Kimmy Ballo

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Round Rock, Texas

    High School:
    Round Rock High School

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Back/Free

    Experience:
    4L

    Kimmy Ballo

    04/11/2013

    More than 160 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs

    02/24/2013

    Swimming and Diving Take Runner Up Finish at C-USA Championships

    Julia Lonnegren (Diver of the Meet) and Jane Figueiredo (Diving Coach of the Year) take top honors for UH

    02/23/2013

    Houston Stands in First Place Heading into Final Day

    Natasha Burgess leads UH sweep in 1-meter diving

    02/21/2013

    Cougars Close Day 2 of C-USA Championships in First Place

    Divers sweep the 3M and two more school records fall

    02/20/2013

    School Records Fall on Day 1 of C-USA Swimming and Diving Championships

    New marks set in the 200 Medley and 800 Free Relay

    » 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    SENIOR 2012-13
    Set school record in 200 back (1:59.17) to take fourth at C-USA Championships ... Swam personal records in the finals of 200 and 500 free to take fifth (1:48.52) and seventh (4:54.26) ... Her 200 free time was third fastest in UH history and her 500 free time ranked No. 8 all-time ... Also set school records during the conference championships in the 800-free relay (7:16.7) with Moira Fraser, Heather Winn, Colleen Donovan and in the 400-free relay (3:21.21) with Krystan Morrell, Maggie McCord and Moira Fraser.

    JUNIOR 2011-12
    Recorded Houston's second fastest time in the 100-back (56.92) and 200-back (2:02.67) on the year ... Competed at the Conference USA Championships for the third straight year ... Swam on the Cougars 800-free relay squad that placed third at the C-USA Championships (7:21.66) and finished 0.06 off the school record ... Placed eighth in the 100-back and 200-back at the C-USA Championships, the Cougars top finish in both events.

    SOPHOMORE 2010-11
    Swam the second fastest 200-back (2:03.02) and third fastest 100-back (57.89) of the year for Houston ... Also recorded the fifth fastest 200-free (1:53.94) and 500-free times (1:53.94) ... Recorded those top-times at the Conference USA Championships ... Placed second in the consolation finals in the 200-back and took 14th in the 100-back and 16th in the 200 free at the Championships.

    FRESHMAN 2009-10
    Won the 500-yard freestyle relay (4:49.12) and the 200-yard backstroke relay (1:51.44), at the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend to start her collegiate career...Set her personal record in the 100-yard backstroke (57.96) at the Conference USA Championship prelims...Also recorded her personal best 200-yard backstroke at the C-USA Championship prelims with a time of 2:03.29 to rank eighth-best in school history.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    District medalist and regional finalist from 2005-2007... 2008-2009 district finalist, regional finalist and state finalist... Team record in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay... Lettered in six events.

    PERSONAL
    Born on January 3, 1991 in Walnut Creek, Calif... Daughter of Thomas and Linda Ballo... Majoring in psychology... Enjoys sleeping and hanging out with friends... Volunteer for food and clothing drives for the homeless.

    Kimmy Ballo Personal Best Times
    Event Time Date
    50 Free 25.91 11/20/09
    100 Free 54.32 1/27/12
    200 Free 1:53.37 2/26/10
    500 Free 5:01.96 2/15/12
    50 Back 27.64 1/27/12
    100 Back 56.92 2/15/12
    200 Back 2:02.67 2/15/12
    100 Breast 1:22.73 10/6/10
    100 Fly 1:03.58 10/30/09
    200 IM 2:22.09 10/6/10

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