Molly McNamara
Molly McNamara
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cranebrook, Australia
High School: St. Paul's Grammar

Named the Horizon League’s Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year … Became just the second Viking to win that honor and the first in over a decade … Voted HL Female Scholar-Athlete of the 2017-18 Winter Season for her academic and athletic achievements … Won two titles at Horizon League Championships, both in NCAA qualifying times … Broke five school records—three individual, two relay—over four days at HL meet … Won the 200 butterfly title in 1:57.69, a new League record … Became the first Viking woman to win multiple 200 fly titles in the HL … Won the 200 fly by nearly five seconds over the field … Won the 100 butterfly in 53.27 seconds, a new pool record … Finished more than one second ahead of the runner-up … Posted the fastest third-leg splits on both the 200 medley (23.70) and 400 medley relays (53.28) … Became the first Viking female to sweep butterfly titles at a HL Championship … Took third in 200 IM at HL meet in new school record time (2:01.94) … Won the 200 butterfly at Magnus Cup in a then school record time (1:58.65) … Won a League-high five Swimmer of the Week awards from the HL … Also won four weekly awards from CollegeSwimming and one from HERO Sports … Won 15 dual meet races on season … Won the 200 breaststroke while swimming it for the first time as a collegian at Ashland … Set a new personal best in 50 free in season-opening meet (25.60 seconds) … Swam in nine of 13 traditional events … Named Scholar All-America Honorable Mention by the CSCAA … Voted to League’s All-Academic Team.

Broke school records and achieved NCAA qualifying times in both butterfly events … Won the 200 butterfly at Horizon League Championship in 1:58.79, a new school and League Championship record … Her winning time was also a NCAA cut time … Broke school record in 100 butterfly at Magnus Cup (54.36), also achieving a NCAA standard … Took second at League meet in 100 fly (54.50) … Swam third leg on 200 medley relay team that broke school record at League meet (1:40.97) … Also swam third leg on 400 medley relay and anchored 800 freestyle relay at HL meet … Finished among the top 10 in 200 IM (2:04.77) … Set new personal bests in 100 backstroke (57.36) and 200 IM (2:03.28) at Magnus Cup … Swam the 400 IM for first time as a collegian in dual vs. Xavier.

Named Horizon League Freshman of the Year … Had runner-up finishes in both 100 and 200 butterfly events at Horizon League Championships … Finished 100 fly in 54.63 seconds and 200 fly in 1:59.71 … Also took sixth place in 200 IM at league meet in 2:04.72 … Swam on three relays in league championships, including swimming third leg on 200 and 400 medley relays that both finished fourth … Won Horizon League Swimmer of the Week Jan. 25.

State age medalist, national age finalist and national open qualifier at St. Paul's Grammar School.

Born on December 24, 1996... daughter of Phil and Sue... has three brothers... health science major.