Kaela Anderson  
Kaela Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stillwater, Minn.

High School:
Stillwater HS

Position:
Individual Medley


05/15/2012

Steenvoorden Named MVP at Gopher Team Banquet

The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.

03/28/2012

Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

02/18/2012

No. 15 Gophers Win Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Title

Maggie Keefer named the Big Ten Diver of the Championships, Kelly Kremer and Terry Nieszner named Swimming Coaches of the Year.

02/04/2012

No. 15 Minnesota Posts Strong Finish at Minnesota Challenge

The Gophers posted four meet records on the final day of the event.

2012-13 • Junior Season: Redshirted

2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Finished 13th in the 200 butterfly (2:01.37) at the Big Ten Championships • claimed the title in the 200 butterfly (2:05.79) and finished sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:08.47) at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) • finished 10th in the 200-meter butterfly at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) • placed fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:06.01) and seventh in both the 200 backstroke (2:09.96) and as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:50.79) at the Iowa dual (10/28) • Posted sixth place finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:07.13) and the 200 individual medley (1:50.79) vs. Kansas (10/21) • Placed sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:06.61) during the Michigan dual (10/7) • also posted a sixth-place finish in the 400 individual medley vs. the Wolverines (10/8)

2010-11 • Freshman Season: Swam NCAA `B' qualifying times on consecutive days in the Minnesota Grand Prix with 2:00.31 in the 200 fly and 4:18.23 in the 400 IM • both were also career bests • finished third in the 200 butterfly at Wisconsin dual (10/9) • won the 400 IM and finished fourth in 100 breast at Michigan State dual (10/9) • earned first varsity letter

High School: Swam at Stillwater High School under coach Brian Luke and the St. Croix Swim Club under former Gopher great Olga Splichalova Espinosa • a multiple All-American • a four time all-state and five-time all-conference selection • team captain for the 2009 Ponies team that went onto win its second-straight state title and fourth of her career • a member of the Ponies that won the conference championship five straight years and went undefeated in duals over the last five years • member of the Ponies team that won the state championship in 2009-10, 2008-09, 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2004-05 • won the 200 IM (2007), 400 free relay (2006, 2007, 2008) and the 500 free (2006) at the Minnesota State High School League Championships • lettered five years in swimming and earned four academic letters • also competed at the World Trial Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., after her junior season • graduated with a grade point average of 3.9 • named a USA Swimming Academic All-American and a High School Academic All-American • enters her college career with top times of 4:52.85 in the 500 free, 2:01.55 in the 200 fly, 2:04.19 in the 200 IM 4:21.20 in the 400 IM and 1:51.01 in the 200 free.

Personal: Born August 6, 1992 to Greg and Erin Anderson • her mother, Erin (Driscoll), swam for the Gophers from 1981-85 • dad, Greg, was a two-sport athlete at Hamline • has a younger brother, Brady • majoring in sport management.

Anderson's Top Times
Year Event Times
2010 200 Free 1:54.51
2010 200 Back 2:04.56
2010 200 Fly 2:00.31
2012 200 IM 2:03.40
2010 400 IM 4:18.23