Current team members shared memories of the past season and looked ahead toward 2012-13
Taking a look back at the Jayhawks' 2011-12 year in the water
Milers and 200 flyers provide plenty of points as Jayhawks comfortably claim fourth place
Fifteen swimmers qualify for night swims including six in the 200 fly
Pair combines for 24 points, while a total of 13 KU swimmers score give their team 115 points on the night
2010-11 (Junior): Swam to two career best times at the 2011 Big 12 Championships in the 100 butterfly (55.51) and 200 butterfly (2:03.15). Also compiled season best performance in the 50 freestyle (24.41)... Took home third place in 200 yard freestyle (1:54.99) and second in 100 yard butterfly (57.66) against Nebraska... Finished third in 100 fly with 57.80 time against Arkansas and third in 200 fly (2:06.79) at Vanderbilt... Placed fourth in 50-meter butterfly (29.25) at Orange Bowl Swim Classic... Finished with 56.22 time in 100 fly at Georgia Fall Invitational... In dual meet against Missouri, finished first in 100 butterfly (56.99) and earned a season best time in the 200 freestyle (1:54.80).
2009-10 (Sophomore): Recorded two career-best times, placing 14th in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.32) and 21st in the 100-yard butterfly (56.29) at the Big 12 Championships... Took fourth in the 50-yard butterfly (26.88) against Iowa State... Placed third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.97) at Drury... Took fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:55.85) at the UNI/USD double dual... Helped earn eight points in five relays at the Big 12 Relays... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Spring 2010.
2008-09 (Freshman): A promising freshman that provided solid depth in the butterfly and freestyle events... Placed 20th in the 200 yard butterfly (2:06.23), 23rd in the 50 yard freestyle (24.23), and 24th in the 100 yard butterfly (56.74) at the 2009 Big 12 Championships... Her 100 yard butterfly time was the fifth-best time by a Jayhawk on the year... Other top performances came in a third place finish in the 200 yard butterfly at the triangular meet against South Dakota and Northern Iowa... Sister, Anne, was a senior swimmer during the 2008-09 season.
High School (Westview): A four-year swimming letterwinner in high school... Also earned a letter in track... High school won the state championship all four years of her career at the 6A level... A member of the 2005 All-American relay team.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Mary Liggett... Sister, Anne, was a member of the KU swim team...A sports management major.
Getting to Know Kath:
Reason you chose KU: Because there is no better place to go to school!
Favorite swimming memory thus far: Miami training trip last year
Favorite KU Tradition: Rock Chalk Chant
Favorite sport to compete in other than swimming: Flash Mobs
Favorite Athletes:Michael Phelps & Tiger Woods
Websites you visit the most: Facebook, Twitter, ku.edu
Songs on my I-Pod: Honey Bee (Blake Shelton), Last Friday Night (Katy Perry)
Favorite TV Shows: Keeping up with the Kardashians, Friday Night Lights & The Office
Favorite Food: Sushi & Cheeseburgers
Farthest you have ever traveled: Honduras
Time your alarm clock is set for during swim season: 5:37 a.m.
Teammate most likely to make me laugh: Brooke Brull
Teammate most likely to motivate me: Rebecca Swank
Describe yourself in one word: Sassy