Haley Spencer  
Haley Spencer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Mo.

High School:
Fort Zumwalt West HS

Position:
Breaststroke/IM


04/11/2013

Gophers Raise $5,000 for Relay for Life

Sophomore Katie Anton and senior Haley Spencer led the fundraising efforts for the women's swimming and diving team.

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.

03/23/2013

Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.

03/23/2013

NCAA Championships Day Three Prelim Results

Haley Spencer looks to earn her fourth-straight All-America honor in the 200 breast tonight.

Career Highlights: 2011 NCAA Champion in the 200-yard breaststroke • seven-time All-American • Big Ten Champion in the 200 breaststroke in both 2011 and 2012 • 2011 U.S. national runner-up in the 200-meter breaststroke • won Silver in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:29.30) at the 2011 Pan American Games • finished seventh overall in the 200-meter breaststroke finals (2:27.82) at the U.S. Olympic Trials • set a program long-course meter record time of 2:27.21 in the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials.

2012-13 • Senior Season: Won the 200 medley relay and finished second in the 200 IM against Iowa State (10/12) • placed first in the 100 breast and with the 200 medley relay team at Michigan (10/5).

2011-12 • Junior Season: NCAA runner-up in the 200 breaststroke (2:07.24) • earned three All-America honors, including honorable mention accolades as a member of the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay • Big Ten Champion in the 200 breaststroke (2:07.58) • named to the All-Big Ten First Team • placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a personal-best time of 59.52 • took home third-place honors as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:38.24) and the 400 medley relay (3:34.09) at the Big Ten Championships • finished first in the 400 IM at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3) • earned second-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:03.67), 200 breaststroke (2:13.78) and 200 medley relay (1:41.33) at the Quad Duals (1/27-28) • also placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.16) • named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after posting victories in the 200 breast (2:16.03), 200 IM (2:03.86) and 100 breast (1:02.71), and placing second in the 200 medley relay (1:42.87), at Missouri (1/14) • Also won three events at Hawaii (12/31) • placed fourth on the 100 meter and 200 meter breaststroke at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) • earned second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM at Wisconsin (10/28) • posted four first-place finishes vs. Michigan to open the season (10/7-8) • awarded the Gophers' Jean Freeman Award • Academic All-Big Ten

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: NCAA champion in the 200 breaststroke with a career-best time of 2:06.12 • placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.92 at the NCAA's • swam a season best of 59.75 in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships • swam an NCAA `A' qualifying time in the 200 breast (2:08.43) at the Minnesota Grand Prix • also swam an NCAA `B' qualifying time in the 100 breast (1.00.35) • finished third in the 100 breast at Wisconsin dual (10/9) • won the 200 breast at Michigan State dual while setting a meet record with a time of 2:18.11 (10/9) • finished second in 100 and 200 breast at Michigan dual (10/8) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Advanced to her first NCAA Championships and earned All-America honors as a freshman in the 200 breaststroke • placed fifth overall at NCAAs when she set a school-record time of 2:07.88 • held the team's fastest time in the 200 breast and second-fastest in the 100 breast behind All-American Jillian Tyler • First Team All-Big Ten • Big Ten's 200 breaststroke champion • held an automatic qualifying time of 2:08.48 to advance to the NCAA Championships • 200 IM (2:01.86) • won the 200 breast at Big Tens when she set the facility record • also placed third in the 100 breast (1:00.75) and 11th in the 200 IM (2:00.55) at Big Tens • kicked off her Gopher career with a third-place finish in the 100 breast and fifth in the 200 breast at Wisconsin (10/30) • placed fifth overall in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • finished fourth in the 200 IM (2:01.86), second in the 100 breast (1:01.53) and 200 breast (2:11.09) at the OSU Invite (12/4) • raced in the SWCCC and finished second in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events • finished third in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the Quad Duals (1/30).

High School: A 2009 graduate of Zumwalt West High School • ranked as the 57th overall recruit by collegeswimming.com • competed with her high school team • competed with the Rockwood Swim Club for 4 years under head coach Mary Liston • U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 and 200 breast and the 400 IM • U.S. Junior National Team and competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events • a 2008 Junior National Champion in the 200 breast and a 2009 Junior National Champion in the 100 breast • was the 2008 recipient of the Ernie Vornbrock Memorial Award for the metropolitan area female swimmer of the year • all-conference and all-state selection in 2006, 2007 and 2009 • held the state record in the 100 breast and the 200 IM her senior year • earned a conference record in the 200 IM and the 100 fly • held the state record in the 100 breast as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1991 to Todd and Teri Spencer • has a younger sister, Evyn and younger brother, Jack • majoring in psychology.

Spencer's Top Times
Year Event Time
2012 100 breast 59.52
2011 200 breast 2:06.12
2011 200 IM 1:58.73
2009 400 IM 4:20.73

Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

What community service projects have you been involved in this year?

Hope Day Festival, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Event at the Dome, Food Drive

Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?

Yes, this is my second year.

Are you on any of the SAAC committees? If so, which one(s)?

Social

What is your favorite part about SAAC?

Meeting new people!

How many Maroon Madness events have you attended this year?

One