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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sacred Heart Student and Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Named Olympic Sportswoman of the Year

Katie Ledecky, ST'15 of the United States smiles as she holds her gold medal after winning the Women's 400m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. 
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Congratulations to Katie Ledecky, Sacred Heart junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart who was recently named by the United States Olympic Committee's Olympic SportsWoman of the Year.  Katie will be honored on Tuesday, October 29 in New York.  Katie is the first female swimmer to win the USOC SportsWoman of the Year honors since Natalie Coughlin in 2008. 

We first learned of Katie Ledecky, the youngest member of the US Olympic Team who swam her way to her first gold medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games.   This past year at the 2013 World Championships, she won gold in 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle, as well as the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, setting two world records.  Read more here in The Washington Times.

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