Kennedy Announces Additional Coaching Changes
Kitayama Becomes Program Leader with 24 Career All-America Honors
Blue Jays Sit in Fourth Place After Three Days at NCAA Championships
Kett Joins Blue Jay Staff After All-America Career at Kenyon
Nikki Kett returns for her third season as an assistant coach for the Johns Hopkins men's and women's swim teams. She helped the teams to a pair of top-five finishes at the 2014 NCAA Championship. She came to Baltimore after a standout career at Kenyon College.
The men's team placed fourth at the 2014 NCAA Championship and repeated as the 800 Free Relay champions. Seven Blue Jays combined to claim 27 All-America honors as JHU turned its second straight top-five finish. Hopkins went 7-1 in dual meets with its only loss coming at Navy. The Blue Jay women turned in a historic performance at the 2014 NCAA Championship as they claimed seven NCAA titles, including a sweep of all five relays. Hopkins is the first team to sweep all five relays since Kenyon accomplished the feat in 2004. The Blue Jays went on to finish a program-best third with 387 points. Junior Ana Boganovski won a remarkable six NCAA titles as she won the 50 and 200 Free and swam on four of the five winning relays. She was named the NCAA Women's Swimmer of the Year for her performance. In all, 10 different swimmers combined to earn 37 All-America honors.
A 2012 graduate of Kenyon and captain of the Ladies as a senior, Kett earned All-America honors 11 times in her four seasons. She garnered All-America honors in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 Breast as a freshman, helping Kenyon to its 23rd NCAA title. As a sophomore, she repeated as an All-American in the same three events and was honored as the team's recipient of the Daniel G. Ray Memorial Trophy, given to the varsity swimmer chosen by her teammates and coach as the most valuable member of the squad. Kett once again took home All-America honors in the 400 IM and the 200 Breast in 2011 as a junior. She then capped her career with All-America honors in the 100 and 200 Breast and 200 IM, while taking bronze in the 200 Breast.
Kett graduated from Kenyon in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in human movement at A.T. Still University. She currently serves on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Poll Committee and the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Week award. Kett also served as a mentor at the Snell Symposium in January 2013 and in September presented, alongside head coach George Kennedy, at the Northwest Pacific Coaches Clinic.
Kett has coached at the Sharks Stroke Clinic since September 2012, in addition to coaching at the Total Performance Swim Camps the last two summers. She also coached the Cheshire YMCA/Sea Dog Swim Club in the summer of 2012.