... Earned six individual top-five finishes in the seven meets she competed in ... Took second in the 200 freestyle vs. Idaho and New Mexico State on Nov. 10 ... Placed fourth in the 200 individual medley and fifth in the 200 free vs. Pac-10 Washington State on Nov. 16 ... Took fifth in both the 100 and 500 free at San Diego on Dec. 15.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Hazen High School … Team captain as a junior and a four-year starter … Named MVP … State champion in the 200 freestyle in 2004 … Named the Seattle Times Prep Athlete Of The Week three times … Named a Seattle P.I. All Star Athlete in 2004 … Earned a Wendy's High School Heisman Award in 2006 … Scholar-athlete all four years … Placed in the top 10 at states all four years … Holds high school records in the 200 medley and 200 free relays … Swam for the Bellevue Club Team and earned the attendance award three years in a row.

Personal Info: Katherine Lee Schafer was born Dec. 12, 1988 in Seattle, Wash. … Daughter of Randy and Cynthia Schafer ... Enjoys baking, sleeping and shopping … Most memorable high school moment was winning state in the 200 freestyle.