AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Strong mid-distance and distance freestyler who made significant improvements in third season under the dome … started the year at Dennis Stark Relays, exhibitioning on 400 medley relay (56.45 split), 300 back relay (1:00.93 split) and 400 free relay (57.03 split) … against Michigan State, took fourth in 1,000 free (10:33.11) and sixth in 500 free (5:11.91) … at Purdue the next day, swam 1,000 free in 10:35.52 and clocked in at 5:14.88 in 500 free … at Virginia Tech, swam on sixth-place 800 free relay (1:59.85 split) and finished ninth in 1,650 free (17:42.76), 0th in 500 free (5:14.39) and 12th in 200 free (2:01.56) … at Purdue Invitational, wam 1,650 free in 17:03.56, good for 14th … also dove in on 500 free (5:02.56 finals, 5:03.04 prelims), 200 free (1:54.98 finals, 1:54.28 prelims), 100 free (54.93 prelims) and 400 free relay (53.84 split) … at Virginia, finished seventh in 1,000 free (10:37.49) and came in eighth twice (500 free, 5:11.46, 200 free, 1:59.16) … against Northwestern, swam 1,000 free in 10″25.17 and 500 free in 5:05.35 … in Shamrock Invitational, finished second in 1,650 free (17:20.71), fourth on 800 free relay (1:55.15 split) and fifth in 500 free (5:11.46) … also touched the wall in 1:55.85 in 200 free, 56.67 in 100 free and split 56.75 leading off 400 free relay … finished the year at Michigan First Chance meet, taking first place in the 200 free (1:53.00), 500 free (4:57.63) and 1,650 free (17:14.92) … time-trialed in 100 free to the tune of 54.11 … elected captain for 2016-17 season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Specialized in the freestyle events for the second year in a row … saved best showing for end of year ACC Championships … claimed 19th in the 1,650 free (17:04.93 — season best) … finished second in both the 500 (5:18.88) and the 1,000 free (10:48.74) events in a dual meet against Cleveland State … had best time of season in 1,000 free (10:34.28) against Illinois … went a season-best 1:54.23 in the 200 free at the ACC Championships … swam the 500 free in a season-best time of 4:54.86 at the Texas Invitational … best 100 free time (55.50) came at the Texas Invitational … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Freestyle swimmer who competed in sprint and distance events in addition to relays … swam the 1,650 free at the ACC Championships, claiming 20th place in 17:09.57 … placed 13th out of 46 swimmers in the 500 yard free at the Hawkeye Invitational (4:54.11) … finished 10th out of 26 swimmers in the 1,650 free at the Hawkeye Invitational (17:04.24) … selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School (Calif.) in the spring of 2013 … earned four letters in swimming … finished second in the 500 free at the CIF Championships … helped team to sixth consecutive CIF title to break the San Diego section record for most consecutive titles … named a Scholastic All-American … won first CIF title in the 500 free as a junior … helped team win team title and tie San Diego record for most consecutive CIF championships (five) … was runner-up in the 200 free … was a junior national qualifier and a Scholastic All-American … as a sophomore was a Scholastic All-American and a junior national qualifier as the team won a CIF championship … helped team win CIF title as a freshman … also competed for the North Coast Aquatics club team … team was honored as a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club … was a junior national and sectional qualifier … was the San Diego long course junior Olympic record holder in the 1,500m freestyle heading into senior campaign … outside of pool participated in Campus Ministry, National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation … received the National Merit Commended Scholar, the Msgr. John A. Dickie Award, the Fr. John Cadden Award and the Rev. Charles Buddy Award … full name is Molly Katherine Barry … born in St. Louis, Missouri to Kevin and Mary Kay Barry … has a younger brother, Brendan, and a younger sister, Kate … has a cousin, Brian Kuske, who received his MBA from Notre Dame in 2012 … enrolled in the College of Science at the University, majoring in Science Pre-Professional studies.