Women's Swimming



    Kate Zubkova  
    Kate Zubkova

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kharkov, Ukraine

    High School:
    Technology Lyceum 9

    Event:
    Back/Fly/IM


    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007-08)

    Competed at the 2008 Olympics in the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 back ... placed 19th in the 100 fly with a school-record time of 58.99 ... took 21st in the 100 back in 1:01.25, which is the second-fastest time in school history ... tied for 22nd in the 200 back (2:12.64) ... became a five-time All-American at her first NCAA Championships meet ... took home second in the 200 backstroke by bettering her own school and Big Ten record with a time of 1:53.17 ... finished third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.02, the third-fastest time in school history ... swam the lead-off leg of the record-setting 400-yard medley relay team which placed sixth at NCAA's and also helped lead the 200-yard medley relay team to an eight-place finish ... was 16th in the 100 butterfly ... Big Ten champion in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke ... set a new Big Ten and school record in the 100 back (51.68) ... also part of Big Ten champion 200-yard medley relay which tied the conference record (1:38.89) ... placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a school-record time of 52.88 ... tied for first in points scored at the Big Ten meet with 57 ... undefeated in the 100 and 200 back this season ... part of winning 200-yard medley relay team in dual meet at Tennessee ... also took first in the 100 back and 200 back ... second in the 100 butterfly ... victorious in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke at the Irish Invitation ... also took third in the 200 IM ... part of winning 200- and 400-yard medley relay ... first in the 100-yard butterfly ... has already qualified for the 2008 Olympics in the 100 backstroke representing the Ukraine ... second in the 100-meter back at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships (57.15), setting a new Ukrainian national record ... also placed eighth in the 200 back (2:07.66) and third in the 50 back (26.81) ... finished second in the 100-meter back (1:00.86), 200-meter back (2:11.68) and 100-meter butterfly (59.32) at the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational, setting then-school records in all three events.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Came into IU as a sophomore in 2007 ... has competed with the Ukrainian National Team since 2003 ... 16th in the 100 backstroke at the 2007 FINA World Championships ... swam butterfly on the 400 medley relay team that placed 12th ... second in the 100 back at the 2007 World University Games ... also took eighth in the 400 medley relay ... represented Ukraine at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ... 28th in the 100 fly and swam on the 400 medley relay team ... won the 100 backstroke at the 2004 European Championships ... competed on the Ukrainian National Team with former Indiana standout Sergiy Fesenko ... daughter of Natalia Shibaeva and Mykhail Zubkova ... father was fourth in the 200 IM at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul ... mother swam the 100 back at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona ... born July 14, 1988.

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