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Ritter Readies For Second Trip To Nationals

Kaleigh Ritter will swim in the 500 free and 1650 free this weekend.


Ritter Caps Off Record Setting Season at NCAAs

Ritter ends sophomore campaign with four school records


Ritter Breaks School Record in 500 Free at NCAA Championship Meet

Ritter swims a lifetime best of 4:44.36 in 500 free


Kaleigh Ritter Receives NCAA Berth in 500 and 1650

Ritter makes first NCAA Championship Meet


Pitt's Swimming and Diving Team Earns Scholar All-America

Herbst named first team Scholar All-America

2012 - 2013: Placed first in the 1000 free (10.17.46) and 500 free (4:57.55) against St. Bonaventure... Won the 500 freestyle (4:55.15) against Virginia while also swimming with the first place group in the 400 freestyle relay...Placed in three individual events against Cincinnati: first in the 500 free, second in the 200 free and third in the 1000 free...Placed first in the women's 1000 yard freestyle against Notre Dame, marking the third time she has won the event this season...also won her fifth 500 yard freestyle race of the season...Took first place in the women's 200, 500, and 1650 yard freestyle at the Pitt Invitational while helping to take second place in the 800 yard freestyle relay...At the AT&T Winter Nationals at the University of Texas she placed 21st in the mile with a time of16:45.23...Took first place in both the women's 500 yard freestyle and 400 yard freestyle relay against WVU...would also set a new season best for the Panthers in the women's 1000 yard freestyle, clocking a 10:06.38...Helped the 200 medley relay team to a second place finish and the 200 free relay team to a second place finish at the Western PA Invitational. Alsotook first in the 100 yard free at the same meet...Finished the season by swimming in the women's 1650 yard freestyle at the NCAA Championship Meet.

2011 - 2012: Led the squad in the 200, 500, 1,000 free and 1,650 free...qualified for her third Big East Championship, which was held at Trees Pool...set a school record with a sixth-place showing in the 500 free at the Big East Championship (4:46.86)...aided the 400 free relay team to a fifth-place finish...finished fifth overall in the 1,650 free (16:32.87)...part of the fifth-place 800 free relay team at the conference meet...recorded NCAA provisional times in the 500 free and as part of the 800 free relay...finished first in the 500 free against Buffalo...won the 1,000 free and was a member of the first-place 200 free relay team against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 22)...won the 1,000 free and the 500 free against Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...named the Pitt Performer of the Week following the Notre Dame meet...touched first in the 500 free versus Louisville (Nov. 4)...placed second in the 200 free, 500 free and 1,000 free against West Virginia (Jan. 7)...won the 500 free against Virginia (Jan. 28), earning the Pitt Performer of the Meet honors.

2010 - 2011: Qualified for the Big East Championship...aided the 800 free relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Big East Championship...placed fifth as a member of the 400 free relay team...finished sixth overall in the 1,650 free...recorded a Big East top-10 time for the 500 free and 1,000 free...touched for first as a member of the 200 free relay team at the 2011 Senior Recognition Meet...earned second in the 1,000 free against Virginia...won the 500 free and placed second in the 1,650 free in the quad meet against Maryland, Penn State and Villanova...honored as the Pitt Performer of the Meet during both the West Virginia and Frank Elm Invite meets...won the 200 free against St. Bonaventure...placed second in the 1,000 free against Buffalo.

2009 - 2010: An All-Big East honoree...named Pitt's Most Improved Swimmer at the season-ending banquet...held the best overall time in the 1,000 free among Big East swimmers...placed in the top three of the 1,650 free at the BEC, setting the freshman record at 16:36.98...recorded NCAA provisional times in the 500 and 1,650 free...named the Pitt Performer of the Meet against WVU and during the Pitt quad meet...touched the wall first in the 500 and 1,000 free, breaking the Towers Pool record at Duquesne...placed first in the 1,000 free against Virginia.

High School: Holds 11 district championships, two District runner-up honors and four District 10 team championships...won five top-10 awards at the 2009 Pa. State Championship event...qualified for the state meet in the 500 free in three consecutive years...participated in the 200 free at the state All-American honoree in the 500 free, 400 free relay and 200 free relay...had All-American Considerations in the 500 free (2008) and 200 free (2009)...earned a Kiwanis Citizenship Award as a senior...served on the student council executive board for two years...garnered MVP and All-State First Team honors in Water Polo...also named the 2005 Water Polo Rookie of the Year.

Personal: Born May 5, 1991...daughter of Charles and Nancy Herbst...has one sibling, information sciences major.

Kelsey Herbst

Kelsey  Herbst


Erie, Pa.

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