Kara Silva
Kara Silva
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Reading, Mass.
High School: Academy of Notre Dame
Major: Nursing

2014-15 Season: Tabbed to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Named a Captain ... Tallied 34 points and posted six top-three finishes ... Competed in 12 different individual events ... Scored nine points after placing 17th in the 1000-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 11:55.62 at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship on February 13-14 ... Tallied four points with a pair of fourth-place efforts in the 1000-freestyle and 100-backstroke vs. Babson College on December 2.

2013-14 Season: Named to Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Scored 37 points on the season and registered four top-three finishes ... Swam in 12 different events, including all three backstroke distances ... Scored 20 points at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championships, highlighted by a 15-place effort with a season-best time of 19:59.07 in the 1650-yard freestyle ... Placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Westfield State University on October 26 to open the season ... Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a season-best mark of 6:14.95 on January 25 vs. Western New England University.

High School/Personal:
 Two-year letterwinner in swimming and also earned a letter in softball and two in basketball for Academy of Notre Dame ... Named a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star for the Lancers' swimming team as a junior and senior ... Named Most Valuable Player for the NDA Junior Varsity softball team as a sophomore and tabbed the team's Best Offensive Player following her junior campaign ... Earned the Coaches Award as a sophomore for the Academy of Notre Dame JV basketball squad ... Named a Captain as a sophomore and junior for the JV softball team and was also tabbed a Captain for the JV basketball team as a sophomore for the Lancers ... Earned Excellence Awards in seven different subjects at NDA ... Member of National Honor Society at Academy of Notre Dame ... Served as Sports Editor for the Damies Digest Newspaper ... Participant of the Youth Service Group at Saint Athanasius Parish ... Born May 4, 1993 ... Majoring in Nursing at Simmons ... Daughter of Karen and John Silva ... Earned Dean's List honors at Simmons ... Member of the Retreat Committee at Simmons.