Kate Gately
Kate  Gately


Chesterfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkway West HS




Missouri State Captures Eighth Straight MVC Championship

The Bears' women's swimming and diving team has three individuals crowned champions as Missouri State wins its eighth straight Missouri Valley Conference Championship and 12th title in the last 13 years


Bears Continue Stride Towards Eighth Straight Championship

Several swimmers earn bids to the podium as the Missouri State women's swimming and diving team continues to lead the team standings on Friday before heading into the final day of competition


Conference Records Fall as Bears Hold off SIU on Day 2

Gold-medal winners Dora Kiss and Lauren Pavel break conference and school records as the Missouri State women's swimming and diving team continues its goal towards an eighth-straight MVC championship Thursday


MSU in First After Opening Day of 2015 MVC Championship

Missouri State women's swimming and diving sits in first place after finishing first in the 200 medley relay and setting a school-record in the 800 free relay to begin the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championship


Women's Swimming & Diving Falls to Arkansas in Dual

The Bears competed in their final regular-season meet of the season and were defeated by the host Razorbacks at the Arkansas Natatorium


Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Honors & Awards
• 2014-15 All-MVC First Team
2013-14 All-MVC First Team
MVC Swimmer of the Week - Jan. 28, 2014
2012-13 All-MVC First Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012

2013-14: All-MVC First Team performer ... Won titles at the MVC championships in the 200 medley relay (1:41.19) and the 50 free (23.17) ... Runner-up finish in the 100 free with a time of 50.92 at the MVC championships ... Earned MVC Swimmer of the Week honors on Jan. 28 ... Won multiple events at the Colorado Mesa dual on Jan. 7 ... First-place finishes in the 50 free (24.57), 100 free (54.26) and the 800 medley relay (8:41.49) at Colorado Mesa ... Member of 400 free relay teams that placed first at the Oklahoma Splash Bash and Southern Illinois dual meet ... Also made top time in 100 free at Southern Illinois with a time of 53.15 ... Finished third individually in 50 free in eight-team Missouri Show-Me Showdown.

2012-13: Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team as a freshman ... Crowned champion in the 50 freestyle (23.52) on Day 1 of the 2013 MVC Championships; entered championship final as the No. 1 seed with a prelims time of 23.39; moved into third all-time in MSU history ... Qualified ninth in the 200 free prelims with a time (1:53.22) nearly four seconds faster than her previous season best; finished 13th in the B-Final on Day 2 ... Nearly picked up a second victory in the 100 free, but settled for a runner-up finish with a time of 51.20; entered the Bears' all-time top performers list at No. 3 ... Swam on three of the Bears' conference relays including the 200 free relay (4th), 200 medley relay (1st) and 400 free relay (3rd) ... Anchored the school and MVC record-breaking 200 medley relay with a split of 23.03 ... Placed fourth overall in the 50 free at the Show-Me Showdown in the first meet of the season ... Finished the season as the Bears' top swimmer in the 50 free and 100 free, and ranking among the top five MSU swimmers in the 200 free (5th).

Background: Sprint freestyle swimmer from Chesterfield, Mo. ... Ranked as the 10th-best recruit in the state of Missouri ... As a junior, Gately played an important role in Parkway West's state title ... She was crowned the Missouri state champion in the 100 freestyle (52.11) in addition to being a member of the first-place 400 freestyle relay team...Named to the 2011 St. Louis Dispatch All-Metro Girls Swimming First Team ... Recipient of the Westplex/Talk 94.1 "The Sports Mayhem USA" High School Athlete of the Week award...Recipient of the KFNS/Army Strong Top Performer Award in April ... Placed fourth at state in the 50 free as a sophomore and junior ... Coached by former Missouri State backstroke standout Allison Zeller at Parkway West.

Personal: Katherine Lindsay Gately is the daughter of Dann and Alison Gately ... Born Feb. 26, 1994 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Has one brother, Connor ... Majoring in dietetics.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 23.11 2015 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/19/15
100 Free 50.27 Louisville Invitational 11/23/14
200 Free 1:49.78 2015 MVC Championships 2/20/15

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