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05/17/2016

Notre Dame Cheers Nine Swimmers at Arena Pro Series Meet in Charlotte

Alum Emma Reaney and eight returning Fighting Irish swimmers spent commencement weekend at Mecklenberg County Aquatics Center.

04/27/2016

Notre Dame Swimming Announces Captains for 2016-17 Season

Four seniors from the class of 2017 and junior diver Annie Crea were voted into the leadership role.

04/25/2016

Notre Dame Swimming Commemorates A Year of Change, Celebrates Program Future

The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs celebrated their end-of-year banquet together over the weekend.

03/16/2016

Keys To the Meet: NCAA Championship

Swimmer Ella Moynihan and three divers compete in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

02/20/2016

Notre Dame Takes Seventh at ACC Championship

The Irish scored 537.5 points over four days of competition.

06/24/2014

NCAA Championships - March 20-22

From start to finish - photos from the 2014 NCAA Championships March 20-22.

AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Served as team captain in third year at Notre Dame, providing veteran leadership and experience to a young developing corps of backstrokers and sprint freestylers … at ACC Championship, logged no less than six NCAA B-cut times in various events … swam leadoff leg for 200 medley relay (24.95 split) that finished seventh and 400 medley relay team (53.90 leadoff split) … also swam first leg of eighth-place 200 free relay (22.86 split) and 11th-place 400 free relay (50.07 split) … individually, finished 17th in 50 free (22.70 finals, 22.93 prelims) and tied for 11th in 100 back (53.49 final, 53.61 prelims), also clocking in at 50.29 in 100 free preliminaries … began the year with four first-place wins at Dennis Stark Relay meet, swimming on the 200 free relay (23.70 leadoff split), 400 medley relay (51.22 split), 300 back relay (55.98 leadoff split) and 200 medley relay (26.42 leadoff split) … at Florida Gulf Coast, finished as runner-up in four events, the 200 medley relay (25.96 leadoff split), 100 back (55.56), 100 free (50.60) and 400 free relay (51.68 leadoff split) … at Michigan State, won with 400 medley relay (55.95 leadoff split) and took first in 50 free (23.69) and 100 free (51.96) … at Purdue the next day, came in second in 100 back (55.76), third with 200 medley relay (26.07 leadoff split) and fourth in the 100 free (51.56) and 400 free relay (52.25 leadoff split) … at Virginia Tech, earned four runner-up finishes in the 200 free relay (23.55 leadoff), 100 free (51.37), 200 medley relay (26.27 leadoff) and 400 free relay (51.99 leadoff) … also claimed third on 400 medley relay (56.34 leadoff) and fifth in the 100 fly (57.08) and 100 back (56.84) … at Purdue Invitational, swam to first place victories in the 100 back (54.49 finals, 54.13 prelims) and with the 200 free relay (23.19 leadoff) and 200 medley relay (25.74 leadoff) … both 100 back times qualified as NCAA B-cuts … runner-up with 400 medley relay (54.39 leadoff split) and took third in 100 free (50.16 final, 50.17 prelims) … finished fourth in 50 free (23.07) after logging NCAA B-cut in prelims (22.90) … also finished 15th in 100 fly (56.06 finals, 55.45 prelims) and split 50.63 in leadoff leg of 400 free relay … at Virginia, won 400 free relay (53.11 leadoff) and led 200 free (23.93 split), 400 medley (56.99 split) and 200 medley relays (26.72 split) to third place … individually finished third in 100 back (57.04), fifth in 50 free (24.06) and sixth in 100 free (51.96) … versus Northwestern, won 200 medley relay (25.86 leadoff) and 100 back (54.71) and took second in 50 free (23.50) and 100 free (51.22) … in Shamrock Invitational, won all four relays she swam on (200 free, 400 medley, 200 medley, 400 free) and earned individual victory in 100 free (50.42) … placed second in 100 back (55.21) and 50 free (23.15) … finished the year at Ohio State Last Chance meet, clocking in at 53.58 (prelims) and 53.70 (finals) in the 100 back … named team captain for 2016-17 season and earned a monogram.

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.

PREP & 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, majoring in accounting.

Catherine Mulquin
Catherine  Mulquin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Laytonsville, MD

High School:
Our Lady of Good Counsel

Height:
5-7

Event:
Back / Free

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