Tess Behrens
Tess  Behrens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove Senior HS

Position:
Backstroke/Freestyle


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.

03/22/2013

Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

Minnesota sits in 10th place with 99 points following Friday night's events

03/22/2013

NCAA Championships Day Two Prelim Results

Four Gophers will compete in tonight's finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN3.

03/21/2013

Keefer Places Second in 1-Meter Diving at NCAA Championships

Minnesota is in 10th place through one day of competition at the NCAA Championships.

03/21/2013

NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

Eight swimmers advnace to tonight's finals.

2012-13 • Junior Season: Two-time All-American at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/23) • posted an 11th-place finish as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:37.80) and a 10th-place finish as a member of the 400 medley relay team (3:33.15) • First Team All-Big Ten • Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/9) • won two events at the Big Ten Championships (2/20) with program-record times of 1:36.89 in the 200 medley relay and 3:31.45 in the 400 medley relay • placed first with the 200 medley relay team 7 times throughout the season • claimed victories in the 100 backstroke 4 times during the year and in the 200 back vs. Michigan (10/5)


2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Earned four All-America certificates at the 2012 NCAA Championships • finished 10th as a member of the 400 freestyle relay (3:15.88), 12th as a member of the 400 medley relay (3:33.71), tied for 13th in the 200 medley relay (1:38.43) and 14th in the 200 backstroke (1:55.51) • named to the All-Big Ten First Team • Big Ten Champion in the 100 back (52.35) and 200 back (1:53.34) • both marks at the Big Tens were program records • also placed third as a member of the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay and 400 free relay • Set personal record in the 100 freestyle (51.35), winning the title at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) • won three titles (100 back, 200 back, 400 free relay) at Quad Duals (1/27-28) • won the 100 back (55.31) and was second in the 200 back and 200 medley relay at Missouri (1/14) • had first-place finishes in the 100 backstroke and as a member of the 200 medley relay at Hawaii (12/31) • claimed the 400-meter free relay and 400-meter medley relay titles, placed fourth in the 100-meter back and fifth in the 200-meter back at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) • Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/11) • tallied three first-place finishes at the Iowa dual (11/4) • won the title in both the 100 backstroke (54.75) and 200 backstroke (2:00.93) events at the Wisconsin dual (10/28) • placed first in the 100 backstroke (54.22), 200 backstroke (2:00.35) and 200 medley relay (1:44.29) vs. Kansas (10/21) • took home first-place honors in the 100 freestyle (52.45) and 400 freestyle relay (3:35.02), while finishing in second place in the 200 freestyle (1:56.05) at Iowa State (10/15) • won five events in the season-opening dual vs. Michigan (10/7-8) • awarded Minnesota's Most Improved Award • Academic All-Big Ten.

2010-11 • Freshman Season: All-American with the 200 medley team, which placed ninth at NCAA's (1:37.87) • placed ninth in 100 back (53.75) and 200 back (1:55.55) at Big Ten Championships • member of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the Minnesota Challenge (3:54.20) • 200 medley team took second (1:47.85) • finished third in the 200 back and fourth in 100 back at Wisconsin dual (10/9) • won the 100 back at Michigan State dual (10/9) • finished second in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back at Michigan dual (10/8) • one of two Gophers voted most improved swimmer (with Lissa Tommerdahl) • earned first varsity letter.

High School: Swam with Maple Grove Senior High under Matt Schoen and the Aquajets Swim Club under Coach Kate Lundsten • a multiple NISCA All-American • competed at the World Championship Trials, the Short-Course Nationals, Junior Nationals and the Speedo Series • won the 2009 state title in the 100 back (54.47) and finished second overall in the 50 free • an intregral member of Maple Grove Senior High when it won the Class AA state championship in 2007 • was the 2007 and 2008 state runner-up in the 100 back and finished third overall in 2008 in the 50 free • a six-time all-conference and four-time all-state selection • named the team's most valuable multiple years • owns the school record six events (50, 100, 500 free, 100 back, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay) • a two-time Scholastic All-American.

Personal: Born July 2, 1992 • daughter of Keith Behrens and Jacque Behrens • majoring in history.

Behrens's Top Times
Year - Event - Times
2013 - 50 Free - 22.66
2012 - 100 Free - 51.35
2010 - 200 Free - 1:51.04
2013 - 50 Back - 26.08
2012 - 100 Back - 52.35*
2012 - 200 Back - 1:53.34*
2013 - 100 Fly - 58.81
*= program record

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