Originally from Augusta, Ga. Katherine Huff is a sprint specialist at Texas A&M. Huff swims the sprint freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events, and she was collegeswimming.com’s no. one recruit out of the state of Georgia. When coming out of high school, her 200 freestyle was probably her most impressive event – her time was among the top 20 in the entire recruiting class. The soccer fan is currently studying Kinesiology, and she graduated from Lakeside High School where she was a two-time Georgia state gold medalist. Huff chose Texas A&M over Virginia Tech and North Carolina, among others, due to the “close-knit” team atmosphere. Huff achieved success quickly as a young swimmer, and was burnt out by her sophomore year in high school. After taking off a semester from competition, Huff found her fire as well as her distinct focus, as described by Aiken-Augusta Swim League Coach, Adam Byers.
As a freshman Huff posted NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. She competed at the SEC Championships, marking best times in her events.
Huff, once again, went best times in all three of her individual events as a sophomore. She swam the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle in season and she focused her season on the Speedo Champions Series competition – she swam the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle.
Huff is currently in her junior season as an Aggie. She swam in the dual-meet season, and did not compete at the SEC Championships. She competed in the Art Adamson Invitational in November, and the last meet of her junior season came at Texas A&M vs. Louisiana State.
Huff was a 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier. As a freshman at Lakeside High School she was a two-time Georgia state champion, winning both of her individual events. Huff was also a five-time Georgia state silver medalist – she came in runner-up as a junior in both the 50 and 100 freestyle.