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BEFORE SIENA: Three-year member of the diving team at Kellenberg Memorial...Was also a member of Long Island Divers...Also a member of gymnastics at Kellenberg Memorial and the 5 Star Sports Academy...Honor Roll member all four years...National Honor Society... Certificate of Merit for Most Outstanding in Speech and Debate.
PERSONAL: Born April 28, 1994...Parents are Matthew and Lorraine...Enjoys windsurfing, photography, and traveling in her free time...Father is an anesthesiologist...Plans on obtaining a medical degree...Was cut from her gymnastics team her junior year in high school and dedicated herself as a diver...Has a younger brother Benjamin.
KUETERMAN ON ACKERT: "Will defintely help our diving team and I really look forward to her first year as a college diver"
GETTING TO KNOW KATE ACKERT:
Twitter Handle: @Kath_ack
What I like most about Siena College: The atmosphere, the professors, and the people.
Where do you see yourself in another five years: In medical school! (hopefully)
My favorite class at Siena is: Philosophy or bio lab
My favorite spot on campus is: Hines 5th floor or the library
What I like most about Siena swimming and diving: We have an awesome dive coach who is amazing at pushing me to my limits. I have improved 100% since being here.
My best Siena swimming and diving moment has been: Learning a new twister on 3m, I freaked out, did half a flip, and the running man upside down in the air. Then I managed to land in a dive. Sean and Hailey laughed for like 20 minutes.
What I like most about Coach Kueterman: PK is always there to talk to. One day I was freaking out over my bio test and he quizzed me! Sean is an amazing coach. His positivity and energy really make me work as hard as I can.
My superstitions are: I have to shammy off my legs before every dive.
If I didn't swim and dive, I would: Be much more well rested.And maybe on the cheer team because I was a gymnast or rugby because that sounds awesome.
My most embarassing sports moment: I hit my head on the board and the team had to run to get the trainer. PK held a backboard against me. I was mortified.
My most overused phrase in text messages is: merrrrp
One thing people would be surpised to know about me: I was Captain Hook in Peter Pan in middle school, and the captain of my speech and debate team in high school. I got 50th at nationals!
What is the one thing, you can't do without: My glasses! I'm blind, and passion Tazo tea.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Somewhere in South America to live in the jungle! I love the jungle!
The best player I ever played against was: Nicole Honey- She was on my club team and is amazing! Now she dives for Rutgers.
My hobbies are: Reading, diving, baking, traveling, windsurfing
My biggest fear: Diving- especially reverse optionals on 3m.
If I were a crayon, I would be: Jungle Green- I spent time in Peru (in the jungle) on the tambopata river this summer and loved it.
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back...dive for her."
The person who has helped me the most is: Sean Bradke and Justin Hughes
Professional athlete: Shawn Johnson, Christina Loukas, Amy Korthauer, and Tom Daley
Pro sports team: Mets!
Food: Penne alla vodka- anything Italian!
Flavor of ice cream: Vanilla or mint chocolate chip
Pizza Topping: Plain or salad pizza from the pizzeria in my town.
Season: Late spring/early summer but I really love the fall fashion!
Animal: Monkeys or giraffes
TV Show: Fringe/ Grey's Anatomy/ Off the Map
Flower: Sunflowers. Love them!
Song: "The General" by Dispatch and "Shortskirt/ Long Jacket" by Cake
Artist: Florence and theMachine
Actor: Channing Tatum <3 p="">
Movie: Despicable Me
Book: Adopted Jane
iPhone App: Wunderlist. I love making lists and being organized