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Kara Nelson
Kara Nelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Jesuit

Height:
5-4

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
08/06/1987

Major:
Exercise Science

Junior Season (2007-08)
Swam exhibition at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the 50m free (24.45), 100m fly (55.85) and the 200m fly (2:05.11)... Swam a season-best 53.20 in the 100 free at the Alabama Classic... At the War Eagle Invitational, swam season-bests in the 500 free (5:11.85) and 200 back (2:18.33)... Posted a converted 55.65 in the 100 butterfly at the Alabama Classic... Came in with a season-best time of 2:02.92 in the 200 fly at the Ralph Crocker Classic... Competed on medley relay teams against Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Methodist and Alabama.

Sophomore Season (2006-07)
Set a new personal-best in the 500 free against LSU with a time of 5:07.82... Swam her season-best in the 100 free (55.05) at the War Eagle Invitational... Posted her best time in the 100 fly (55.92) in the preliminaries at the American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas and her best time in the 200 fly (2:05.42) against Florida.... Finished eighth in the 100 fly (55.97) at the American Short Course Championships... Also posted a 1:54.14 in the 200 free prelims... Swam on the eighth-place 400m medley relay team at the U.S. Open.

Freshman Season (2005-06)
Swam two new career best times at the SEC Championship in the 50 free (24.50) and the 200 fly (2:02.11)... Also swam exhibition at the conference meet in the 100 fly (55.77)... Swam anchor on the winning 400 free relay team at LSU... Split a 53.18 on the relay... Against South Carolina, swam the fly leg on the victorious 200 medley relay, splitting 25.93.

High School
Attended Jesuit High School... Competed with the Tualatin Hills Swim Club with coaches Paul and Linck Bergen... 2004 Olympic Team Trials qualifier in 100 fly... Six-time state champion in the butterfly... Two-time state record holder in 100 fly... Three-time national medley relay team record holder in the 200 and 400 yards... Honor roll every semester.

Personal
Full name is Kara Sloan Nelson... Parents are Jame and Michele Nelson... Born on August 6, 1987... Majoring in exercise science.

More on Kara
Chose Auburn because of the great team... Favorite place to travel is Hawaii... Most famous person she has met is Scottie Pippen... Greatest gift ever received was her great, great great grandmother's wedding ring..