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    Kirstyn Colonias     
     
      Kirstyn Colonias
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

High School:
San Ramon Valley

Last College:
California

Height:
5-6

Event:
Breast

Club::
Crow Canyon Sharks (Coaches Dan Cottam and Ethan Hall)

Career Best Times
100y breast 1:01.20
200y breast 2:10.68
2011-12: Earned an invite to the NCAA Championships after a career-best readout of 2:10.68 in the 200y breast at the Bulldog Last Chance meet...At NCAAs, placed 28th in the 200y breast after a time of 2:11.74, while her mark of 1:01.94 earned her 38th in the 100y breast...Qualified for her first championship final at the SEC Championships, placing seventh in the 200y breast...Notched 14th in the 100y breast at the league meet after touching in at 1:01.77...Her prelim time of 1:01.33 in the event was a season best...Won the 100y breast in the season opener against UNC-Wilmington...Finished runner-up in the 200y breast at the Kentucky, Indiana double dual meet and at South Carolina...Finished third in the 100y breast and 200y medley relay against No. 2 Florida on Senior Day...Added a pair of top five finishes in the 200y MR and 100y breast at No.1 Georgia.

2010-11: Solidified a spot at the NCAA Championships by swimming season-best marks in the 100y breast (1:01.25) and 200y breast (2:11.27) at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet...Claimed 33rd in the 200y breast and 42nd in the 100y breast at the NCAA Championships...Made the `B' finals in both breast events at the SEC Championships, finishing 10th in the 200y breast and 14th in the 100y breast...Finished runner-up in the 200y breast and 200y medley relay at Kentucky...Against Virginia, placed second in the 200y breast and third in both the 100y breast and 200y medley relay...Snagged top-10 finishes in the 200y and 400y medley relays at the Tennessee Invitational...Was on the winning 200y medley relay squad at the Cumberlands...Finished in the top five in three events against Arkansas and second-ranked Georgia...Swam a pair of fifth-place finishes at Florida in the 100y and 200y breaststrokes...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10: Swam season-best times in 100y breast (1:02.96) and 200y breast (2:16.71) at the Southeastern Conference Championships...The 100y breast time rank her 14th on UT's top-performers list, while the 200y breast time is the 15th best...Finished fifth in the 100y breast and seventh in the 200y breast at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet...Was the runner-up in the 200y breast and added a third-place finish in the 100y breast against South Carolina...Competed in the 100m breast at the U.S. Nationals...Had fifth-place finishes in the 200y breast and 200y medley relay at LSU...Also finished sixth in the 100y breast against Kentucky and at LSU...Made her Lady Vol debut at Louisville with a seventh-place finish in the 200y breast and claimed eighth in the 100y breast.

2008-09: AT CALIFORNIA: Ranked second on the NCAA Champion Golden Bears in the 100y breast (1:02.85) and 200y breast (2:16.05)...Placed 13th and 15th, respectively, in the 200y and 100y breasts at the 2009 PAC-10 Championships.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Competed in the 100m breast at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships and swam a time of 1:13.66 to capture 73rd.

HIGH SCHOOL: Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in both breast events...Is the 100y breast record-holder at San Ramon Valley High School...Was an All-American in the 100y breast and 200y medley relay in 2007 and 2008.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Chose Tennessee because of the amazing team and coaches...Enjoys traveling and admires Lance Armstrong...Has twin sisters, Kendyl and Jordyn, 15...Kirstyn N. Colonias, daughter of John and Karen Colonias, was born July 29, 1990, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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