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    Molly Hennessy
    Molly Hennessy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westport, Conn.

    High School:
    Staples

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Sprint Free



    2008-09: Member of the Wildcats' sprint freestyle unit ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam season-best times in all three of her individual events at the Big Ten Championships, participating in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free ... Earned a pair of bonus final appearances at the TYR Invitational, coming back for the evening session in the 50 fly and 200 free.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2007 state championship in the 100 freestyle ... Broke a 28-year-old Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) record in the 100 free ... Also holds the school record in the event ... All-conference and all-state honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Team, area, conference and state MVP ... As a senior at the FCIAC Championships, won the 50 and 100 free events, and anchored two winning relays to lead the team to a school-best third-place finish at the meet ... Swam three years of club with the New Canaan YMCA ... Named club MVP in 2006-07 ... Also dove for two years in high school, in addition to playing two years of water polo ... Three-time Connecticut Athlete Scholar ... Honor roll all four years of high school ... AP Scholar.

    PERSONAL: Born Molly Anne Hennessy on 10/13/89 ... Daughter of Mark and Tracey Hennessy ... Raised in Chicago area for 10 years ... Chose Northwestern over Brown, Amherst and Georgetown ... Majoring in engineering.

    HENNESSY'S PERSONAL BESTS

    50 Free 23.92
    100 Free 51.91
    200 Free 1:55.49