blank Jennifer Basel
Jennifer Basel


Sterling, Va.

High School:
Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology


Breast, IM


2007-08 (Jr.): Named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, with the league's highest GPA... Set a career-best time in the 400 IM, breaking the old Conference USA record, and swam a season-fastest time in the 200 IM at the C-USA Championships... Swam a career-fastest time in the 200 breast, setting a new C-USA meet record... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team, with a league-highest 3.95 GPA... Won the 400 IM against Rice (1/18)... Finished third in the 200 breast and second in the 400 IM against Georgia (1/5)... Took fifth in the 200 breast at the Texas A&M Invitational (11/16-18)... Won 400 IM against North Texas and Wyoming and swam as part of the second-place 400 free relay (11/9)... Competed against USC, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Alabama and Florida State at the SMU Swim Classic, scoring in both breast events and the 400 IM.

2006-07 (So.): Participated in breast and IM events... Holds season best SMU time in 200 IM and 200 breast and second-best time in 100 breast and 400 IM... Swam most of season-best times at C-USA Championships... Helped guide SMU to second consecutive C-USA Championship crown, first-place finish at the Kerr McGee Elite Meet and the SMU Swim Classic... Named to All-C-USA 200 IM and 200 breast first team and 100 breast second team... Two-time defending C-USA 200 IM Champion after swimming season-best time... Along with a season-best time, set new meet and pool records en route to first-place finish in 200 breast at C-USA Championship... Swam season-best time with second-place finish in 100 breast at C-USA Championship... Member of first-place 200 medley relay team at Kerr McGee... Second leg of the second-place 400 medley relay at the Art Adamson Invite that posted the season-best time... Member of fourth-place 200 free relay team at Art Adamson Invitational... Swam in 100 breast and posted season-best time in 400 IM at Art Adamson Invite... Finished first in the 400 IM and 100 breast against North Texas.... Third-place finish in 200 IM against Houston and Oregon St.... Placed first in 200 IM against Rice.


2005-06 (Fr.): C-USA Commissioners Academic Medal and C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll... Best SMU time in 200 breast, 200 IM and second best in 100 breast and 400 IM this season... Participated in back, free, breast and IM events... Led SMU to C-USA crown in inaugural season in the conference, seventh place finish at 2006 NCAA Championship and first place finish at SMU Classic Championship... Placed 19th in 200 breast at NCAA Championship... Part of record-breaking C-USA Champion 400 medley relay team... En route to first place finish in 200 IM event, toppled the reigning C-USA champion and set new meet record... Set career-best time in 100 back against North Texas... Notched another career-best time in 100 breast with second place finish at C-USA Championship... Clocked a first-place finish in 400 IM against Rice... Placed eighth in 50 breast at FINA World Cup... Finished first in the 50 free against Houston and Wyoming.

Prep: All-American in the 100 breast... Team went to state her freshman and sophomore year... Three-year letter winner... 2003 Speedo and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America Swimmer of the Year... National Merit Semi-finalist.

Personal: Daughter of David and Christine Basel... Has younger sister, Megan... Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering major.

50 Free          23.79
100 Free        51.86
200 Free      1:52.42
100 Breast   1:02.50
200 Breast   2:14.14
200 IM        2:00.71
400 IM        4:17.29