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Kerry Sodonis
Kerry Sodonis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Troy, Mich.

High School:
Troy

Event:
Breast


07/11/2012

Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.

04/10/2012

Michigan State Holds 15th Annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala

A record 294 Spartan student-athletes were honored for cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better.

03/28/2012

2011-12 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

02/18/2012

Clay Leads Women at Day 3 of Big Ten Championships

The senior closed out her final performance at the Big Ten Championships with a 12th-place finish on the 3-meter board.

02/15/2012

Women Tied for 11th after Day One of Big Tens

The Spartans sit on the scoreboard right next to Nebraska with 24 points after two events.

Getting to Know Kerry Sodonis

Where were you born?
Troy, Mich.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a veterinarian. Now I want to be...someone who's profession involves very little chemistry.

What is your favorite movie?
10 Things I Hate About You

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Good education, I can swim here, and it's a good distance from home without being too far.

Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Magic Johnson

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Mark Spitz. He'd destroy me, but we could have a goggle-free race.

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Careful - Guster
2. Brothers On A Hotel Bed - Death Cab For Cutie
3. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
4. Church Clothes - Matt Nathanson
5. Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Jumping off the ten meter for the first time

GREEN or WHITE???
GREEN

If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish I could fly.
I wish I was fluent in Russian.
I wish I had access to and could eat "Ace of Cakes" style cakes whenever I wanted and not have it be detrimental to my health or athletic ability.

Senior Season:
Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Recorded season-best times in the 50 freestyle (24.36) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.16) at the Ohio State Invitational ... Broke the school record in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.19) at the Ohio State Invitational ... Earned a spot on the 200 medley relay that competed at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Made the team's All-Time Top-Ten List in the 200 breaststroke.

Junior Season:
Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Recorded a season-best time in the 50 freestyle (24.40) posted at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Swam a season-best time in the 200 freestyle (1:58.44) at the dual meet against Michigan ... Posted the team's top times in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.82) and the 200 breaststroke (2:20.42) ... Swam the 200 individual medley in a season-best time of 2:15.83 at the dual meet against Oakland ... Was part of the 200 and the 400 medley relay that competed at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Has the top time on the team's All-Time Top-Ten list in the 100 breaststroke.

Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:03.09 mark at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam the third-fastest time in school history in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.57 at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted the team's fastest times of the season in the 50 (29.41), 100 (1:03.09), and 200 (2:18.57) breaststroke ... Swam a 1:03.09 mark in the 100 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships, qualifying for the finals ... Swam the 200 breaststroke in a 2:18.57 at the Big Ten Championships ... Was a member of both the 200 medley and 400 medley Big Ten Championship relay teams ... This summer competed at the USA National Championships, swimming a 1:16.72 in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Freshman Season: Recorded her first career win vs. Illinois (10/16) in the 100 freestyle with a 53.48 ... Also part of the first-place 200 (1:47.95) and 400 (3:52.70) medley relay teams at Illinois ... Placed first in the 100 (1:04.74) and 200 (2:23.19) breaststroke vs. Iowa (10/25) ... Clocked a 1:56.44 for a second-place finish in the 200 free vs. Houston (10/31) ... Took third at the TYR Invitational (11/22) in the 50 breast with a 30.13 ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:06.12 vs. Minnesota (10/11) ... Recorded the second-fastest time in school history, and the team's fastest time of the year, in the 100 breast with a 1:03.22 at the Big Ten Championships (2/19) ... Her 2:20.51 in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships ranks as one of the top-10 fastest times in school history ... Placed second in the 100 breast (1:06.40) and 200 breast (2:26.39) against Purdue (1/17) ... Part of the school-record setting 400 medley relay team that turned a school record 3:44.27 at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: Earned All-American honors as a junior in the 100 breast...Two-time All-State selection...All-League honoree her junior and senior seasons...Elected team captain her senior year.

Personal: Born July 24, 1990...Daughter of Jerome and Ann Marie Sodonis...No preference major.

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