Cassie Ronai
Cassie Ronai
Height: 5-5
Year: So.-1L
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Perry
Position: Swimming
Events: Freestyle, Butterfly

Academic Notes: Majoring in special and elementary education...Two-time WAC All-Academic selection...Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Swam in 100, 200 and 500 freestyle at the WAC Championships...Recorded career-best time of 5:13.06 in 500 Free...Recorded career-best time of 55.10 in 100 Free...Recorded a time of 1:58.61 in 200 Free...Recorded career-best time of 1:58.60 in 200 Free and season-best times of 1:08.75 in 100 Breast and 2:32.78 in 200 Breast at UNLV Invitational...Placed fifth in 200 and 400 Free versus Grand Canyon...Also swam in 500 Free and 200 and 400 Free Relays during the season.

2012-13 (Freshman): Swam in 50 freestyle and 100 and 200 breaststroke at the WAC Championships...Recorded career-best time of 25.87 in 50 Free...Recorded career-best time of 1:07.77 in 100 Breast...Recorded career-best time of 2:30.65 in 200 Breast...Recorded career-best time of 57.81 in 100 Free versus Northern Colorado...Placed fourth in 100 Breast versus Arizona State...Also swam in 200 and 400 Free Relays and 200 Medley Relay during the season.

High School: Swam at Perry HS for two years...Named team MVP in 2012...Holds school records in 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and 100 butterfly...Qualified for 2011 state championship...Won the 200 free relay regional championship in 2011...Ran cross country for two years at Gilbert Classical Academy, earning All-Region and All-State honors in 2010 after placing third at regionals and seventh in the state...Named cross country team MVP twice.

Personal: Catherine Kelly Ronai was born Nov. 30, 1993 in Palmdale, Calif....Daughter of Tom and Julie Ronai...One younger sister, Caralyne...Chose NAU because the team and coaches were very welcoming, she fell in love with the campus, and the school offers the programs she was looking for...Also considered Azusa Pacific, Adams State, and Biola before choosing Northern Arizona.