Kristen Steenvoorden  
Kristen Steenvoorden


East Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
East Brunswick HS

Individual Medley


Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards

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


Steenvoorden Leads Gopher Women on Second Day of U.S. Olympic Trials

Ashley Steenvoorden finished 10th overall in the 400-meter freestyle.


Gopher Women Compete in Opening Day of Olympic Trials

Kristen Steenvoorden was Minnesota's top finisher in the preliminaries.


Steenvoorden Named MVP at Gopher Team Banquet

The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.


Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

2010-2011 • Junior Season: finished twelfth in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championship (4:16.46) • Swam three NCAA `B' qualifying times on three consecutive nights at the Minnesota Grand Prix in the 500 (4:48.26) and 1,650 (16:38.03) freestyle and the 400 IM (4:14.91)• Runner-up in 500 free at Wisconsin dual (10/29) • Won 1,000 free at Michigan State dual (10/9) • finished second in the 200 and 500 free at Michigan dual (10/8) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter

2009-10 • Sophomore Season: Made her second trek to the NCAA Championships • swam the Gophers' fastest time in the 400 IM (4:17.71) and the third-fastest in the 500 free (4:45.78) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked fifth on the team in dual meet points with 76, and had 16.5 points at the Big Ten Championships • won the 500 free and the 200 IM and placed second behind sister Ashley in the 200 free at the Wisconsin dual (10/30) • won the 1,000 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) • earned a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM and helped the 800 free relay to a win at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) • had a great OSU Invite meet • clocked a 500 free provisional qualifying time and a career-best 4:45.78 at the OSU Invite (12/4) • won the 400 IM in a provisional time of 4:17.71 and helped the 800 free relay to a win at the OSU Invite • placed second in the 500 free and the 200 IM at the SWCCC • earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM at Quad Duals (1/30) • helped the 800 free to its best season time of 7:09.14 at the Big Ten Championships (2/17).

2008-09 • Freshman Season: Made her first trek to NCAAs • won the 500 free and finished third in the 200 fly against Michigan State (10/11) • finished third in the 1,000 free at the North Carolina meet (10/31) • chipped in a third-place finish in the 400 IM and a fifth-place finish in the 1,650 free at the OSU Invite (12/5), setting personal-best times • chipped in a 10:04.34 in the Washington dual for third place • held the third-fastest time in the 1,000 free and fifth-fastest in the 400 IM at the Quad Duals • finished 13th in the both the 500 free and the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships.

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 200 and 400 individual medleys and the 1,650 free • Senior National qualifier in the 400 IM • at the Super Sectionals in 2007, was third in the high point when she won the 400 IM and was a member of the third-place 800 free relay • U.S. Open participant • enters her Gopher career with times of 2:05.20 in the 200 IM, 4:21.84 in the 400 IM, while adding long-course times of 2:22.5 in the 200 IM and 4:55.45 in the 400 IM.

Personal: Born October 21, 1990 • daughter of Jake and Debbie Steenvoorden • twin sister, Ashley, also a member of the Gopher swimming team • also has two brothers, Anthony and Jeremy • math education major.

Steenvoorden's Top Times
Year Event Time
2010 200 free 1:50.93
2011 500 free 4:44.14
2010 1,000 free 9:55.37
2011 1,650 free 16:28.62
2010 200 IM 2:04.36
2008 400 IM 4:12.85