Claire Donahue http://wkyufm.org en Donahue Qualifies for World Championships http://wkyufm.org/post/donahue-qualifies-world-championships <p></p><p></p><p>Former WKU swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue made the U.S. team for the 2013 FINA World Championships after coming in second Thursday night in the 100 meter butterfly at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis.</p><p>Donahue finished at 58.32 behind Dana Vollmer's 57.53. The top two finshers in the 100 fly advanced to the World Championships July 28-August 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Donahue led Vollmer at the halfway turn by 0.09 seconds, but Vollmer pulled ahead in the back half to record the third-fastest time in the world this year.</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:44:39 +0000 Joe Corcoran 33292 at http://wkyufm.org Donahue Qualifies for World Championships Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students http://wkyufm.org/post/olympic-gold-medalist-returns-wku-share-experiences-students <p>Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue is spending Tuesday on the campus of her alma mater, WKU. The former Hilltopper swimmer brought home a gold medal from the London games as part of the women’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay team. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:33:15 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 18571 at http://wkyufm.org Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team http://wkyufm.org/post/wkus-donahue-wins-gold-part-us-womens-relay-team <p>She may not have been in the pool Saturday, but former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue will bring home an Olympic gold medal just the same. Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:56:02 +0000 Kevin Willis 16789 at http://wkyufm.org WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London http://wkyufm.org/post/former-hilltopper-helps-us-olympic-team-advance-london <p>Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue helped the United States 400 meter individual medley relay team advance to Saturday&#39;s finals by swimming in Friday&#39;s preliminaries. Donahue swam the butterfly leg of the race in 58.05 as the U.S. team clocked an overall time of 3:58.88, placing fourth in this morning&#39;s second heat and fourth overall. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:52:33 +0000 Joe Corcoran 16698 at http://wkyufm.org Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London Kentucky Swimmer Hopes to Qualify for Finals of Olympic Breaststroke Event http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-swimmer-hopes-qualify-finals-olympic-breaststroke-event <p>Another Olympic swimmer with Kentucky connections is having a strong showing in the pool. Louisville native Clark Burckle swam the sixth-fastest time Tuesday in the preliminaries of the 200-meter breaststroke. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:06:13 +0000 Kevin Willis 16518 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Swimmer Hopes to Qualify for Finals of Olympic Breaststroke Event Former Hilltopper Swimmer Finishes in Top 8 at Olympic Butterfly Race, Has Second Chance at Medal http://wkyufm.org/post/former-hilltopper-swimmer-finishes-top-8-olympic-butterfly-race-has-second-chance-medal <p>Claire Donahue finished out of the medal race Sunday, but she still has one more chance at Olympic gold. Donahue, a former WKU swimmer, finished 7th in the women&#39;s 100m butterfly. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:38:35 +0000 Kevin Willis 16456 at http://wkyufm.org Former Hilltopper Swimmer Finishes in Top 8 at Olympic Butterfly Race, Has Second Chance at Medal WKU Holding Send-Off Ceremony for Swimmer Donahue Thursday Evening http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-holding-send-ceremony-swimmer-donahue-thursday-evening <p>Claire Donahue qualified for the Olympics at trials in Omaha last week, turning in the sixth fastest time in world history in the 100 meter butterfly. Donahue will join the U.S. swim team for a week of training in Knoxville Friday, then she&#39;ll train in France for a week before heading on to London. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:14:24 +0000 Joe Corcoran 15177 at http://wkyufm.org Several Swimmers with Kentucky Connections Will Compete in London Olympics http://wkyufm.org/post/several-swimmers-kentucky-connections-will-compete-london-olympics <p>WKU graduate Claire Donahue won&#39;t be the only Olympic swimmer with ties to the Bluegrass State. Louisville native Clark Burckle has qualified for the London games by finishing second in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:52:50 +0000 Kevin Willis 15003 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-swimmer-makes-us-olympic-team <p>For Claire Donahue it was the culmination of a life-long dream. The 23-year-old Tennessee native and WKU graduate finished second&nbsp;in the 100 meter butterfly finals in Omaha&nbsp;last night, good enough to&nbsp;qualify for the&nbsp;U.S. team headed&nbsp;to London next month. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:24:54 +0000 Joe Corcoran 14715 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team