Kristen Steenvoorden  
Kristen Steenvoorden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
East Brunswick HS

Position:
Individual Medley


07/18/2012

Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards

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

06/26/2012

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

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

06/25/2012

Gopher Women Compete in Opening Day of Olympic Trials

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

05/15/2012

Steenvoorden Named MVP at Gopher Team Banquet

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

03/28/2012

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