Women's Swimming

Kaela Bjornberg  
Kaela Bjornberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wallingford, Conn.

High School:
Mark T. Sheehan

Height:
5-5

Event:
Fly/Breast


2011-12: One of the top swimmers on the Siena squad and the MAAC...Won 12 events throughout the year...Broke her own school record in the 200 breast in the MAAC Championships with a time of 2:20.77...Won four events against Holy Cross winning the 400 medley relay, 100 and 200 breast, and the 200 IM...Even had a long distance win in the 1000 free in a tri-meet against Bryant and Niagara...Finished first in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM in that same meet...Took home three events in the meet against Long Island...MAAC All-Academic Team selection

2010-11:Established herself as one of the top swimmers in the MAAC, winning 15 events...Swam third on MAAC Championship-winning 400 medley relay team (3:51.87) that shattered the program's record by over four seconds...Also significantly lowered her own 200 breast record at MAAC Championships, finishing second (2:21.01) and bringing down the mark by over three seconds...Also finished third in 100 fly (:57.08) at the meet, swimming the third-fastest time in program history in the process...MAAC All-Academic Team selection.

2009-10:Earned first varsity win in 200 medley relay at C.W. Post (1:50.78)...Came on strong at end of season, finishing third in 200 breast (2:24.12) and fourth in 100 fly (57.81) at MAAC Championships...Time in 200 breast was over two and a half seconds faster than any other Siena swimmer has ever recorded.

BEFORE SIENA:Earned four letters in swimming at Mark T. Sheehan...Also participated in outdoor track earning two letters while competing in the 400-meter shot put, discus, javelin and high jump...National Honors Society SCC All-Scholar Athlete...Two-time Record Journal Scholar Athlete...Participated and volunteered in a number of extracurricular activities including Homeless Shelter dinners, peer ministry, Special Olympics and taught underprivileged children how to swim.

PERSONAL:Born July 30, 1991...The daughter of John and Dae-Ellen Bjornberg...Has a younger brother, Josh...A biochemistry major who aspires to be a pediatric psychiatrist...Chose Siena for the small school atmosphere, location and class size...Also recruited to swim by Marist.

KUETERMAN ON BJORNBERG: "We really look to her leadership. I look forward to her having a great senior year and really finish off a great career that she is having for us so far."

MAJOR: Biology

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT SIENA COLLEGE: Small classes and welcoming environment

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ANOTHER FIVE YEARS: Having attended Grad school and working

MY FAVORITE CLASS AT SIENA IS: Cellular Biology was my favorite class

MY FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUSIS: Patricia Brown Study Room

OTHER SPORTS I LIKE TO FOLLOW AT SIENA INCLUDE: Waterpolo

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT SIENA SWIMMING AND DIVING: How close the team is and how we have become a family

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT COACH KUETERMAN: Sense of humor and reliability

MY SUPERSTITIONS ARE: I always shake my hands before I race and tap my collar bone during the national anthem

IF I DIDN'T SWIM AND DIVE I WOULD: Dance

MY MOST EMBARRASSING SPORT MOMENT: Getting DQ'd in 200 fly when I broke the record for a flutterkick

MY MOST OVERUSED PHRASE IN TEXT MESSAGING IS: "LOL"

ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME: I hate getting wet

MY HIDDEN TALENT IS: I have some gymnastic skills

IF I COULD BE ON A REALITY TV SHOW, IT WOULD BE: WHY? The Glee Project because I love Glee and to sing and would love to be on it

WHAT IS ONE THING, YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT: Water to drink, I don't really like to drink anything else

IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, I WOULD GO TO: WHY? Southern France because it is beautiful and I love the culture

MY HOBBIES ARE: Sleepin and eating as well as TV watching

MY BIGGEST FEAR IS: I really hate the noise of bees or flies by my ears so I gess that

IF I WERE A CRAYON, I WOULD BE THIS COLOR: WHY? Orange because it's my favorite

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I HAVE GOTTEN IS: Always take it 1 day, 1 thing, 1 step at a time

THE PERSON WHO HAS HELPED ME THE MOST: My mom she is so full of advice and love. I don't know how I would have accomplished anything without her support.

MY FAVORITE:

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Summer Sander (Old 200 Fly Olympian)

PRO SPORTS TEAM: Don't really follow sports at all, like to watch anyone live though

FOOD: Pizza (Obssesed!)

FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM: Mint cookie (Ben and Jerry)

PIZZA TOPPING: Extra cheese

COLOR: Orange

SEASON: Fall

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day

DAY OF THE WEEK: Sunday

ANIMAL: Dolphin

TV SHOW: Glee and Once Upon a time

FLOWER: Daisy

SONG: Inside Out by Eve G

ARTIST: The Counting Crows

ACTOR/ACTRESS: Johnny Depp/ Anne Hathaway

MOVIE: Thirteen

BOOK: Crank and anything else by Ellen Hopkins

LUCKY NUMBER: 44

iPHONE APP: I have a Droid and Dice Me "Yahtzee"

RADIO STATION: Any Country Station

PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @Uberfacts

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