Donovan Kearns
Donovan Kearns

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Georgetown, Ky.

High School:
Scott County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
07/17/1994

Experience:
HS


02/22/2014

Bearcats Conclude American Swimming and Diving Championships

Jackie Keire collected a pair of individual titles during inaugural event.

02/21/2014

Keire Wins Another Title at American Swimming and Diving Championships

Freshman wins 200 freestyle one day after winning 500 freestyle.

02/01/2014

Bearcats Swept at Kentucky in Regular Season Finale

UC will travel to American Athletic Conference Championships in Louisville, Feb. 19-22.

01/11/2014

Bearcats Swept at Nationally-Ranked Louisville, Women Defeat Houston

Jackie Keire wins 200 freestyle, places second in 100 free.

01/09/2014

Bearcats Fall at Miami in First Meet of 2014

Jackie Keire scored a trio of individual wins in the effort against the RedHawks.

2013-14: Had an outstanding Pittsburgh Invitational, posting his top times of the season in the 100 freestyle (50.74), 200 freestyle (1:44.96) and 500 freestyle (4:37.83) ... Recorded his top 1,000 freestyle time in dual meet against Miami, finishing in 9:43.85 ... Quickest mile of the season was 15:49.57 at the American Athletic Conference Championships, placing sixth overall ... Top backstroke times of the year were also at the league meet, completing the 100 back in 50.79 and the 200 back in 1:48.35 ... Earned a spot in the 200 backstroke at the league meet, placing eighth.

2012-13: Swam the 50 free in 23.35 at the Purdue Invitational ... Posted his quickest 100 free (51.10) versus Miami (Ohio) ... Finished the 500 free in 4:36.87 at the Miami Invitational ... Had a quick 1,000 freestyle time of 9:49.39 versus Xavier ... Swam his quickest 100 backstroke time of 51.29 and his quickest 200 backstroke time of 1:49.18 at the BIG EAST Championships.

High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner at Scott County High School ... set school records in the 100 back, 200 and 500 freestyles and 200 IM ... holds two Kentucky Region 3 records in the 100 back and 200 free ... placed fourth in 200 back at state meet as a senior ... named team MVP and Region 3 MVP his senior season ... earned all-region honors as a junior and senior ... placed first in the 200 backstroke at the USA Long Course State A meet ... member of two relay teams that won two State A titles ... competed at the 2012 USA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla., as well as USA Speedo Sectional Long Course Meet in Greensboro, N.C., where he advanced to four finals.

Personal: Donovan Denham Kearns ... born July 17, 1994 ... son of Randy and Danielle Kearns ... is the youngest of five siblings - brother Joseph, and sisters Ashley, Amy and Faith.

Academic Major: Undeclared.