PMHS alum Kate Douglass named women’s ACC swimmer of the week

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Former Pelham schools student, Junior Olympian and current University of Virginia freshman Kate Douglass was named the women’s ACC swimmer of the week. The selection was based on her performance at her first career collegiate meet.

At the Trojan Swim meet, Douglass dominated, leading the UVA team, and according to the UVA swim and dive website, recorded 5 swims which cracked the top ten all time on the team. She captured a win in the 100-yard breaststroke, and took second place in a pair of other individual events. She also contributed to the team’s relay victory in the 200-yard medley, and their second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Per the UVA swim and dive website, Douglass is currently the NCAA leader in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard butterfly, and the 200-yard individual medley, and is ranked second in the 100-yard freestyle.

Earlier this year, Douglass managed to make 4 Olympic trial cuts at the 2019 Atlanta Classic, shattered age group records at the 2019 Speedo Sectionals, and, in late 2018, swam for the National Junior Team in Buenos Aires.

Fellow PMHS alum Jennifer Bell, an NISCA/Speedo High School All America Diver, also competes for the UVA swim and dive team.

The UVA swim and dive Instagram reported that the October 2019 coaches poll ranked them 2nd in the NCAA.

Douglass and the team are scheduled to be back in action in Ann Arbor, Michigan, against Michigan and Tennessee, on October 18th.