2017-18 Women's Swimming & Diving

Monique King

Monique King

  • Event(s)
    Freestyle
  • Height
    5-6
  • Class
    Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown
    Browns Bay, Auckland
  • High School
    Long Bay College
  • Prev School
    Massey

Biography

Academic Notes: Majoring in psychological sciences...Two-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Career Notes: Second-fastest time in program history in 200 Freestyle (1:49.27)...Third-fastest time in program history in 500 Freestyle (4:47.67)...Fourth-fastest time in program history in 1650 Freestyle (16:34.79).

2017-18 (Redshirt Junior): Totaled two gold medals with three All-WAC first team honors at WAC Championships...Swam in 100, 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay at the WAC Championships...Swam the second leg of the 800 Free Relay team that won gold with a time of 7:17.94...Won the 500 Free with a NCAA B Standard and season-best time of 4:47.67...Finished second in the 1650 Free with a season-best time of 16:34.79...Won the B final and finished ninth in the 200 Free with a season-best time of 1:49.27...Also recorded a time of 55.37 in the 100 Free...Recorded a season-best time of 53.56 in the 100 Free versus Arizona...Placed 14th in the 1650 Free at the Texas Invitational...Named WAC Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 5...Totaled 21 top-three finishes with eight individual wins and one relay win during the season.

2016-17 (Junior): Redshirted the dual and championship seasons...Won the Pentathlon with 3,530 points.

Prior to NAU: Attended Massey University in New Zealand for a year...Competed in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay for New Zealand at 2015 World University Games...Placed 10th in 800m, 13th in 1500m and 16th in 400m...Also placed seventh with relay team in 4x200m freestyle relay...Placed first at the 2014 New Zealand Open Championships in the 1500m freestyle and third in the 800m freestyle...Also New Zealand's 400m freestyle short course champion and 400m and 800m freestyle age group champion in 2014...Won first national title in 2012 in 800m freestyle short course...Swam for Thomas Ansorg at Long Bay College...Received Coaches Incentive Award in 2013 and 2015...Two-time Golden Homes Swim Scholarship recipient..AUT Millennium Recoginiton of Excellence in 2013.

Personal: Monique Ann King was born Nov. 7 in Auckland, New Zealand...Daughter of Annette and Rodney King...One younger sister, Shannon...Hobbies include going to the beach and shopping...Lists most memorable athletic moment as qualifying for the World University Games in Korea in 2015...Chose NAU because she always wanted to study overseas and she enjoyed her visit for camp.