Kate Gately
Kate Gately

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkway West High

Event:
Free

Major:
Dietetics

02/15/2014

Bears Win Seventh Consecutive MVC Swimming & Diving Championship

MSU earns 11th title overall with three event wins Saturday

02/14/2014

MSU Widens lead on Day 2 of MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Bears win four more events; Up by 186 points going into final day

02/13/2014

Swimming & Diving Bears Jump Out to First-Day Lead at MVC Championships

MSU wins four events; lead second-place SIU by 95.5 points

01/28/2014

Gately Named MVC Swimmer of the Week

Sophomore earns first weekly honor of career

01/25/2014

Bears Top Lindenwood, Missouri S&T on Senior Day

Wheeler, Conway win 1-meter diving with NCAA Zone cuts

02/16/2013

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Honors & Awards
2012-13 All-MVC First Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012

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 23.39 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/14/13
100 Free 51.20 2013 MVC Championships - Finals 2/16/13
200 Free 1:52.26 TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/23/13

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