Marie T. Kenny
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Women's Swimming & Diving
1985
1996

Biography

A three-year member and captain of the women's swimming and diving team, Kenny qualified for the Division III Nationals as a freshman. The following year Holy Cross moved to Division I, and at the New England Championships she broke the record for most points scored by an individual with 43. Eventually, Kenny went on to break her own record when she scored 55 points her junior year.

Her sophomore year she set four school records at the inaugural meet at the Hart Center pool and top three in five events at the ECAC Division I championship, taking first in the 100 yard butterfly. She held eight individual and two relay records for the team by the end of that season. After a stellar junior year in which she lost only one individual race and scored a school record 153 points for the season, Kenny held 11 individual records and was part of four relay records. She also was a finalist again at the New England Championships and was the MAAC Champion in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. 

Kenny continued her winning ways in her senior year and, once again, qualified for the New England Championships in several events. At the MAAC Championships she won the 100 yard butterfly and was a finalist in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. She finished her career undefeated in dual meets in her specialties, the 50 and 100 yard freestyle and 50 and 100 yard butterfly. She was also the team MVP for four years, and graduated as the school record holder in 13 of a possible 17 individual events, and was a part of four relay records.