COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL of FAME MEMBERS FROM NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON

Kathy Thompson
SWIMMING
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

After posting outstanding times in the pool for Wenatchee High School, Kathy Thompson became the cornerstone of Pacific Lutheran teams from 1986-90 that never finished worse than fifth at the NAIA national meet, won four consecutive conference championships and didn't lose a dual meet to any Northwest Conference opponent. She won 25 conference championships including four straight titles in both the 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley. At nationals, Kathy was a 22-time, four-year NAIA All-American. She finished as high as second in the 200 IM and twice placed third in the 400 IM. Kathy also was a member of two second place 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams. She set PLU records in both the 200 IM (2:11.58) and 400 IM as well as contributing to a record-setting 400 freestyle relay team.