posted 03/07/14 at 3:29am
on USWNT: USA Draws With Japan in Algarve Opener
Donahue was a letter winner in swimming, track and field and cross country during high school. She went on to swim at Western Kentucky University. She broke the school record in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly during her freshman season. She went on to set a total of five school records throughout her career at WKU.
In 2008, Donahue qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly. She did not qualify for the Olympic Games.In 2010, she captured her first NCAA All-American titles after finishing fourth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Donahue had an outstanding 2011 season. She improved her finish in the 100-yard butterfly at NCAA's, placing second overall. She competed at the Pan American Games. There, she won the 100-meter butterly. Finally, she won silver at the U.S. National Championships.