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    Amy Balcerzak
    Amy Balcerzak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sharon, Pa.

    High School:
    The Peddie School

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Breast/IM



    1998-99: Earned individual All-America honors in the 100 and 200 breast ... Also earned All-America honors as a member of the 200 medley relay team ... Named Honorable mention All-American in the 200 IM and as a member of the 400 medley relay ... Big Ten champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, the first NU swimmer ever to win a Big Ten breaststroke crown ... Broke her own school records in the 100 breast (1:00.87) and 200 IM (2:00.31) ... Finished sixth at the NCAA Championships in the 100 breast and eighth in the 200 breast.

    1997-98: Earned individual All-America honors in the 100 and 200 breast ... Also earned All-America honors as a member of 200 and 400 medley relay teams ... Honorable mention All-American in the 200 IM ... Set NU records in the 100 (1:01.14) and 200 (2:12.88) breast ... Helped set NU records in the 200 (1:40.55) and 400 (3:39.58) medley relays... Finished fourth in the 100 and seventh in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships ... Received All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten, and CSCAA Academic All-American honors.

    1996-97: Earned individual All-America honors in the 100 and 200 breast ... Also earned All-America honors as a member of 400 medley relay team and honorable mention All-America honors as a member of the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams ... Set NU records in the 100 (1:01.66) and 200 breast (2:14.04) ... Helped set new NU records in the 200 (1:41.73) and 400 (3:41.32) medley relays ... Tied for fourth place among all swimmers in the Big Ten Championships with 49 points ... Qualified for the finals in the 100 and 200 breast at the NCAA Championships ... Named a CSCAA Academic All-American.

    High School: 1996 Olympic trials participant (100 breast) ... 1993 100 freestyle state champion ... Three-time YMCA state champion ... 14-time All-American ... Top national independent high school times (100 breast, 100 free) ... Greatest Improvement Award '94 ... Sportsmanship Award '95 ... Member of two national high school record-setting relays ... Holds six high school records ... 1995 Olympic Festival finalist ... Four-time Scholastic All-American ... Class valedictorian ... Won Most Outstanding Academic Female Award.

    Personal: Born Amy Elizabeth Balcerzak on 5/26/78 ... Daughter of Arthur and Jean Balcerzak ... Ranked 11th in the world in the 100 Breast ... Won medals in the 100 breast (gold), 200 breast (bronze) and 400 medley relay (silver) for the U.S. National team at the 1999 World University Games ... Named to USA Swimming's 1998-99 National ?B' Team in the 100 breast ... Biological sciences major.

    Balcerzak's Personal Bests

    100 Breast - 1:00.87
    200 Breast - 2:12.30
    50 Free - 23.60
    100 Free - 52.67 
    200 IM - 2:00.31
    400 IM - 4:30.97