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Ansel Tjin-A-Tam
  • (1999-04)
  • Breast
  • Paramaribo, Suriname (The Bolles School)
  • Six-Time All-American

Career Best Times
Short Course (Yards)

100 Breast - 54.72 (NCAAs, 2001)
200 Breast - 1:58.52 (p) (NCAAs, 2001)
200 IM - 1:51.19 (p) (SECs, 2002)

UF All-Time Rankings (at conclusion of 2003-04 season): Second (1:26.76), fourth (1:27.14) seventh (1:27.65) and 10th (1:27.95) as a member of the 200 MR ... Third (3:11.20) and fifth (3:11.82) as a member of the 400 MR ... Fifth in both the 100 (54.72) and 200 breast (1:58.52).

National/ International Competition: Finished 29th in 100-meter breast (1:06.99) at 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals ... Competed at the World Championships in Japan in Summer 2001 ... Broke a national (Suriname) record at the Central American and Caribbean Championships with time of 1:06.31 in 100-meter breast event ... Participated in Senior Nationals in 1999.

At Florida:
2003-04:
SEC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Picked up sixth career All-America honors at NCAA Championships ... Swam on 200-meter MR team (1:38.89) in prelims ... Earned All-SEC honors ... Named honorable mention All-SEC by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Finished second as part of 200 MR team (1:27.14) at SEC Championships ... Also took 10th in 200 breast (2:01.46), 16th in 100 breast (57.07) and 25th in 200 IM (1:52.34) ... Finished season with two individual event wins (100 breast at Florida Invitational, 200 breast at TCU) ... Swam on three winning 400 MR teams ... First in 200 breast (2:06.64) and third as member of 200 MR team (1:35.39) at TCU (1/17/04) ... Third in 100 breast (56.93) and fifth in 200 breast (2:04.95) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) ... First as part of 400 MR team (3:22.51) and swam the fastest time in the 200 breast (2:06.51), but was exhibitioned vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) ... Second as member of winning 200 MR team (1:34.13) at South Carolina (11/14/03) ... First as part of 400 MR team (3:19.28) and took sixth in 200 breast (2:05.18) at Georgia (11/13/03) ... Second in 200 breast (2:06.95) and third in 200 IM (1:55.61) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) ... Third as part of 400-meter MR team (4:00.36) and was fifth in 200-meter breast (2:29.39) at Michigan (10/31/03) ... Member of winning 400 MR team (3:19.16) and took fourth in 200 breast (2:05.23) at Minnesota (10/30/03) ... Won 100 breast (57.75) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

2002-03: Redshirt year.

2001-2002: Member of the sixth-place 400 MR and ninth-place 200 MR team and also finished 26th in the 200 breast and 32nd in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships ... Part of the winning 200 MR team at the SEC Championships and also finished 10th in the 200 breast (2:00.52), 12th in the 100 breast (55.58) and 16th in the 200 IM (1:51.49) ... Member of the winning 200 MR team vs. Florida Atlantic (2/9/02) ... Finished second in the 200 IM at LSU (1/17/02) with a time of 1:54.86 ... Part of the second-place 400-meter MR team at the 2001 U.S. Open ... First as a member of the 400 MR team and also placed second in the 100 breast with a time of 57.41 vs. Florida State (11/16/01) ... Touched the wall in 57.77 in the 100 breast for a fifth-place finish at the SEC Invitational (10/13/01).

2000-2001: Part of the 200 MR team that placed 11th (1:28.50) at the NCAA Championships ... Member of the third place 200 MR team that clocked in at 1:27.95 at the SEC Championships ... Fourth in the 200 breast (2:04.51) and as part of the 400 MR team (3:22.45) against Tennessee (2/3/01) ... Second in the 100 breast at the Florida Atlantic/Indian River CC tri-meet (1/26/01) ... Third in the 200 IM at TCU (1/20/01) with a time of 1:56.41 ... On third place 400 MR team at Auburn (1/5/01) ... Swam on first place 400 MR team that swam the event in 3:23.52 at Florida State (11/17/00) ... Fifth in the 200 breast against Michigan (11/4/00), touching the wall in 2:05.25 ... Fourth in 100 breast with a time of 57.77 and seventh in 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:06.89 at SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza (10/27/00) ... Also on sixth-place 400 MR team at Extravaganza ... Part of second place 400 MR team at Alabama (10/21/00) ... Fifth in 200 breast (2:06.49) and seventh in 1,650 free (16:48.18) at Alabama.

1999-2000: At SEC Championships, placed in 11th in 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:01.99 in the consolation finals ... Posted a then personal-best time of 2:01.61 in the preliminaries ... 12th in 100 breast with time of 55.96 in the consolation finals ... Placed 28th in 200 IM with time of 1:54.29.

High School: 1999 graduate of The Bolles School ... Won 1998 state championship in 100 breast with 57.1 ... Made two senior cuts at Texas American Short Course Championships in 100 breast (55.76) and 200 breast (2:02.01).

Personal: Born on Oct. 8, 1979 in Paramaribo, Suriname ... Son of Wielfred and Marlita Tjin-A-Tam.


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