Becca Soderholm earns a consolation final berth in the 400 IM with an NCAA 'B' time
2012-13:Member of Northwestern's distance stroke and individual medley groups who established career-bests in three different events through fall competition alone ... Ranked first on NU's top times list for the year in the 400 IM, second in the 200 fly and 200 IM, third in the 100 fly and fourth in the 200 breast ... Swam an NCAA `B' consideration time of 4:18.75 in the 400 IM to qualify for the scoring consolation final at the Big Ten Championships, where she lowered that effort to a season-best `B' cut of 4:17.93 to place 12th ... Earned a Big Ten bonus swim in the 200 fly with a 2:02.34 in the prelims before touching in a 23rd-place time of 2:02.98 at night ... Also competed in the 200 IM at the Big Ten meet, placing 36th ... Swam in six events at the Wildcats' own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18), scoring in four of those races ... Cut over five seconds from her seed time in the 400 IM to finish second overall ... Also had championship final finishes in the 200 fly (third) and 200 IM (sixth) while scoring in the 200 breast with a consolation final swim and 10th-place overall finish at the TYR ... Won the TYR bonus final of the 100 fly and was 22nd in the 50 breast ... Had an incredible meet against a tougher field at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... First established a career-best time in the 200 IM with a 2:02.44 that won the consolation final of the event ... That time placed her 10th on NU's all-time top times list in the race ... Later finished fourth overall in the 400 IM after back-to-back NCAA `B' provisional qualifying times in the prelims and finals, touching in a then-season-best 4:18.25 at night ... Had a career-best 2:22.70 in the prelims of the 200 breast before scratching the final to concentrate on her 200 fly ... In that race, placed fourth overall in a career-best 2:01.35 ... Scored dual-meet points with 13 total top-five finishes, including five victories in three separate events ... Won the 200 fly and 200 IM against UIC (11/2) ... Touched first in the 200 fly and 400 IM versus Wisconsin (11/8) ... Also had a win in the 400 IM against Illinois (10/19).
2011-12: Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in four different events ... Was second in the 400 IM, third in the 200 IM, fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 fly ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam career-best times in all three of her Big Ten Championships events ... Finished 18th in the 400 IM with an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 4:16.27, which ranks her third all-time in the race at Northwestern ... Also qualified for the bonus final in the 200 fly, placing 19th in 2:01.48 ... Came in 28th overall with a 2:02.69 in the 200 IM, which places her 10th on NU's all-time top times list in that event ... In dual meet competition, took second in both the 200 IM and 200 free against UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Had four total top-three dual meet event finishes on the season ... Finished third overall in the 400 IM at Northwestern's own eight-team TYR Invitational (11/19) ... Won the consolation final of the 200 fly and finished 18th overall following a bonus final swim in the 200 IM at the TYR Invite ... At AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta in December, finished 15th overall in the 400 IM with a career-best and 2012 Olympic Trials long course meters cut time of 4:52.60.
2010-11: Ranked third on NU's top times list for the year in the 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM ... Swam career-best times in all three of those events at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the bonus final in the 400 IM at the conference meet, placing 20th overall after an evening swim of 4:19.98 ... Was 27th in both the 200 fly (2:02.25) and 200 IM (2:03.57) at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the championship heat of the 400 IM at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) before finishing fourth overall ... Won the consolation finals of the 200 fly and 200 IM at the TYR ... Best dual meet of the year came in NU's quad dual (11/6) when she took second in the 200 fly and third in the 400 IM.
High School: Member of one state championship team and two second place squads ... Won state relay championship as well ... Received all-America honors ... Earned all-state honors three times during career ... Team holds state relay record ... Team captain for two seasons ... Swam for Badger Aquatics Club for 10 years ... Awarded club team state championship ... Participated on the Junior National and National teams... Garnered High honors while completing six semesters on the Honor roll.
Personal: Born Rebecca Soderholm ... Daughter of Joe and Stacy Soderholm ... Sister Abby swims for the University of Wisconsin ... Competed alongside Northwestern classmate Jackie Powell at Badger Aquatics ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin ... Major is Sociology.