Niki Kates
Niki Kates
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Truckee, California
High School: Forest Charter School
Events: Backstroke/I.M.
Major: Civic Communication and Media/Psychology

Enters her senior season with the Bearcats as a backstroke and freestyle swimmer ... Earned second team all northwest Conference honors in the 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, and 100-yard backstroke in both 2017 and 2018 ... Earned Second Team All-NWC for her 7th place finish in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.14" and for her 8th place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:09.80" ... Served as team captain in 2018 ... Named Willamette Swim's female freshman of the year in 2017 ... Co-Holds school records in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at Forest Charter School in California and was the team captain in her final two years ... Earned 2nd place in the State Championship meet in the 100 Backstroke ... Was a member of the National Honors Society ... Graduated on the Honor Roll and the Dean's List ... Is a Civic Communication and Media and Psychology double major ... Daughter of Daniel and Pamela Kates.

 

2019-20 Top Marks

50 Freestyle SCY 27.82 Whitman vs Willamette 11/15/19 11/15/2019
100 Freestyle SCY 57.57 2019 Bruin Invitational 11/24/2019
200 Freestyle SCY 2:09.98 2019 Bruin Invitational 11/24/2019
1650 Freestyle SCY 20:10.97 Whitman vs Willamette 11/15/19 11/15/2019
100 Backstroke SCY 1:00.60 2019 Bruin Invitational 11/24/2019
200 Backstroke SCY 2:20.85 vs Pacific Lutheran University 11/1/2019
200 Individual Medley SCY 2:21.89 Willamette at Whitworth 11/16/2019

2018-19 Top Marks

50 Freestyle SCY 28.51 Willamette University Duel Mee 1/11/2019
100 Backstroke SCY 59.21 2019 NWC Swimming Championship 2/9/2019
200 Backstroke SCY 2:07.37 2019 NWC Swimming Championship 2/10/2019
100 Butterfly SCY 1:01.21 2018 Bruin Invitational 12/1/2018
100 Individual Medley SCY 1:08.00 2018 NWC Sprint Pentathlon 10/27/2018
200 Individual Medley SCY 2:10.41 2019 NWC Swimming Championship 2/8/2019

2017-18 Top Marks

100 Backstroke SCY 59.66 NWC Swimming Championships 2/9/2018
200 Backstroke SCY 2:08.28 NWC Swimming Championships 2/11/2018
100 Butterfly SCY 1:07.47 Willamette at LC Dual 1/19/2018
200 Individual Medley SCY 2:11.84 NWC Swimming Championships 2/9/2018

2016-17 Top Marks

50 Freestyle SCY 28.18 Sprint Pentathlon 10/28/2016
100 Freestyle SCY 1:02.38 Whitman vs Willamette 11/4/2016
100 Backstroke SCY 59.74 NWC Swimming Championships 2/11/2017
200 Backstroke SCY 2:09.80 NWC Swimming Championships 2/12/2017
100 Butterfly SCY 1:06.22 Whitworth vs Willamette 11/3/2016
100 Individual Medley SCY 1:06.47 Sprint Pentathlon 10/28/2016
200 Individual Medley SCY 2:15.21 NWC Swimming Championships 2/10/2017
400 Individual Medley SCY 5:11.11 Willamette v UPS 11.12.16 11/12/2016