Set a new career-best time in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 2:01.81… Contributed to the Razorbacks’ butterfly and individual medley corps… Swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 fly (2:07.83) at Vanderbilt.
Kessler recorded a season-best time in the 500 freestyle (5:01.56) and season best 400 IM (4:26.94) at the Mizzou Invitational… Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:12.33) at North Texas… Swam a season-best 200 butterfly at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 2:03.57.
Competed for the Razorbacks in the distance freestyle, butterfly and individual medley events… Kessler competed in the 1,650-yard freestyle for the first time in her Razorback career at the SEC Championships, recording a time of 17:20.79 and a 1,000 split time of 10:25.24… Swam a season-best time in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a 2:02.75… Contributed in the 200 and 400 individual medleys… Clocked a season-best 2:08.20 at the Houston Cougar Invite in the 200 individual medley … Swam a time of 4:26.15 in the 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships.
Held New Rochelle High School records in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly and was also a member of the school relay teams setting records in the 200 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and 200 freestyle relay… Was named all-state throughout her high school career and was the team MVP during her sophomore, junior and senior years… Competed in every Junior Nationals Championship since 2008… International experience includes the Canada Cup in Montreal, Switzerland’s Championnats Internationaux de Geneve and the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel where Kessler took home silver medals in the 200-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle and bronze medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter IM… Was also a three-time Scholastic All-American.
Was born on September 20, 1994 in New Rochelle, N.Y. to Steven and Maria Kessler… Has two younger siblings, Michael and Alison… Interested in forensics and criminal justice, and hopes to pursue a career working for the FBI.