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Kristy Kunkel
Position: Middle Distance/Individual Medley/Backstroke
Year: Junior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Marian
Experience: 2 Years
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Kristy Kunkel
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Release: 06/20/2011

Awards & Honors:
Academic All-Big 12 first team (2012-13, 2013-14)…Named team captain for 2014-15 season

2013-14 (Junior):
Competed in 200 medley relay (1:44.48), 500 freestyle (SCR), 200 IM (prelims, 2:06.06), 400 IM (15th, 4:34.40), 200 backstroke (15th, 2:05.89), 200 butterfly (14th, 2:12.21) at the Big 12 Championships… posted three top-five times this season in the 200 butterfly (Iowa, 2:04.23), 200 backstroke (Big 12s, 2:03.61), and 400 IM (Big 12s, 4:30.87) for the Cyclones…earned four all-time top times this season including 200 butterfly (8th, 2:04.23) and 200 backstroke (13th, 2:03.61)…recorded 19 top-five performances (10 individual, 9 relay).

2012-13 (Sophomore):
Competed in the 800 free relay (fifth, 7:29.32), 500 freestyle (20th, 5:00.14), 400 IM (eighth, 4:26.84) and 200 butterfly (14th, 2:05.68) at the Big 12 Championships…took second in the 100 butterfly (58.21) at the Last Chance meet…against Northern Iowa finished first in the 100 freestyle…took first in the 500 free against Nebraska-Omaha…finished fourth in the 200 freestyle at Iowa…was fourth for the Cyclones in the 200 free, 200 butterfly and 1000 free, third in 500 free and second in the 400 IM…member of the Cyclones fastest 800 free relay.

2011-12 (Freshman):
Competed in the 800 free relay (fifth, 7:39.21), 500 free (16th,5:04.69), 400 IM (13th, 4:33.97), 1650 free (14th, 17:59.21) and 400 free relay (Exh., 3:35.72) at the Big 12 Championships … finished season with three first place finishes … took 200 back in first collegiate meet at Northern Iowa … first into the wall in 200 free at South Dakota State … took first in 500 free at Nebraska-Omaha … added second place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 100 back at Northern Iowa … finished seventh in the 400 IM at TYR Invitational … finished season with 13 top-three finishes … member of Iowa State's fastest 800 free relay team ... ranked second on the Cyclones in the 200 and 500 free and 400 IM, third in the 1000 and 1650 free and fourth in the 100 and 200 back and 200 IM.

High School:
Swam at Marian High School for coach David Anderson … helped Marian to three consecutive state runner-up finishes … three-time state champion, winning the 200 free in 2009 and ’10 and the 500 free in 2009 … added a second place finish in the 500 free and third place finishes in the 200 and 400 free relays at 2010 state championships … swam club for Swim Omaha under coaches Docker Hartfield and Doug Krecklow … 100 back, 200 IM and 200 free relay champion at 2011 short course state championships … also took fifth in the 100 free and seventh in the 100 fly and 200 back at short course meet … finished third in the 200 free, fourth in the 400 free and 200 back, fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 back at 2010 Midwestern Swimming Long Course Championships.

Personal:
Elementry Education major … born April 28, 1993 … daughter of Tom and Geri Kunkel.

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