Position
Freesytle/butterfly
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
High School
St. Thomas Aquinas HS

LSU Record Holder in the 100 Freestyle, 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays and 200 and 400 Medley Relays
2009 NCAA First-team All-American (200 Medley Relay)
2009 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 and 400 Freestyle Relays)
2008-09 Team Co-Captain
2007 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 and 400 Freestyle Relay)
2006 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 Freestyle Relay)

CAREER
Arguably the most versatile and consistent women’s swimmer in the Adam Schmitt era … Leaves LSU with five school records and five All-America honors, including First-team All-America accolades as a senior … Holds the school record in the 100-yard freestyle … Ranked in the program’s top-10 in four other categories … Led the team in four swimming events as a freshman, two as a sophomore and junior and one as a senior … Recognized as the team’s most outstanding swimmer twice in her career and honored as the top freshman on the squad in 2006 … Served as one of the Lady Tigers’ co-captains as a senior.

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Enjoyed the finest season of her career, culminating in First-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships … Played a pivotal role in the Lady Tigers posting their highest finish at NCAA’s (16th) since 2001 … Also captured two honorable mention All-America honors and claimed five school records … Anchored the Lady Tigers 200 medley relay team to a fifth-place finish and First-team All-America honors at NCAA’s … That team also shattered the school record with a mark of 1:36.88 … Spearheaded a consolation finals’ victory in the 400 freestyle relay on the last day of the national meet, breaking her own school-record mark in the 100 free with a  lead-off split of 49.00 … Helped the 200 freestyle relay group take All-America honors with a 11th-place finish and new LSU all-time mark of 1:29.09 … Also swam the freestyle leg of the program’s record-breaking 400 medley relay team (3:38.09) … Delivered a 13th-place finish in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 53.95 … Swam on four top-five relays at SEC’s … Earned SEC Female Swimmer of the Week honors on Nov. 25, 2008 for a remarkable performance at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational … Shattered a then-school-record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.48 to emerge victorious in the consolation final of that event … Swam to a then-school-record finish in the 100 free with a time of 49.62 to seize seventh overall … Also placed 10th overall in the 200 free with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:48.03, third fastest in school history at the time … LSU’s best dual-meet performer, winning 12 races in the regular season … Recorded a hat trick against Arkansas, sweeping the short-distance freestyle events with victories in the 50, 100 and 200 frees … Registered two wins apiece against Alabama, Kentucky and Florida State and at the LSU Invitational … Part of the Lady Tigers’ pool record-breaking 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at the LSU Invitational.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Continued to be a force in freestyle events and a critical part of the freestyle and medley relays … Registered team-best times in two races and top-two marks in five events … Notched a 10th place finish at the SEC Championships in the 50 free with the second-best time in LSU history (23.00) … Helped both freestyle relay teams place in the top six at the SEC’s … Enjoyed a sensational Georgia Tech Invitational where she was a part of four victories … A member of three winning relay teams at that competition … Anchored LSU’s record-breaking 400 medley relay squad (3:43.58) … Tied teammate Katie Gilmore for first-place in the 50 free (23.20) … Also recorded a career-best clocking of 55.70 in the 100 fly to take fifth at the Invite … Swept the 100 and 200 free races at No. 20 Florida State … Seized the 100 fly and 200 free titles against Houston and Rice … Reached the wall first in the 100 free (50.99) versus Alabama and Vanderbilt … Tallied wins in the 100 back (58.60) and the 100 fly (57.15) in a dual-meet victory over Delta State … Swam the 100 free in 50.71 seconds to capture first-place versus Georgia … Took the top spot in the 200 free (1:48.83) against the fourth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies … Posted the top 200 free time of her career (1:48.69) in a runner-up finish at No. 7 Florida… Played a pivotal role on 13 victorious relay squads during the season … Received the team’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Award at the annual banquet … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
One of the top-two freestyle swimmers on the team who helped LSU break a pair of relay records … Now claims three All-America honors in her career … Competed in every dual meet, the SMU Classic, the SEC Championships and the NCAA Championships for the second straight season … Helped shatter the school record in the 400 free relay at NCAA’s with a time of 3:17.92 in the prelims … That mark broke last year’s record by five seconds (3:22.21) … Swam a leadoff split of 49.72 in that race, registering as the second-best 100 free time in school history … Posted a finals clocking of 3:18.78 to finish 13th overall and earn honorable mention All-America status … Broke the 200 free relay school record on the first day of the NCAA meet, recording a mark of 1:29.69 to win the consolation final … That time broke the old record (1:31.10) she helped set last year and secured honorable mention All-America honors with an overall ninth-place finish … Became the first relay teams to earn multiple All-America honors since 1997 … Also was a member of the 200 medley relay that finished 21st at NCAA’s (1:43.05) … Placed 46th in the 50 free (23.11) and 39th in the 100 free (50.09) at NCAA’s … Finished 18th in the 50 free (23.51) and 16th in the 100 free (50.83) at SEC’s …  Helped the 200 free relay take fourth place (1:31.59) and the 800 free relay finish sixth (7:27.66) at SEC’s … Won the “C” final of the 100 free at the Art Adamson Invitational (51.26) … LSU’s most outstanding swimmer at the SMU Classic … Recorded a team-high 11 individual victories in dual-meet competition … Won three events versus No. 2 Florida — 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly … Received her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
The most valuable freshman on the squad and one of the top freshman in the SEC … Recipient of the team’s Most Valuable Swimmer Award at the annual banquet … Posted four school individual all-time top 10 times and helped set two records in relays … Joined Colleen Bertirotti, Katie Gilmore and Heather Brand to set the school record in the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships (3:22.21) … The time broke the previous record set in 1993 … Also helped the squad earn All-America honors in the 200 free relay (1:31.59) … Time earned the group an 11th-place finish overall and third in the consolation finals … Placed 53rd in the 50 free prelims at NCAA’s (24.10) and 54th in the 100 free prelims (50.81) … In just one season, posted the third-best marks in school history in the 50 free (23.07) and 100 free (50.29) … Also held the seventh-fastest mark in the 100 butterfly (55.79) and 200 fly (2:03.68) … LSU’s highest finisher in the 100 free at the SEC Championships, taking ninth overall and third in the consolation final with the third-fastest time in school history (50.63) … One of nine teams to earn pool records as a member of the 200 free relay at SEC’s … Helped the group take third overall with a school-record clocking of 1:31.10 … Captured third-place honors (ninth overall) in the consolation final of the 50 free (23.37) … Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a victory over Alabama on Jan. 7 with wins in the 200 free (1:51.77) and 400 free relay (3:26.92) … Also won the 100 free (50.93) versus Houston and Rice on Jan. 14 and the 200 fly (2:05.37) at No. 21 Florida State on Oct. 28 … Qualified for the championship final of the 200 fly at the Texas A&M Invitational and placed sixth (2:03.68) … Later won the consolation of the 100 fly (55.79) at A&M … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A four-year letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale … Florida state high school champion in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle as a senior … Member of three state championship teams (2001, ’02, ’04) and four district championship squads … Swam six All-America cuts as a senior … Set three new career-fast times at the 2004 Florida state meet … Three-time Miami Herald First Team selection … Honor student in the classroom … Coached in high school by Jimmy Paramenter.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 9, 1986 in Boynton Beach, Fla. … Parents are Howard and Margaret Noland … Has one brother, Thomas and one sister, Elizabeth … Majoring in elementary education.

KATHERINE’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle   :23.00   2008 SEC Championships
100 freestyle   :49.00*  2009 NCAA Championships
200 freestyle   1:48.03  2008 Art Adamson Invitational 
100 butterfly   :55.36   2009 NCAA Championships
200 butterfly   2:03.45  2008 Art Adamson Invitational

 

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