Kelsey Herbst and the 200 free relay team earn All-Big East honors
2012 - 2013: In home-opener against St. Bonaventure, des Tombe had two first place finishes in both the 100 free (53.01) and 200 free (1:54.43) as well as a first place finish in the 200 free relay...Finished fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.41) and fifth in the 200 free against Virginia...On the road against Cincinnati des Tombe placed first in the 50 free (23.98), second in the 100 free (52.75) and third in the 200 free (1:53.98)...Finished second in both the 50 and 200 free heats as well as thrid in the100 free against Notre Dame...Swam to a first place finish in the 200 free relay while placing second in the 50, 200 and 800 yard freestyle races at the Pitt Invitational...At the AT&T Winter Nationals she swam a 23.57 in the 50 free and a 51.73 in the 100 free...Boasted first place finishes in the women's 50 and 100 yard freestyle races as well as in the 400 yard freestyle relay against WVU...Earned two first place relay finishes at the Western Pa. Invitational, helping her groups to wins in the women's 200 yard medley and freestyle relays...also finished third in the 100 yard breaststroke.
2011 - 2012: Shattered the freshman record in the 50 free (23.13) during the prelims at the Big East Championship...finished 10th in the 200 free with a season-best 1:49.74...placed 11th overall in the 100 free at the conference meet...aided the 400 free relay team to a NCAA provisional time...held the team's best time in the 50 and 100 free events...member of the first-place 200 medley and 200 free relay teams and won the 50 free and 200 free against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 22)...earned gold in the 50 free and was a member of the first-place 400 medley relay team and the 200 free relay team against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...captured first in the 50 free and tied for first in the 100 free against West Virginia (Jan. 7)...won the 100 breast during the regular-season closer at Trees Pool (Feb. 4).
High School: An Ontario High School champion for her record-setting performances in the 50 and 100 free...placed in the finals at the 2011 Short Course Junior Provincials in the 50, 100 and 200 free...finished in the top-10 for 17 year olds competing in the 50 free in Canada...swam with the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club...competed in the 200 and 400 meters for the Nelson High School track team.
Personal: Born March 8, 1993...daughter of Frans and Karen des Tombe...has one sister, Kelley...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.