Senior Brandon Makinson is a four-time honoree
Georgia Tech proudly boasts three nominees in tonight's Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet
Freestyler and POA nominee Kate Riley is all about reaching goals and helping others reach theirs'
The Jackets scored 158 points in the championship
Junior Ashley Hardy was eighth on the 1-meter springboard
Named to the 2009-10 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Named to the 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll
In Tech's Record Books:
50 Free (5th), 23.33
100 Free (4th), 50.71
100 Back (7th), 56.81
200 Free Relay (1st), 1:31:74
400 Free Relay (3rd), 3:21.69
200 Medley Relay (2nd), 1:42.38
As A Senior In 2012-13: Selected as a team captain.
As A Junior In 2011-12: Improved her career-best times in both the 50 free and 100 free, jumping to fifth on Tech's all-time list with a 50 free time of 23.33 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, which was good for 11th-place at the meet... She put down a 50.71 in the 100 free at the ACC Championship, which was good for 14th-place... Set a season-best time of 57.11 in the 100 back at the ACC Championship... Was part of the 200 free relay that broke the school record at the ACC Championship with a time of 1:31.74 and finished fifth.
As A Sophomore In 2010-11: Set a season best in the 50 free (23.92), 100 free (51.16), and the 100 back (57.26) at the 2011 ACC Championships ... Helped set school records in both the 200 free relay (1:32.95) and 200 medley relay (1:42.38) at the ACC Championships ... Set a season best time in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational ... Recorded a season best in the 200 IM (2:16.36) vs. Darton.
As A Freshman In 2009-10: Posted a solid freshman campaign On the Flats, etching her name into Georgia Tech's all-time list in several events ... Riley posted all of her season best times at the ACC Championships, first with a impressive performance in the 100 free, finishing in 51.25 ... Hit the wall in 23.76 in the 50 free for a 29th place finish while her mark of 56.81 in the 100 back gave her a 32nd place finish ... Earned two second place performances in the 50 and 100 free vs. Emory with times of 23.99 and 51.70 respectively ... Took second in the 50 free vs. NC State coming in with a time of 23.95 ... Finished second in the 50 free at UNC with a time of 24.06 ... Started the year off with a second place performance in the 50 free touching the wall in 24.39.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Matt Thorn ... Four-time Metro 4A conference champion ... Two-time conference MVP ... 2006-07 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... 2006-07 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Treasurer of the Interact Club ... Honor Roll student and member of Teens in Action.
Personal: Born Kathleen Marie Riley on January 1, 1991 in Meadowbrook, Pa. ... Parents are John and Sue Riley ... Sister of John and Megan ... Father was a swimmer at Drexel, while brother and sister were swimmers at Virginia Tech and Richmond, respectively ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, friendly atmosphere and facilities ... Enjoys reading ... Lists most memorable athletic accomplishment as qualifying for junior nationals in Orlando, Fla. ... Majoring in International Affairs.
|Riley's Career Top Times (through 2010-11 season)|
|50 Free||23.33||2011 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Free||50.71||2012 ACC Championships|
|200 Free||1:54.14||2010 Georgia Tech Fall Invite|
|100 Back||56.81||2010 ACC Championships|