Free State HS swimmer one of three incoming Jayhawks named All-American swimmers

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- Three University of Kansas incoming freshmen have been named All-Americans in their respective events, according to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

Kate Steward was named in the 100-yard breastroke, Kaitlyn Witt in the 100-yard butterfly and Claire Campbell in the 200-yard freestyle.

Per the press release by KU Athletics:

Steward swam a season-best time of 1:01.46 in the 100-yard breaststroke to finish with the 18th-fastest time in the nation en route to her honor. Steward hails from Bartlesville, Oklahoma and swam for Bartlesville High School and the Splash Club coached by Chad Englehart. She is a fourth-generation Jayhawk and a national qualifier in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.

Witt posted a season-best time of 54.48 in the 100-yard butterfly ranking her in the top-60 nationwide at No. 57 to claim her All-America honor. Witt comes to Kansas from Lincoln, Nebraska, and swims for her parents, Leigh Ann Fetter-Witt and Mike Witt on the Great Nebraska Swim Team. She was a Junior National qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly and attended Lincoln Southwest High School where she won the 2017 Nebraska High School State Championship in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.77.

Campbell rounds out the trio of All-Americans with a season-best time of 1:49.74 in the 200-yard freestyle to garner her recognition. Campbell is the daughter of head coach Clark Campbell, and will be a third-generation Jayhawk. She is a local swimmer from Free State High School who also swam for Patrick Norman with Ad Astra Area Aquatics. She swims the freestyle, backstroke and individual medley events, and was a NCSA and Junior National 5K Open Water qualifier. She took third at the Kansas 6A Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships in 2017 in both the 200- (1:51.77) and 100-yard (51.54) freestyle events.