Kimberly Driscoll joined the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame during a June 1 induction banquet at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge.
Driscoll is one of eight inductees in the MCSHOF’s class of 2019. To view Driscoll’s hall of fame video and acceptance speech, visit the hall’s YouTube channel at MarshallCountySports HOF.
Driscoll’s biography at it appears on her MCSHOF plaque is:
Kimberly “Kimi” Nedeau was born on December 14, 1979, in Lafayette, Louisiana. She moved to Arab, Alabama, in 1989 with her mother, Tina Warren. She attended Grassy School as a fifth grader and then transferred to the Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of the American Revolution School (DAR) the next year when Mrs. Warren was hired as the Elementary Librarian and Media Specialist. Kim’s grandfather, Carol Bayham, was an inspiration to her athletic career. He was a sprinter in high school and college and was awarded the 1953 MVP and High Point Scorer at South Louisiana Institute, now the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
At DAR High School, Kim excelled in both academics and sports.
She gives credit to DAR Track and Field Coach Diane Myers for her coaching and motivation. Kimi qualified for the Alabama State Track and Field Meet five years in a row and set school records in both the 400 and 800 meter runs. Her awards include All-Marshall County Track in 1995 and 1997 and Track MVP in 1993, 1994, and 1995.
In addition to track and field, Kimberly was also a junior high and varsity cheerleader. Her varsity cheer coach was Melissa Segler. Kimi was selected most School Spirit in 1996 and 1997.
In addition to athletics, Nedeau was also selected to participate in the Marshall County Youth Leadership Program, Girls State, and was a People to People Student Ambassador to Europe in 1997. She was ranked third in the DAR graduation class of 1997 and received the Dredla-Sanderson Scholarship in addition to a Texas A&M Leadership Scholarship. Kimberly used these to study International Business and Pre-Law at TAMU.
In 1999, Kim was taking an elective Physical Education class in Archery, which happened to be taught by one of the Texas A&M archery coaches, Frank Thomas. Coach Thomas thought that she had good potential for the sport and offered her a scholarship to be on the Women’s Archery Team.
Coach Thomas stated, “Kimi started on the Texas A&M Archery Team as an average shooter. However, through her hard work and dedication she became one of the most dependable archers on the team. She was also a total team player. She would do whatever she could to help others improve and she would work tirelessly to do whatever the team needed done. Kimi is the type person and archer that we hope all our shooters aspire to be!”
Nedeau went on to be a two-year varsity letter-winner and part of two indoor and two outdoor National Championship teams at A&M. In the outdoor Nationals, held at Penn State in 2000, Kimi placed tenth and the team won the National Championship. The 2001 Championships were held at the University of Texas, where Kimi finished fifth nationally and added another National Championship to her credits. She also won first place in the Texas State Field in 2000 and was the Texas State Archery Association (TSAA) Compound Archer of the Year in 2001.
As a student at Texas A&M, Nedeau was on the Dean’s List, The Aggie Bonfire Crew, The Century Club, and was the Legett Hall Traditions Chairman in 1998-99. After graduation in 2001, she moved to Florida to work in the construction field and is currently the Director of Purchasing for Pulte Homes, the third largest residential construction company in the U.S.
Kimberly has continued her education, receiving a Master of Science Degree in 2007 from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University of Law in 2015.
In her spare time, Kimberly has volunteered with Guardian Ad Litem as a child advocate in court and in the DART animal shelter. She also teaches a second grade Sunday School class in her church.
Kim is married to Paul Driscoll. She and Paul also continue to enjoy running together by participating in a variety of national and international running events, including marathons.