Name: Katie Meili
School: Columbia College, 2013
Achievements: 2nd in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Olympic Trials; gold medalist at 2015 Pan-American Games in the 100-meter breaststroke; winner of five Ivy League titles her junior year; 5th in 100-yard breaststroke at NCAAs junior year and 3rd in the same event at NCAAs senior year; owner of Ivy records in 200-yard medley, 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke; winner of Connie S. Maniatty Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete in 2013.
Olympic Event: 100-meter breaststroke
Date: Sunday, August 7
Notable Quote: "I remember when I was getting ready to graduate and both Di (Diana Caskey, Columbia women's swimming coach) and the assistant coach at the time, Michael (Sabala), were really urging me to continue swimming... I remember them sitting me down and telling me I could go to the Olympics, and I really did laugh at their faces. I thought it was the craziest thing anyone's ever said to me." — Katie Meili