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

Senior (2018-19): Participated in all 11 meets…named the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Women’s At-Large Academic All-American of the Year in addition to First Team Academic All-America honors…recipient of the NCAA Division II Elite 90 Award, becoming the 29th student-athlete and first female swimmer to win the award twice…earned CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition…won one medal at the Sunshine State Conference Championship, giving her six for her career which is tied for third in program history…earned 12 first place finishes during the season…was runner-up in the 1000 (10:27.21) and 500 free (5:07.25) at the Shark Invite (10/5-6)…placed first in the 1000 (10:34.96) and 500 (5:09.39) free in the Saint Leo-Florida Tech tri-meet (10/12)…took second place in both the 1000 (10:26.26) and 500 free (5:07.31) in the NSU-Rollins tri-meet (10/27)…grabbed first place in the 1000 (10:26.49) and 500 free (5:07.49) at Keiser (11/7)…swam an NCAA ‘B’ cut time, while finishing first, in the 1650 free (17:05.00) at the SCAD Invite (11/29-12/1)…took top honors in the 1000 (10:35.78) and 500 (5:13.59) free against Keiser (12/19)…posted victories in the 500 (5:09.59) and 200 (1:59.08) free and earned a second place finish in the 50 breaststroke (35.12) in the 4th Annual Sprint Invite (1/5)…won the 1000 free (10:33.08) against Saint Leo-Florida Tech (1/26)…picked up first place finishes in both the 1000 (10:34.35) and 500 (5:09.81) free at Rollins (2/2)…earned the bronze medal at the SSC Championship (2/21-24) in the 1650 free with a time of 17:05.37 and swam a season-best, and NCAA ‘B’ cut time, 5:02.66 in the 500 free…participated at the NCAA Division II National Championship (3/13-16) for the fourth consecutive year, competing in the 1650 (17:16.43), 1000 (10:22.63) and 500 (5:03.00) free…her 1000 time was a season-best…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

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.