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Trio Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Cichowska, Sharp, Ritter highlight women’s swimming and diving


Pitt Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Senior Awards Banquet


Richey, Ritter Cap NCAA Women’s Championships

Duo takes part in 1650 freestyle in final day of competition


Sharp Earns Honorable Mention All-American on 3M

Sophomores Richey, Sharp compete for Pitt


Ritter Crushes School Record on Day One of NCAAs

Panthers compete in opening day in Atlanta

CAREER: Two-time NCAA Qualifier (2014, 2015) ... Honorable Mention All-America in the 1650 free with a 15th place finish (16:05.86) at the 2015 NCAA Championships ... Also garnered CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention ... Medalist at the 2015 ACC Championships with a third place finish in the 1650 free ... Holds school records in the 500 free (4:44.10), 1000 free (9:46.54) and 1650 free (16:05.86), all set most recently at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

2015-16: Finished third in the 500 free (4:57.70) and 1650 free (17:01.48) at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame…Placed second in the 1000 yard free (10:15.48) and 500 yard free (5:04.13) against Bucknell... Finished in first in the 500 yard freestyle (4:59.73) and second in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:19.21) against Georgia Tech...Began her senior season against Duke placing second in the 1000 free, finishing third with the 400 free relay team and competing in the 500 free.

2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, placed third in both the 500 free and 1000 free ... Finished second in both the 500 free and 1000 free at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Won the 1000 free and was second in the 500 free versus St. Bonaventure ... Took first in the 500 free and placed second in the 200 free against Bucknell ... At Notre Dame/Virginia Tech, grabbed second in the 1650 free and third in the 500 free ... Placed second in the 500, ninth in the 200 and helped the Panthers win the 800 free relay at the Pitt Invite ... At AT&T Winter Nationals, had two top-30 finishes, placing 26th in the 500 free and 12th in the 1,650 free ... Against West Virginia, was runner-up in both the 1000 free and 500 free ... Finished second in the 1650 free at Denison ... Won the 1,000 free at the Senior Recognition Meet ... At the ACC Championships, set three school records and became the program's first medalist, taking bronze in the 1650 free in a school record time of 16:14.31 after going out in the 1000 in a record 9:47.25 ... Swam the A Final in the 500 free with a school record time 4:44.32 and swam the C Final of the 200 free in a lifetime best 1:49.20 ... Also contributed to Pitt's 800 free relay team that placed sixth, the Panthers best relay finish in the event.

Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in the 1000 freestyle against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, she took first place in the 1650 yard freestyle...Competed at the AT&T Winter Nationals where she made the consol final and swam a career best time in the 500 free (4:46.7) and broke two school records in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle...Had two first place finishes in the 1000 and 500 freestyles against WVU...Finished first in the 1000 and 500 free against JMU and Denison...Swam to two third places finishes in the 1000 and 500 free against Virginia...At the ACC Championship, she helped the 800 free relay break the school record (7:15.20), Finished thirteenth overall in the 500 free and finished sixth overall in the 1650, also breaking the school record in the 1000 free (9:50.00)...Qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 1650 and 500 freestyles...At the NCAA Championships, she broke the school record in the 500 free (4:44.36) and finished ninth overall in the 1650 free.

2012-13: Swam the 1000 free (10:31.24) against Virginia...Against Notre Dame she placed third in the 1000 free (10:20.40) and fourth in the 500...At the Pitt Invitational she placed third in the 500 free (4:51.83), a career-best, and fourth in the 200 free (1:51.73), another career-best...also placed fourth in the 1650 free...Placed third in the women's 1000 yard freestyle (10:19.81) and fourth in the 500 free (5:04.73) against WVU.

High School: Qualified for state championship after winning regionals in the 500 free...named All-District, All-Region and All-State during each of her four years at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas...swam under coach Gilbert Legaspi...swam at the Houston Swim Club for seven a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Kaleigh Anne Ritter on June 10, 1994...daughter of Scott and Colleen Ritter...has two siblings, Jake and Bridget.

Ritter's Personal Best Performances
Event Time Date Venue
50 Free
25.74 11/22/2014 Pitt Invitational
100 Free
53.17 11/21/2014 Pitt Invitational
200 Free
1:49.20 2/18-21/2015 ACC Championships
500 Free
4:44.10 3/19-21/2015 NCAA Championships
1000 Free
9:46.54 3/19-21/2015 NCAA Championships
1650 Free
16:05.86 3/19-21/2015 NCAA Championships
100 Fly 1:04.74 2/2/2013 vs. Cal/CMU/Grove City/Clarion
200 Fly
2:14.83 2/2/2013 vs. Cal/CMU/Grove City/Clarion
200 IM
2:26.12 10/12/2012 Blue-Gold Intrasquad Meet

Kaleigh Ritter

Kaleigh  Ritter


Houston, Texas

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