Aug. 6, 2014
Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is a senior on the women's swimming team, Keeli McNeary.
NAME: Keeli McNeary
HOMETOWN: Savage, Minn.
DESCRIBE COACH WENDER: Dedicated, down to Earth and someone who cares deeply about the future of Army Swimming & Diving
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Peyton Manning
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Minnesota Twins
BEST PART OF ARMY SWIM & DIVE: My teammates. I’ve made some of the best friends I could ever ask for.
FAVORITE POOL TO SWIM IN: Navy
OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: NAVY!
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: CLDT followed by CTLT in Ft. Lewis, then getting ready to come back for a great Firstie year and beating Navy!
TO RELAX, I: Go on a walk or run around post
FAVORITE MEAL: Steak, mashed potatoes and biscuits
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Orlando, Fla.
MY IPOD HAS: A little bit of everything and a lot of country
FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: The atmosphere in the pool before the meet starts, everyone is so excited and ready to go
FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: The people. Everyone from the cadets to the officers and NCOs to the coaches, West Point truly brings in some of the best people
DESCRIBE ARMY SWIMMING & DIVING: Crazy – there are always a ton of people running around doing hilarious things and making one another laugh. We always have a great time when we’re around one another and we spend a lot of time together outside of the pool and outside of West Point.
WHAT SWIMMER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014: Claire Willis
WHO IS THE STRONGEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Haileigh Phillips
WHO IS THE FASTEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Kelly Hamilton
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Kate Kinley
WHICH SWIMMER IS MOST LIKLEY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Josie Antilla
WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMPETE AGAINST AND WHY: Air Force. It would be nice to have the opportunity to swim against them and Navy since Air Force has a swim team, too.
I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: 182
2014 Getting to Know Archive