Catalina Berraud-Galea
Catalina Berraud-Galea
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Toay, La Pampa, Argentina

Junior (2017-18): Participated in all eight meets for the Fighting Knights and the NCAA Division II National Championship…was named the NCAA D2 Elite 90 winner for women's swimming, awarded to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA Championships...earned All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team recognition…was named SSC Swimmer of the Week once during the season… posted 16 top-three finishes, logging 10 first- place performances… set personal bests in the 100 Free (54.26) 200 Free (1:54.71) 500 Free (4:56.92) 1000 Free (10:12.14) at the 2018 SSC Championships (02/25) and the 100 breast (1:16.56) 100 IM (1:06.80) at the Lynn Sprint Invitational (01/06)…swam in the CSCAA Open Water Championships placing second in the 5000 Free (4:47.39) (09/16) to qualify for the USA Open Water Championship…placed first in the 500 Free (5:18.71) and 1000 Free (10:47.47) during the St. Leo vs. Lynn meet (10/14)…during the Lynn vs. Keiser, Rollins place first in the 500 Free (5:16.21) 1000 Free (10:39.32) and Placed forth 400 IM (4:48.29) (10/28)…swam in the SCAD Invitational and earned a gold in the1650 Free (16:59.74) (12/02)…excelled at the Lynn Sprint Invitational as she placed first in the 500 Free (5:15.45) third in 200 Free (2:02.38)(01/06)…swam in the meet Florida Tech vs. Saint Leo Placed first in the 1000 Free (10:49.32) second in the 500 Free (5:10.21) and third in the 200 Free (1:58.65) (01/27)…during the Rollins vs. Lynn & FIT placed first in the 500 Free (5:10.30) and in the 1000 Free (10:31.58) (02/03) to garner SSC Swimmer of the Week recognition…at the 2018 SSC Championships took home a gold medal in the 1650 Free (17:00.43) and a bronze medal in the 500 Free (4:56.92) (02/03)…swam in the 2018 NCAA Division II Championship in the timed finals for the 1000 Free(10:21.70) 1650 Free (17:28.00) (03/14-17)...earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Sophomore (2016-17): CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American (500 free and 1650 free)…All-Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention…earned her first ever SSC Swimmer of the Week (12/4) award after winning all three of her individual events and swimming an NCAA B-Cut 1650 free (10:29.10) in the home meet against Rollins (12/3)…swam in all six regular season meets…posted 17 top-three finishes, logging 10 first-place performances…set season-bests in the 200 free (1:58.23) vs. Florida Tech/Saint Leo (10/14) and in the 400 IM (4:34.38) at the Panther Invite (11/19)…swam in two A-Finals (1650 free and 800 free relay) and four B-Finals (400 IM, 500 free and the 200/400 medley relays) at the SSC Championship (2/16-19)…took home a silver medal and posted a NCAA B-Cut 1650 free (17:02.48)…set her season-best 1000 free (10:12.19) at the NCAA Division II National Championship (3/8)…earned CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention honors after swimming season-best times in both the 1650 free (16:58.31-10th place overall) and 500 free (4:57.90-13th place overall) at the National Championship (3/8-11)…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Freshman (2015-16): Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-SSC…named CSCAA Scholar All-American and CSCAA Second Team All-American (1650 Free)…swam in all seven regular season meets…posted 21 top-three finishes, 16 of those coming in first place…finished in first place in at least one event at every regular season meet…set her season-best 200 free (1:58.14) during the Rollins meet (11/14), 50 free (26.39) and 50 back (30.66) at the Lynn Sprint Invite (1/9)…took her first Sunshine State Conference Championship (2/18-21) on a tear, appearing in four A-Finals (500 free and the 200, 500 and 800 free relays) and a B-Final (200 Medley Relay), putting up top-five finishes in all of the A-Finals she swam in…posted season-best marks during the SSC Championship in the 400 IM (4:33.76) and 500 free (4:59.65)…won the bronze medal and swam a season-best 1,000 free (10:13.23)…took home a gold medal and posted a career-best NCAA B-Cut 1650 free (16:56.61), becoming the first freshman in program history to compete at the NCAA Division II National Championship…earned CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention honors after her 10th place 1650 free (16:58.97) performance on the final day of the National Championship (3/12)…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better. 

High School:  Attended Instituto Domingo Savio…placed 17th in the 7.5 km at the Open Water World Junior Championship…Argentinian junior champion in the 400, 800 and 1500 meter free.

Personal: Born August 5, 1996…daughter of Claudio Berraud and Maria Jose Galea…has two siblings; Constanza and Josefina…Sports Management major…enjoys going to the theater and watching movies in her spare time.