Christian Kata
Christian Kata

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Martinez, Ga.

High School:
Evans

Height:
6-2

Event:
Freestyle/IM


2007-08 - Turned in career-best times in several events for the Gamecocks...Shaved more than a second off his 50 free time with a 21.69 at the Alabama Classic...Topped his best time in the 200 free with a 1:41.57 in the SEC Championship...Part of Carolina's top 200 MR team that posted a 1:34.04 at the SEC meet...Also competed in 100 and 200 back...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2006-07 - Posted career lows in 100 back (51.58), 200 back (1:50.79) 100 breast (1:05.28) and 200 breast (2:15.31) ... Competed in the 200 back at SEC Championships ... Also competed on numerous relay teams.

2005-06 - Recorded season-best time in 100 back (53.60) at the Kentucky meet ... Swam 1:56.47 in the 200 back in Alabama/Georgia meet ... Swam 4:51.82 in the 500 free at Aggie Invite ... Competed at SEC Championships ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE - 2004 Georgia High School state champion in the 50 freestyle ... Four-time HS MVP ... 2002 Georgia Long Course State Championship Swimmer of the Meet ... Three-time Academic All-American.

PERSONAL - Full name is Christian Donald Kata ... Hopes to become a successful stock broker after college ... Parents are Martin and Cary Kata ... Born on February 13, 1986 ... Major is finance.

Kata's Top Times

50 freestyle 21.69
200 freestyle 1:41.57
500 freestyle 4:50.49
100 backstroke 51.58
200 backstroke 1:50.79
100 breaststroke 1:05.25
200 breaststroke 2:15.31