Kristen Pritchett, a 14-time All-American, enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Mizzou swimming program.
Pritchett came to Mizzou from the Casper Area Swim Club in her hometown of Casper, Wyo., where she provided training, stroke feedback and dry land training for senior level swimmers. She also spent time as a swim coach at Club Mega Sport in Argentina and Bozeman Barracudas in Bozeman, Mont.
A backstroke and freestyle specialist, Pritchett attended Texas A&M and claimed 14 All-America honors in her career. At the NCAA Championships as a sophomore in 2007, she finished fifth in the 200 back in a then-Big 12 record, 13th in the 200 free and 14th in the 500 free. The next season she took third in both the 200 back and 500 free and helped the Aggies to a fourth-place finish at NCAAs. As a senior in 2010, Pritchett took sixth in the 200 back and 500 free at the NCAA Championships.
She was named the Big 12 Conference Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore in 2007 and won five individual conference crowns, three in the 200 back (2007, 2008 and 2010) and two in the 500 free (2007 and 2010). She still holds A&M's 200 back record of 1:53.37.
On an international level, Pritchett was a member of the U.S. National Swimming Team from Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2010 and was the captain of the 2009 World University Games team. At the World University Games, she earned silver medals in the 200 back and 400 free, a bronze in the 200 free and was a part of the gold medal-winning 800 free relay team.
She also placed first in the 200 free, second in the 400 free and 200 back at the 2008 U.S. Open and made the 200 back finals at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Pritchett earned a bachelor's in finance from Texas A&M in 2009 and a master of real estate finance in 2010. The former Kristen Heiss, she married Christian Pritchett in August 2014.
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