Swimming & Diving

Ashley Kracke
Ashley Kracke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vestavia Hills, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills

Height:
5-8

Event:
Back/Free

Birthdate:
08/01/1984



Elected Team Captain for the 2005-06 Season * ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award Winner

As a Senior (2005-06): Finaled in the 100 and 200 backstroke events for the fourth consecutive season for the Jackets at the ACC Championships, tallying a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 100 back (57.53) and 200 back (2:01.37) ... Clocked a NCAA 'B' standard in the 200 back at the ACC meet ... Swam a season-best time of 56.93 in the prelims of the 100 back at the conference championship ... Posted a season-best time of 1:57.20 in the 200 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Invitational (11/19) ... Led off Tech's 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams that clocked season-best times of 1:45.33 and 3:52.42, respectively, at the ACC meet ... Held Tech's best times in the 100 back and 200 back events ... Recipient of team's most prestigous Fred Lanoue Athletic Achievement Award.

As a Junior (2004-05): Continued to be Tech's top swimmer in the backstroke events ... Clocked a NCAA 'B' standard time of 2:00.72 in the finals of the 200 back at the ACC Championships, finishing in sixth place ... Swam a season-best time of 56.64 in the prelims of the 100 back at the ACC meet to qualify for the finals and finish in sixth place ... Posted a season-best time of 5:00.51 in the prelims of the 500 freestyle at the conference championship ... Led off the record-setting 400 medley relay team at the ACC meet that finished with a time of 3:48.63 ... Top 200 free time (1:54.45) came at the Georgia Tech Invitational (11/19) ... Named the team's Tommy Towles Scholar-Athlete Award winner for the second consecutive season.

As a Sophomore (2003-04): Competed in the `A' finals of the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the ACC Championships for the Yellow Jackets ... Finished fifth in the 100 back with a season-best time of 56.32 ... Posted a NCAA `B' cut time of 2:01.69 in the 200 back to finish sixth at the ACC meet ... Swam a leg of the 400 medley and 800 free relay teams that broke the school records with times of 3:49.39 and 7:29.38, respectively ... Held Tech's top times for the season in the 100 and 200 back events ... Swam a season-best time of 1:57.08 in the 200 freestyle at the UGA Invitational (Dec. 5-7) ... Had a season-best swim of 5:03.64 in the preliminaries of the ACC Championships in the 500 free ... Selected as team's Tommy Towles Scholar Athlete Award winner ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2002-03): Had one of the most impressive freshman seasons in Tech's short two-year history ... Broke three school records and held the top time in four different events ... Highest finish at the ACC Championships came in the 200 backstroke (4th), setting a school record with a NCAA `B' qualifying mark of 1:59.76 ... Set another school record at the ACC meet in the 100 back with a NCAA `B' cut time of 56.00 in the preliminaries ... Finished fifth in the 100 back (56.32) ... Broke her third school record at the conference meet in the 200 freestyle (1:52.88) ... Placed 23rd in the 500 free at the championship with a time of 5:00.74 ... Tallied the highest finish for the Jackets at the U.S. Nationals, ending the 200-meter back in 28th place (2:19.94) ... Led off the 400-meter medley relay that finished 29th at the U.S. Nationals (4:30.05) ... CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention honors ... Dean's List for both the fall and spring semesters ... ACC Honor Roll.

High School: Four-time letterwinner and three-time team captain at Vestavia Hills High School for coach Rick Moulton ... Alabama state champion in 100 back in 2001 ... Member of Alabama state champion 200 medley relay in '99 ... Southeastern champion in 100 and 200 back from 1999-2001 ... Three-time Vestavia Hills MVP ... Named to U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American team from 2000-02 ... Named to Birmingham News State All-Academic Team as a senior ... Finalist for Birmingham Post Herald Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2001-02 ... Junior National Qualifier from 1999-2002 ... Member of Southeastern Swimming Zones Team in 2001 ... Swam at YMCA Nationals ... Valedictorian in class of 350 ... Member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society ... Placed in top 10 in Alabama on National Spanish Exam ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Leader of a middle school girls Bible study group.

Personal: Ashley Annette Kracke ... Daughter of Larry and Beverly Kracke ... Born August 1, 1984, in Homewood, Ala. ... Majoring in International Affairs and Modern Language.

Kracke's Career Top Times
EVENT TIME
100 back 56.00*
200 back 1:59.76*
200 free 1:52.88
500 free 4:58.28

* - School Record.
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