SAN DIEGO STATE 2015-16
Named to the all-Mountain West team in the 100 backstroke … Went 54.62 in that event at the 2016 conference championships to finish in seventh place … Turned in a 54.37 in the prelims, her best time of the season in the event … Also recorded a time of 1:59.20 in the 200 backstrokes, another personal season-best mark … her top time in the 100 back ranks as the fourth-fastest ever by an Aztec while her mark in the 200 back is the ninth-fastest time in program history … recorded one first-place, two second-place and five third-place finish in various events during the season … Was also a member of the 400 medley relay team at the conference meet that went 3:38.86, the fifth-best time for an SDSU quartet in that event … Was named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Honorable Mention Scholar All-America by attaining an NCAA B qualifying time in the 100 backstroke and compiling a gpa of 3.5 or higher.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014-15
Captured one first-place, four second-place and four third-place finishes in individual events ... Her time of 55.46 in the 100 backstroke during the A3 Performance Invitational ranks as the eighth-fastest in program history ... Went 1:59.80 in the 200 backstroke at the Mountain West Championships, also the eighth-fastest time by an SDSU swimmer ... Finished fifth in the B final in that event ... Turned in a season-best 5:05.76 in the 500 freestyle at the A3 Performance Invitational ... Was a member of the 200 medley relay team that went 1:44.53 in the meet vs. Pacific on Jan. 24, a time that ranked as the ninth-fastest in the history of the Aztec Aquaplex.
AT TOWSON STATE (2013-14)
Redshirted during her first season of collegiate eligibility before transferring to San Diego State.
Attended Torey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif., where she won four varsity letters as a swimmer ... Led the Falcons to three Palomar League championships ... Team captain as a senior ... CIF champion in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.49 as a senior ... Set a personal best in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.26 ... Winner of the Coaches Award all four years at Torrey Pines.
Competed for five years with the Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team in Solana Beach, Calif. ... Team captain.
McKenna Rae Garfein was born Dec. 7, 1994, in Baltimore, Md. ... Daughter of Richard and Susan Garfein ... Hobbies include drawing, watching movies and swimming in the ocean ... Favorite athletes are soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo and swimmer Michael Phelps ... Majoring in business at SDSU.