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Kelsey Holmgaard
Position: Breaststroke, Individual Medley, Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
High School: George Mason
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As a junior:

  • Earned six All-CAA honors, including finishing in the top-three in three individual events
  • Won gold in the 200 breaststroke at the CAA Championships while setting a school record
  • Won gold in the 200 individual medley at the CAA Championships while setting a school record as the first JMU swimmer to break two minutes in the event
  • Set a JMU record in the 400 individual medley while finishing second at the CAA Championships
  • Earned All-CAA honors in the 200 freestyle relay after helping her team turn in the fourth-fastest time in school history while finishing third at the CAA Championships
  • Earned All-CAA honors in the 400 freestyle relay after helping her team set a school record while finishing second at the CAA Championships
  • Earned All-CAA honors in the 800 freestyle relay after helping her team set a school record while finishing second at the CAA Championships
  • Recorded 17 individual top-three finishes during dual meet competition, including 10 first-place showings

As a sophomore:

  • CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention
  • Two 1st place finishes in both 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle
  • Two 1st place finishes in 200 individual medley
  • Won 200 breaststroke (2:23.52) against West Virginia
  • Finished 6th at the CAA Championships in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.45) in the third-fastest career time in school history
  • Set the JMU all-time record in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.87) in a 2nd place finish at the CAA Championships
  • Set the JMU all-time record in the 200 individual medley (2:01.00) in a 5th place finish at the CAA Championships
  • Helped her team win the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.80) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 800 freestyle relay (7:19.29) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Qualified for the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events.

Before JMU:

  • Transferred to JMU from George Mason University
  • George Mason Rookie of the Year
  • Finished 6th in the 100 breast stroke, 10th in the 100 freestyle and 11th in the 50 freestyle at the CAA Championships
  • Was also part of Mason's 400-yard freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams that finished second and third, respectively at the CAA Championships
  • Swam for the CCA Marlins club team
  • Named team MVP in 2009
  • Received Most Improved Award in 2008
  • Set Virginia state record in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:59.70
  • Holds CCA Marlins record in the 100 breast stroke
  • Also played soccer, volleyball and basketball in high school

Personal:

  • Daughter of Tom and Laura Holmgaard
  • Health Sciences major