Katie Powlen
Katie Powlen
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Southborough, Mass.
High School: Algonquin Regional
Position: Mid-Distance Free

2009-10: Finished ninth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the America East Championships… Highest finish during the dual meet season was second in both the 500 and 1,000 free events against Drexel and Howard… Swam season-best times in the 200 free (2:00.05), 500 free (5:04.68) and 1,650 free (17:12.99) at the Terrapin Cup Last Chance Meet… Her 1,650 free time ranks sixth on UMBC’s all-time top-10 list.

Background: A state champion in the 200 free in 2006 and in the 500 free in 2009… Named the League MVP in 2009... Holds seven school records… A Metro West All-Star in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Personal: Daughter of Jerry and Mary Powlen… Has one sister, Mallory (22)… Majoring in environmental science… Born March 7, 1991.