Eric Sande
Eric  Sande

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Stockdale HS

Event:
Breaststroke/Freestyle


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2016-17 Senior Season: Improved to 52.52 in the 100-yard breast at the Big Ten Championships • finished with a 56.65 in the 100-yard breast against Iowa • earned a 56.33 in the 100-yard breast against North Dakota • placed first with a 55.51 in the 100-yard breast • improved to 54.01 in the 100-yard breast at the AT&T Winter Championships • earned 52.69 in the 100-yard breast at the NCAA Championships.

2015-16 Junior Season: At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Sande finished 12th in the 100 breast, 19th in the 200 breast and 64th in the 50 free • Tallied 10 top-five finishes during the regular season • Won the 100 breast at North Dakota • Finished first in the 100 breast against Florida.

2014-15 Sophomore Season: Voted “Most Improved” by team • First-year letterwinner • At the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Sande finished 13th in the 100 breast and 24th in the 200 breast (1/25-1/28) • Recorded a 7th place finish in the 200 free at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Finished 4th in the 100 breast against Purdue and Northwestern (1/30-1/31) • Took 3rd in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at N.C. State (1/23-1/24) • Competed in the breaststroke events at Hawaii (1/7) • Placed 3rd in the 500 free, 26th in the 200 free and 31st in the 100 free at the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite (12/5-12/6) • During the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis, Sande finished 13th in the 100 breast and 25th in the 200 breast (11/20-11/21) • Took 8th in both the 100 breast and 500 free at Florida (11/8) • Finished 6th in the 100 breast vs. Wisconsin (10/17).

2013-2014 Freshman Season: 
Placed 2nd in the 200 breast (2:03.47), placed 1st in the 100 breast (55.09), and 1st in the 500 free (4:27.99) at the Minnesota Challenege (02/07-02/08) • Placed 7thin the 200 breast (2:12.17) and 7th in the 100 breast (59.91) vs. NC State (01/24) • Placed 6th in the 200 breast (2:12.90), finished 52nd in the 100 free (50.98), placed 10th in the 100 breast (59.80), and placed 4th in the 500 free (4:42.03) at the jean Freeman Invitational (12/06-12/07) • Finished 25th in the 100 free (48.53), finished 9th in the 200 breast (2:08.46), and placed 1st in the 100 breast (56.66) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Placed 8th in the 200 breast (2:11.78) and 7th in the 100 breast (59.56) vs. Iowa (11/01) • Placed 9th in the 200 breast (2:15.65) and 7th in the 100 breast (1:00.01) vs. Florida (10/12) • Placed 7th in the 200 breast (2:15.09) vs. Arizona State (10/05).

High School:
Graduate of Stockdale High School (2013) • swam for high school team under instruction of Adam Bledsoe and Clark Jue • four year letter-winner in swimming • also lettered in basketball • received All-Area honors from 2011 to 2013 • All-American in 2013 • received All-American honors from NISCA/Speedo • received 2013 All-Area Swimmer of the Year award • member of Bakersfield Swim Club, Rio Bravo Greeley Swim Team, and Roadrunner Aquatics Team • enters freshman season with short course time of 56.03 in 100 breast and 1:41.16 in the 200 free • Recorded long course times of 1:05.39 in the 100 breast and 1:55.62 in the 200 free.

Personal: Born May 23, 1995 • son of Denise and Jeffrey Sande • has one sister Elizabeth Sande • plans to major in computer science • favorite swimming memory was making his first Junior Nationals cut • plans to enlist in Marines after graduation • enjoys being outdoors.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
100 breast 53.75 02/27/2015
200 breast 1:59.25 02/27/2016




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