Katie Moeckel
Katie Moeckel
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln HS
Position: Sprints/Butterfly/Backstroke
UC Santa Barbara
2006: Placed 13th in the 100 free (52.75), 14th in the 100 back (1:02.94) and 25th in the 50 free (24.57) at the Big West Championships...2005: Placed eighth in the 100 freestyle (52.56), ninth in the 100 backstroke (58.18) and 11th in the 100 butterfly (57.73) Big West...Was a member of the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams that finished first for the Gauchos in times of 3:28.80 and 1:43.42, respectively...Team's fastest time in the 100 free...A Big West All-Academic selection...2004: Finished eighth in the 100 butterfly, ninth in the 200 butterfly, and 14th in the 100 backstroke at the league championships...Recorded the team's second fastest time in the 100 fly. High School
Lincoln HS swimming MVP in 2003 as well as Lincoln HS Athlete of the Year for 2003...Member of Lincoln's San Joaquin Athletic Association section championship team in 2000...Team also won four league titles...Swam club at Tiger Aquatics where she was coached by Ken Alfonso...Also earned academic All-American honors. Personal
Born on December 19, 1985...Parents are Barb and Ken...Older sister Jen swam for the Gauchos from 2002-05...Enjoys watching movies and relaxing with friends...Favorite sports team and athlete are the Sacramento Kings and Summer Sanders, respectively...Favorite movie is "Seven" and "Ice Age"...Majoring in communions and law and society...Aspires to do anything involving film production and development. Quote
"I came to UCSB because I heard it was a family and wanted the closeness that a family can produce, going through ups and downs with a group who respects each other and pushes each other to be the best person and swimmer I can be and making automatic friends."