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    Kelly Battle  
    Kelly Battle

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Allison Park, PA

    High School:
    North Allegheny

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    IM

    Birthdate:
    05/20/1986


    BioCareer 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 Fly59.36 • '05 BIG EAST----
    200 Fly2:05.53 • '06 BIG EAST11th11th
    200 IM2:06.95 • '06 BIG EAST11th15th
    400 IM4:33.41 • '06 BIG EAST19th20th
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