Women's Swimming


Kimberly Kalenda
Kimberly Kalenda

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary, Ill.

High School:
Cary-Grove

Event:
Free

11/09/2013

Record Breaking Day For Illini Swimming

Illini Break Three Pool Records In Victory Over Kansas

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

02/23/2013

Illini Conclude Big Ten Championships

Orange and Blue tie Michigan State for 11th

02/22/2013

Illini Wrap Up Day Three of Big Ten Championships

Meng sets school record in 100 back

Junior 2011-12 - Set career-best times in the 50 breast (31.06), 100 breast (1:09.82) and 50 free (23.96) at the TYR Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Sophomore 2010-11 - Secured a first-place finish in the 50 free (24.78) at Illinois State ... Posted personal-best times in four events at the Hawkeye Invite, including the 50 free (24.03), 100 free (52.58), 200 free (1:54.46) and 100 breast (1:10.55) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Freshman 2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her freshman season ... Posted third-place finishes in the 50 free (24.88) at Illinois State and 200 free (1:56.74) against Illinois State at home ... Swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100 free (53.53) at Iowa ... Swam three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (24.07), 100 free (52.11) and 200 free (1:54.47).

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Cary-Grove High School ... Three-time state qualifier ... Team MVP from 2006-09 ... Northwest Herald Swimmer of the Year ... Speedo sectional qualifier ... Junior National qualifier ... National qualifier ... Illinois State Scholar.

Personal - Born Sept. 1, 1991 ... Parents are Mark and Carrie Kalenda ... Has an older brother, Jonathan and a younger sister, Michelle ... Majoring in business ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, playing frisbee and sand volleyball ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as competition.

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