July 14, 2009
BELGRADE, Serbia - On Saturday - the final day of the World University Games swim competition - UC Santa Barbara alum, Katy Freeman, helped the United States women's 400-meter medley relay team to a gold medal. The team recorded a time of 4:01.90, beating out second-place Italy by 0.85 seconds.
Freeman swam the breaststroke leg of the relay and posted a split of 1:05.83. The relay marked her third appearance in an event final during the meet. She took fifth in the 200 breast last Thursday, touching the wall in 2:26.97, and last Tuesday, Freeman took sixth in the 100 breast. She finished in 1:08.89.
Head swim coach Gregg Wilson accompanied Freeman on the trip to Serbia. Wilson served as an assistant for the women's swim team.
Earlier this year UCSB Athletics unveiled the BE Great initiative. BE Great is dedicated to maximizing leadership ability, strong on-campus interaction, and general welfare for all 450 student-athletes and Intercollegiate Athletics staff at UC Santa Barbara. BE Great also focuses on personal and career development, diversity, and social awareness, along with ensuring academic success. UCSB has a 92% student-athlete graduation rate.
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