Green Wave shine in relay action against tough competition
Tulane sends off seniors in winning fashion
Green Wave to honor seniors in home finale
Day 3 brings more record-breaking times for the Green Wave
Sills claims school record in 100 fly, swimmers notch 12 lifetime bests
Photos By Parker Waters
100 back: 58.77 at LSU Quad (1/31/15)
200 back: 1:59.62 (pre) at American Athletic Conference Championships (2/18-21/15)
100 free: 52.64 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/23/13)
200 free: 1:49.33 (lead-off split) at American Athletic Conference Championships (2/18-21/15)
500 free: 5:00.59 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/21/13)
200 IM: 2:03.67 (pre) at American Athletic Conference Championships (2/18-21/15)
400 IM: 4:21.02 (pre) at American Athletic Conference Championships (2/18-21/15)
Career Notes: Holds the school record in the 200 back, 200 free, 200 IM and 400 IM ... Set all four records during the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championships ... Boasts four top times on Tulane's 200 back all-time list ... Has the four best times in school history on the overall top time list for the 200 IM ... Notched five times on the Tulane overall 400 IM list.
2014-15: Saw in all nine meets, as well as the American Athletic Conference Championships ... Helped her teams to a pair of third-place finishes in the 800 and 1500 free relays at the North Texas Relays to start the season ... Finished second in the 200 back (2:01.04) and 400 IM (4:22.09), and also brought home a third-place finish in the 200 IM (2:03.99) at the Pearland Invitational ... Was a big point-earner for the Green Wave at the American Athletic Conference Championships with top-six finishes in the 200 IM (2:03.79), 400 IM (4:21.83) and 200 back (2:00.59), and also earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the 800 free relay (7:19.22) ... Set school records in the prelims of all three individual events at the league championships.
2013-14: Swam in all nine meets as a sophomore ... Posted season-best times of 52.64 in the 100 free and 1:52.38 with lead-off splits at the Phill Hansel Invitational, 2:03.89 in 200 back during the preliminaries of the Conference USA Championships, 2:09.29 in the 200 IM in the preliminaries of the Hansel Invitational, 4:27.44 in the 400 IM in the preliminaries of the C-USA Championships, 5:00.59 in the 500 free at the Phill Hansel Invite finals and 1:02.16 in the 100 back against UALR ... Tallied four top-three individual performances with a second-place finish in the 400 IM against UALR and third-place showings in the 200 back against UALR, the 200 IM at LSU and the 400 IM at North Texas ... In relay action, swam leadoff in the 400 free at the Phill Hansel Invitational and at the C-USA Championship, as well as the 800 free at the Hansel Invite and anchored the 200 free at the Houston Quad Meet ... Away from the pool, earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition, and earned C-USA Academic Medal honors after posting a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
2012-13: Participated in all nine meets as a true freshman ... Recorded a time of 59.34 in the 100 back during the preliminaries of the Phill Hansel Invitational, to go with season-best marks of 2:05.09 in the 200 back and 4:31.65 in the 400 IM at the Conference USA Championship, and 2:12.14 in the 200 IM during the preliminaries of the Hansel Invite ... Posted a pair of individual top three finishes, winning the 200 IM at UALR and coming in third in the 200 back against North Texas ... In relay action, helped the 400 medley unit finish second at UALR with a solid lead-off leg and also swam the third leg of the 800 free at the Phill Hansel Invitational ... Away from the pool, earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition ... Earned C-USA Academic Medal honors after posting a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Princeton High for coach Chris Wolford ... Named Scholastic All-American in 2011 and 2012, and was tabbed team MVP each of the years ... Set PHS records in 100 back, 200 free and 500 free ... Finished 15th in state in 200 free in 2012, and was an Ohio state qualifier in 100 back and 200 free, as well as 400 free relay in 2011... Also lettered three times in tennis ... Away from the pool, was a member of the National Honor Society and served as president of the Student Council.
Personal: Born Holly Grender on March 2, 1994, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Daughter of Anders and Julie Grender ... Has one brother, Justin, and one sister, Megan ... Father and mother swam at Tulane and Virginia Tech, respectively ... Majoring in finance.