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Holly Grender
Holly  Grender

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Princeton HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Back/Free/IM

Birthdate:
03/02/1994

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business


07/30/2015

142 Tulane Student-Athletes Named to American All-Academic Team

Women's Cross Country/Track & Field led the way with 34 honorees

07/09/2015

Swimming & Diving tabbed as CSCAA Scholar All-America squad

Team honored for seventh straight time

02/24/2015

Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

Green Wave claim distinction for fall semester after posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.54

02/22/2015

Swimming & Diving Finishes Fourth At American Championship

Green Wave set three more records, including an NCAA B-Cut performance in the 100 free by Mia Schachter

02/20/2015

Swimming & Diving Sets Two More Records In Day 3 Of American Championship

Green Wave remain fourth in team standings; Grender, 400 medley relay unit establish new team standards

09/17/2014

Tulane Swimming & Diving Preseason Practice

Photos By Parker Waters

TOP TIMES
100 back: 59.34 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/16/12)
200 back: 2:03.89 at C-USA Championship (3/1/14)
100 free: 52.64 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/23/13)
200 free: 1:52.38 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/22/13)
500 free: 5:00.59 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/21/13)
200 IM: 2:09.29 at Phill Hansel Invitational (11/21/13)
400 IM: 4:27.44 at C-USA Championship (2/28/14)

Career Notes: Two-year letterman has participated in 18 career meets...enters junior season holding the No. 5 individual time and No. 6 overall mark in Tulane history in the 400 IM (4:27.44 at C-USA Championship on Feb. 28, 2014)... also holds the No. 8 individual time in 200 free (1:52.38 at Phill Hansel Invitational on Nov. 22, 2013), the No. 9 individual time in 200 back (2:05.09 at C-USA Championship on Feb. 23, 2013) and the No. 10 individual time in 500 free (5:00.59 at Phill Hansel Invitational on Nov. 21, 2013)...sits ninth (4:28.69 at C-USA Championship on Feb. 28, 2014) and 15th overall (4:29.66 at Phill Hansel Invitational on Nov. 22, 2013) in the 400 IM...in relay action, sits seventh in the 400 free relay (3:27.06 at C-USA Championship on March 1, 2014), eighth in the 400 free relay (3:27.51 at Phill Hansel Invitational on Nov. 23, 2013) and 12th in the 800 free relay (7:39.63 at Phill Hansel Invitational on Nov. 22, 2013).

2013-14: Swam in all nine meets as a sophomore...posted career-best times of 52.64 in the 100 free (Nov. 23) and 1:52.38 (Nov. 22) with leadoff splits at the Phill Hansel Invitational, 2:03.89 in 200 back during the preliminaries of the Conference USA Championship (March 1), 2:09.29 in the 200 IM in the preliminaries of the Hansel Invitational (Nov. 21), 4:27.44 in the 400 IM in the preliminaries of the C-USA Championship (Feb. 28) and 5:00.59 in the 500 free at the Phill Hansel Invite finals (Nov. 21) to go with a season-best mark of 1:02.16 in the 100 back vs UALR (Oct. 12)...tallied four top three individual performances with a second-place finish in the 400 IM vs UALR and third-place showings in the 200 back vs UALR, the 200 IM at LSU (Oct. 25) and the 400 IM at North Texas (Jan. 18)...in relay action, swam leadoff in the 400 free at the Phill Hansel Invitational (Nov. 23) and at the C-USA Championship (March 1), as well as the 800 free at the Hansel Invite (Nov. 22), and anchored the 200 free at the Houston Quad Meet (Feb. 1)...away from the pool, claimed 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 career-best time of 59.34 in the 100 back during the preliminaries of the Phill Hansel Invitational (Nov. 16) to go with season-best marks of 2:05.09 in the 200 back (Feb. 23) and 4:31.65 in the 400 IM (Feb. 22) at the Conference USA Championship, and 2:12.14 in the 200 IM during the preliminaries of the Hansel Invite (Nov. 15)...posted a pair of individual top three finishes, winning the 200 IM at UALR (Oct. 6) and coming in third in the 200 back vs North Texas (Oct. 20)...in relay action, helped the 400 medley unit finish second at UALR with a solid leadoff leg and also swam the third leg of the 800 free at the Phill Hansel Invitational (Nov. 16)...away from the pool, claimed 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.

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 of each year...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 years 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 collegiately at Tulane and Virginia Tech, respectively...majoring in finance.