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Snohomish grad leaving Seattle U swim post

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SEATTLE -- After 10 years as a member of the Seattle University swim program as either an athlete, assistant coach or interim head coach, Kat Cuevas is moving on.
Cuevas, a graduate of Snohomish High School, has announced she's leaving the program, effective June 1. She plans to join her family overseas, SU said in a press release.
"Leaving is such a bittersweet decision, as Seattle U is and has been such an incredible community, family, and formative force in my life," Cuevas said in the statement. "The transition to (NCAA) Division I is such an exciting time for the university, and I am honored to have been part of the momentum it has created. I look forward to following the Redhawks and the swim program as the progress continues."
Cuevas took over as interim head coach of both the men's and women's teams in September when Craig Mallery stepped down
Cuevas first joined the Redhawk swim program in 1999. She excelled in the butterfly and backstroke and was part of the 2002 women's squad that finished second at the NAIA national championships. She earned her bachelor's degree from SU in 2005 in international studies and will be receiving her master's degree in sports administration and leadership this June.
"Kat has been an important member of this department for over 10 years," SU director of athletics Bill Hogan said in a statement released by the team. "We are grateful for the contributions she has made to the swim program as a swimmer, an assistant coach, and this past year as the interim head coach."
The school said the search for a new coach will begin immediately.
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