This week's Monarch Spotlight is with senior swimmer, Kimberley Rashleigh. Rashleigh has won the CAA Swimmer of the Week award twice in just 3 weeks.
2012-13: Set six school records and posted four NCAA B-cuts in her four days of competition at CAAs... Won gold medals in the 400 IM and 200 Back at CAAs... Nabbed a silver medal at CAAs in the 200 IM... Won the CAA Women's Swimmer of the Week award on January 29... Won the 400 IM championship at the Nike Cup... Currently holds the fastest time in ODU history in the 100 free with a time of 51.09, the 200 free (1:47.63) and the 200 IM (1:59.96)... Also holds the fastest time in ODU history in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.46... Holds the fastest time in ODU history in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.96 and in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.90. Owns the second fastest time in the 200 fly (2:01.85), as well as the 100 back (55.87) and third for the 100 fly (55.13). 2011-2012: Earned a pair of all-conference honors with NCAA "B" cut times coming in the 400 individual medley and 200 backstroke... Swam to a time of 4:17.20 for a second place finish in the individual medley... Bested her own school record by .32 seconds with her time of 1:58.54 to take second place in the 200 backstroke... Reached the finals of the 200 individual medley, taking fourth and recording a time of 2:01.81, the second fastest time in the ODU records... Took sixth place with the 400 medley relay team with a time of 3:44.55 and the third fastst time at ODU in the event. 2010-2011: Named All-CAA taking second in the 200 back with a NCAA "B" cut time and new ODU Lady Monarch record of 1:59.14... Is the only Lady Monarch to swim the 200 back in under two minutes... Reset her own record of 1:59.73 registered earlier in the season... Finished fourth in the 400 IM in a time of 4:21.54 shattering the ODU record in the prelims with her time of 4:21.48... Reset the previous top time by a Lady Monarch in the event of 4:23.41 set by Kara Fichtorn in 2001... Also placed fourth in the in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.06... Also swam with the 800 free relay team that placed seventh with a time of 7:34.30. 2009-10: CSU Northridge Fastest times swam in 2009-10 include: 200 Freestyle in 1:55.92 at Pepperdine (1/16)... 100 Backstroke in 58.24, 200 Backstroke in 2:06.56 and 100 Breaststroke in 1:07.14 at the Toshiba Classic (11/19-21)... 200 Breaststroke in 2:17.14 and 200 Individual Medley in 2:05.89 at the Big West Championships (2/17-20)... swam the fastest times on the team in two events (200 Freestyle and 200 Breaststroke)... clocked top-three times in all six events she competed in throughout the season... was a member of five different relay teams that finished with the fastest times of the season, which include: 400 Freestyle in 3:28.09, 800 Freestyle in 7:51.35, 200 Medley in 1:43.49 and 400 Medley in 3:47.75 at the Big West Championships, and in the 100 Medley in 50.16 at the Trojan Invite (10/09-10). PREP: Played two sports including European handball during her senior season and water polo in 2006 and 2007... In 2008, she was the recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Sports Person of the Year... Recipient of the New South Wales Combined High School Sporting Blue Award. PERSONAL: Born on November 12, 1990 in Sydney, NSW, Australia... Daughter of Megan and Phil Rashleigh... Has one brother, Ben... Majoring in fashion merchandising.