Six Gophers are named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
The senior posted a time of 2:27.82 in the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke.
Steenvoorden finished 14th overall in the 800-meter freestyle.
The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.
Career Highlights: Six-time All-American five-time Big Ten champion 2011 U.S. national champion in the 400-meter freestyle.
2010-11 Junior Season: All-American placed fourth in both the 500 and 1,650 free at the NCAA Championships with times of 4:37.11 and 15:53.80 respectively Big Ten champion in both the 500 and 1,650 free with times of 4:37.66 and 15:58.62 respectively swam four NCAA `B' qualifying times throughout the season in the 200 (1:47.86), 500 (4:41.16), and 1,650 free (16:01.33) won the 500 and 1,000 free at Wisconsin dual (10/29) won the 500 free and finished second in the 200 free at Michigan State dual (10/9) won the 1,650 free and finished third in the 500 free at Michigan dual (10/8) third on the team with 149 tallied points in dual meets this season Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third varsity letter
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Made her second trip to the NCAA Championships earned All-America status in the 1,650 free when she finished ninth overall time of 16:02.39 Academic All-Big Ten honoree had 86 points during dual meets, 47 during the Big Ten Championships and 11.5 at NCAAs held the team's fastest times in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyles and second-best in the 200 free key member to the 800 free relay that was NCAA All-American Honorable Mention at NCAAs First Team All-Big Ten Big Ten event champion in the 500 free and defended her 1,650 freestyle title as a sophomore set a personal-best time with her win at Big Tens in the 500 free won the 200 and 1,000 free at the Wisconsin dual (10/30) and finished second behind sister, Kristen in the 500 free won the 200 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) placed fourth overall in the 1,000 and 1,650 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) and helped the 800 free relay to a win set her season-best time in the 500 and 1,650 free at the OSU Invite (12/4) won the 500 free and the 1,650 free and third in the 200 free at the OSU Invite won the 200, 500 and 1,650 free at the SWCCC (1/22) posted wins in the 500 and 1,000 free at the Quad Duals (1/30).
2008-09 Freshman Season: Made her first trek to NCAAs and was an All-America honorable mention in the 1,650 free Big Ten champion in the 1,650 free and first-team All-Big Ten honoree placed second at Big Tens in the 500 free (4:39.85) in her first year with the Gophers, already set the school record in the 1,000 (9:36.87) and 1,650 free (15:55.78) opened her Gopher career with a win in the 1,650 and third-place in the 500 against Michigan (10/10) placed third in the 200 free at the Michigan State dual (10/11) won the 1,000 free over North Carolina (10/31) set her career-best times at the OSU Invite in the 500 and 1,650 frees finished third behind teammates Yuen Kobayashi and Christine Jennings in the 500 free at the OSU Invite (12/5) won the 1,650 free at the OSU Invite and recorded a meet record and provisional qualifying time won the 1,000 free and finished third in the 500 in the Washington meet (1/17) won the 1,000 free at the Quad Duals (1/30) and later named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week.
High School: A 2008 graduate of East Brunswick High School graduated with honors swam with the Scarlet Aquatic Club under coach Tom Speedling 2008 U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier spring championship qualifier in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free a Senior National qualifier in the 1,000 and 1,650 free at the spring sectionals, Steenvoorden finished third in the female high point when she won the 1,000 and 1,650 free followed with a fourth-place high point finish at the Super Sectionals when she finished third in the 800, second in the 1,500 and was a member of the third-place finish with the 800 free relay enters collegiate career with top times of 4:46.53 in the 500 free, 9:52.82 in the 1,000 free, 16:25.32 in the 1,650 free in yard distance in meters, holds top times of 4:21.70 in the 400 free, 8:49.25 in the 800 free and 16:51.60 in the 1,500 free.
Personal: Born October 21, 1990 daughter of Jake and Debbie Steenvoorden twin sister, Kristen, also a member of the Gopher swimming team also has two brothers, Anthony and Jeremy plans to major in elementary education.
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Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.