Top Times (As of November 2015):
- 100 Fly, 54.94(2015 IHSA Championships, SCY)
- 200 Fly, 2:01.22 (2015 FL NCSA Spring Championships, SCY)
- 200 IM, 2:05.35 (2015 FL NCSA Spring Championships, SCY)
- 100 Meter Fly 1:02.96 (2015 NCSA Summer Championships LCM)
- 200 Meter Fly 2:16.76 (2015 NCSA Summer Championships LCM)
Awards/Honors/Rankings: Earned four varsity letters at Rosary ... twice named a U.S.A. Swimming Scholastic All-American ... qualified for Summer Junior Nationals and Winter Nationals with club team ... twice received an Illinois Swimming Recognition Award as a junior and senior... voted Senior Swimmer of the Year in the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference ... earned Rosary High School's Carol Schalz Most Outstanding Swimmer Award ... four-time scholar-athlete.
Prep & Personal: Swam with both Rosary High School and Academy Bullets Swim club teams throughout prep career ... with club team, was a finalist at NCSA meets, earning a berth in the finals in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 50 fly, 200 IM, 200 breast, 400 medley relay and 200 medley relay between March and August ... took fourth place in the 200 fly ... qualified for national meet in the 200 fly ... qualified for Speedo Junior Nationals meet in the 200 fly, 100 fly and 200 IM ... club team has won 18 of the last 19 Age Group state meets during her time competing ... is first team from Illinois to win the Junior National meet ... women's team has been the runners-up at summer NCSAs for past two seasons ... with prep team, qualified for state championship in 200 medley relay, 100 fly and 100 breast as a freshman ... as a sophomore, qualified in the 100 fly and 100 breast ... team placed in the top 10 at state championship ... during junior campaign, team was crowned sectional champions and were runners-up at state championship ... individually, won sectional title in 100 fly ... was a finalist in the 500 free and 100 fly in high school state meet ... as a senior, crowned conference champion in 100 fly (56.4 time) ... came in second at state championship meet in the 100 fly (54.95) ... named varsity captain of the Rosary Beads ... team posted an undefeated record and won both the conference championship and state championship.
Outside the Pool: Serves as a member of the teen advisory board at the Aurora Public Library ... is a student reader panelist for the Abraham Lincoln Award ... member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honors Society ... president of debate club ... volunteered as a senior retreat team leader ... is a member of the W.Y.S.E. (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team ... was honored with an academic award for having a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters (four total) ... three-time member of the honor roll ... two-time silver medalist in the national Spanish exam ... is a national merit commended scholar ... with W.Y.S.E., team took first place in the Regionals and Sectionals competition, and fifth at State ... individually, took third in the physics competition at the sectional round ... eldest child of Joseph and Jennifer Rentz ... has one brother, Adam, and one sister, Rebecca ... both parents, aunt and uncle all attended Notre Dame ... mother, Jennifer (Kipp) Rentz and aunt Karen (Kipp) Gibbons dove with the Irish, while father Joseph and uncle Matthew swam ... intends to enroll in First Year of Studies program at the University.
Head Coach Mike Litzinger on Rentz: "I am very pleased that Katie will be joining our program. She is a fast-improving butterflier and will contribute in the IM's. She is very dedicated, and is willing to work hard in exploring her potential. Also a great student, she is very team-oriented and we are looking forward to seeing great things from her. Her mother dove for Notre Dame and her father was a captain of our men's team. Her Notre Dame roots are deep!"