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    Kiersten Cooley
    Kiersten Cooley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hershey, Pa.

    High School:
    Hershey

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Distance Free



    COOLEY'S PERSONAL BESTS
    Event Personal Best
    100 butterfly 58.31
    200 butterfly 2:09.59
    500 freestyle 5:09.99

    2010-11: Member of Northwestern's butterfly and distance free stroke groups ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in three fall meets, hitting the pool against Purdue (11/5), in NU's quad-dual (11/6) and in the TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Swam in both the 100 fly and 500 free at the TYR ... Concluded her NU career by swimming season-best times in the 500 free (5:17.18), 100 fly (1:00.07) and 200 fly (2:16.11) at the five-team Shamrock Invitational (1/28-1/29).

    2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten ... Had the best dual meet of her career against Iowa (1/23), finishing a career-best third in the 100 fly and swimming a career-best time of 2:09.59 in the 200 fly ... Made the bonus finals in the 50 fly and 200 fly at the TYR Invitational, finishing 22nd overall in both.

    2008-09: Member of Northwestern's butterfly corps ... Competed in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 500 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Shaved 3.5 seconds off her season-best in the 500 free, more than two seconds from her top time in the 100 fly and nearly six full seconds off her season-fastest in the 200 fly at the Big Ten meet to earn career-best times in all three events ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 200 fly at the TYR Invitational, finishing in the No. 12 position ... Also made the bonus finals of the 500 free and 100 fly at the TYR ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Competed in the 100 fly, 500 free and 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Best dual-meet finish of the season was a fourth-place effort in the 1,000 free against Illinois-Chicago on 10/27 ... Competed in six different events in 2007-08.

    High School: All-American with the 200 medley relay in 2005-06 ... Swam on the state champion medley relay in 2005-06 ... Team won state title in both of those years ... All-state consideration times in the 100 fly and 500 free ... Swam 11 years with the Hershey Aquatic Club, winning the league title numerous times ... Distinguished Honor Roll all four years of high school ... National Honor Society member ... Academic All-American.

    Personal: Born Kiersten Marie Cooley ... Daughter of Mark and Judy Cooley ... Chose Northwestern over Emory, Georgetown and Boston College ... Majoring in journalism.