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  Kristen Witham

Kristen Witham

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
Homestead

Height:
5-6

Event:
Free, IM, Fly

Birthdate:
10/20/1989

04/17/2012

Swimming and Diving Distributes Team Awards

Bobcats recognize stellar season with annual banquet

04/04/2012

Swimming and Diving Places Four on Academic All-MAC Team

Four Bobcats earn First-Team honors and five more garner Honorable Mention recognition

02/25/2012

Bobcats Finish Second at MAC Championships

Stearns earns gold in 200 Backstroke; Bobcats place five on All-MAC teams

02/02/2012

Bobcats Prepare for Final Dual Meets of Season

Ohio to compete at Xavier and Miami to close out regular season

01/15/2012

Ohio Takes Down Youngstown State, 145-96

Bobcats have won 13 of last 14 dual meets

2011-12: Awarded 2012 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention ... Had three top-10 finishes in the MAC Championships including sixth in the 1650 Freestyle with a 16:47.06, 10th in the 400 IM with a 4:24.48 and tenth in the 500 Freestyle with a 4:55.03 ... Her performances in the MAC in the 400 IM and the 1650 Freestyle earned her a seventh place spot in the Ohio record book for both events ... She also earned eighth-place honors in Ohio history in the 1000 Freestyle event with a time of 10:11.11.

2010-11: A versatile swimmer for the Bobcats ... Provided solid performances in numerous events this season ... Placed tenth in the 1650 Free at the MAC Championships with a season-best time of 16:58.17, and also helped her team to a fifth-place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:26.35 ... Received Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention.

2009-10: At the MAC Championships, swam the 200 IM (9th), 400 IM (6th) and 200 Fly (14th) ... Was an extremely versatile member of the team, swimming nine different events throughout her sophomore season ... Set two career-bests at the MAC Championships, swimming a 2:04.61 (200 IM) and a 2:06.33 (200 Fly) ... Set a career best in the 1000 Free (10:29.00) during a January 19 dual meet against Marshall ... Swam a season-best 17:39.68 in the 1650 Free at the 2009 Akron "Zippy" Invitational.

2008-09: First career event was the 400 IM at the Washington State Invitational ... Swam a career-best 200 fly at Miami with a time of 2:08.03 ... Shattered career records in the 400 IM and 1650 free at the MAC Championships, with times of 4:25.58 and 17:07.33, respectively. High School: Qualified for state all four years ... Finished second in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 200 IM at state as a senior ... Team won conference and sectionals all four years ... Team finished third at state in 2008 ... Named high school's Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Earned four letters in swimming.

Personal: Broadcast journalism major ... Daughter of Karen and Mark Witham ... Brother, Matt, wrestled at Ohio for two years and both parents graduated from Ohio ... Born Oct. 20, 1989.

Personal Bests: 200 IM: 2:04.61 (2/25 at MAC) ... 400 IM: 4:24.48 ... 200 Fly: 2:04.33 (2/27 at MAC) ... 200 Breast: 2:26.02 ... 100 Free: 54.45 ... 200 Free: 1:56.68 ... 500 Free: 5:03.24 ... 1000 Free: 10:11.11 ... 1650 Free:16:47.06 ... 200 Back: 2:17.03