Tory McKenna joined the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving program in August 2012 after coaching for three seasons at University of New Hampshire. A two-time All-American and East National Championship qualifier in high school, McKenna earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. While diving for the Orange, she was a BIG EAST finalist in the 3-meter dive and a Zone A Qualifier from 2005-2007. Additionally, she set the Syracuse 1-meter record and the Villanova pool record in 2005. McKenna double majored to receive a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, while graduating summa cum laude.
She is working toward her PhD in Speech & Hearing Pathology while coaching at Cincinnati.