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Katie O'Brien
Katie  O'Brien


Davidson, N.C.

High School:
William A. Hough HS




Gamecocks Close Regular Season at East Carolina

South Carolina to face Pirates, William & Mary on Saturday


Gamecocks Finish Quad Meet with Six Victories

Seniors honored prior to final home event


Gamecocks Open Quad Meet with Strong Effort

Harman wins two races to pace Carolina on opening day


Gamecocks Drop Two Close Dual Meets with Duke

Wich-Glasen wins three individual events, while Carolina sweeps diving


Gamecocks Hold Commanding Lead Through Day One Over Queens and Wingate

Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.

  • 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

2017 (SENIOR)

  • Swam in four events as a senior (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 200 IM)
  • Tallied eight top-10 finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished fourth, a season best, in the 200 butterfly at the Texas A&M dual meet
  • Swam season-best times in the 100 butterfly (56.91), 200 butterfly (2:04.19) and 200 IM (2:10.93) at the Carolina College Invite

2016 (JUNIOR)

  • Swam primarily in the butterfly as a junior
  • Earned a victory in the 200 butterfly and set a personal best (2:00.95) at the SC Quad Meet
  • Also finished on the podium with a third-place result at the SC Quad Meet in the 100 butterfly (56.64)
  • Finished 23rd in the 200 fly (2:05.31) and 28th in the 100 fly (57.11) at the Georgia Tech Invitational
  • Tallied six top-five finishes overall


  • Did not compete

  • Competed in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly
  • Earned first win against Queens and Wingate in the 200 fly with a season best time of 2:02.75
  • Recorded season best in the 100 fly at the Virginia Tech Invitational at 56.53, finishing 17th
  • Posted six finishes in the top five

  • Graduated from William A. Hough High School
  • Lettered in swimming all four years


  • Born March 31, 1995
  • Parents are Kevin and Noreen O'Brien
  • Has one brother, Connor and one sister, Caroline
  • Majoring in Business
O'Brien's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 26.11p 11/19-21/15 Georgia Tech Invitational Atlanta, Ga.
100 Backstroke 1:00.11# 1/24/14 Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
100 Butterfly 56.53 11/21/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
200 Butterfly 2:00.95 1/22/16 SC Quad Meet Columbia, S.C.
200 IM 2:10.93 2/4/17 Carolina College Invitational Durham, N.C.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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