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Catalina Mendieta
Position: Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly
Year: Senior
City/State: Parkland, Fla.
High School: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Club: New Orleans
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As a senior: 

  • CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention
  • Two 1st place finishes in 100 butterfly
  • Five 2nd place finishes in 50 freestyle
  • Won 100 freestyle (53.20) against American/Georgetown/VMI
  • Finished 4th in 100 freestyle at the CAA Championships, with a prelim time of 50.60 that set the third best career-mark in JMU history
  • Broke the school record in the 100 butterfly (54.21) in a 1st place finish at the CAA Championships
  • Finished 3rd in the 50 freestyle (23.04) at the CAA Championships, setting the second fastest career-time in JMU history
  • Helped her team win the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.80) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team finish 2nd in the 200 medley relay (1:40.95) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a junior:

  • Placed fifth at CAA Championships in the 50 freestyle with the second-fastest time in school history (23.32)
  • Placed fifth at the CAA Championships in the 100 butterfly with the third-fastest time in school history (55.28)
  • Turned in the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 100 freestyle to finish 16th at the CAA Championships
  • Earned All-CAA honors as part of 200 free relay team that finished second at the CAA Championships with a school-record time of 1:31.95
  • Earned All-CAA honors as part of 400 free relay team that finished third at the CAA Championships with a school-record time of 3:23.96
  • Earned All-CAA honors as part of 200 medley relay team that finished second at the CAA Championships with a school-record time of 1:41.07
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

Before JMU: Transfer student-athlete from the University of New Orleans Privateers... at UNO school record holder in 50 free and the 100 fly and while being a member of the 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams records... had the highest finish for a UNO female swimmer when placing fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 55.60 at the Sun Belt Conference meet... part of all three Privateer relay teams that became the first to have podium placements at a conference championship... added a seventh-place finish in the 100 free... named SBC Swimmer of the Week... swam the second-fastest 100 free leg of the season at the Delta State Christmas Invitational as part of the 400 medley relay squad... swam a then-school-record 24.06 in the 50 free, placing second in the event lowering her previous school record of 24.12 set earlier in the day... made UNO debut against Southern Illinois winning the 100 fly... added a first-place finish against SIU in the 400 free... won the 200 IM and 200 breast against DSU.

High School: attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida... New Jersey Swimming Long Course record-holder in 200 free relay and 800 medley relay... USA Top 16 recognition for 200 free relay and 200 medley relay for girls 15-18 (2005)... finalist in 2005, 2006 and 2007 New Jersey state championships... New Jersey Hudson County record holder in 50 and 100 free... US Open qualifier in 2005 (Alabama)... Spanish Honor Society.


Personal: Daughter of Maria Ocampo and Luis Mendieta... Has two brothers Christian Lopez and Mario Mendieta.