SAN DIEGO STATE 2016-17
Competed in the freestyle events from the 50 to the 1000 … Also swam the backstroke events on occasion … Earned all-Mountain West honors as a member of SDSU’s 800 freestyle relay team at the 2017 conference championship meet … That squad’s time of 7:17.79 was the eight-fastest in program history … Placed third among 27 swimmers at the pentathlon meet at the University of San Diego to open the season (Sept. 15) … Among her top times were 52.52 in the 100 free, 1:51.20 in the 200 free and 4:59.50 in the 500 free, all at the A3 Performance Invitational in mid-November … Also turned in a personal best 2:04.43 in the 200 backstroke at the same meet … During the year recorded one first-place, three second-place and three third-place finishes in dual meets.
Four-year varsity letterwinner as a swimmer at Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif. ... Was coached there by John Sherman ... During her junior season finished first in the league in the 100 and 200 freestyle ... Set the school record in the 100 free at 51.2 ... As a freshman won the 100 backstroke at the sectional championships with a time of 56.9 ... Grizzlies won league title all four years she competed, regional championship her final season and finished as high as third in the state in her final year ... Won school talent show as a senior and appeared in Shrek the Musical and Into the Woods ... Voted Most Likely to be on Broadway ... Winner of Senior Academic Merit Award.
Spent 10 years playing with the Dart Volleyball Club in Sacramento, Calif., and three months with the Sierra Marlins in Folsom, Calif. ... Member of gold medal team at both clubs.
Kassidy Francesca Henson as born Sept. 19, 1998, in Santa Maria, Calif. ... Daughter of John and Francesca Henson ... Hobbies include astrology and writing music ... Sang the National Anthem at a San Jose Earthquakes game ... Performed at the Leanea Festival and the Hollywood Fringe Festival as a singer ... Favorite athlete is swimmer Katie Ledecky ... Also considered TCU, LSU and South Carolina ... A communications major at SDSU with career plans in sports news broadcasting.