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    Genny Szymanski
    Genny Szymanski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Haines, Alaska

    High School:
    Haines

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Back



    2009-10: Northwestern's top swimmer in the 200 backstroke, also ranked third on the top times list for the season in the 100 back ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Qualified for the consolation final of the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 1:57.26 ... Took 16th overall in the event after a 1:59.97 in the finals ... Also made the bonus final of the 100 back at the conference meet with a season-best 56.34, placing 19th overall after a 56.40 at night ... Competed in the 500 free at the conference championships as her third event, placing 46th ... Won the 200 back in each of Northwestern's final four dual meets of the season ... Finished fifth in the 200 back at the six-team TYR Invitational ... Qualified for the consolation finals in the 100 back and 500 free while making the bonus final of the 50 back at the TYR Invite ... Recorded three other top-3 dual finishes on the year, comprised of two in the 200 back and one in the 1,000 free.

    2008-09: Member of NU's backstroke corps, specializing in the 200 ... Broke her own school record in the 200 back with an NCAA `B' time of 1:56.13 during the prelim heats at the Big Ten Championships before taking sixth overall ... Ranked second on NU's top times list in the 100 back, moving up to eighth on the Wildcats' all-time top performers list in the event with her season-best 55.76 ... Took 18th in the 100 back and swam a career-best time in the 500 free at the conference meet ... Earned first in the 200 back and third in the 100 back at the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Was fifth in the 500 free at the TYR as well ... Finished regular season with four other first-place finishes, three in the 200 back: Notre Dame/Toledo (1/10), Michigan (1/17) and Iowa (1/24); and one in the 100 back: UIC/University of Chicago (11/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Northwestern's top swimmer in the 200 backstroke ... Competed in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships, finishing 23rd ... Broke a seven-year-old school record in the 200 back with an NCAA `A' cut of 1:57.05 to finish fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned a second swim in the 100 back after a season-best 56.68 during prelims, taking 20th after her 57.08 during the bonus final ... Also competed in the 500 free at the Big Ten meet ... Ranked third on the Wildcats' top times list in the 100 back ... Foreshadowed her record-breaking Big Ten performance with a dual-meet-season-best 200 back swim in NU's final dual of the season, finishing first in the event against Ohio State on Jan. 26 with a 2:00.92, just .09 of a second away from an NCAA `B' cut ... Also had a first-place dual-meet finish in the 500 free on Oct. 27 against Illinois-Chicago ... Had four other top-three finishes in dual-meet events ... Qualified for the championship heat in the 200 back at the Georgia Invitational (12/1) ... Also qualified for the consolation final in the 100 back and the bonus final in the 500 free at the UGA Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006-07: The Wildcats' most reliable backstroke swimmer ... Finished eighth in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships with a 2:02.55 after turning in a season-best and NCAA `B' time of 1:59.38 in the prelims ... Recorded a season-best 56.17 in the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships ... Part of the 200 medley relay that finished fourth with a time of 1:43.48 ... Swam an NCAA `B' time of 2:00.96 to win the 200 back at the TYR Invitational ... Swam a 4:34.08 in the 400 IM at the TYR to become the third-quickest Wildcat in the event during the year ... Earned her first collegiate victory when she won the 200 back against Purdue ... Won four other events ... Showed versatility with a pair of third-place finishes in the 200 IM and 500 free against Marshall ... Seeded 12th in the 200 back and 19th in the 100 back heading into the Big Ten Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Alaska state record holder in the 13-14 age group long course 100 back and short course 100 and 200 back ... Also holds the Alaska state record in the 15-16 age group long course 100 back ... 2004 and 2005 Scholastic All-American ... Alaska Scholars Award honoree.

    PERSONAL: Born Genny Szymanski on 9/28/88 ... Daughter of Jim and Randa Szymanski ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in business institutions.

    SZYMANSKI'S PERSONAL BESTS

    100 Back 55.76
    200 Back 1:56.13
    500 Free 4:58.53