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Bethany Kennon

Class: Senior
Position: Free, Fly, IM
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Home Schooled

Hometown: Egg Harbor City, N.J.

2012-13 (Jr.)
• CCSA All-Academic team
• Earned second-place finishes in both 100 fly and 200 fly at conference championships
• Has posted podium finishes in both butterfly events during each of last two CCSA Championship meets
• Swam lifetime-best 54.72 during CCSA A final of 100 fly, placing second to teammate Jess Reinhardt
• Broke 2:02 for first time in 200 fly, clocking 2:01.93 in A final at conference meet to take second
• Qualified for B final in 200 free at CCSA Championships, before swimming lifetime-best 1:51.89, good for a ninth-place tie
• Competed on three victorious medley relays during the regular season

2011-12 (So.)
• CCSA All-Academic honoree
• Lowered individual school records in 100 and 200 fly, while also swimming on two record-setting relays
• CCSA champion in 100 fly, swimming then program-record 54.77 during A final swim
• Swam 2:02.33 in CCSA final of 200 fly, taking second place while setting Liberty record
• Completed third leg in 400 medley relay at conference meet, in which Lady Flames placed second in a Liberty-record 3:46.07
• Swam third leg of second-place 800 free relay at CCSA Championships, as team set program record in 7:30.74
• Placed 10th overall in 500 free at CCSA Championships, clocking 5:02.00
• Clocked 1:02.50 during time trial of 100-meter fly at AT&T USA Swimming Winter National Championships
• Posted nine wins in butterfly during regular-season competition
• Won 100 fly at Radford Invitational

2010-11 (Fr.)
• At end of season, held Liberty records in seven individual events while also swimming on four record-setting relays
• Set program mark at the time by clocking 1:53.77 during lead leg of Liberty's seventh-place 800-yard free relay at CCSA Championships
• Placed fourth in a time of 2:04.78 in 200 fly A Final at conference meet
• Finished eighth overall at CCSA Championships in 100 fly, swimming 57.31
• Posted a time of 5:01.86 in 500 free in conference B Final, earning ninth place
• Clocked Liberty records in 1650 free (18:09.48) and 400 IM (4:45.02) at FGCU
• Went 10:57.38 in 1,000 free at VMI
• Swam third leg in Lady Flames' third-place 400 free relay at CCSA Championships
• Swam at USA Nationals, posting a then personal best of 1:02.61 in 100-meter fly, just 0.62 seconds off of Olympic Trials cut
• Also competed in 400-meter freestyle relay at USA Nationals

Prep
• Did not compete for a high school team
• As an individual swimmer, was a Middle Atlantic ZONES qualifier and a sectional qualifier
• Won the Junior Olympics High Point Award for Women ages 15-18
• Swam 1:00.86 (100 fly), 2:13.76 (200 fly), 5:09.29 (500 free) and 1:07.94 (100 fly LCM) while in high school

Personal
• Daughter of David and Linda Wakeley
• Majoring in sport management
• Younger sister, Hannah, is also a member of Liberty swimming team
• Father David swam and played water polo for Bucknell
• Brother, Joshua; uncle, Scott Wakeley; aunt, Marion Wakeley Ulmer; uncle Joseph Wakeley III and grandfather Joseph Wakeley, Jr. all swam for Penn State
• Birthday is Jan. 13

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
200 Free - 1:51.42
500 Free – 5:01.86
100 Fly – 53.91
100 Fly (LCM) – 1:02.50
200 Fly – 2:00.59

CCSA Individual Medalist Honors (5)
2012 100 Fly (1st)
2012 200 Fly (2nd)
2013 100 Fly (2nd)
2013 200 Fly (2nd)
2014 100 Fly (2nd)