University of Iowa Athletics

Kelly McNamara

Class Sr.
Hometown Villa Park, Ill.
High School Willowbrook
Kelly McNamara - Women's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2018-19 — Ranked second on the team in the 100 fly (53.62) and 200 fly (2:01.13), third in the 50 free (23.43), and fourth in the 100 free (50.88) and 200 free (1:52.95)… member of the 10th-place 200-free relay (1:32.11) and the 12th-place 200-medley relay (1:42.20) at the Big Ten Championships… finished 15th in the 100 fly (54.02) at the Big Tens… member of the top 200-free and 400-free relays… swam to collegiate-bests in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100-back, 100 fly, and 200 fly.

2017-18 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All Big Ten… named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. 2017-18 — Swam an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 fly (53.75)… ranked second on the team in the 100 fly and 200 fly (2:00.45)… member of the 400-medley relay (3:37.71) that placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships… also placed 21st individually in the 100 fly (53.75)… posted three individual event wins.

2016-17 Honors — Honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2016-17 Swam to season-best performances in 50 free (23.95), 100 free (51.81), and 100 fly (54.28)… ranked fourth on the team in 100 fly, swimming an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the event.

2015-16 — Swam an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 100 back… swam a school-record time of 53.90 in 100 fly at Hawkeye Invitational and was part of school-record-setting 400-medley relay at Big Ten Championships… swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.49), 100 free (51.41), 100 fly (53.90), and 200 fly (2:06.34)… member of the team’s top 200-free relay, 200-medley relay, and 400-medley relay… scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships… placed seventh in 200-medley and 400-medley relays and was 13th in 100 fly… swam to pool record in 200-medley relay (1:40.29) at Iowa State’s Beyer Pool… won five individual event titles and 11 relays on the year.

High School — Two-time All-American, three-time all-state, and four-time all-conference selection… placed fifth in 100 fly at the 2015 NCSA Junior Nationals and 19th in 100 fly at 2015 Speedo Junior Nationals… won the 100 butterfly at the state meet in 2014, was the runner-up in 2013, and finished six in 2012… high school coaches were Paul Anderson and Tara Murphy.

Personal — Born Jan. 30, 1997… daughter of Jim and Lori McNamara… majoring in health and human physiology.

McNamara’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.43 Hawkeye Invitational 11/15/18
100 Free 50.88 Hawkeye Invitational 11/17/18
200 Free 1:52.95 Hawkeye Invitational 11/16/18
100 Back 1:01.01 at SMU Classic 10/12/18
100 Fly 53.62 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/19
200 Fly 2:00.45 at Big Ten Championships 2/17/18