Fifteen swimmers qualify for night swims including six in the 200 fly
Pair combines for 24 points, while a total of 13 KU swimmers score give their team 115 points on the night
A total of 14 swimmers compile lifetime best performances as KU sits in fourth, with 128 points
2010-11 (Freshman): Delivered her best performance of the season at the 2011 Big 12 Championships, where she swam three season best times in the 100 butterfly (56.58), 50 freestyle (24.27) and 100 freestyle (52.00)... Took fifth in 50 Free with 25.06 time in double-dual versus South Dakota/Northern Iowa... Placed ninth in 50 Freestyle in meet at Florida International with 25.42 performance... At Orange Bowl Swim Classic, finished fifth in 100 meter freestyle with 1:01.21... At the Georgia Fall Invitational, swam a season best in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.90... Finished sixth in 50 Freestyle with 25.06 time versus Missouri.
High School (St. Mary's Academy): A four-year letterwinner in swimming... A six-time High School All-American...Named the 2009 Mount Hood Conference Swimmer of the year.... All-conference all four years... Conference champion eleven times throughout her career... Six-time top individual finalist at state championships...Member of the 200-yard medley relay 6A State Champions (2009)...6A State Champion in the 50-yard freestyle (2009) and two-time runner-up in both the 50 freestyle and 100-yard freestyle... OSAA scholar athlete... USA Scholastic All-American.
Personal: Born in Dallas, Texas... Parents are Monty and Jan Stranski... A biology major... Plans to travel across Europe after graduation as a marine biologist.
Getting to Know Kara:
Favorite KU tradition: Jingling your keys at the football games
Favorite sport to watch other than swimming: Basketball
Favorite Swimming and Diving memory thus far: Coming together at Big 12's (2011)
Websites you visit the most: Facebook and Twitter (I visit them both way too much!)
Song at the top of my I-Pod playlist: Superbass (Nicki Minaj)
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars and Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite restaurant in Lawrence: 23rd Street Brewery
Farthest you have ever traveled: France
Time your alarm clock is set for during the season: 5:20 a.m.