Women's Swimming

Katherine Canavan  
Katherine Canavan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caldwell, N.J.

High School:
Caldwell

Height:
5-3

Event:
Back/Free


AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Names to College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America and MAAC All-Academic team
  • Finished first in 200 yard relay and 100-yard backstroke against Sacred Heart (12/8)
  • Placed second in 400 medley relay at ECAC Championships (12/2) in 4:00.78
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Had several top five finishes throughout the year participating mostly in medley relays and individual backstroke events
  • Part of the 200 medley relays that took first place in a meet against Sacred Heart and a tri-meet with Bryant and Niagara
  • Second place finisher in the 100 backstroke against Sacred Heart...Member of the third place 200 medley relay squad that took third place in the MAAC Championship

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Earned four varsity letters at Caldwell
  • Won numerous events at Essex County meets from 2008 to 2011
  • Won the Conference Championship in 2008 in the 400 freestyle relay
  • Record holder for the Caldwell Chiefs in the 400 freestyle
  • Two-time All-State finalist

PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of Thomas and Eileen Canavan
  • Has an older sister, Christine, and a younger brother, Andrew
  • Father is a sports writer and mother is a registered nurse
  • Chose Siena for the atmosphere and closeness of the team
  • Also recruited by Binghamton, Fairfield, Iona, and Lafayette

KUETERMAN ON CANAVAN:
    "She will be one of our top returnees in the backstroke events. She had a great year last year and I look for her to continue that into this year"

GETTING TO KNOW KATHERINE CANAVAN:
    Twitter Handle: @KatCanavan
    Major: Marketing
    Minor: Broadcast and Society Pre-Law
    What I like most about my sport: I always feel clean and my team
    Another Siena sport I follow: Siena Basketball
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Croatia
    Most embarrassing moment: People walking in on me singing
    If I could have any pet, I would have Snow Leopard
    Dream Car: Audi Convertible
    Vacation Spot: Jersey Shore
    Pro Athlete:Reggie Bush, Nathan Andrian
    Future Plans: Study abroad in Germany
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