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The Pruden File
2014-15: Won the 500-Free (28.14) and the 400-IM (29.25) at the WPI Gompei Invitational … Also came in second in the 200-IM (28.64) and third in the 100-IM (29.10) at WPI … Placed fourth in the 400-medley relay (4:09.80) and sixth in the 800-free (8:14.56), 200-medley (1:53.90) and 400-free (3:43.34) relays, also at Gompei … Seven Sisters Champion in the 200-IM (2:10.58), 400-IM (4:25.39), 1650-Free (17:41.32), 200-breast (2:24.20), and the 200-free relay (1:42.32) at Seven Sisters Championship … Also placed second in the 800-free (8:16.10) and 400-free (3:46.47) relays … Posted the Seven Sisters Championship meet record in the 400-IM and the 200-breast … Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team … NEWMAC Champion and All-Conference First Team honoree in the 400-IM (4:21.83), 200-IM (2:05.41), and 1650-Free (17:07.26) … Recorded school records in all three events, as well as a NEWMAC Meet and Open record time in the 400-IM … National All-American in the 400-IM … Finished eighth overall (4:25.96) … Placed 26th in the 200-IM (2:06.54) and 18th in 1650-Free (17:18.91) at NCAA Championships … NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year … Four-time NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (11/10, 1/20, 1/26, 2/9) … ECAC Swimmer of the Week (1/19, 2/26) … CSCAA National All-America First Team ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 At-Large First Team ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team ...
2013-14: Won the 200-IM (2:09.63), the 500-free (5:10.50), the 1650-free (17:58.81) and the 400-IM (4:35.54) at the WPI Gompei Invitational … Also finished second in the 200-free (1:42.59) and 400-free (3:47.38) relays … Was third in the 50-free (25.38) and the 200-free (2:00.43), while placing fourth in the 800-free relay (8:21.02), also at WPI … Seven Sisters Champion in the 500-free (5:05.97), the 200-IM (2:09.32), the 400-IM (4:29.55) and the 1650-free (17:41.02) … Also finished second in the 400-free (3:45.14), the 800-free (8:14.69) and the 200-free (1:42.05) relays … Named to Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team ... NEWMAC Champion in the 400-IM (4:25.03) … Placed third in the 500-free (5:04.29) and the 1650-free (17:22.83) … Was also sixth in the 800-free (7:56.08), 400-medley (4:01.50) and 200-medley (1:50.26) relays at NEWMACs … NEWMAC All-Conference First Team ... CSCAA National All-America First Team ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 At-Large First Team ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Third Team ...
2012-13: Recorded 32 first place finishes ... Set 11 school records ... Won the 500-freestyle (5:16.70), the 200-breaststroke (2:30.43) and the 400-Individual Medley (4:40.26) at the 2012 Mount Holyoke Invitational ... Posted victory in the 500-free (5:11.96), the 400-IM (4:30.82; Meet Record, NCAA 'B' Cut) and the 1650-free (18:00.19; Meet Record) at the 2013 Seven Sisters Championship ... Selected to All-Seven Sisters Championship Team ... Claimed victory in the 400-IM (4:28.92; school record - Meet & Open Record - NCAA 'B' Cut) while also winning the 1650-free (17:30.29; school record - NCAA 'B' Cut) at the 2013 NEWMAC Championships ... 2013 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year ... Three-time NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week ... Lyon of the Week honoree twice ...
Before Mount Holyoke: Member of the varsity swimming team for all four years … Two-time captain … Four-time Most Valuable Player … Three-time TISAC All-Conference … Named the TISAC Swimmer of the Year in 2012 … NCISAA 3A All-State in 2008 … Swam at the NCISAA 3A State Championships five times … Four-time participant at the NCS Senior State Championships … Member of the 2011 North Carolina Swimming Southern Zone Team …
Personal: Daughter of Caroline and Bill Pruden.
Getting to Know Cathleen
- Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - I fell in love on my overnight visit. I was very comfortable in the classes I attended. Everyone I met was so friendly and made me feel at home. I also wanted the opportunity to swim and receive a great education.
- What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I love the women's college environment, the beautiful campus, the friendliness of my peers, and the helpful faculty and staff.
- Pre-Game Rituals - Rub my arms on the block, jump up and down, shake out my limbs, wipe the insides of my goggles, and then clap
- Best Advice From a Coach - Tie: "Smile. You'll swim faster." or "The Number One rule of swimming is breath air."