Neal Kennedy
Neal Kennedy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chanhassen, Minn.

High School:
Chaska

Event:
Individual Medley


At Michigan ... Captain (2010-11) ... 2011 NCAA All-American (400-yard freestyle relay) ... Three-time 2011 Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... 2011 U-M Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... 2011 All-Big Ten first team ... Two-time 2011 Big Ten champion (200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay) ... Four-time 2010 Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay) ... 2010 All-Big Ten first team ... Three-time 2010 Big Ten champion (400-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay).

Senior (2010-11) ... Team co-captain ... All-American (400-yard freestyle relay) ... Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Championships Meets ... Placed 33rd in the 100-yard butterfly (47.44), 37th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:46.90) and swam on the seventh-place 400-yard freestyle relay, 12th-place 200-yard freestyle relay, 13th-place 200-yard medley relay (13th) and 13th-place 400-yard medley relay at the NCAA Championships (March 24-26) ... Won the 200-yard Medley Relay and 400-yard Medley Relay and placed seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (47.22 final, 46.81 prelim), 100-yard breaststroke (54.39 final, 53.77 prelim) and 200-yard individual medley (1:45.43 final, 1:45.06 prelim) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-26) ... Regular Season ... Swam a season best in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.37) at Michigan State (Feb. 5) ... reestablished a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle (20.73) vs. No. 11 Ohio State/Penn State/Northwestern (Jan. 28-29) ... set a career best in the 100-yard freestyle (44.78) at the SMU Classic (Jan. 14-15) ... recorded an NCAA Consideration time in the 100-meter butterfly (55.56) at the USA Swimming Long Course Invitational (Dec. 5) ... posted an NCAA consideration time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:47.71) at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 2-4).

Junior (2009-10) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Named U-M's Most Improved Swimmer ... Championships Meets ... Member of 11th-place 400-yard medley relay team (3:08.99), 11th-place 200-yard medley relay (1:26.76 finals, 1:26.29 prelims), 12th-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:18.98 finals, 1:18.17 prelims) and 14th-place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:48.78) teams at NCAA Championships (March 26-28) ... Placed 35th in 200-yard individual medley (1:46.09) at NCAAs (March 26) ... Part of Big Ten champion 200-yard medley relay (1:25.72), 400-yard medley relay (3:07.97) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:15.93) teams ... Also placed third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.91) and ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.33) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27) ... Regular Season ... Won the 100-yard freestyle (44.98) and 100-yard butterfly (48.73) against Michigan State (Feb. 6) ... Won the 100-yard breaststroke (55.54) at the Big Ten quad (Jan. 29-30) ... Took fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.68) at the Long Course Invitational (Dec. 6) ... Finished 12th in the 100-yard butterfly (48.37) and 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.76) at the Short Course Nationals (Dec. 3-5) ... At the Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 13-15), was part of winning 400-yard medley (3:15.33) and 400-yard freestyle (2:58.24) relay teams ... Also placed fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.02), fifth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.51) and seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.10) at the Grand Prix ... Won the 100-yard breaststroke (55.78) against Toronto (Oct. 23).

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Championship Meets ... Took 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.29, 1:59.20 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28) ... Finished 12th in the 400-yard individual medley (3:51.55, 3:51.18 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Took eighth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:46.43) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26) ... Regular Season ... Won the 200-yard individual medley with an NCAA consideration time of 1:47.69 at Ohio State (Jan. 31) ... Part of the winning 200-yard medley relay with an NCAA `B' time of 1:28.15 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 17) ... A member of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay that posted an NCAA `B' time of 3:12.21 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 16) and also finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.36) ... Took fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.32) at Indiana (Jan. 10) ... Member of the sixth-place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.77) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 6) ... Member of the fifth-place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:31.73) and finished 22nd in the 400-yard IM (3:56.21) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Member of the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:13.81), the sixth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:20.21) and took 21st in the 200-yard IM (1:48.77) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.11) and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.56) against Texas and Indiana (Nov. 1) ... Member of the second-place 400-yard medley relay (3:16.76), the second place 200-yard medley relay (1:30.24) and finished third in the 200-yard IM (1:50.21) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31).

Freshman (2007-08) ... Regular Season ... Finished sixth (1:51.61) in the 200-yard individual medley against Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State (Feb. 1-2) ... Finished third (4:00.61) in the 400-yard individual medley and fifth (47.09) in the 100-yard freestyle against Michigan State (Jan. 18) ... Finished eighth (52.25) in the 100-yard backstroke against Indiana (Jan. 12) ... Made his collegiate debut finishing fourth (51.21) in the 100-yard butterfly against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 12).

National/International ... Competed at the 2008 U.S. Open in the 200-meter individual medley (30th, 2:06.50) and 400-meter individual medley (45th, 4:31.54).

Prep ... Chaska (2007) ... Finished second at the 100-yard backstroke state meet as a sophomore (2005) ... Was third at the NCSA junior nationals (2006) ... Medaled in four events at the NCSA junior nationals in Hawaii (2007).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in the environment ... Birthday is May 10, 1989.

Top Times

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 20.73 1/28/2011
100-yard Freestyle 44.78 1/15/2011
100-yard Butterfly 46.81 2/25/2011
100-yard Breaststroke 53.77 2/25/2011
200-yard Breaststroke 2:00.24 1/29/2010
200-yard Individual Medley 1:44.91 2/25/2010

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