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Rebekah Olsen
  • Sophomore
  • Freestyle/Butterfly
  • Portland, Ore./Westview
  • Club Coach: Paul Bergen
Collegiate Bests
50y Free 24.28 (SMU, 2000)
100y Free 50.95p (SEC, 2001)
200y Free 1:49.74 (Alabama, 2000)
500y Free 5:02.12 (Aub/ASU, 2001)
100y Fly 56.04p (SEC, 2001)
200y Fly 2:06.25 (FSU, 2000)
200y IM 2:07.09 (SMU Classic, 2000)

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...Was a member of the first-place 800-meter freestyle relay team, the second-place 400-meter medley relay team and anchored the ninth-place 400-meter medley relay team, in addition to competing in the preliminary heats of the 50-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle, and the 100-meter butterfly at the 2000 U.S. Open...at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, competed in preliminary events of the 100-meter butterfly and the 100- and 200-meter freestyle...competed at the Mare Nostrum in Rome and France in May 2000...

2000-2001: Competed in the prelims of the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle at the 2001 NCAA Championships...Swam collegiate bests in the 100-yard butterfly (56.04) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.95) at the 2001 SEC Championships...Won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.44 seconds in a dual meet with Indian River and Florida Atlantic...Led off the 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished second in 3:25.67 to secure Florida's win against Texas...A member of the 200-yard freestyle team that finished with a time of 1:35.90, good for a second place finish against Auburn and Arizona State...Placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle (24.38) and 100-yard freestyle (52.40) at Auburn...Finished fourth in both the 50-yard freestyle (24.72) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.25) vs. FSU...finished fourth in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 57.14, which set a collegiate best, placed second in the consolation finals of the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:07.09, which also set a collegiate best, and anchored the winning 800-yard freestyle relay team at the SMU Women's Swimming and Diving Classic...was a member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay team at TCU...placed third in the 100-yard freestyle (52.15) and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle (24.28), which set a collegiate best, against SMU...finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.96 and competed in the 100-yard butterfly in addition to swimming on the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay team and the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay team at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.74) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.87) in addition to anchoring the winning 400-yard medley relay team against Alabama...

High School: A 1999 graduate of Westview HS...holds Oregon state records in the 100 yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay...holds school records in seven relay events including 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 individual medley...a seven-time All-American...named team Most Valuable Player three consecutive years; 1997, 1998 and 1999...a team captain in 1999...ranked 17th in the U.S. in the 200-yard freestyle, and 19th in the 100-yard freestyle, as of July 2000...

Club: Member of Tualatin Hills S.C. and coached by Paul Bergen...

Personal: Born Rebekah Lorynn Olsen on December 26, 1980 in Eugene, Ore....daughter of Glenn and Debby Olsen...named the Damerow Beaverton Ford Scholar Athlete of the Month...member of student government association, choir and yearbook staff at Westview...also recruited by Southern California...interest in photography...majoring in photo journalism.


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