2017-18 Women's Swimming & Diving

Kimmy Richter

Kimmy Richter

  • Event(s)
    Freestyle/Butterfly
  • Height
    5-8
  • Class
    Senior
  • Hometown
    Big Bay, Auckland
  • High School
    Howick

Biography

Academic Notes: Majoring in hotel and restaurant management...Four-time WAC All-Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Career Notes: Part of school record in 400 Freestyle Relay (3:23.27)...Fourth-fastest time in program history in 200 Freestyle (1:50.05).

2017-18 (Senior): Totaled two gold medals with two All-WAC first team honors and three second team honors at WAC Championships...Swam in 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the WAC Championships...Swam the third leg of the 400 Free Relay team that won gold with a school record time of 3:23.27...Swam the second leg of the 800 Free Relay team that won gold with a time of 7:17.94...Finished fourth in the 500 Free with a season-best time of 4:53.89...Finished fourth in the 1650 Free with a season-best time of 16:45.39...Finished fifth in the 200 Free with a time of 1:51.04...Recorded a season-best 200 Free time of 1:50.14 in the first leg of the 800 Free Relay...Placed 20th in the 1650 Free at the Texas Invitational...Totaled 26 top-three finishes with six individual wins and five relay wins during the season.

2016-17 (Junior): Totaled three gold medals with three All-WAC first team honors and two second team honors at WAC Championships...Swam in 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle, 400 medley and 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the WAC Championships...Swam the second leg of the 800 Free Relay team that won gold with a time of 7:20.31...Won the 500 Free with a career-best time of 4:51.24...Won the 1650 Free with a season-best time of 16:49.31...Finished fourth in the 200 Free with a season-best time of 1:50.18...Swam the third leg of the 400 Free Relay team that finished third with a time of 3:24.70...Also swam the third leg of the 400 Medley Relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:45.56...Named Kansas Classic All-Star...Placed third in the 1650 Free, sixth in the 500 Free and won the B Final and finished ninth in the 100 butterfly at Kansas Classic...Totaled 26 top-three finishes with six individual wins and five relay wins during the season.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Earned one All-WAC first team honor and three second team honors at WAC Championships...Swam in 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay at the WAC Championships...Swam the first leg of the 800 Free Relay team that finished second with a time of 7:19.45...Finished second in the 1650 Free with a career-best time of 16:48.35...Finished fourth in the 500 Free after a career-best prelim time of 4:53.46...Finished fifth in the 200 Free with a career-best time of 1:50.05...Totaled 41 top-three finishes with 10 individual wins and three relay wins during the season.

2014-15 (Freshman): Earned one All-WAC second team honor at WAC Championships...Swam in 100 and 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle at the WAC Championships...Finished eighth in the 200 Fly after a season-best prelim time of 2:05.26...Advanced to the B final and finished 10th in 500 Free with season-best time of 4:58.32...Won the C final and finished 17th in 100 Fly with season-best time of 56.74...Placed fifth in 1650 Free and eighth in 200 Fly at UNLV Invitational...Totaled 15 top-three finishes with three individual titles during the season...Won 400 Free versus New Mexico State, 500 Free versus San Diego and 100 Fly versus Oregon State.

High School: Swam for Coach Jana Wilkitzki at Howick College...Holds multiple regional counties swimming records...National Age Group swimming medalist...Received high school swimming Gold Award...Swam in tag team triathlons and Aquathons and helped her Howick College team to a medal every year...Won a silver medal at the NZ Open Championships in 2012 in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

Personal: Kimberly Storm Richter was born Feb. 8 in Chipinge, Zimbabwe...Daughter of Bruce and Sharon Richter...Two older sisters, Samantha and Nicky...Lived in Zimbabwe until moving to New Zealand at 10 years old...Lists most memorable athletic moment as meeting Kirsty Coventry at the Zimbabwe Junior Nationals in 2005 because Kirsty was Zimbabwe's most successful Olympic athlete and she is one of her biggest idols...Chose NAU because she was motivated by former Lumberjacks and club teammates Emma Lowther and Rachel Palmer, who achieved beyond their expectations by attending NAU.