2013-14: Recorded her best backstroke times of the season at the American Athletic Conference Championships, finishing the 100 backstroke in 55.78 and the 200 backstroke in 2:00.85 ... Had her fastest freestyle times of the year come at the Miami Invitational, finishing the 50 freestyle in 24.78, the 100 freestyle in 54.59 and the 200 freestyle in 1:59.58.
2012-13: Swam her fastest 50 free of the season at the BIG EAST Championships in 24.52 ... Recorded her best 100 free time of 52.66 at the Miami Invitational ... Swam her top 100 backstroke at the conference meet, finishing in 57.53 ... Had her fastest 200 back time of 2:03.82 at Miami.
High School: A three-year varsity letterwinner at Cincinnati Christian ... qualified for state meet all three years ... finished seventh in 50-meter freestyle and 14th in 100 free at state meet senior season ... placed fourth in the 50 and eighth in 100 freestyle junior year at '10 state meet ... recorded ninth-place finish in the 100 freestyle and 100-meter backstroke at state meet freshman season.
Personal: Full name is Kenda Elizabeth Bierman ... born April 27, 1993 ... daughter of Ken and Connie Bierman.
Academic Major: Nursing.