Jennifer Skolaski Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
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Jennifer Skolaski
Jennifer Skolaski

Hometown:
Madison, WI

High School:
Edgewood

Event:
Back/Free/IM

Iowa Item -- ends her Hawkeye career ranked in the top-10 all-time best performers list for 11 of the 14 individual swimming events, holding school records in six events and ranked second in three... swam on 15 relays that are ranked in the top 10... Iowa's first four-time NCAA qualifier in swimming.

2004-05 -- qualified for NCAA Championships in100 back, 200 back and 200 IM... placed 14th in 100 back (55.12) at NCAA Championships... set school record in 100 free (50.56) at Big Ten Championships and 200 IM (2:02.93) at NCAA Championships... also led team in 50 free (23.69), 500 free (5:01.88), 100 back (54.59), 200 back (1:58.69), and swam on four of the five team-leading relays... placed fourth in 100 back (54.84) and 200 back (1:58.69), and eighth in 200 IM (2:04.04) at Big Ten Championships... won 200 back (2:01.71) and placed second in 100 back (56.41) at Minnesota Invite... won three individual events vs. Truman State, Iowa State and Northwestern and Ohio State... recorded 21 top-five individual performances... named team Most Valuable Competitor... team captain... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... Iowa's female Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship award winner... Iowa's female Big Ten Medal of Honor award winner.

2003-04 -- NCAA Qualifier, competing in 100 back, 200 back and 400 free at NCAA Championships... led team in 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 free, 100 and 200 back, and 200 IM... also swam lead legs on four team-leading relays... broke her own school record in 200 back (1:57.51) with runner-up finish at Big Ten Championships... swam lead legs on school-record setting 200 medley (1:42.94) and 800 free relays (7:18.90) at Big Ten meet... set school record in 200 free with her 1:49.07 leg of Big Ten 800 free relay... also placed fourth in 100 back (55.24), 11th in 500 free (4:49.72) and swam lead legs on ninth-placing 400 medley and 400 free relays at conference meet... won all three individual events she was entered in at five different meets... has 28 top-five individual finishes... team co-captain... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... named team Most Valuable Swimmer/Diver.

2002-03 -- all-American... placed eighth in 100 back (55.44) at NCAA Championships after recording a collegiate-best and school-record setting 54.34 in prelims... also placed 20th in 200 back (1:59.10) and 30th in 500 free (4:50.30) at NCAA meet... set school record in 400 IM (4:20.14) at Iowa Senior Championships... placed second in 200 back (1:58.58), third in 100 back (55.38), and ninth in 500 free (4:48.20) at Big Ten meet... second team all-Big Ten... led team in 100 and 200 back, 200 and 400 IM, and 500, 1000 and 1,650 free... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after winning 100 back (56.83), 500 free (4:56.88) and 1,000 free (10:14.25) against Illinois and Ohio State... placed ninth in 200-meter back (2:17.93), 14th in 100-meter back (1:06.21) and 18th in 400-meter free (4:23.26) at U.S. Open... her best 500 free time ranks second on Iowa's all-time bests list... recorded 33 top-five finishes, including 18 wins... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2001-02 -- NCAA qualifier, competing in 100 back, 200 back and 500 free... swam lead leg on school record-setting 400 medley relay (3:43.42), and set then-school records in 100 (56.22) and 200 back (1:58.37)... placed third in 200 back (1:58.37), fourth in 1,650 free (16:32.30) and sixth in 500 free (4:51.78) at Big Ten Championships... led team in 100 and 200 back, and 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free... named Big Ten Swimmer of Week after winning 200 back (2:03.15), 500 free (5:02.27) and 1,000 free (10:17.26) at Iowa State, and winning 100 back (57.01), 200 back (2:01.88) and 1,000 free (10:06.71) vs. Kansas... her best 1,000 and 1,650 free and 100 fly times rank second, second and fourth, respectively, on Iowa's all-time bests list... all-Big Ten at-large selection... recorded 32 top-five finishes, including 16 first-place finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- swam 200-meter back at 2000 US Olympic trials.... 400-meter IM Junior National champ... won seven individual state titles... three-time all-American, first team all-state and team MVP... USA Swimming athlete representative for state of Wisconsin 1999-00... National Honor Society member... coach was Drew Walden.

Personal -- born November 24, 1982... daughter of Steven and Carol Skolaski... social work major.

Skolaski's Collegiate Bests

EventTimeMeetDate
50 Free23.69Iowa Senior Championships3/4/05
100 Free50.56at Big Ten Championships2/19/05
200 Free1:49.07at Big Ten Championships2/18/04
400 Free4:17.34U.S. Open11/29/01
500 Free4:48.20Big Ten Championships2/20/03
1,000 Free10:04.68Wisconsin10/25/02
1,650 Free16:32.30Big Ten Championships2/23/02
100 Back54.34NCAA Championships3/21/03
200 Back1:57.51at Big Ten Championships2/21/04
100 Breast1:08.79Northern Iowa1/21/05
100 Fly56.08Iowa Senior Championships3/3/02
200 IM2:02.93at NCAA Championships3/17/05
400 IM4:20.14Iowa Senior Championships3/7/03
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