Kate  Ackert
Kate Ackert


Manhasset, N.Y.

High School:
Kellenberg Memorial




Saints Place Fifth at MAAC Swim Championships

Amanda York Highlights Third Day at MAACs


MAAC Swim Championships: Day One Results

Saints Back In the Pool Tomorrow


Saints Poised to Swim Fast

Prepared for MAAC Championships This Weekend


Balanced Saints Swim Past Sacred Heart on Senior Day

Seniors Sent Off in Style


The Red Flash Sinks Saints at Home

Kelsey Helin Wins 200-Yard Breaststroke


Holy Cross

Holy Cross Meet

2012-13:Competed in the one-meter and three-meter dives...Scored best at Vermont (11/3) with 142.9 on the one-meter board and 140.4 on the three-meter board...Top Saints diver against Canisius (11/17) on the one-meter board with 111.65...Spent 14 days in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Franciscan Service and Advocacy program.

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:"Kate brings great enthusiasm to our diving team, she works hard and I expect her to improve greatly this year"



Minor:Health Studies, Franciscan Service and Advocacy

Twitter Handle:@kackerttt

What I like most about Siena College:The sense of community that we have on campus

Where do you see yourself in another five years:In medical/graduate school

What I like most about my sport:Overcoming boundaries and obstacles, bonding with my teammates and doing the unthinkable. Ripping a dive is also a really awesome feeling.

Another Siena sport I follow:Softball, Water Polo, Basketball and Baseball

Player I most relate to on the team:Kat Canavan, because we took the service trip to South Africa this past summer with the Franciscan Center and did a lot of bonding. She also gets all the mental struggles that come with being a swimmer or diver and is always there to talk to.

My goal for the upcoming season:To improve my place at MAACs from last year and learn some new dives with higher degrees of difficulty.

What is one thing you can't live without:Sadly, my phone

My before game/meet routine:Say the athlete's prayer, visualize my dives, let go of everything else that is going on in my life, and focus in on the meet.

Best advices I have ever received:The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Person I look up to the most:My dad

Three words that describe me:One of a kind. Sorry, that's 4.

Sport/Position I always wanted to try:I have always anted to try being a professional skydiver! Basically anything to do with adventure.

My dream car:A little red convertible

Future Plans:Pass organic chemistry, learn how to make omelets as well as Limmy does, do biomechanics research on the physics of diving, catch up on sleep, get an MD/MPH, start a family.

My Favorite:

Reality TV Show:I don't really watch reality TV. However, I really like LOST, Greek, Fringe and Pretty Little Liars.

Class at Siena:Gen Bio lab and Organic Chemistry

Vacation Spot:Anywhere with a beach

Twitter account to follow:@YourAwayMessage It's absolutely hysterical


Sports teams:Mets & Jets


Type of Ice Cream:Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla

iPhone App:Songza & Candy Crush


Food:Anything from Nanny's Kitchen

Athlete:Greg Louganis & Tom Daly