Graduates receive student-athlete stoles at Friday's GTAA graduation brunch
Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
Georgia Tech swimming and diving's Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men's platform dive
Megan Young (100 back), Iris Wang (200 free) break school records on Friday night
Georgia Tech sophomore breaks school record in 500 free finals
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Junior): Posted a strong junior season for the Jackets ... Set the Tech school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.69 at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Was also a part of the record setting 400 free relay team who posted a time of 3:18.41 at the ACC Championship meet ... Posted new career-best marks in the 100 fly (54.43), 200 IM (1:59.99), 400 IM (4:12.69) and the 200 back (1:57.96) ... Also turned in the second-fastest time on the year for the Jackets in the 200 back (1:57.96), 100 fly (54.43) and 200 IM (1:59.99) ... Recorded the fourth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 breast (2:27.97) and the eighth-best time in the 100 free (52.32) on the year ... Totaled 22 top-10 finishes on the year for the Jackets, highlighted by a sixth-place finish in the 400 IM (4:12.69) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Posted third-place showings in the 50 breast (31.66) versus Georgia Southern, in the 400 IM (4:30.04) against Notre Dame, in the 200 IM (2:07.21) in the dual meet with Georgia and in the 400 IM (4:26.92) against Alabama ... Finished fourth overall in the 400 IM (4:32.52) in the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU, as well as in the 200 IM (2:08.13) versus Florida State and SCAD ... Placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:09.89) in the double-dual meet with Boston College and Pitt and in the 100 free (53.03) versus Alabama ... Finished 19th overall in both the 200 IM (2:01.89) and 400 IM (4:24.55) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Turned in a 20th-place finish in the 200 back (1:57.96) and a 21st-place showing in the 200 IM (1:59.99) at the ACC Championships ... Also competed in the 100 fly (54.43), 200 IM (2:01.48) and 400 IM (4:16.39) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Continued to be a versatile swimmer for the Jackets, swimming ten events throughout the season ... Was a member of the record-breaking 800 free relay unit at the ACC Championships along with Iris Wang, Chiara Ruiu and Efrat Rotsztjen with a time of 7:12.73, breaking the old record by three seconds ... Swam the fastest 400 IM of the season for the Jackets with a time of 4:18.37 at the ACC Championships, finishing in 20th-place overall ... Recorded a career-best time in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.11, good enough for a 26th-place finish at the ACC Championships and ranked third among the Jackets for the season ... Swam a career-best in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships in a swim-off, posting a time of 2:01.57 ... Posted fastest 100 IM time of the season at 59.85 ... CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
2014-15 (Freshman): Had a strong freshman season for the Yellow Jackets ... Led the team in the 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM ... Posted four times that rank among the Jackets' all-time top-10 ... Placed fifth in the 400 IM at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 4:16.62, which led Tech in 2014-15 and was the team's second-fastest on record ... Turned in a time of 2:01.89 in the 200 IM at the invitational, which was good for a 21st-place finish and ranked as the third-fastest time in team history ... Scored points for Tech with a 15th-place finish in the 100 fly during the GT Invitational with a season-best time of 55.39, which was the team's fastest of the season.
Before Tech: Helped lead her high school team to Cobb County championships in 2012 and 2013 ... A two-time defending state champion in the 200 IM (2012 and 2013) ... Holds the Walton school record in the 200 IM ... A Chattahoochee Gold club age-group record holder in five events ... Named a USA Swimming scholastic all-American and was a NISCA all-America selection in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Named to the Georgia High School All-State Team in both 2012 and 2013 ... Tabbed an AP Scholar with Honor and a member of the National Honor Society while in high school.
Personal: Full name is Kira Martine de Bruyn ... Born August 24, 1996 in Pretoria, South Africa ... Daughter of Pieter and Solange de Bruyn ... Has one sister, Miko ... Hobbies include art, reading, canoeing and traveling ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, the swimming and diving team and location ... Majoring in industrial design.
|de Bruyn's Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|50 Free||23.91||2014 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Free||51.56||2014 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:54.60||vs. Georgia & SCAD (11/7/14)|
|500 Free||5:12.86||vs. Penn State & Liberty (10/2/15)|
|100 Breast||1:10.26||at Georgia (11/4/15)|
|200 Breast||2:19.41||2014 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Fly||54.43||Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)|
|200 Fly||1:59.83||2018 ACC Championships|
|100 IM||58.63||vs. Emory (1/27/18)|
|200 IM||1:59.99||2017 ACC Championships|
|400 IM||4:12.69||2017 ACC Championships|
|100 Back||58.51||at SCAD (1/6/18)|
|200 Back||1:57.96||2017 ACC Championships|