Fort Collins, Colo.
Swam fly-leg on school record 200 Medley Relay (1:41.85)...Recorded personal bests in the 100 Freestyle (53.54) and 500 Freestyle (4:55.29) at the Mountain West Conference championships...All-conference in the 200 Medley Relay and 100 Fly...Elected by teammates at the Early Bird Invite as Most Valuable Swimmer...Scored 395 points during the season ...A 3.977 GPA earned her academic all-conference.
Owned all five top times in both the 100 and 200 Butterfly events for the season...Was the only swimmer to win an event at the UNLV dual, in the 200 Butterfly competition...Earned all-conference in the 100 Butterfly...Scored a total of 394.5 points for the season...Voted Most Valuable for the Early Bird Invite, DU dual, Husker Invitational and the UNLV dual, as well as Most Inspirational for the Boise State dual...Earned MWC academic all-conference for her 3.97 grade-point average.
Finaled in the 100 and 200 Butterfly at the MWC championships to earn all-conference honors...Both performances were lifetime-best efforts...Was a member of each of the Rams' scoring medley relays at the championships...Also swam lifetime bests in the 200 IM, and 100 and 500 Freestyles...Was voted both Most Inspirational and Most Improved swimmer at the MWC championships by her teammates...Earned academic all-conference honors with a superb 4.0 GPA in health and exercise science.
Fort Collins High School
Lettered all four years in swimming...Led the Lambkins to four straight conference championships...Finished in second place in the 100 Fly at the Colorado high school swimming and diving championships her senior year...Holds both school and conference records in the 100 Fly...Was the Front Range League MVP her senior year...Swam with coach Bill Spahn and the Fort Collins Area Swim Team (FAST).
Born Oct. 5, 1987...Daughter of Pat and JoAnne Kennedy...Has an older sister, Jill, and a younger sister, Carol...Enjoys playing frisbee, bike riding and watching sports...Favorite food is lasagna...Full name is Nora Adele Kennedy.
"Nora sets the tone of every training session and has been invaluable in every competition. Her incredibly consistent work ethic will be repaid with outstanding times during another all-conference year."
-Coach John Mattos