McGraw joins UA swimming and diving

FAYETTEVILLE –Former Georgia Tech swimmer, Katie McGraw, has transferred to the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback head coach Jeff Poppell announced this week. McGraw, a Charlottesville, Va., native, is a graduate of The Bolles School where she was a three-time high school all-American in the 100 breast and a two-time all-American in the 200 medley relay. McGraw swam the past two seasons at Georgia Tech where she competed in the breaststroke and the freestyle events. She was a member of the all-Atlanta Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the team’s Tommy Towles Scholar-Athlete Award. This award is presented to the student-athlete who possesses the highest level of performance, scholarship and leadership. “We are thrilled and delighted to have Katie join us at the University or Arkansas,” said Poppell. “She is a quality young lady and will have an immediate impact on our program both in and out of the swimming pool.” Under Poppel’s guidance at The Bolles School, McGraw led her team to three consecutive Florida high school state championships from 2001-03. She was a Florida high school state champion in the 100 breast and a member of The Bolles School’s state champion 200 medley relay team that finished the year ranked third in the United States. As a Yellow Jacket, McGraw clocked a life-time best time of 24.16 in the prelims of the 50 free at the ACC Championships. She ranked second on the squad in the 200 breast, third in the 100 breast and anchored the 200 free relay team. McGraw is the daughter of Tom and Trish McGraw and has one younger brother, Mac. Her father, Tom, played football at the University of Virginia from 1972-74. For more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, log onto LADYBACKS.COM.