2006-07 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Named team captain prior to the season.
Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:45.67 during the first tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team during the second day of the tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Finished first in the 200-yard backstroke by nearly 14 seconds with a time of 2:14.68 and was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team at Southwestern... Member of the winning 150-yard freestyle and 150-yard backstroke relay teams against Hiram, Minnesota State-Mankato and South Dakota during the Hawai'i Relay Meet... Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle against North Texas, New Mexico State and Florida International during the first day of a quad meet... Member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team against North Texas, New Mexico State and Florida International during the first day of a quad meet... Member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team during the second half of that quad meet.
Competed regularly throughout the season during the sprint free and backstroke events... Recorded career best times in the 50-yard freestyle and both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events.
Member of the Cougars' winning 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams at Incarnate Word... Finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:20.41 and was a member of the Cougars' winning relay teams at Centenary... Member of the Cougars' winning 400-yard freestyle relay team against Rice.
Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Toni Schramme at Lamar Consolidated High... Helped lead team to first or second-place finishes at the District meet for four straight seasons... Was a UIL State Championship finalist in the 100- and 200-yard free as a senior... Named to the All-District Team... Posted career-best times of 25.61 (50 free), 54.45 (100 free), 1:56.56 (200 free) and 1:02.82 (100 back) during her prep career... Honored as the Lamar Consolidated HS Team Most Valuable Player and received a Booster Club Scholarship Award... Was a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American and was a member of the Academic All-District Team... Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students in 2002-03... Swam for First Colony Swim Team and head coach Tim Hill in the Senior Elite Group.... Also worked with Special Olympics, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Peer Assisted Leadership (PAL).
Full name is Nicole Marie Vaiana... Born on March 24, 1986, in Denver, Colo.... Daughter of James and Robin Vaiana... Father played college and professional baseball while her mother competed in college tennis... Communications major... Also recruited by Northern Colorado and Louisiana-Monroe.
Nicole Vaiana's Personal Bests
50 Free 25.21 Oxford, Ohio 12/1/06
100 Free 52.55 Houston 2/17/07
200 Free 1:52.11 Houston 2/16/07
500 Free 5:10.31 Houston 11/19/04
1,000 Free 10:45.67 Las Cruces, N.M. 10/13/06
100 Back 58.61 Houston 2/16/07
200 Back 2:07.67 Houston 2/17/07
100 Breast 1:20.33 (S) Georgetown, Texas 10/20/06
200 Breast 2:44.95 Georgetown, Texas 10/20/06