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Andrea Bennett
  • Junior
  • Distance Freestyle
  • Maryville, Tenn./West High
  • Club Coach: Gardner Howland
Collegiate Bests
50y Free 26.59 (IRCC/FAU, 2001)
100y Free 57.48 (Aub/ASU, 2001)
200y Free 1:50.96p (SEC, 2001)
500y Free 4:47.37p (SEC, 2001)
1000y Free 9:57.69 (Tenn., 2001)
1,650y Free 16:36.93 (SEC, 2001)

National/International Competition: A member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team that finished fourth in a time of 8:23.14 at the 2001 World Championship Trials...Swam in the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle (2:08.25) and the finals of the 800-meter freestyle (9:08.11) at the 2000 U.S. Open...competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the preliminary event of the 400m freestyle...had personal-best times at the 1999 Summer Nationals...was third at long course juniors in summer 1997...finished 18th in the 400m free at 1999 Spring Nationals...

2000-2001: Competed in the prelims of the 500 and 1650-yard freestyle events at the 2001 NCAA Championships...Swam collegiate bests in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.96), 500-yard free (4:47.37) and the 1650-yard free (16:36.93) at the 2001 SEC's...Swam a collegiate best time of 9:57.69 to finish second in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Tennessee...Competed in the 50-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle against Indian River and Florida Atlantic...Placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.73 in the Gators win against Texas...Swam the 100-yard freestyle (57.48), 500-yard freestyle (5:11.26) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:28.03) at the meet against Auburn and Arizona State...Competed in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.88) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.95) against FSU...won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.25 and took third in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:56.03 vs. TCU...placed third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, which marked her career best, against SMU...finished third in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in the 1,650-yard freestyle, finished fifth with a time of 17:11.38, and in the 500-yard freestyle finished sixth with her time of 5:00.59 at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...

1999-2000: Competed at NCAAs in the 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle events...placed 20th in the 1,500-meter freestyle (16:43.18) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:13.46)...placed 12th in the 1,650-yard freestyle at SECs...won the 500-yard freestyle in the Bulldog Invitational with a time of 4:48.87...also won the event vs. Miami and Alabama...took the 200-yard freestyle event vs. Florida Atlantic with a time of 1:53.30...

High School: A 1999 graduate of West won the state girls' team title...placed second in the 500 free and third in the 200 IM...

Club: Member of the Pilot Knoxville club team and coached by Gardner Howland...

Personal: Born Andrea Haley Bennett on Nov. 13, 1980, in Nashville, Tenn...daughter of Jim and Pat Bennett...majoring in recreation.

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