Kiera Janzen  
Kiera Janzen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
White Bear Lake, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Position:
Freestyle


07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/09/2013

Women's Swimming and Diving Announces Team Captains

Anton, Caflisch, Janzen and Keefer will lead the team in 2013-14.

04/15/2013

Seventh Annual Golden Goldys Handed Out at TCF Bank Stadium

Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics

03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

03/27/2013

Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.

02/21/2014

Firday Finals

Women's Swimming Championships

02/21/2014

Friday Prelims

Women's Big Ten Swimming

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Three-time All-American at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/21) • earned first team accolades as a member of the 800 free relay, placing eighth with a time of 7:02.77 • earned honorable mention honors in the 500 free, placing 15th, and the 1650 free, placing 11th • Second Team All-Big Ten • finished second in the 200 free (1:45.20), 500 free (4:35.70), 1650 free (16:04.05) and as a member of the 800 free relay at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (2/20), posting career-best times in all three individual event • her time of 4:35.70 in the 500 free was a program record and the second-fastest time in Big Ten history • won the 200 free and placed third in the 100 free at Kansas (10/20) • swam in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay as well as placing fourth in the 200 back against Iowa State (10/12) • notched first-place finishes in the 1,000 free and 500 free, finished fourth in the 200 free and also placed second as a member of the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5) • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Made her freshman debut at the NCAA Championships • placed 24th in the 1,650 free (16:25.06) • also finished 39th in the 500 free (4:46.44) and 48th in the 200 free (1:47.92) • earned all top times at the Big Ten Championships while placing in three events • placed fifth in the 500 free with a time of 4:42.48 (4:41.75- prelims) • finished 10th in both the 200 free (1:47.17) and 1,650 free (16:22.13) • earned a top time in the 1,000 free against Missouri for third place (9:55.51) • won the 500 free at the Quad Duals,against Hawaii and vs Kansas• member of the winning 800 free relay at the Grand Prix • CSCAA Scholar All-American • letterwinner.

High School
: A 2011 graduate of Cretin-Derham High School • high school coaches were Patrick Marzolf and Kevin Kubat • broke seven school records • Suburban East Conference champion in 200 and 500 free her sophomore, junior and senior years • helped her high school team place third in 2007 state meet with only three other girls • broke Minnesota State High School records in the 200 and 500 free • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • 15 time All-State selection • 13 time All-American selection • NISCA All-American from 2007-2010 • captain of 2010 U.S. Youth Olympic Swim Team • U.S. Nationals competitor • teammate of past and present Gopher swimmers Andy Knaak, Meagan and Monica Radecke, Michael Richards, Adam, Lauren and Zach Weis • member of National Honor Society and President's Honor Roll.

Personal: Born February 4, 1993 • daughter of Lisa and Peter Janzen • has two older siblings, Aly (25) and Nate (23) • Aly swam at St. Olaf College • Nate ran cross country and track at Wartburg College • parents participated in Hamline University athletics • majoring in journalism and political science • enjoys sailing, movies, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Janzen's Top Times:
Year • Event • Score
2013 • 100 Free • 51.23
2013 • 200 Free • 1:45.20
2013 • 500 Free • 4:35.70
2013 • 1,000 Free • 9:51.88
2013 • 1,650 Free • 16:04.05
2013 • 100 Back • 1:01.07
2013 • 200 Back • 2:07.14