WKU celebrated its 13 seniors, as six won individual events in final home meet.
WKU will have quick turnaround and face Cincinnati on Saturday for Senior Day.
Newcomer Nadine Laemmler was named Female Swimmer of the Meet after breaking three school records throughout the event.
As a Junior (2013-14): Completed the year with 18 top-10 finishes, including 15 in the top five and six in the top three...Scored in multiple events at the Conference USA Championships, as her best individual finish came with a third-place time of 1:59.76 in the 200 fly...Also finished fifth in the 200 free (1:48.99) and seventh in the 500 free (4:52.97) while also helping the 400 and 800 free relays to third place...Finished the season at the National Invite, taking first in the 500 free after hitting the wall in 4:49.52 while taking second in the 200 free (1:49.03) and 200 fly (1:59.81)...At the National Invite, had a pair of first-place finishes with the 200 and 400 medley relays while taking second in the 400 free relay and third in the 800 free relay...Competed at the AT&T Winter National Championships against the top swimmers in the nation, finishing the 200 fly in 2:04.26...During the regular season, had her best finish a second place at the Hilltopper Open in the 200 fly (2:03.25) while taking third in three events, including in the 200 free (1:55.48) in a tri-meet against University of the Cumberlands, Marshall and Vanderbilt as well as the 100 fly (58.53) and 200 free (1:54.60) against Florida Atlantic and Cincinnati, respectively.
As a Sophomore (2012-13): Marquess continued to have a strong collegiate career, as during her sophomore season she posted nine top-five finishes, including five in the top three. Marquess scored in three individual and one relay event at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. Marquess tabbed a pair of fourth-place times in the 500 free (4:47.23) and 200 fly (2:00.28), as her time in the 500 free set a new school record. She also finished sixth in the 200 free (1:49.87). Marquess was part of the 800 free relay that broke the school record at the conference championships with a time of 7:17.28. During the regular season, Marquess had a pair of win, as her first came against Delta State in the 200 free (1:52.87) and then again in the season finale against Evansville in the 100 fly (58.28). Marquess also had a strong showing at the Miami (OH) Invite with three top-10 times, including a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:56.24).
As a Freshman (2011-12): Susan Marquess had a strong debut season for the Lady Toppers, setting the school record in the 500 freestyle and scoring in three events at the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. At the league meet, Marquess' best finish was fourth in the 500 freestyle with a school-record and NCAA "B" cut time of 4:50.81. She also placed 10th in the 200 free (1:51.08) and 14th in the 100 free (52.42). Her time in the 200 free was the fastest for a Lady Topper all year. During the season, Marquess tallied 14 top-3 finishes and won nine individual events. She swept the 200- and 500-free against Georgia Tech and Clemson while also winning a pair of events against FAU, IUPUI, Nova Southeastern and Marshall and Fairmont State. Marquess also set the Bill Powell Natatorium record in the 500 free with time of 4:53.25 at the Hiltopper Invitational.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Ky...Earned All-State and All-American honors.
Personal: Born November 23, 1992, in Hopkinsville, Ky....Parents are Charles and Keith Marquess...Plans to major in health care administration.