Marissa Davies  
Marissa Davies

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnipeg, Man.

High School:
Westwood Collegiate

Position:
Freestyle


07/18/2012

Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards

Six Gophers are named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team

07/11/2012

Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent

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.

2011-12 • Senior Season: Earned her fourth varsity letter after three strong events at the Big Ten Championships • placed 13th in the 200 free (1:47.57) • finished24th in the 100 free (50.91) • earned a new top time in the 50 free, finishing 39thswimming a 23.46 • member of the second place 800 free relay at the Quad Duals • placed third in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 free against Missouri • runner-up in the 50 and 100 free at the Hawaii Dual • won the 100 free and finished second in the 200 free against Kansas • Academic All-Big Ten.

2010-11 • Junior Season:
Honorable mentional All-American in the 800 free relay • swam a season best in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:47.68 • swam a season best of 4:50.45 in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships • swam two NCAA 'B' qualifying times on consecutive days in the 200 (1:48.82) and 500 (4:52.28) free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • earned third varsity letter.

2009-10 • Sophomore Season: NCAA honorable mention All-American with the 800 free relay • held the team's third-best time in the 100 and 200 free and fifth-best in the 50 free • member of the 400 and 800 free relays • had 43 dual meet points and 19.5 points at the Big Ten Championships • placed first in the 100 free and third in the 200 free against Wisconsin (10/30) • won the 500 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) • led the Gopher contingent in the 200 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) • helped the 200 free relay to a win in the 200 free relay and a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay at the OSU Invite (12/4) • placed 11th in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/17) • helped the 800 free relay post its best time of the season (7:09.14) at Big Tens.

2008-09 • Freshman Season: Appeared in NCAA's as a freshman • Earned her first letter and competed at the Big Ten Championships • held the team's fourth-best time in the 200 and 500 free • had 47 points in dual-meet action and 23 at the Big Ten Championships • started her Gopher career with a 200 free win and a fourth-place finish against Michigan (10/10) • won the 100 free against Michigan State (10/11) • helped the 800 free to a win over North Carolina (10/31) • set a career-best time of 4:48.61 at the OSU Invite when she finished fifth overall and followed with a sixth-place time in the 200 free, also a career-best time • raced in three events in the dual win over Washington (1/17) • was fifth in the 200 free at Quad Duals (1/30) • just missed the 200 free Big Ten championship final when she placed ninth overall in 1:47.27 • finished 12th overall at Big Tens in a career-best time of 4:45.50 in the 500 free.

Davies's Top Times
Year Event Time
2012 50 free 23.46
2009 100 free 49.85
2008 200 free 1:47.27
2008 500 free 4:45.50

High School: 2008 graduate of Westwood Collegiate High School • competed with the Manta Swim Club under coach Tom Hainey • competed at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials in April of 2008 • national qualifier in the sprint and middle distance freestyles • selected to the 2007-08 Canadian Junior National Team • awarded Manitoba's Outstanding Youth Swimmer in back-to-back years in 2005-06 and 2006-07 • Canadian national and Olympic Trial qualifier in seven events • enters her collegiate career with times of 27.0 (LCM) in the 50 free, 57.8 in the 100 free, 2:04.0 in the 200 free and 4:22.0 in the 400 free.

Personal: Born June 30, 1990 • daughter of Lyle and Lucille Davies • double majoring in finance and accounting.