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Bonnie Brandon
Position: Backstroke
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek HS

- Six-time All-American

- School record holder in the 200 back (1:50.70) and 1,650 free (15:48.35)

- Part of the school record 800 free relay team (6:57.26)

- Earned a silver medal in the 200 back at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Turkey

- CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree

2014-15: Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team…Won one individual All-American honors and two honorable mentions…Earned one relay All-American and three honorable mentions…Broke the school record in the 1,650 free with 15:48.35 at the Texas Invitational...Led the team in the 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 100 back and 200 back…Brandon was a member of the fastest team for each relay during the season…At NCAA Championships she took eighth in the 1,650 free and 15th in the 500 free…Brandon also placed 13th in the 200 free and eighth in the 800 free relay with Taylor Schick, Cameron McHugh and Elizabeth Pepper…At Pac-12 Championships, she finished third in the 500 free, fifth in the 200 back and first in the B final of the 200 free, earning a “B” cuts in every event…At the Texas Invitational, Brandon took first in the 200 free, earning a “B” cut and first in the 1,650 free to earn an “A” cut…She finished second in the 200 back and sixth in the 100 back adding two more “B” cuts…The same 800 free relay team placed first with a “B” cut.

2013-14: Won two All-America honors and an honorable mention All-America honor…Earned a Pac-12 title as a member of the 200 free relay team…Named to the Pac-12 First-Team All-Academic Team…Brandon went undefeated in her four events against Arizona State as she led the Wildcats to a 171.5 – 105.5 victory over the Sun Devils. In addition, she made the medal stand five times in the Pac-12 Championships…Brandon was part of a team-best nine first-place finishes for the month of January. She competed in a team-high eight events in the Texas dual meet as she won an incredible five events. Against Stanford, Brandon won all four events she competed in…Brandon had an incredible meet at the highly competitive Texas Invite as she earned five first-place finishes. Her biggest accomplishment at the meet was her time of 1:50.70 in the 200 back to shatter her own school record in the event. In addition, each of her individual swims were NCAA “A” cuts, earning her a berth into the NCAA Championships in those events…She holds the fourth fastest time in the country in the 200 back, sixth fastest time in the country in the 500 free and seventh fastest time in the 200 free.

2012-2013: Finished fourth in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships…Was part of the second place 800 free relay team at the NCAA Championships…Won the Consolation Final in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.41, which broke a school record…Swam to a second place finish in the 500 freestyle at the Pac 12 championships…Placed fourth in the 800 free relay at the Pac 12 Championships…Named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month in January… Earned first-place finishes in the 200 individual medley, 200 back, and the 400 individual medley versus Hawai’i…Won the 200 breast stroke and the 500 freestyle against Washington State…Earned four first-place finishes in the 200 medley relay, the 100 backstroke, the 200 backstroke, and the 500 freestyle in the tri-meet against Denver and UNLV.

Prep: Four-time letterwinner and MVP at Cherry Creek High...All-State selection senior year...Four-time All-American...2012 Swimmer of the Year and Colorado Swimmer of the Year... State champion in 500 Free, state champion/record holder in 200 I.M., state record holder in 100 free...4th at Olympic Trials in 200 back, 5th in 100 back, 18th in 400 I.M.... School record holder in 50, 100, 200, 500 free, 200 I.M., and 100 back...State champion in 2009 and 2010, relay champion 2009-2012

Personal: Born on December 28, 1993...Daughter of Dave and Teresa Brandon...Has an older sister, Lauren, who swam at the University of Minnesota...Majoring in nutritional sciences.

Personal Bests

200 Free – 1:43.89

500 Free – 4:35.43

1000 Free – 9:43.74

100 Back – 51.87

200 Back – 1:50.70

200 IM – 2:02.23

400 IM – 4:11.28