From start to finish - photos from the 2014 NCAA Championships March 20-22.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Tallied another outstanding year for the Irish … qualified for the “B” finals in three individual events at the ACC Championships … took 13th in the 100 back (NCAA B Cut – 54.15), 17th in the 100 free (NCAA B Cut – 49.21) and 21st in the 50 free (NCAA B Cut – 22.89) … helped the Irish relay teams claim four top-10 finishes: 400 medley relay (4th – 3:35.00 – NCAA B Cut), 200 medley relay (7th – 1:38.39 – NCAA B Cut), 400 free relay (7th – 3:19.95) and 200 free relay (10th – 1:32.78) … opened sophomore campaign with two individual wins (100 back & 100 free) and a relay victory (200 medley) against Michigan State … won the 50 free (23.82) and the 100 back (56.42) in addition to swimming a leg of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:43.59) in a double dual against Georgia Tech and South Carolina … also finished second in the 100 free (51.62) at the same meet … took home the 100 back (55.98) title and finished second in the 50 free (23.69) in a dual against No. 24 Purdue … also helped the 200 medley relay team (1:42.16) place first … won three individual events (100 free, 50 free & 100 back) and was part of two victorious relays (200 medley & 400 medley) in a double dual against Pitt and Virginia Tech … won the 100 free (51.61) and swam leg of winning 200 medley relay team in dual win over Illinois … also claimed second in the 100 back (55.72) and the 400 free relay (3:27.88) … competed in the finals of the 100 back at the Texas Invitational, placing seventh in an NCAA B cut time of 53.93 … won the 100 fly (55.32) and finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:43.03) in a double dual against Michigan and Northwestern … swam the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay team (1:43.59) that placed second in a double dual against No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 14 Indiana … helped lower Rolfs Aquatics Center pool records in the 200 medley relay (1:40.33) and the 400 medley relay (3:39.21) at the Shamrock Invitational … also won the 50 (23.10) and 100 (49.81) free events and swam a leg of the winning 200 (1:32.49) and 400 free (3:22.03) relay teams … claimed second in one individual event to wrap up the meet … finished second in the 100 fly (57.87) and the 200 medley relay (1:45.55) in a dual meet against Cleveland State … had team’s best times of year in three individual events: 50 free (22.71 – ACCs), 100 free (49.21 – ACCs) & 100 back (53.59 – Texas Invitational) … other top individual time was 54.57 in the 100 fly (Texas) … had outstanding effort at the Phillips 66 National Championships ... finished 13th in the finals of the 50-meter backstroke (29.30) and 40th in the 100m back (1:03.56) ... qualified for the finals of the 50m back after placing 18th in the prelims (29.47) and finishing first in a swim-off (29.20) ... participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):Put the finishing touches on a fantastic rookie campaign by qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 200 and 400 medley relays ... swam backstroke leadoff leg of each event as the Irish finished 18th (1:38.00) and 22nd (3:36.28), respectively, in the events ... had an outstanding ACC meet that was highlighted by school record and NCAA A cut swims in the 200 and 400 medley relays ... helped team finish second in the 400 medley relay (3:33.93) and third in the 200 medley relay (1:37.61) ... also placed fifth in the 400 free relay (3:19.85), ninth in the 200 free relay (1:32.71), 19th in the 100 back (54.08) and 20th in the 100 free (50.20) ... tallied five first place finishes in the 200 medley relay (Hawkeye Invitational, Shamrock Invitational, Purdue, Pitt/VT and Cleveland State) ... earned two runner-up finishes in the 100 free (51.56) and the 100 back (55.42) at the Shamrock Invitational ... brought home gold in the 200 back in head-to-head competition against Valparaiso and Cleveland State ... placed on the all-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL:Graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Md.) in the spring of 2013 ... qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open, placing 13th in the 100m back (1:02.08) B finals after finishing 16th in the prelims (1:03.02) ... qualified for and attended the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... top times include 55.02 (100y back), 23.68 (50y free), 51.76 (100y free), 1:02.89 (100m back), 26.57 (50m free) and 58.32 (100m free) ... honors include Washington Post All-Metropolitan and Montgomery County Gazette All-County selections ... was a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... named a Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar Athlete ... also swam for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RSMC) and Machine Aquatics ... was a club national team member and holds various team records ... out of the pool was a yearbook committee member and a Father George National Jesuit Basketball tournament volunteer in 2012 ... was a member of the National Honor Society - Xaverian Chapter ... full name is Catherine Elizabeth Mulquin ... born in Rockville, Maryland to David and Marcia Mulquin ... has an older brother, Kevin, and an older sister, Christine ... has a younger brother, Matthew ... father, David, played basketball at College of the Holy Cross ... brother, Kevin, played basketball at Dartmouth ... uncle, Michael, played basketball at Villanova ... uncle, Thomas, played basketball at Catholic University ... uncle, Patrick, played basketball at Hampden Sydney College ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is working towards a degree in accounting … sports a 3.146 GPA.