Flanigan and O'Brien Finish 1-2 In 500-Yard Freestyle; Action Continues Sunday In San Antonio
At Rice 2010-2011:Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Scored for the team in three individual events at the C-USA Championships, including two Top 8 finishes, to help the Owls claim the team title for the first time in school history... Recorded a career-best 16:57.23 to take sixth in the mile at conference... Finished seventh in the league in the 500-free with a season-best 4:56.63... Reached the consolation finals of the 200-free and was 14th after a season-best 1:53.31... Tallied a season-best 10:11.47 at the intermediate 1,000-yard mark during the C-USA mile... Swam Rice's fastest 1,000-free at the on-campus Aquatics Center (10:22.29) in a dual meet victory over North Texas.
2009-2010:C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Reached the Top 8 in two events at the C-USA Championships... Finished eighth in the league in 500-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 4:57.73... Scored for the Blue & Gray with an eighth place in C-USA's 1,650-free by swimming a season-best 17:12.95... Part of an Owl distance crew that claimed five of the conference's top nine spots in the mile... Best 1,000-free of the season (10:20.62) was the intermediate time from the C-USA mile... Showed her versatility by swimming the 100-backstroke and 200-individual medley at the Cornhusker Invitational, the 200-backstroke at inaugural Rice Aquatics Center Invitational, and the 400-IM at the Phill Hansel Duals across town at the University of Houston.
2008-2009:C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Continued to improve over the course of the season, culminating in a solid scoring effort in the distance events at the C-USA championships... Finished fifth in the mile with a time 16:58.27, the best mark by an Owl freshman in the event in five years... Made the championship finals of the 500-freestyle and placed eighth after a 4:54.75 in the prelims... Touched 11th in the 200-free with a season-best 1:51.24... Swam an equally-strong 200-leg of the 800-free relay at the conference meet, helping the Owls crush the previous school record by more than three seconds and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships... Registered the team's third-best mark of the season in the 1,000, a steady 10:09.42 against national power SMU in the old Rice Pool.
High School -- A 2008 graduate of National Sport School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada... Honor student in advanced curriculum.
Club -- Veteran swimmer for the University of Calgary Swim Club... Competed in the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle... Earned club team's award for leadership, dedication, team spirit and community service... Member of Team Alberta... High-point swimmer at Western Canada Championships... Coached by Kevin Anderson.
Personal -- Full Name: Nicole Jane Delaloye. Born: April 20, 1990 in Toronto, Canada. Parents: Dan and Cindy Delaloye of Calgary (one sister). College: Jones.