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Kasey Carpenter Download PDF
NAME: Kasey Carpenter
SPORT(S): Swimming
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Qualifying for 2008 Olympic Trials; winning 2 state titles.
BIRTHDATE: 7-11-88
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'7" - 125 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Sycamore Township
PARENTS: Mike & Kim
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad for all the years he's inspired and motivated me, and my mom for encouraging me even when I had a bad swim and driving me to all those 5 a.m. morning practices."
FUTURE GOAL: "Successful college swimming career; achieve all I can be academically."
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior is a swimming All-American and a 2-time Ohio state Div. II champion (100 butterfly-100 backstroke). A 4-year varsity swimmer, Kasey has been named 1st team all-city 3 times. As a junior, she was state runner-up in 100 butterfly and 4th in 100 backstroke and was named Southwest Ohio District Swimmer of the Year. Kasey, who also swims for the Anderson Barracudas, won a bronze medal at the YMCA National Swimming Championships in the 200 backstroke, and has qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. She also holds 9 school records, 4 conference records and 2 Southwest Ohio district records. Active in community service, she is a scholastic All-American and is being recruited by many of the top collegiate swimming programs in the nation. Her favorite entertainer is Conan O'Brien, her favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Craig Krenzel and her most-like-to-meet is Jim Tressel.

COACH'S QUOTE -- "Kasey's high school swimming career has been the ultimate combination of dedication, impeccable work ethic and perseverance in accomplishing goals the majority of people can only dream of achieving. She is much deserving of this very prestigious award." -- Brad Cunningham, Swimming Coach