NSU Swimming Legend Finishes Career at Nationals



NSU senior Hannah Kastigar swam to her third All-American performance of 2019 this evening, taking second overall in the 200 fly. She is now a 7-time NCAA All-American for the Wolves.  Kastigar opened her day with a prelims time of 2:00.26, seeding her third heading into finals. The top four racers heading into the finals heat were within six tenths of a second of each other.  She was on pace with the leader through the first 50 meters, however Tori Sopp extended her lead in the second leg. Kastigar battled back swimming the fastest third leg of the heat, 30.60 seconds, but came up just shy as the pair hit the wall. The Aberdeen native finished with a time of 1:58.85, improving from her prelims mark.



Hannah Kastigar capped off her Northern State swim career in the only way she knows how, as an All-American. The senior finished third in the 200 breaststroke from the NCAA National Championships, concluding a full week of competition.

She qualified for the final heat as the fourth seed with a prelims time of 2:15.00. The Aberdeen native not only moved up a position in the standings in finals, but also broke her own school record with a race time of 2:13.02.

Kastigar finishes the week with four All-American awards, including a NCAA National Championship in the 400 IM. She is an 8-time All-American and 3-time NCAA National Champion for the Wolves, and holds numerous Northern State and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference records.

She exhausts her eligibility as the most decorated swimmer in Northern State University history and moreover one of the most accomplished Wolves student-athletes.


The Kastigar File:

  • 2017 NCAA 400 yard IM National Champion
  • 2017 NCAA 200 yard butterfly National Champion
  • 2019 NCAA 400 yard IM National Champion
  • 8-time NCAA All-American
    • 200 IM – 3rd Place (2017)
    • 400 IM – National Champion (2017)
    • 100 Fly – 7th Place (2017)
    • 200 Fly – National Champion (2017)
    • 200 IM – 2nd Place (2019)
    • 400 IM – National Champion (2019)
    • 200 Fly – 2nd Place (2019)
    • 200 Breast – 3rd Place (2019)
  • School record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 1,000 free, 50 back, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 IM, 200 IM, and 400 IM
  • NSIC record holder in the 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 fly, and 200 fly
  • 2017 NSIC Champion in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
  • 2017 NSIC Swimmer of the Year
  • 2017 NSIC Newcomer of the Year
  • 2019 NSIC Champion in the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 fly
  • 2019 NSIC Runner-up in the 200 breaststroke
  • 2019 NSIC Swimmer of the Year