Women's Swimming


Awards & Honors
  • Co-Captain (2004-05)
  • NCAA Championships Qualifier (2002)
  • CSCAA Academic All-American (2002)
  • Notre Dame Recordholder (1,500-meter freestyle)

    One of the top distance freestylers in school history aims for a return to the NCAA Championships ... will serve as a co-captain of the Irish in 2004-05, along with Georgia Healey ... biggest contributions in final season could come in the 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke ... ranks as the third-fastest in school history in both the 1,000-yard freestyle (career-best 9:57.80) and the 1,650 free (16:37.77) ... holds the Notre Dame record in the 1,500-meter freestyle, with a mark of 17:01.00 in the 2003 Texas A&M Invitational ... owns two of the top five 1,000-yard times in Irish history, as well as three of the top eight in the 1,650 free ... swam 1,650 (finished 29th) and 500 free (56th) in 2002 NCAA meet ... also ranks as seventh-fastest all-time in the 500 free (4:54.84), ninth in the 400 individual medley (4:23.77), and 10th in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.76) ... tabbed Academic All-America by the College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA) as a rookie, boasting the ninth-highest grade-point average of all honorees (3.91) ... a member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes ... carries team-best 3.94 cumulative GPA ... has been named to Dean's List in all six collegiate semesters ... three-time monogram winner.

    AS A JUNIOR: Team's top distance freestyler ... in addition to posting the fastest time on the Irish in the 1,650 free (17:02.33), also ranked among top five in four other events: 1,000 free (3rd, 10:12.86), 200 breaststroke (3rd, 2:19.76), 400 individual medley (4th, 4:24.63), and 500 free (5th, 5:02.51) ... scored 24 points in the BIG EAST Championships, taking fifth in the 400 IM, 10th in the 1,650 free, and 14th in the 200 breast ... also qualified for the conference meet in the 500 free (5:02.51), 100 breast (1:08.98), and 200 IM (2:09.83) ... took part in the 800 freestyle relay team that finished first at the Notre Dame Invitational ... swam on 400 breaststroke relay that set meet record (4:30.61) in the Dennis Stark Relays.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted team's fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle (10:00.46) and the second-best times in the 500 (4:57.96) and 1,650 (16:54.56) ... placed eighth in the 1,650 freestyle at the 2003 BIG EAST Championship with a "B" qualifying time, but did not qualify for the NCAA meet... was also 15th in the 500 freestyle and 16th in 200 breast at the conference meet ... placed third in both the 1,650 and the 500 free against Michigan ... was second to teammate Amy Deger in the 400 IM against Bowling Green, Louisville and Saint Louis ... placed second in the 1,000 free and third in the 500 free against Pittsburgh ... was sixth at the Minnesota Invitational in the 1,650 free ...was second in the 1,000 free against Indiana ... won the 1,000 free against Purdue and Colorado State.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Qualified for the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships ... swam the 500 free and the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA meet ... finished 25th in the 1,650 free ... also was a Collegiate Swim Coaches Association Academic All-American ... posted fourth- and ninth-fastest times in Notre Dame history in the 1,000 free ... also recorded fifth-fastest time in Irish history in 1,650 free ... was fifth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1,650 free ... was eighth in the 400 individual medley and 13th in the 500 free at the conference meet ... posted the top time on the Irish roster in the 500 free (4:54.84) and 1,650 free (16:37.77) and second-fastest time in the 1,000 free (9:57.80) ... also swam the 400 individual medley, posting a season-best time of 4:23.77 at the Minnesota Invitational ... won the 500 freestyle vs. Michigan State ... won the 1,000 against Florida Atlantic ... won the 1,650 freestyle at the Minnesota Invitational, with the fifth-fastest time in Notre Dame history.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in 2002 Open Water nationals ... All-America honoree in the 500 freestyle and the 200 individual medley ... won the 1,650 freestyle at the 1999 American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas ... three-year letterwinner at Chaparral High School ... won the state championship as a sophomore, junior and senior in the 500 freestyle ... also was a conference and regional champion ... earned all-city and all-state honors ... won team most valuable swimmer honors as a senior ... served as team captain as a senior ... was a member of National Honor Society, Principal Advisory Board and Student Government ... mother Kari was a swimmer at Saint Mary's, while father Fred played basketball at Kansas State ... oldest of three girls ... sister Ann is a sophomore swimmer for the Irish ... born Aug. 26, 1983, in Denver, Colo. ... named an Academic All-American by the College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA) in 2002, finishing with the ninth-highest GPA among honorees ... a member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes ... three times honored as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... carries team-best 3.94 cumulative grade-point average ... has been named to Dean's List in all six collegiate semesters ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a theology and political science double major.

    Kelli Barton
    Kelli  Barton


    Scottsdale, AZ

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