On Gannon: Returns for her senior year ... has always been a strong depth person in the backstroke events and should continue in that capacity ... elected team co-captain for the second consecutive year.
As a Junior (2003-04): Served as team co-captain ... finished sixth in the 200-back (2:12.78) and eighth in the 200-IM (2:19.86), and was part of the fourth-place 400-medley relay team (4:00.04) in the first meet of the season at N.C. State ... placed 12th in the 200-back against Virginia Tech and Clemson (2:15.80) ... took fourth in the 100-back against Johns Hopkins and Howard (1:00.43) ... placed fifth in the 200-back (2:11.24) and eighth in the 200-IM (2:17.37) against Duke ... also was part of the second-place 400-medley relay team (3:57.94) ... finished seventh in the 200-back (2:13.11) and was part of the third-place 400-medley relay team (3:58.45) against Georgia Tech ... was part of three scoring relay teams at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... her 400-medley relay team took fourth (3:54.98), her 200-medley relay team placed fifth (1:47.10), and her 800-free relay team finished 13th (7:51.53) ... also finished 40th in the 500-free ... placed seventh in both backstroke events against Pittsburgh and Villanova, with times of 59.73 in the 100 and 2:12.28 in the 200 ... also was part of the fourth-place 400-medley relay team (3:57.87) ... swam a season-best 58.41 in the 100-back to finish third against North Carolina ... also placed sixth in the 200-back (2:06.22) ... swam a season-best 2:02.57 in the 200-back to finish sixth against Virginia ... also was part of the third-place 400-medley relay team (3:52.23) ... placed 18th in the 100-back (58.67), 21st in the 200-back (2:09.67) and 29th in the 200-IM (2:10.27) at the ACC Championships.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): Swam her best 100-back of the year at the ACC Championships finishing 15th with a finals time of 58.56 and a preliminary time of 57.71 ... Started the season with a sixth-place finish in the 200-back (2:10.53) and a fourth-place finish in the 400-medley relay (4:01.36) against NC State ... was victorious with the 300-back relay team against Johns Hopkins, Howard and Wingate (2:56.97) ... also came in fourth in the 500-free (5:15.51) at that meet ... turned in two sixth-place finishes against Richmond and Wingate in the 100-back (1:00.49) and the 200-back (2:12.38) ... earned sixth place against Villanova in the 100-back (1:01.46) and fourth place against Pittsburgh in the 200-back (2:07.00) ... had a fourth-place finish against Duke in the 100-back (1:01.82).
As a Freshman (2001-2002): Finished 12th and set a career best in the 100-back at the ACC Championships (57.37) ... set another career best by earning 14th place in the 200-back (2:05.51) at the ACC's ... came in third in the 200-back against NC State (2:08.79) ... was a second-place finisher in the 200-back vs. both Florida State (2:06.29) and Duke (2:08.48) ... captured second-place in the 200-back vs. Georgia Tech (2:08.14) ... placed third in the 400-IM vs. North Carolina (4:46.03) ... earned second-place honors in the 100-back (59.16) against Virginia.
Before Maryland: Lettered two seasons at Oakland Catholic ... nine-time junior championship competitor ... four-time scholastic All-American ... placed third at the Pennsylvania state championships as a sophomore in the 100-back ... helped team win the state championship that same season.
Personal: Caitlin Gannon is the daughter of Rebecca and Peter Gannon ... recruited by such schools as Michigan State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Kansas ... was part of the Spanish club and the co-president of the Human Rights Coalition in high school ... enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music and Harry Potter ... favorite athlete is Mia Hamm ... majoring in kinesiology ... is considering becoming a medical doctor.
Career Bests 100 Back: 57.31 200 Back: 2:04.91 200 IM: 2:09.91 500 Free: 5:09.40