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    Jen Ivarson
    Jen Ivarson
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oak Brook, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove North

    Event:
    Fly/IM

    2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her senior season ... Earned a first-place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.24, breaking the pool record at Illinois State ... Swam two season-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 fly (56.47) and 200 IM (2:06.31) ... Earned a career-best time in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 2:02.00, tying the Illinois all-time record ... Was awarded the Allen B. Klingel Award for athletic achievement ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2008-09 - Raced in every meet for the Illini during her junior season ... Runner-up in the 100 and 200 fly against Nebraska ... Claimed fifth place in the 200 fly at the Miami Invitational ... Raced to an event title in the 200 fly against Iowa ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly, which put her at No. 7 on the all-time top individuals list (56.30) ... Swam to No. 2 on the all-time top individuals list and tied for the second-fastest all-time performance with her 200 fly (2:02.02) at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished the 200 IM in 2:05.12, a lifetime best, and became the eighth-fastest person in school history ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    2007-08 - Won the 200 fly in the season-opening meet against Nebraska ... Had victories in the 200 breast and 200 IM at Oakland ... Took second place in the consolation final of the 200 fly with a time of 2:08.20 at the Ohio State Invitational ... Placed third in the bonus final of the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Her final-round time (2:03.11) earned her the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

    2006-07 -Competed in every meet for the Illini during her first year ... Scored her first collegiate win and broke into the top-10 all-time individuals in school history in the 200 fly against Oakland ... Was undefeated in the 100 fly and 200 fly in first three competitions against Oakland, Michigan State and Illinois State ... Qualified for three finals at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational in the 100 fly (18th), 200 fly (7th) and 400 IM (13th) ... At the Big Ten Championships competed in the 200 IM, 100 fly and 200 fly ... Helped the 400 medley relay to a ninth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships ... Ranked as the eighth-fastest individual in school history in the 100 fly (56.89), ninth-fastest in the 200 fly (2:04.01) and 10th-fastest in the 400 IM (4:27.70) ... Named Newcomer of the Year by the team.

    High School - Four-year letterwinner in swimming ... Earned three letters in track ... Captured seventh place at the 2003 IHSA state finals in the 500 free ... Took eighth place in 2005 in the 100 free and 10th place in the 200 IM at state.

    Personal - Born Nov. 9, 1987 ... Parents are Bob and Joanne Ivarson ... Grandfather, Bill Donovan, pitched professionally for the Boston Braves in 1942 ... Father ran cross country for the Illinois Institute of Technology ... Majoring in molecular and cellular biology and Spanish ... Hobbies include video games, spending time with friends and playing air hockey.

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