Aztecs First After Opening Day at MW Championships
SAN DIEGO STATE 2010-11
Was named the 2011 Mountain West Swimmer of the Year for her performance at the conference championships meet where she won three individual events and was part of a first-place relay ... All-Mountain West honors in the four events ... Those races included the 200 free (1:47.07), 500 free (4:44.57) and 1650 free (16:15.53) ... Established new school records in those three events and her 1000 split (9:49.73)in the 1650 freestyle was also a new school record ... Added a gold as a member of the 800 free relay time that finished first in a time of 7:11.69, another SDSU record ... Was also on the 400 free relay team that went 3:22.83, second-best time in school history ... Named the Mountain West Swimmer of the Week twice during the season ... First time was on Oct. 13 for her performance in the dual vs. Orgon State when she won the 500 and 1000 free and was on the winning 400 free relay team ... Also earned the honor on Feb. 1 for her efforts in the double dual meet against Hawaii and UC San Diego when she captured the 200 and 500 free ... During the dual meet season won seven of eight 1000 free races and five of 6 1000 free races in which she competed ... Also recorded four wins in four dual meets in the 200 free ... Set Aztec Aquaplex records in both the 500 free (4:51.56) and 1000 free (9:53.71) in the dual vs. Wyoming on Jan. 28 ... A member of the pool record-setting+ 400 free and 400 medley relay quartets ... Was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
Attended Emmanuel College in Gold Coast, Australia ... Was named the Sportswomen of the School ... Top times include 57.43 LCM in the 100 free, 2:01.19 LCM in the 200 free, 4:13.96 LCM in the 400 free and 8:43.64 LCM in the 800 free ... Received the Pierre De Coubertin Award in 2009, recognizing high school sporting achievers whose endeavors, both on and off the sporting field, exemplify the philosophies of the modern Olympics ... Was a two-time competitor at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (2007 and 2009) ... In 2009 won gold medal in the 800 free and as part of the 400 and 800 free relay teams plus silver in the 100 and 800 free along with a bronze in the 400 free ... Named most outstanding swimmer at the festival ... International experience included participating at the 2009 Paris Open, at the Duel in the Pool (Australia vs. Japan) and the Tran Tasman Meet (Australia vs. New Zealand) ... Competed for the Water polo and net ball teams in addition to swimming
Competed as a member of the Pro-MA Miami Swim Team in Gold Coast ... Was coached by Dennis Cotterell, who has served as a coach on the Australian National Team ... Also swam with the Southport Olympic Swim Club ... Finished fifth in the 400 free at the 2008 Australian Open Short Course Championships ... Won several medal at the National Age Championships including silver in the 200 free in 2005 ... Won gold in the 800 free, silver in the 200 free and bronze in both the 100 and 400 free in 2006 ... In 2008 captured bronze in the 200 and 400 free.
Kelly Marquenie was born Oct. 24, 1991, in Southport, Australia ... Daughter of Michael and Lexene Marquenie ... Brother, Jake, swims for the Nerang Swimming Club in Gold Coast and has qualified for the Queensland State Championships ... Enjoys movies and spending time with friends ... Favorite athlete is tennis player Roger Federer ... Majoring in nutrition and food at San Diego State.