Becca Soderholm earns a consolation final berth in the 400 IM with an NCAA 'B' time
2012-13: Member of Northwestern's backstroke group ... Ranked third on NU's top times list in the 100 back, fourth in the 200 back and fifth in the 200 IM ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 100 back (37th), 200 back (45th) and 200 IM (78th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Touched in a career-best 2:07.30 in the 200 IM and came within one one-hundredth of a career-best in the 100 back with a 56.41 at the Big Ten meet ... Made the championship finals in all three backstroke events at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Was fourth in the 50 back, swam a season-best 2:02.81 in the finals of the 200 back to place fifth overall and touched in sixth in the 100 back ... Also scored points in the 200 IM, qualifying for the consolation final before ending up 13th overall ... Competed in four events at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2), earning second swims in the 100 (20th) and 200 (19th) backstroke bonus finals ... Was 33rd overall in the Iowa Invite 200 IM with a career-best time of 2:07.49 ... Scored dual-meet points with five different top-five finishes, including a win in the 100 back against UIC (11/2).
2011-12: Ranked first on Northwestern's top times list in both backstroke distances after a stellar Big Ten Championships ... Dropped nearly two full seconds from her in-season best in the 100 back to finish 30th ... Cut almost four full seconds from her in-season best in the 200 back to place 29th ... Also competed in the 200 IM (58th) at the Big Ten meet ... Best dual-meet finish of the regular season was a second-place swim in the 100 back against Colorado College and Austin College on NU's winter training trip (12/17) ... Also had a third-place effort in the 100 back against UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Qualified for the consolation final of the 50 back at the eight-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20), finishing 15th overall ... Won the bonus final of the 100 back and placed 24th in the 200 back at the TYR Invitational.
High School: Illinois all-state first team from 2007-10 along with All-Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference (MCAC) first team those seasons as well ... MCAC Scholar Swimmer of the Year in 2010 ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America in 2009 and 2010 ... All-America Inter-scholastic swim team from 2007-09 ... Team placed fifth at the IHSA state meet in 2007 and ninth in 2009 ... Set an MCAC record with the medley relay in 2010 ... Has competed with the New Trier Swim Club since 2007 ... Junior National qualifier ... USA Silver medal club ... Level 3 Club Recognition program ... Named to high honor roll every semester of high school (Loyola Scholar) ... Magna and Summa Cum Laude honoree on the National Latin Exam.
Personal: Born Madeleine Paige Klichowski ... Daughter of Gregory and Amy Klichowski ... Chose Northwestern over Pennsylvania ... Major is Manufacturing & Design Engineering.