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Jenny Vanker - Sprint Freestyle
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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2V · Sprint Freestyle · 5'9" · Junior · Birmingham, Mich.

SOPHOMORE (1999-2000): At the 2000 NCAA Championships, earned three first-team All-America honors in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 800 freestyle relay... Received two honorable mention All-America honors in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle... Won the 800 free relay with a time of 7:55.51... Runner-up in the 400 free relay (3:38.89)... Came in third in the 200 free relay (1:40.61)... Placed ninth in the 50 free with a time of 25.34... Finished 13th in the 100 free (55.64)... Swam to a 23rd-place finish in the 200 free (2:01.07)... At the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, finished seventh in the finals of the 50 free (23.45), seventh in the finals of the 100 free (50.39) and first in the consolation final (ninth overall) of the 200 free (1:49.47)... Holds two school records in the 800y free relay (7:06.05) and the 200y medley relay (1:38.30)... Has the school's fastest times in the 400y free relay (3:16.12), 200y free relay (1:29.78) and 50y free (22.70)... Swam the school's third-fastest time in the 100y free (49.85) and the fourth-fastest time in the 200y free (1:48.47).

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Earned two All-America selections at the 1999 NCAA Championships, one of the first-team variety and one honorable mention... First-team selection came as she swam the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay team that finished in seventh place with a time of 1:31.12... Honorable mention All-America pick in the 200 freestyle after finishing 13th (1:47.83)... At 1999 NCAAs, swam to a 17th place finish in the 50 free prelims (22.92) and a 32nd-place showing in the 100 free (50.54)... At the 1999 Pac-10 Championships, placed third in the finals of the 100 free (50.17) and third in the finals of the 200 free (1:47.98)... Finished the year with the top Arizona time of the year in the 50 free (22.92) and the third-fastest 100 free time (50.17).

YEAR-BY-YEAR: Participant in the 1993 Olympic Festival... 1993 Junior Nationals champion in the 100 breast (1:04.31) and finished second in the 200 IM (2:03.49)... 1994 Junior Nationals champion in the 100 free (50.55) and second-place finisher in the 200 free (1:49.09)... Finished fifth in the 50 free (26.19) at the 1994 Summer Senior Nationals... Placed seventh at the Senior Nationals in the spring of 1994... Best Senior Nationals times include 57.51 in the 100 free and 2:04.23 in the 200 free... Swam on the 1995 Junior National team... Best Junior National Team times in yards are in the, 50 free (23.11), 100 free (50.19), 200 free (1:48.78), 100 breast (1:04.11), 100 fly (55.5), 200 IM (2:00.06) and 100 back (59.01).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters under coach Dennis Carter at Birmingham Seaholm High School... Thirty-time high school All-American... Holds five Michigan state high school records... Undefeated at state meets all four years of high school in four different events... Holds 50 U.S.S. Michigan state swimming records.

PERSONAL: Jennifer Susan Vanker... Born 1/5/80 in Royal Oak, Mich... Daughter of David and Susie Vanker... Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete Award Winner... 1998 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year finalist... 1998 Michigan High School Swimmer of the Year Award... Academic area of interest is to be determined... Lists her hobby as shopping.

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