Villanova senior student-athletes were honored at the Connelly Center on Thursday night
Villanova scores team point at national meet for first time in nine years
Villanova seniors swam in the 200 free and 100 breast, respectively
Both swimmers competed in preliminary events on Thursday morning
Only three schools from BIG EAST represented.
2011-12: Swam the team's fastest times of the season in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.56) and 200 breaststroke (2:17.08) at the BIG EAST Championships where she finished fifth and sixth place, respectively ... Also competed in the 200 individual medley at the conference meet and finished 32nd ... In the 200 breaststroke, posted an eighth- place finish at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet, a first-place finish against Providence and a third-place finish against Penn State ... RELAYS: Swam a leg on 200 medley relays that finished fifth in the Princeton Invitational and sixth (tie) at the BIG EAST Championships ... 400 medley relay teams finished second at both Seton Hall and Providence and placed fourth at the conference meet.
2010-11: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and finished second in the 200 breaststroke as well as third in the 100 breaststroke ... Her season and personal bests were recorded for the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the BIG EAST Championships with times of 1:01.38 and 2:11.37, respectively ... Double-winner in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Was a double-winner two other times in these events against Boston University and at the quad-meet with Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers ... Won the 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 individual medley against La Salle ... Notched eight individual wins on the season ... Registered 15 top-three individual finishes, including the BIG EAST Championship results ... Ranked best on the team in the 100 yard breaststroke, 200 yard breaststroke, and 200 yard individual medley; RELAYS: Anchored the 800 freestyle relay at the BIG EAST Championships to a third place finish ... Swam as the second leg in the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships and took fourth ... Raced in the 200 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships as the second leg and came in fourth place ... Winner at the quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers in the 400 freestyle relay as the third leg ... Won as the second leg against Seton Hall in the 200 medley relay ... Registered second place three times during the year in the 200 medley relay as second leg at the RU Aquatic Center for the quad-meet, Terrapin Cup Invitational, and Boston University ... Posted a victory at the quad-meet with Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers in the 400 medley relay as the second leg.
2009-10: Saw limited action.
Kirrawee High School: Member of the swim team and also ran track and played water polo and netball ... Selected to her school and the regional Blues team (Australian all-star team) in 2007 ... Three-time Sportswomen of the Year selection ... Australian age group champion in 2007 and 2008 ... Presented with the Australian Defense Force Award for Service and Leadership as well as her school's High Medal of Excellence ... Cited for her academic excellence in seven different courses ... Recipient of the Caltex Award presented to the best all-around student.
Personal: Born 12/13/89 in Sydney ... Youngest of three children of Geoff and Roz Malone ... Siblings are Adam (37), Chris (33) and Nyree (32) ... Enjoys spending time with family, friends and her pets, listening to music and going to the beach ... Has played the violin, oboe and saxophone ... Chose to attend Villanova for the University's great academic reputation and the beauty of the campus ... Undeclared major in the school of Liberal Arts.