Kirsten Groome
    Kirsten Groome


    Shreveport, La.

    High School:


    Distance Free



    Swimming and diving places third at the MVC Championship

    Brumley earns MVC's Elite 18 honor


    MVC Championship: Day Two Finals

    Salukis remain in third place heading into final day of competition.


    MVC Championship: Day Two Preliminaries

    Salukis send 10 to A Finals


    MVC Championship: Day One Finals

    Salukis break school record in 200-yard freestyle relay


    MVC Championship: Day One Preliminaries

    All four divers advance to A Final in one-meter dive


    • Became the first Saluki in 20 yards to advance to the NCAA Championships as a freshman in 2010, qualifying for the 500- and 1650-yard freestyles.
    • Holds school, pool, and MVC records in both the 500- and 1650-yard freestyles.
    • Eight-time MVC Swimmer of the Week and one-time National Swimmer of the Week.
    • Four-time first-team All-Conference selection, including three first-team All-Conference selections (2010, 11, 12)
    • Won 53 career events.

    2012-13 (Senior): Honorable mentions All-Conference Selection...Competed in eight meets...Won two events...Posted seven top-two finishes...Scored in all three events at the MVC Championship...Posted the seventh-fastest mile time at the conference meet.

    2011-12 (Junior): Earned first-team All-Conference honors for the third consecutive season...Won 13 events...Earned MVC Swimmer of the Week honors once, giving her eight such honors for her career...Qualified for the A Final in the 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 400 individual medley...Placed second in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:47.89) at the MVC Championships...Swept the 500 and 1000-yard freestyles in SIU's upset of Illinois.

    2010-11 (Sophomore): First-team MVC All-Conference...Competed in 11 meets...Won the MVC Championships in all three events she competed in, the 500 freestyle, the 1650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley...Three-time MVC Swimmer of the Week...Won 17 events on the season...Won an event in 10 of 11 meets on the season.

    2009-10 (Freshman): Competed in the NCAA Championships in the 500 and 1650 free, making her the first Saluki to advance to the national stage in 20 years...Named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Year...Shattered SIU, MVC and pool records with her championship times in the 500 and 1650 free at the conference championships, also taking the crown in the 400 IM...Four-time MVC Swimmer of the Week and eventual First-Team All-MVC selection...Member of the conference championship 800 free relay team...Named Counsilman Hunsaker Division I National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week by following her performance at the MVC Championships...Recorded a total of 21 first-place victories throughout the season.

    Prior to SIU: Placed fourth in the 5k Open Water World Championships.

    Personal: A chemistry major...Has two brothers...Daughter of Lynn and Joyce Groome...Born Aug. 2, 1990 in Birmingham, Ala.