Rookies and Sophomore Lead Colonials Against Retrievers
Senior Earns Top Spot in 1,650 Free to Lead Colonials
Senior Led Colonials With Second-Place Finish in 500 Free
Colonials Tied for Sixth Through Day 1 of Conference Championships
Colonials Roll to Victory Over Hoyas in 2014 Home Finale
2015-16: Competed in three events at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21)...Swam season-best times in the 50-yard backstroke (30.36) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.57) at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov. 22)... Member of Fall 2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
2014-15: Swam season-best times in the 100-yd freestyle (53.85), 200-yd free (1:58.14) and 500-yd free (5:12.01) at the 2015 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19-21)...Posted season-fastest mark of 25.23 in the 50-yd free at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 20).
2013-14: Was a part of two school record-setting relays...Swam second leg of record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay that finished seventh at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 20) with a time of 1:35.45...Swam third leg of 800-yard freestyle relay that set a new school mark of 7:27.67 for eighth place at the A-10 Championships...Swam season-best times in the prelims of the 100 free (52.81) and 200 free (1:54.20) at the A-10 Championships...Recorded a season-fastest time of 24.64 seconds in the prelims of the 50 free and finished 19th in the finals in 24.78 seconds at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21)...Took home 17th place in the 500 free in a season-best time of 5:06.59 at the Patriot Invite.
2012-13: Swam final leg of school record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.07) that finished fourth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 23)...Swam third leg of seventh-place finishing 800 free relay that snapped the school with a time of 7:32.59 at the A-10 Championships (Feb. 20)...Also finished ninth in the 200 free with a career-best time of 1:51.48...Her 50 free time of 24.27 seconds ranks eighth on GW's all-time list while her 100 free time of 52.36 seconds is good for fifth and her 200 free time of 1:51.48 ranks third...Helped Colonials come from behind to beat Georgetown (Jan. 19) as second leg of 200 free relay that finished first...Swam a season-best time of 5:06.40 in the 500 free at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 15)...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner and All-American at North Allegheny...Helped team capture four straight WPIAL District Championships...Won district championship in 200-yard freestyle and 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay events...Qualified for state finals in 200- and 500-yard freestyle...Won state championship and owns state record in 200-yard freestyle relay...Also competed for Allegheny North Swim Club.
Personal: Born Kally Nicole Vanderbilt on March 29, 1994 in Pittsburgh, PA...Daughter of Dianna and Mark Vanderbilt...Has one sister, Erica...Majoring in business administration with a dual concentration in event management and marketing.
|CAREER BESTS (Through 2013-14 Season)|
|50-Yard Freestyle||24.27||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|100-Yard Freestyle||52.36||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|200-Yard Freestyle||1:51.48||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|500-Yard Freestyle||5:06.40||Patriot Invitational (11/15/2012)|
|50-Yard Backstroke||30.36||Magnus Cup Invitational (11/22/2015)|
|100-Yard Backstroke||1:05.57||Magnus Cup Invitational (11/21/2015)|
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