AS A SENIOR: Closed out career with a great showing at the BIG EAST Championships in freestyle events … was part of the 800 free relay team that took home the gold at the BIG EAST Championships, setting the Notre Dame school record (7:10.84) and earning an NCAA B-cut in the process … also placed 16th in the 500 free and 1,650 free … came in first in both the 500 free and 1,000 free against Toledo … brought home the gold in in 500 free and the silver in the 200 free at the Shamrock Invitational … a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Freestyle specialist who excels in the distance events … competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 200, 500, and 1,650 free … posted career bests in four events at the Ohio State Invitational, swimming the 100 free (53.40), 200 free (1:52.00), 500 free (4:53.99), and the 1,650 free (17:06.20) … grabbed the gold in the 1,000 free (10:21.47) against Michigan State … took first place in the 500 and 1,000 free events against Ball State … placed fourth in the 1,000 free, swimming a season-best time (10:19.78) against Auburn … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Specialized in the freestyle, competing in a variety of distances … competed in the 200, 500 and 1,650 free and the 800 free relay at the BIG EAST Championships … swam the third leg in the 800 free relay as the Irish finished in a season- best 7:19.79, placing fourth … best times included 1:52.54 in the 200, 5:00.23 in the 500 and 17:15.72 in the 1,650 … best 1,000 time (10:24.06) came in a meet versus Auburn and LSU … swam the 50 (25.23) and 100 (54.63) at the Shamrock Invitational … claimed second in the 500 (5:11.22) and 1,000 (10:31.27) frees in a dual meet versus Ball State … claimed third in the 200 free (1:54.40) in a dual meet versus Utah … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Set a personal-best time of 17:10.24 in the 1,650 free at the BIG EAST Championships for a 12th-place finish … raced to three personal-best times at the Hoosierland Invitational, including swims of 4:33.04 in the 400 IM and 1:53.19 in the 200 free and a preliminary session swim of 4:56.35 in the 500 free … stopped the clock at 10:18.27 for her top time of the season in the 1,000 free against Purdue … topped out at 55.63 in the 100 free at the Shamrock Invitational … swam 18 freestyle events for the Irish over the course of the season … her only other swim was the 400 IM at the Hoosierland Invitational … amassed four top three finishes on the season … earned a monogram.
THE MALANDRA FILE:Earned eight state titles and 16 All-America accolades as a prep at Parkland (Pa.) under head coach Erik Posegay … set high school[apos]s records in 200 and 500 free … 500 free mark was also a state record in 2008 … six-time district champion … two-time silver medalist at state meet … four times named The Morning Call Outstanding Swimmer of the Year … two-time state record holder … competed at Junior Nationals, Junior Olympics and U.S. Open … Lehigh Valley Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2009 … member of National Honor Society, Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes … born in Allentown, Pa. … daughter of Margie and Tony Malandra … has two younger siblings, Tracey and Matthew … grandfather played football at William & Mary … graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in sociology with a minor in education, schooling and society.
Malandra[apos]s Career Bests
|200 Free||1:51.77||(Ohio State, 2012)|
|500 Free||4:51.76||(Ohio State, 2012)|
|1000 Free||10:15.01||(Indiana, 2013)|
|1650 Free||16:52.56||(Ohio State, 2012)|