Lissa Tommerdahl  
Lissa Tommerdahl

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community HS

Position:
Freestyle


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.

03/28/2012

Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

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

02/18/2012

No. 15 Gophers Win Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Title

Maggie Keefer named the Big Ten Diver of the Championships, Kelly Kremer and Terry Nieszner named Swimming Coaches of the Year.

2010-11 • Junior Season: Finished fifth in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships• runner-up in 500 free at Minnesota Challenge (4:57.08) • swam an NCAA `B' qualifying time at the Minnesota Grand Prix in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:38.56 • finished fourth in 1,000 free at Wisconsin dual (10/29) • finished third in 1,000 free at Michigan State dual (10/9) • finished third in the 1,650 free at Michigan dual (10/8) • one of two Gophers on the team voted most improved swimmer (along withTess Behrens) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter.

2009-10 • Sophomore Season: Had the team's third best 1650 free time on the season • had the team's fourth best 1000 free time • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scored 7 Big Ten Championship points • scored 9 dual meet points • finished fourth in the 1000 free and fifth in the 500 free at the Wisconsin dual (10/30) • finished third in the 100 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) • finished third in the 1650 free at the Ohio State Invite (12/4) with her season-best time of 16:27.31 • finished 10th in the 1650 free (16:31.99) at the Big Ten Championships (2/17) • also raced in the 200 and 500 free.

2008-09 • Freshman Season: Held the team's fifth-best time in the 1,000 free (9:58.22) and the 1,650 free (16:34.44) • won the 1,000 free in the Michigan State dual (10/11) • won the 1,000 free at the Iowa dual with a career-best time of 10:04.01 • placed seventh overall in the 1,650 free at the OSU Invite (12/5) • held a fifth-place showing in the 200 breast at the Quad Duals (1/30) • earned her first letter • competed at the Big Ten Championships as a freshman • placed 15th overall in the 1,650 free to earn a career-best time.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Normal Community High School • competed with high school team under coach Heather Budak and at the Bloomington-Normal Waves under coach Charles Yourd • two-time conference and section champion in the 500 freestyle • placed 14th at the Illinois state high school championships • named team's most valuable athlete in three of her four years • Academic All-American • was a three-time letterwinner in swimming • National Honor Society and French National Honor Society member • Illinois State Scholar.

Personal: Born June 8, 1990 • daughter of Jeff and Lanette Tommerdahl • has an older sister, Katie • plans to major in biology with a pre-dentistry focus.

Tommerdahl's Top Times
Year Event Time
2011 500 free 4:48.02
2010 1,000 free 9:49.19
2010 1,650 free 16:15.26