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Meet NCAA Triathlete Kathryn Berlew from Trine University

by USA Triathlon

Trine University women’s collegiate triathlete Kathryn Berlew grew up doing a variety of sports. Her advice for future triathletes?

“Get out there and try as many things as possible.”

Read more about Kathryn Berlew, how she ended up an NCAA triathlete and who her favorite pro triathlete is (hint: she’s on the U.S. Elite Triathlon National Team)!

Meet NCAA Athlete Kathryn Berlew

School: Trine University

Hometown: Fremont, Indiana

Age: 20

School: Trine University

What are you studying in school?

Criminal Justice and Psychology with Sports Psychology and Psychology Minors

What did the recruiting process look like for you?

“I was contacted by my former coach since I already had completed a few races and had some finish times that I was proud of. I also ran XC in high school, so I had my time for that out there too. Being a single sport athlete can definitely help when it comes to triathlon recruiting because coaches are often checking swim meet times and cross-country race times to find athletes for their teams.”

Favorite leg of a triathlon race?

“Definitely the bike, I like the biking because I know I can work extra hard on the back and catch as many people as I can, it’s like a game to me.”

Do you, or have you, ever competed within sports outside of triathlon?

“Yes, I have competed in many sports. Get out there and try as many things as possible. Just being active is what is important. Sports I did include Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Tennis, Soccer, Dance, and Gymnastics.”

Favorite professional triathlete?

Taylor Spivey

Favorite meal to eat the night before a race?

“Anything pasta! Gotta carb load!”

What do you love about being part of a triathlon club?

“My favorite part was having a group of people who are around the same age as me doing the same things I like to do.”

Interested in NCAA Women’s Varsity Triathlon? Find more information here!