Women's Swimming & Diving

Ally Donahue
Ally Donahue
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: HB Plant
Previous College: University of Florida
Position: Free, Breast

Named co-captain for 2017-18

Why Brown Statement:
"Brown is one of the best universities in the country. The unique flexibility of an open curriculum, which will give me the chance to explore many different interests at the highest level, bringing me more balance between academics and athletics.  Not only will I be challenged in the classroom, but I believe that Brown will help me grow into the best version of myself. Brown had a vibe that was so accepting and friendly, I felt at home. I know that just being around the other Brunonians will motivate me to be the best that I can be in all that I do. Coach Kovenock is unlike any coach I have ever met and I felt very connected to her from the first time I talked to her. With her help, I know I will reach my full potential, as will the rest of the team. I believe that Brown is on the rise and I want to be a part of the new era."

Concentration: Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations

Profile Questions:
Finals march-out song:  Underground Kings
Favorite food:  Steak
Favorite dessert:  Creme brûlée
Favorite city:  Tampa
Favorite athlete:  Kevin Kiermaier
Favorite pro team:  TB Lightning
Favorite movie or TV show:  Focus
Current favorite music artist:  Hoodie Allen
Last book you read:  The New Jim Crow 
Favorite holiday:  Thanksgiving
Favorite activity outside the pool:  Lifting
Who would star as you in a movie about your life:  Margot Robbie
Person you’d like to have dinner with:  Tim Grover
Travel destination:  St Lucia
Other sport you enjoy:  Baseball
Role model / someone you look up to:  David Ortiz
Something you cannot live without:  Spotify
Favorite quote:  “Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people.  But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm: at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”

2017-18: Competed in the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke at the Ivy League Championships ... Participated in all six meets on the season ... Finished second in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke at Cornell ... Came in third in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke versus Columbia ... Won the 100 breaststroke against Harvard and Penn ... Won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke versus MIT ... Placed second in the 100 breaststroke at Yale.

2016-17:
Was a member of the 200 medley relay team that broke the program record and swam the second fastest time ever at the Ivy League Championships ... Finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke at the Ivy League Championships ... Also competed in the 200 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle at the Championships ... Won the 100 breaststroke against Cornell and Penn/Harvard ... Placed second in the 100 breaststroke at Columbia and second in the 200 breaststroke against Cornell ... Came in third in the 200 breaststroke at Columbia. 

2015-16: Won the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the Ivy League Championships, recording personal bests and school records in both events … Also competed in the 50 freestyle, recording a personal best … Member of the 200 freestyle relay team (1:31.86), 200 medley relay team (1:40.26) and the 400 medley relay team (3:42.21) that set school records at the Ivy League Championships (1:31.86) … Won the 100 breaststroke against Yale, UMass, Harvard/Penn, Columbia and Cornell … Took first in the 200 breaststroke versus Harvard/Penn and Columbia … Member of the 200 medley relay team that took first against UMass, Harvard/Penn, Columbia and Cornell … Recorded second place finishes in the 200 IM against Columbia, 200 breaststroke versus UMass and the 200 breaststroke at Yale … Competed in all six meets on the season … Named Female Swimmer of the Year in Trinidad & Tobago.

Before Brown: Spent the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Florida … Won three state titles … Earned All-America honors four times … Gained Scholastic All-America accolades … Took home Hillsborough County Swimmer of the Year laurels … Swam for head coach Gil Gonzales … Competed on the club level for Greater Tampa Swimming Association.

Personal: Alexandria is the daughter of Karen ’89 and Brian Donahue; Karen swam at Brown and Brian swam and played water polo at Princeton … Has four siblings, Emma, Caroline, TJ, and Gabby … Born on September 18, 1996 … Cognitive Neuroscience concentrator.

Personal Records
Event Time Date
50 Free 23.38 2/18/2016
100 Breast 1:01.10 2/19/2016
200 Breast 2:12:18 2/20/2016
200 IM 2:05.54 12/4/2015