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Kara Wackerle
Kara Wackerle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auburn, Mich.

High School:
Western

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
06/17/1988


Getting to Know Kara Wackerle

Where were you born?
Midland, Mich.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a Hooters girl. Now I want to be...a Hooters girl...Or a pediatrician.

What is your favorite movie?
Toy Story 2

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Why wouldn't you?

Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Ricky Forrest

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Pat benatar - Love is a Battlefield
2. Spice girls - Wannabe
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
4. Los del Rio - The Macarena
5. Haddaway - What is Love

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
When it snows.

GREEN or WHITE???
Green

What's your favorite planet?
The sun.

Junior Season: Placed third in the 50 free with a 25.11 vs. Houston (10/31) ... Part of the 200 free relay team that took first at the TYR Invitational (11/21) with a 1:33.69 ... Clocked a 25.17 in the 50 free for third place vs. Ball State (12/13) ... Swam a 58.27 in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships (2/19) ... 200 free relay team placed second with a 1:40.53 vs. Minnesota (10/11).

Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection...Part of the 200 medley relay team that took first place swimming a 1:49.04 at Valparaiso (1/11)...Posted season-best times of 24.96 in the 50 free and 54.63 100 free at the Ohio State Invitational (11/30)...Competed in 11 meets.

Freshman Season: Competed in every meet, primarily in free relay events ... Swam on fourth-place 400 free relay team in season opener against Akron (10/20) ... Contributed on 200 medley relay team that place fourth versus Illinois (10/21) ... Also swam on 200 free relay team that registered points against Michigan (10/25) ... Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: Four-time letterwinner in swimming at Western ... Earned first-team All-Valley and Valley MVP honors... Named team MVP and team captain her senior year ... Holds the Western High School records in the 100 free, 200 medley relay, and the 400 free relay ... Swam for coach Betsy Kolm on the Midland Barracudas club team.

Personal: Born June 17, 1988 in Midland, Mich. ... Daughter of Kenn and Kathy Wackerle ... Pre-med major.

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