Vanderbilt Swimming 2015-6 Head/Team shots. Photos by Joe Howell. (9/11/15)
Honors Was named to the 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. Was named to the 2014-15 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014-15 (Sophomore): "BK" had a great sophomore year as she PR’d in eight events throughout the 2015 season (five) and summer (three) leading up to her junior year… Generated two of the third fastest times in 2015, first in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.65) and the 200 breaststroke (2:17.85)… Reached the podium on 16 separate occasions for the ‘Dores… Helped VU to first place in the 200 medley relay twice and the 400 once… Recorded Against SEC teams, reached the podium six times… Recorded four individual first place finishes, most notably against South Carolina in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.42) on Jan. 24th… Placed 2nd versus South Carolina/Queens/Wingate in the 200 medley relay (1:46.19)… 1st place in the 50 breast (29.95) and 3rd in the 400 medley relay against SDSU and UALR… 1st place finish in the 200 medley relay against West Florida and North Florida…1st place finish against South Carolina/Queens/Wingate in the 400 medley relay (3:49.68)… Earned 4th against Auburn and Notre Dame in the 100 breast (1:03.95)… Helped VU to a first place finish against Marshall and Xavier in the 200 medley relay (1:46.56)… Runner-up position against the Green Wave and Hilltoppers in the 200 medley relay… Gave the ‘Dores two additional podium finishes versus Tulane and WKU; 3rd in the 200 breast (2:24.25) and 1st in the 1:03.67… 2nd place finish against Kentucky (1:04.55) and Arkansas (1:04.76) in the 100 breast… 3rd place finish against the Razorbacks in 200 medley relay (1:48.04) and 200 breast (2:24.68)…
2013-14 (Freshman): Posted a third place finish in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:05.89) versus Texas A&M ... Had a runner-up finish in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:07.92) and a third place finish in the 200-yard breast stroke (2:31.69) against Liberty ... Posted a personal best time of 1:05.30 with a 15th place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Had a third place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.40) versus Liberty/West Florida ... Part of a 200-yard Medley Relay team that had a runner up finish (1:48.01) vs. Liberty/West Florida ... Tied for third place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.11) vs. WKU/Marshall/Cumberlands ... Finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.77) vs. UALR.
High School/Club:Swam under Bill Houser at Christian Brothers Academy ... Four-time section champion in the 100 breaststroke ... State champion in the 200 medley relay ... Academic and Athletic All-American ... Five-time All-New York athlete ... Junior and Senior National Qualifier ... Five-time speedo sectional finalist ... Holds school records in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
Personal: Kathryn Coughlin ... Born December 8, 1994 ... Daughter of Susan and Frank ... Sister of Brad and Kirk ... Majoring in HOD and psychology ... Nickname: BK... Started swimming at the age of six ... List football as favorite sport and Aaron Rodgers as favorite athlete ... Father Frank attended Vanderbilt.