The Black Knights defeated American, Boston U and George Mason
2013-14 (JUNIOR): Finished an outstanding junior campaign with season-best performances in the 100-breast (1:06.57) and 200-IM (2:06.85) at the Patriot League (PL) Championships ... recorded a career-best time at the Army-Navy meet in the 200-free (1:51.55) ... Academic All-Patriot Team ... 2014 Patriot League Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Capital One Academic All-District Team.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Named to All-Patriot League team after a solid sophomore season...capped off the season with a ninth-place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:20.04 for a personal best time in addition to an all-time top 10 record time for Army...part of the 400 free relay and 800 free relay which holds the plebe record...recorded two second-place finishes in the 200 and 500 free races against Lehigh (Jan. 11)...took the gold in the 500 free and the silver in the 200 free in the quad meet versus Boston, Rown and Vermont (Oct. 5)...recorded two third-place finishes in the 200 IM and 200 breast and a third-place finish in the 200 free in the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26)...took home two top-10 finishes versus Delaware (Jan. 18)...was runner-up at Bucknell (Jan. 12) in the 200 and 500 free...took third in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free versus Navy (Dec.6)...took the gold in the 500 free in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17) touching the wall at 5:07.90...was also second in the 200 free...recorded a fourth place finish in the 200 free at Buffalo (Nov. 10) and in the 500 free at UConn (Oct. 26)...posted two runner-up finishes against American and George Mason (Jan. 19)...posted a time of 2:07.67 in the 200 IM at the Big Brown Invitational for a personal-best time as well as an all-time record.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Put together a strong freshman season, concentrating primarily on the middle-distance freestyle events ... also swam the breaststroke races ... moved into Army's all-time top 10 in three different events ... performed at her best at the end of the season ... authored two personal-best times at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 16) ... placed 12th in the 200 free at Patriots with the fifth-fastest time in school history (1:53.17) ... finished 14th in the 200 breast at the conference meet with the 10th-best clocking in Army annals (2:25.78) ... also placed 11th in the 500 free (5:04.21) at Patriots ... continued strong postseason showing at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 24) ... finished 11th in the 200 free with a clocking of 1:53.72 ... swept the 200 free and 500 free versus Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... also placed fourth in the 100 free opposite the Mountain Hawks ... won the 500 free and finished third in the 200 free against Drexel (Jan. 20) ... was runner-up in the 500 free and third in the 200 free during the quad-meet versus Boston College, Stony Brook and Vermont (Oct. 7) ... took second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free versus Massachusetts (Oct. 22) ... placed runner-up in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 free at C.W. Post (Nov. 18) ... earned a second-place ribbon in the 500 free during the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... finished third in both the 200 free and 100 breast, and placed fifth in the 500 free at Marist (Oct. 14) ... authored fourth-place finishes in both the 200 free and 500 free opposite Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... took fourth in the 500 free versus Navy (Dec. 8), touching the wall in a personal-best time of 5:02.24 ... clocking ranks eighth all-time at Army ... also placed fifth in the 200 free against the Mids ... was fourth in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 free versus Bucknell (Jan. 13) ... turned in fifth-place showings in both the 200 free and 500 free during the quad-meet with American, George Mason and Old Domnion (Jan. 21) ... took 14th in the 500 free at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.893 grade point average during the spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned all-state accolades in the 400-yard freestyle relay during her standout career at Arrowhead Union High School ... swam for Lake Country Swim Team under head coach Mark Kohnhorst ... was a National Merit finalist.
PERSONAL: Kristen Barta was born Feb. 27, 1993 in Milwaukee, Wis. ... daughter of David and Barbara Barta ... has one brother, David ... lists playing the piano and snow skiing among her hobbies ... hopes to compete in a triathlon one day ... majoring in Life Science.