Three current Bearcats tabbed as collegiate athletes of the year in their respective sports
Hear from Jacqueilne Keire and head coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle at Keire's team sendoff to the 2016 NCAA Championships.
Jackie Keire previews her trip to the 2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
Senior Jacqueline Keire was named the Most Outstanding Female Swimmer for the third consecutive year.
Action from day three of the American Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships (Ben Solomon/The American).
2015-16: Earned honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 100 freestyle, placing 15th in the nation ... Also qualified for the NCAA meet in the 50 and 200 freestyles ... Named American Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship Outstanding Female Swimmer for the second consecutive year ... Won conference titles in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, bringing her career total to eight gold medals at the league championships ... Owns the school record in the 50 freestyle thanks to a time of 22.31 at the conference championships ... Moved her school record in the 100 freestyle to 48.32 at the NCAA Championships ... Continued to hold the school record in the 200 free thanks to a mark of 1:43.58 at the Hoosierland Invitational ... Swam her quickest 500 freestyle time in 4:51.78 against IUPUI ... Posted her top 1,000 freestyle time of the year versus Wright State, touching the wall in 10:19.79 ... Owns the school record in the 100 individual medley at 59.03 ... Competed at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in April ... Earned a total of six all-conference designations at the league meet, adding three relays (400 free, 800 free and 400 medley) to her three individual championships ... helped set school records in three relays during the year, swimming the anchor leg for the 400 freestyle relay (3:19.82), 800 freestyle relay (7:14.14) and 400 medley relay (3:39.74) ... Anchored 200 free relay team which set fifth-quickest mark in school history at 1:32.54.
2014-15: Became school's first female All-American in 10 years, finishing 16th nationally in the 200 freestyle ... Earned the honorable mention All-America honors after capturing a swim-off by .12 seconds to qualify for the B-finals ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles for the second consecutive season ... Named American Athletic Conference Outstanding Female Swimmer at the league championships after capturing conference titles in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles ... Posted a time of 22.75 in the 50 freestyle at the league championships, setting a school record ... Swam the 100 freestyle in 48.44 at the league meet, winning title and breaking her own school record ... Posted a 200 freestyle time of 1:44.70 during the conference championships, capturing first place and breaking her own school record ... Recorded her top 500 freestyle time of the year at the NCAA Championships, touching the wall in 4:42.54.
2013-14: Etched her name into the UC record books as a freshman, setting the program's best marks in the 50 freestyle (22.85), 100 freestyle (48.52), 200 freestyle (1:44.73) and 500 freestyle (4:41.33), while also moving into the program's all-time top-10 list in the 1,000 free (fourth/10:08.34) ... Contributed to school-record relay times in the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.00) and 800 freestyle relay (7:17.97) ... Won a pair of individual conference championships, taking first in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle at the American Athletic Conference Championships in Louisville ... Narrowly missed a third conference title at the meet, placing second in the 100 freestyle with a championship final time of 48.92 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles, the first Bearcats female to do so since 2011 ... Had a top finish of 23rd in the 200 free at the NCAA meet (in an event won by four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin), while placing 36th nationally in the 100 freestyle and 47th nationally in the 500 free.