Ashley Steenvoorden  
Ashley Steenvoorden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
East Brunswick HS

Position:
Distance 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

06/30/2012

Spencer Finishes Seventh in 200 Breaststroke Finals

The senior posted a time of 2:27.82 in the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke.

06/30/2012

Steenvoorden Leads Gophers on Sixth Day of Trials

Steenvoorden finished 14th overall in the 800-meter freestyle.

05/15/2012

Steenvoorden Named MVP at Gopher Team Banquet

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.

Steenvoorden's Top Times
Year Event Time
2010 200 free 1:47.86
2011 500 free 4:36.48
2011 1,000 free 9:29.65
2011 1,650 free 15:53.80