Career: Graduated ranked second all-time at Duke in the 400 IM (4:17.41) and sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:51.76) … Team captain as a senior … Received the Comeback of the Year award at Duke’s 2015 STARS Banquet for excelling in the pool over her four years despite battling pancreatitis.
Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2015) ... All-ACC Academic (2015) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2015, 2016)
2015-16: Wrapped up the season with personal bests in the 50 (24.57) and 100 (53.80) freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational … Reached the 200 IM and 200 freestyle finals at the Nike Cup Invitational, placing 23rd and 28th respectively … Team captain.
2014-15: Broke the school 400 IM record in the ACC consolation final with a 4:17.41 swim … That performance placed her 15th in the conference and earned her an NCAA provisional time standard … Posted the sixth-fastest 500 freestyle time in program history in the ACC preliminaries (4:51.76) … Went on to score for the Blue Devils in the bonus final of that event … Won the 1,000 freestyle at William & Mary (11/7).
2013-14: Swam on the Blue Devils’ 800 freestyle relay that broke the school record at the ACC Championship with a 7:19.70 clocking ... Advanced to the 400 IM bonus final at the conference meet, placing 20th (4:22.84) ... Came in eighth in the 400 IM at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Notched a best time of 2:05.79 in the 200 IM at the same meet ... Won the 200 IM against William & Mary.
2012-13: Eclipsed the 400 IM school record twice at the ACC Championships ... Clocked 4:19.76 in the event finals to finish 11th in the conference ... Also helped establish a program record as a member of the 800 freestyle relay (7:22.12) ... Dropped over seven seconds in the 200 butterfly from the beginning of the season, going 2:03.54 at the ACC meet to place 17th ... Finished 19th in the 500 freestyle finals ... Duke’s top performer in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle on the season ... Took second in the 400 IM at the Tennessee Invitational ... Turned in a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,000 freestyle and 200 IM against NC State and Miami.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner for Megan Noble at Wakefield High School ... Twice captured the conference championship in the 200 IM ... State finalist in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a junior ... Guided Wakefield to a top-three finish at the state meet her sophomore year ... State finalist in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM as a freshman ... Earned all-conference recognition in each of her four seasons ... Selected team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also tabbed her team’s most valuable freshman during her rookie campaign ... Served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... Also competed for the YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team ... A junior and senior Nationals qualifier ... Member of USA Swimming’s national top-eight 4x100 medley relay ... North Carolina state record holder in the 800 freestyle relay ... Turned in top-five finishes in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and the 400 IM at the 2011 YMCA National Championship ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club ... Graduated with honors.
Personal: Born Kiera Grace Molloy on June 1, 1994 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Daughter of Martin and Margie Molloy ... Has one brother, John ... Majoring in psychology.
Molloy Career Bests:
|500 Free||4:51.76||6th all-time at Duke|
|400 IM||4:17.41||2nd all-time at Duke|