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Alison Gschwend
Alison Gschwend

Hometown:
Champaign, IL

High School:
Centennial

Event:
Free/Back/Fly

Iowa Items -- swam on school-record setting 200 free (1:32.37) and 400 free (3:21.27) relays... her best times in 100 back (55.39) and 200 back (2:01.61) rank third and fifth, respectively, on Iowa's all-time best performers list... swam on two 200 medley, three 400 medley, three 200 free, two 400 free and one 800 free relay that rank in the top 10 in school history.

2008-09 -- anchored school-record setting 200 free (1:32.37) and 400 free (3:21.27) relays at Big Ten Championships... the 400 free relay time was NCAA B cut... also swam on team-leading 800 free relay (7:21.08) at Big Ten meet... that time ranks second in school history... swam colleigate-best in 200 back (2:01.61) for second place at Missouri Invite, which ranks fifth in school history... posted 15 top-three finishes, winning 200 back three times, 100 back twice and 200 IM once... swam on seven winning relays... earned CSCAA academic all-America individual honorable mention honors... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- swam on 200 (1:32.95) and 400 free relays (3:22.52) that set then-school records and posted NCAA B standard times... also led team in 100 (55.39) and 200 back (2:02.07) and as part of 200 (1:43.81) and 400 medley relays (3:44.05)... the 100 back and 400 medley relay times rank third in school history and met NCAA B standards... the 200 medley relay rank fifth in school history... recorded 10 victories and six runner-up finishes... also set collegiate bests in 100 (52.79) and 200 free (1:53.57), and season bests in 50 free (24.63) and 200 IM (2:10.73)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006-07 - led team in 100 (57.09) and 200 back (2:02.23)... posted collegiate-best 2:08.71 in 200 IM... swam season bests in the 100 (53.29) and 200 free (1:56.85)... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after winning the 100 and 200 back, and finishing second in 200 IM against Iowa State... also won 100 back against Truman State (57.09) and Illinois (58.14) and 200 back vs. Illinois (2:05.33)... recorded seven runner-ups and 23 top-five finishes... letterwinner.

2005-06 -- swam lead leg on team leading 200 (1:42.95) and 400 medley relays (3:47.64)... those time ranks third and ninth, respectively, in school history... placed 11th in 100 back (56.57) at Big Ten meet... won 100 back (58.66) and placed second in 200 IM (2:14.92) at Illinois-Chicago... won 200 back (2:11.25) at Northern Iowa... won 100 back (58.20) and 100 fly (57.87) at Iowa Senior Championships... swam lead leg on 200 medley relay that placed sixth and 400 medley relay that placed ninth at Big Ten Championships... swam on five winning relays... recorded 22 top-five finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- state runner-up in 100 back (56.50) senior year, placing fourth (57.23) as a junior... six-time all-American and individual conference champion... team won four conference and sectional titles... first team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior... placed fifth in 200 back (2:04.86) at 2005 U.S. Sectionals and fifth in 100 back in 2004... competed at 2004 U.S. Senior Nationals... set school records in 100 back (56.50) and as part of 200 free and 200 medley relays... four-time state qualifier, letterwinner, scholar-athlete award winner and academic letterwinner... team captain senior year... National Honor Society member... coached by Don Waybright, Allison Czmarko and Gary Crowe.

Personal -- born April 22, 1987... daughter of Rick and Karen Gschwend... pharmacy major.

Gschwend's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free24.63at Big Ten Championships2/19/09
100 Free52.79vs. Northern Iowa2/1/08
200 Free1:53.57at Ohio State Invite12/1/07
500 Free5:22.43Iowa Senior Championships3/4/06
50 Back26.40at Big Ten Championships2/15/06
100 Back55.39at Big Ten Championships2/22/08
200 Back2:01.61at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08
100 Breast1:12.14Iowa Senior Championships3/3/06
100 Fly57.87Iowa Senior Championships3/3/06
200 IM2:08.71at Big Ten Championships2/8/07