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Grace Kittle
Position: Breaststroke
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Greenhill School

2011-12: Received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention accolades...Posted NCAA "B" cuts in the 100 and 100 breast at the Texas Invite.

2010-11 (Denver): Was the first Denver swimmer ever to be named an All-American...Won the Pioneer Sports Woman of the Year...Won the highest award a senior can get at Denver with the Pioneer Award...Helped the Pioneers win their first SBC Championship...Swam the 100 breast finished eighth in the 200 breast (DU record/SBC record 2:09.49) at the NCAA Championships...Posted a first-place finish in the 200 breast and captured an NCAA B Standard as well as a DU record and SBC record at the SBC Championships (2/23/11)...Earned two first-place victories in the 400 medley relay (pool record 3:43.50) and the 200 medley relay (meet record 1:42.00) and posted two individual first-place finishes in the 500 free (pool record 4:54.08) and the 200 breast (NCAA B Standard/pool record 2:13.78) at the Hawkeye Invitational (12/5/10)...Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay versus Colorado State and Air Force (11/4/10)...Took home two first-place finishes in the 100 breast and 200 breast against Air Force and UNLV (1/14/11)...Earned a spot on the Sun Belt Honor Roll.

2009-10 (Denver): Posted two first-place finishes in the 800 Freestyle Relay (NCAA B Standard 7:20.04) and the 200 Breaststroke (NCAA B Standard 2:13.59), one second-place finish in the 400 Medley Relay (NCAA B Standard/DU School Record 3:41.47) and one third-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke (1:03.90) at the SBC Championships... first-place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:30.61) and second-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke against Colorado State (01/22/10)... finished first in the 200 Breaststroke (2:17.30) and third in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:05.00 at the Shamrock Invitational (01/31/10).

2008-09 (Denver): Swam at the Denver Quad and at Utah before being sidelined by an injury.

2007-08 (Denver): First-place finish at Air Force in the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.91)... won two events in her third career meet, against Arkansas, the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.15) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:21.12)... named SBC female co-Swimmer of the Week on October 31... won the 100 Breaststroke by more than a second (1:06.79) in the last individual race of the afternoon at CSU... won the 100 Breaststroke (1:06.54) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:23.76) at UNC... finished first by nearly five seconds at the Colorado School of Mines in the 200 Breaststroke (2:28.88)... won the 200 Breaststroke and qualified for the NCAA Championships with an 'A' standard time of 2:13.85, a DU school record... set a school record time of 1:03.07 in the 100 Breaststroke at the NCAA Championships.

High School: Was a four-year varsity swimmer for Greenhill (Texas) High School...two-time team MVP ...four-time SPC champion... set SPC records in the 100 meter freestyle and the 100 meter Breaststroke ...led her club team to a victory in the Junior Nationals... was a Senior National qualifier.

Personal: Daughter of Brad and Kim Kittle... has one sister, Ali...was on the honor roll all four years in high school...rides horses in hunter/jumper events.

Major: Pursuing a Master's in Accounting

Career Ambition: Working for PWC (public accounting)

Spends free time: Riding horses

Why Arizona: The swim team, Masters program and location

Best Times:

500 Freestyle: 4:50.96 (Sun Belt Championships, 2/22/11)

100 Breaststroke: 1:01.36 (NCAA Championships, 3/18/11)

200 Breaststroke: 2:09.49 (NCAA Championships, 3/18/11)