Jenny  Connolly

Jenny Connolly


West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
William Henry Harrison


Back, Fly, Free

Boilermaker Aquatics

Career Best Times
50y free 22.32
100y free 49.06
100y fly 51.21
200y fly 2:00.91
100y back 51.34
200y back 1:54.51
2011-12: Swam legs of three Tennessee record-setting relays at the NCAA Championships, while earning six First-Team All-America honors in the process...Concludes her UT career with Lady Vol best 14 First-Team All-America certificates, as her overall A-A total of 22 ranks only behind Olympian Christine Magnuson...At NCAAs, placed third in both medley relays and in the 100y back (51.58)...Also grabbed fourth in the 100y fly (51.73) and sixth and seventh in the 200y and 400y free relays...Added four more gold medals to collection at the SEC Championships, taking first in the 100y back, 100y fly and in both medley relays...Swam the lead leg of the 200y medley (1:35.33) and 400y medley (3:30.36) relays that broke SEC and UT records...Her SEC readouts of 51.37 seconds in the 100y back, 51.49 seconds in the 100y fly and both relays were NCAA automatic qualifying times...Scored the third most points of any competitor at the league meet, accumulating 53 ½ points...Won multiple events in every dual meet on the season, highlighted by sweeping her four events against No. 2 Florida on Senior Day...Went a perfect 4-4 in the 100y back in dual meets...Had three wins on the road against top-ranked Georgia...Never finished below third in any event in the squad's six dual meets...Also holds NCAA B-cut clocking in the 50y free, 100y free, 200y back and both the 200y and 400y free relays.

2010-11: Earned six more All-America certificates, four of which were first team accolades, to bring her overall total up to 16...Individually, grabbed fifth in the 100y fly and sixth in the 100y back at the NCAA Championships...Also swam the lead legs on the fourth-place 400y medley relay squad, the seventh-place 400y free relay team and the 200y free relay quartet that notched 14th at the national meet...Had a historic day three of the SEC Championships, winning gold medals in the 100y fly, 100y back and the UT and SEC record setting 400y MR...Grabbed third in the 200y MR and 400y FR along with placing fourth in the 200y FR and sixth in the 50y free at the conference meet...Named First Team All-SEC...Opened the season by winning six straight events against Arkansas, Louisville and the Cumberlands...Was a perfect 5-5 in the 100y back during the course of the regular season...Had four top-three finishes at Kentucky...Accounted for two wins, three second-place finishes and a third-place finish at the Tennessee Invitational...Notched three wins and a runner-up finish against ninth-ranked Virginia...Won two events at Florida and placed in the top three in three events against Georgia...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10:Picked up right where she left off from her freshman campaign by adding five more All-America honors to her resume...Finished seventh in the 100y back and swam a leg of the runner-up 200y medley relay, the 10th-place 400y medley relay, the 14th-place 400y free relay squad and the 15th-place 200y free relay at the NCAA Championships, which were held in her hometown of West Lafayette, Ind....Was a part of six first-place 200y medley relay squads, including at the SEC Championships, where the quartet touched in at 1:37.32...Finished second in the 100y back and swam a personal-best 100y fly time of 52.76 at the SEC meet...Won 10 of the first 12 events she competed in to open the season at Louisville, LSU and against Kentucky...Finished third or better in the 100y back at eight events...Swept four events at LSU...Won the 100y back and finished second in the 200y medley and free relays at the Tennessee invitational...Captured three victories against Florida and one against Georgia...Earned First Team All-SEC honors...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09: Rewrote the UT record books in the backstroke events during her rookie season, while also earning All-America honors in five events...Swam a leg on the third-place 200y medley relay (1:36.82) at the NCAA Championships and was also a member of the All-American 400y medley (8th), 400y free relay (12th), and 200y free relay (13th)...200y medley relay set the Lady Vol record and was the highest-placing relay at NCAAs in UT history...400y medley relay (3:32.61) also set the school record in the prelims...Won the `B' final of the 100y back at NCAAs, placing ninth overall to earn her first individual All-America award...Also competed in the 200y back at the national championships...Finished runner-up in the 100y back (51.34) and was 10th in the 200y back (1:54.51) at the SEC Championships, shattering the UT record in both events...Finished sixth in the 100y fly at SECs with a time of 52.83 that made her the second fastest Lady Vol ever in the event...Earned All-SEC Second Team accolades and was named to the conference's All-Freshman Team...Captured the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week award on Feb. 23 after her phenomenal SEC Meet...Tallied a team-best 19 NCAA-cut individual performances...Snagged first in the 100y back, 100y fly and on the 200y medley relay in the near upset of No. 1 Georgia...Took first in four events (200y FR, 200y MR, 400y MR and 100y fly) at the Indiana quad meet...Won the 100y back and 400y medley relay at the Tennessee Swimming Invitational...Owned first-place in both backstrokes against Louisville and Kentucky...Won the 200y back and the 100y fly at Arkansas/Vanderbilt tri-meet...Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Was victorious in the 100m back B final (1:01.11) for the second straight year and claimed ninth overall at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships...Also finished 38th overall in the 100m fly and 101st in the 50m free...Placed first in the `B' final heat of the 100m back at the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA National Championships in July to place ninth overall with a career-best time of 1:00.69...Her performance tied for the third fastest at the championships and landed her a spot on the USA Swimming National Team...Made it to the semifinals in the 100m back, placing 11th, at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials...Competed at Japan International Grand Prix in Aug. 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won Indiana state championships in the 100y backstroke for the last three years and in the 100y fly the past two years...Is a 10-time All-American... Placed fourth in the 100m backstroke at Junior Nationals and 13th at the U.S. Open in 2005...Was the 2006 Junior National champion in the 100y back and took 21st in the event at 2006 Senior Nationals...Brought home the bronze medal in the 100m back at the ConocoPhillips National Championship meet in 2007.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in therapeutic recreation...Highest ambitions in swimming are to be a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and win an NCAA Championship...Biggest thrill was competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials...Hopes to coach collegiate level swimming and help troubled and injured children...Cousin, Alyssa Schultz, plays volleyball at the University of Idaho...Former teammates Jenna Willis and Ben Russell compete for Kentucky...Mother was an All-America volleyball player at BYU...Has a brother, Chris, 28, and two sisters, Becky, 26, and Sarah, 24...Daughter of Pat and Lisa Connolly...Jennifer Marie Connolly was born Jan. 12, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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