Women's Swimming

Sascha Van den Branden
Sascha Van den Branden


Ruiselede, Belgium

High School:
Topsport 3 eiken




2010-11 (Sr.): Helped the 800-yard Free Relay team and the 500-yard Free Relay team finish second at the North Texas Relays on 10/8.

2009-10 (Jr.): Competed at the NCAA Championships... Named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week for her performance against Rice and Houston... Won the 200 yard Freestyle (1:53.01) against North Texas... Placed first in the 500 yard Freestyle (5:05.31) against Georgia... Finished first in the 100 yard Freestyle (51.71) and the 1000 yard Freestyle (10:15.10) against Rice... Won the 100 yard Freestyle (51.94) and the 200 yard Freestyle (1:51.70) against Houston... Took third in the 200 meter Freestyle at the Missouri Grand Prix with an NCAA Qualifying Time (2:02.89)... Won the 200 yard Freestyle (1:47.81) and came in third in the 100 yard Freestyle (49.95) at the Conference USA Championships... Was a member of the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, 200 yard Medley Relay, 400 yard Freestyle Relay, 400 yard Medley Relay, 500 yard Freestyle Relay and the 800 yard Freestyle Relay... Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2008-09 (So.): Earned two NCAA "B" Qualifying times in the 50 freestyle, with a 22.63 time at the U.S. Short Course Nationals (12/4) and a 22.60 at the Conference USA Championships (2/25)... The time at C-USA was good enough for a first-place finish... Also earned two NCAA "B" Qualifying times in the 200 yard free, finishing in 1:47.94 at the U.S. Short Course (12/4) and 1:46.96 at the Missouri Grand Prix... Competed in the 100 back at the SMU Classic finishing in 59.31... Finished in 2:22.21 at the Courgar Classic in the 200 breast.


2007-08 (Fr.): Earned All-American honors in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays en route to the Mustangs' 11th-place team finish at the NCAAs... Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year... Member of the C-USA champion 200, 400 and 800 free relays, breaking conference records in the 400 and 800 relays... Took third in the 100 and 200 free against Texas (2/9)... Finished second in the 400 free relay at Georgia (1/5)... Member of the first-place 400 free relay and fifth-place 400 medley relay and took third in the 200 free against North Texas and Wyoming (11/9)... Part of the pool record-setting 400 medley relay at North Texas' Mean Green Relays (10/3).

Prior to SMU: Won nationals four times... High school team won Flemish Championships and nationals; Personal: Daughter of Kurt and Vera Van den Branden... has older sister, Shana... Plans to major in business at SMU.

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