Kara Lynn Joyce
blank Kara Lynn Joyce
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Pioneer

Event:
Free

2005-2006-- Chosen as a recipient of the Leon and Vickie Farmer Endowed Scholarship.

2004-2005-- Earned seven All-America citations at the NCAA Championships, two for winning the 50y freestyle (21.97) and the 100y freestyle (47.50)...also swam on the victorious 200y freestyle, 200y medley, 400y medley and 800y freestyle relays and was fourth in the 200y free...the 200y free relay team set the American, U.S. Open and NCAA records with a time of 1:28.10...the 400y free relay team set the NCAA meet record in a time of 3:13.56, lowering the 3:13.47 set at the SECs...the 800y free relay team set American and NCAA meet records with a time of 7:01.03...in the NCAA prelims, set a personal-best time of 21.89 in the 50y free...SEC champion in both the 50y free and the 100y free...successfully defended her title in the 50y free with a SEC record time of 21.91...clocked a time of 47.87 to win the 100y free..was runner-up in the 200y free with a personal-best 1:45.16 en route to finishing second in the individual high-point standings...was a member of three SEC winning relays...at the World Championships, was second as a member of the 400y free relay and seventh in the 50y free...at the Duel in the Pool, was second as a member of the 400m free relay, was third in the 50m free and was sixth in the 100m free...Team­--1st at NCAAs, 2nd at SECs.

2003-2004-- National champion in 50m free in 24.24 after setting NCAA, American and U.S. Open record of 24.21 in the prelims... NCAA champion in 100m free with record-setting time of 53.15...member of the champion 200m free relay that lowered the World record with a time of 1:37.27...member of the winning 400m medley and 400m free relays that bettered the NCAA, American and U.S. Open records....swam on Georgia-record lowering 200m medley and 800m free relays...SEC Female Freshman of the Year...SEC Champion in the 50y free and lowered the SEC record with a time of 22.12...conference runner-up in the 100y free with a time of 48.66...swam the anchor leg on three of Georgia's relays at SECs, including the SEC-record setting 400y medley relay...also swam anchor on the 400y and 800y free relays...Olympic Trials winner in the 100 free, second in the 50 free and seventh in the 200 free...won two silver medals as a member of the U.S. 400m free and 400m medley relays at the 2004 Olympic Games...finished fifth in the 50 and 100 frees at the Olympics...Team­--2nd at NCAAs, 2nd at SECs.

High School--Pioneer...gold medallist in both the 50m free and 400m medley relay (prelims) at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic...set Games record in the 50m free with a time of 25.21...finished first in the 50m free at the Duel in the Pool against Australia...high school All-American and was the Michigan state champion and record holder in the 50y and 100y free...held the National Public High School record in the 50y free... Michigan Swimmer of the Year for 2001-02 and named National High School Swimmer of the Year for 2002-03...trained with Club Wolverine under the direction of Jon Urbanchek...member of the 2002 National Junior Team and finished sixth in the 50m free at the 2002 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals after taking third at the Spring Nationals in 2002...broke national high school records as a senior in the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 200 and 400 free relays.

Personal--Born Oct. 25, 1985 in Brooklyn, N.Y...daughter of Robert and Kathleen Joyce... has two older brothers, Sean, who was a swimmer at Eastern Michigan, and Kevin, also a swimmer for Eastern Michigan. Major--Speech Communications.

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