July 8, 2020
Butte High School and Bozeman Multisport Aquatics standout swimmer Catherine Russo was named to the 2019-2020 NISCA High School All American lists. The top 100 male and female high school swimmers in each event are awarded the All American honors. Russo is the only Montana swimmer named as a 2019-2020 High School All American in swimming.
Russo claimed 11th place in the girl's 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.76 seconds. Russo qualified in 56th place in the girl's 100 yard butterfly with a time of 54.89 seconds.
Russo will be attending Ohio State University this fall. She has an Olympics Trials qualifying time in the 100 meter butterfly.
More about NISCA All American selection process: In order for a swimmer to be considered as a NISCA High School All-American he/she must compete for an interscholastic team and be scholastically eligible as determined by his/her state athletic association or school authority. All swimmers must be in at least the 9th grade level of school to be eligible. Swimmers are limited to 8 consecutive semesters of eligibility. Fifth year seniors, 7th and 8th grade students are not eligible for consideration.
All times submitted must be achieved in a regularly scheduled interscholastic meet (no time trials) and will include times achieved up to and including State Meet Performances. All times must be submitted to the one-hundredth of a second. Meet times MUST include documentation (copy of or link to official meet results) as well as the signatures of the Meet Manager and Meet Referee for dual meets. No manual watch times are accepted - automatic timing of events only.
A swimmer may be listed in as many events as his/her times qualify.
Each year, an “All America” time will be determined and published. Upon receipt of the accepted application blank, the swimmer may be announced as an All-America if they have achieved the published time. The fastest one hundred (100) athletes as determined by time in each event will be named All-American.
To see All American qualifier list click here.