Swimming & Diving |
Tory McKenna joined the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving program in August 2012 after coaching for three season 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 laud.
Upon graduation from Syracuse University, McKenna came to New Hampshire and used her remaining year of eligibility to compete for the Wildcats as a graduate student. At the 2009 America East Championships, she placed third in the 1-meter dive and as a result was awarded the UNH swim team's Coaches Award for her dedication, maturity and leadership qualities. McKenna earned her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from UNH in 2010, while conducting research for acquired brain injury patients.
McKenna began her coaching career at the Westford Swim and Tennis Club in 2001 and currently works with the New Hampshire based U.S.A. Diving Club and Charles River Diving North, where two of her divers won state titles in Division I and II in 2009. McKenna is also currently working for Peoplefirst Rehab in Maine.
She is working toward her PhD in Speech & Hearing Pathology while coaching at Cincinnati.