Women's Swimming



Therese Svendsen
Therese Svendsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Malmo, Sweden

High School:
Malmo Borgarskolam

Height:
5-10

Position:
Back/Free/IM


2011-12 TEAM CAPTAIN

ALL-AMERICAN

2011-12 (Sr.): NCAA Championship: Finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke, 11th in the 200-yard backstroke and was a member of the 12th-place 200-yard medley relay and 16th-place 400-yard medley relay team 3/15-17 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships... Placed fourth in the 100-meter backstroke, fifth in the 200-meter backstroke and was a member of the winning 400-meter medley relay team 3/29-31 at the Indy Grand Prix... Finished second in the 200-meter backstroke and third in the 100-meter backstroke 3/9-11 at the Columbus Grand Prix... Conference USA Championship: Set a meet record in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, and was a member of the winning and meet record-setting 200-medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay squads as well as the first-place 800-yard freestyle relay team 2/15-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Won the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes, placed second in the 200-yard individual medley and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay squad 2/4 at Texas... Placed first in the 200-yard backstroke, second in the 200-yard freestyle and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team 1/25 at TCU... Took first in the 200-yard backstroke, second in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle, and was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team 1/21 at Houston... Came in fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and seventh in the 200-meter backstroke 1/20-22 at the Austin Grand Prix... Finished second in the 200-yard backstroke and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay squad and second-place 200-yard medley relay team 1/12 at No. 10 Texas A&M... Placed 14th in the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.85) and 22nd in the 200-meter backstroke (2:14.19) 12/1-3 at the AT&T Winter National Championships... Took top honors in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200-yard individual medley, and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay, the first-place 400-yard medley relay, the first-place 800-yard freestyle, the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay teams 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic... Won the 200-yard backstroke, the 200-yard individual medley and was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team 11/4 against North Texas and Wyoming... Finished second in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes, and was a member of the second place 200-yard medley relay and the third-place 400-yard medley relay team 10/21-22 in the SMU Classic... Took first in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes, second in the 200-yard individual medley, and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team 10/15 at Rice.

ALL-AMERICAN

2010-11 (Jr.): Placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (52:35) and 19th in 200-yard backstroke (1:55.01) at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships... Set a meet record in 200-yard Backstroke (1:53.82) at CUSA Championship on 2/27... Took second place in the 200-yard Backstroke (2:02.74) against Houston on 10/23... Helped the 800-yard Free Relay team finish second with a time of 7:30.32, and the 400-yard Medley Relay team (3:51.81) win gold at the North Texas Relays on 10/8... Took first in 100-yard backstroke and the 500-yard freestyle... Won 200-yard backstroke against No. 6 Texas on 2/5... Took first in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM at the Cougar Classic on 11/23.

2009-10 (So.): Competed at the NCAA Championships... Was named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the Missouri Grand Prix... Took first in the 200 yard Backstroke (2:04.14) and third in the 200 yard Freestyle (1:54.37) against North Texas... Came in second in the 400 yard IM (4:28.66) against Georgia... Finished first in the 500 yard Freestyle (5:02.61) and second in the 200 yard Freestyle (1:53.45) against Rice... Won the 200 yard Backstroke (2:04.10) and the 400 yard IM (4:24.24) against Houston... Took first in the 100 meter Backstroke (1:02.84) and third in the 200 meter Backstroke (2:16.05) at the Missouri Grand Prix, both of which were NCAA Qualifying times... Won the 100 yard Backstroke (52.65) and the 200 yard Backstroke (1:54.98) at the Conference USA Championships... Placed third in the 100 meter Backstroke at the Columbus Grand Prix with a Summer National Qualifying time (1:03.09)... Was a member of the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, 200 yard Medley Relay, 300 yard Backstroke Relay, 400 yard Freestyle Relay, 400 yard Medley Relay, 800 yard Freestyle Relay and the 1500 yard Freestyle Relay.

ALL-AMERICAN

2008-09 (Fr.): Claimed All-America honors as a member of SMU's 200 and 400-yard Medley Relay teams at the NCAA Championships... Also competed in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championships... Won the 200-yard backstroke at the Conference USA Championships, finishing in a season-best time of 1:55.51... In her two relay events at the C-USA Championship, Svendsen helped the Mustangs set new meet and pool records in each event... Won the 100 yard back against Rice (1/16), with a season best time of 56.66... Also won the 200 yard back against Rice with a time of 2:00.92... Added an additional victory in the event against Houston (1/17).

Awards
2011-12 Conference USA Swimmer of the Year
2012 Conference USA Championship Swimmer of the Meet
2010-11 Conference USA Swimmer of the Year
2011 Conference USA Championship Swimmer of the Meet
2009-10 Conference USA Swimmer of the Year
2008-09 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 13-19, 2012)
C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 14-20, 2011)
C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 17-23, 2011)

Personal: Anticipated sociology major... Enjoys sports and shopping... Daughter of Jorgen and Irene Svendsen... Has a sister Marina.

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