Sometimes high school athletes receive recognition even after graduation.
So it is with Kathleen Mulligan, a 2013 graduate of Phoenix Xavier Prep, who has been named to the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo Girls High School Swimming All-America list – both individually as one of the top backstrokers in the nation and as part of a relay team.
That relay team two other recent graduates, Hayden Walker and Madeline Wells, and Madeline Brandt, who will be a senior this fall.
At Xavier, Mulligan earned National Merit Finalist honors, the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence was a member of the National Honor and National Spanish Honor societies.
She is beginning her freshman year at Princeton University.