UND Roster

2006-07 Swimming and Diving Roster

Kelly Battle

IM


Class Junior
Hometown Allison Park, PA
High School North Allegheny
Bio

Bio • Career Bests Able to swim a variety of strokes during her first two seasons … gives the Irish talented depth in the IM and breaststroke disciplines … third member of her family to swim for Notre Dame, following her father, Glenn Battle (1979- 83), and aunt, Nanci Battle (1982-84) … Glenn is a former University record holder in the 200 IM, as well as in the 400 free and 400 medley relays … a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2006 … earned a monogram in her freshman and sophomore seasons. AS A SOPHOMORE
Continued to show improvement in her second season, setting career bests in three events at the BIG EAST Championships … finished 11th, but was the third Notre Dame swimmer, in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:05.53 … was 15th in the 200 IM (2:06.95) … also finished 20th in the 400 IM (4:33.41) … had her best time (55.24) of the season in the 100 freestyle in the dual meet against Pittsburgh … also against Pittsburgh, swam her best 200 IM (2:06.61)… swam a season best 57.93 in the 100 backstroke at the Minnesota Invite … was a member of the 400 IM mixed relay that won their event at the Dennis Stark Relays. AS A FRESHMAN
Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in four events during her solid freshman campaign in 2004-05 … ended up finishing 11th in both the 200 IM and 200 butterfly at the BIG EAST meet to score 12 points toward the team’s eventual victory … fifth on the team in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke … saw limited action in the distance freestyle lane, but was able to finish as the third-best 1,000 freestyle swimmer (10:50.98) … won the 500 freestyle in her first collegiate meet against Evansville, touching the wall in 5:23.46. HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA
Four-year letterwinners in swimming at North Allegheny High School … achieved All-America status during her junior and senior seasons … All-American in the 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and twice in the 400 freestyle relay … three-time team MVP … captained her team as a senior … collected team conference and regional championships as a junior and senior … named USS and AMS scholastic All- American … member of the 400 medley relay team that established a record at the Zone Championships … anchored the 400 freestyle relay at the PIAA championship finals … helped team to WPIAL titles in 2003 and ’04, with the latter coming just three days after having a cast removed from her forearm and wrist … qualified in eight events at the 2003 and 2004 Speedo Championship Series … played point on her club water polo team … father Glenn swam at Notre Dame from 1979-83, earning four monograms, breaking the 200 IM University record, and winning the Blanchard Award twice … aunt, Nanci Battle, was on Irish swimming team from 1982-84 … aunt, Pam Murphy, swam at the University of Pittsburgh … grandfather, Howard Battle, attended Notre Dame … second-oldest of four children … swam on same prep squad as former graduated senior Courtney Choura … other current Irish athletes from North Allegheny High School include Alan Carter (swimming) and Stephanie Madia (cross country) … a 2006 BIG EAST Academic All-Star …. born May 20, 1986, in Opelika, Ala. … daughter of Michele and Glenn Battle … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as an English major.

BATTLE’S CAREER BESTS
`05 BE `06 BE
100 Fly 59.36 • ’05 BIG EAST
200 Fly 2:05.53 • ’06 BIG EAST 11th 11th
200 IM 2:06.95 • ’06 BIG EAST 11th 15th
400 IM 4:33.41 • ’06 BIG EAST 19th 20th