University of Iowa Athletics
Breast/Free

April Allen

Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Kennedy

2012-13 — Co-captain… swam collegiate best times in 50 free (24.68) and 100 breast (1:05.03) at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam season best times in 100 free (55.13) and 200 breast (2:25.57) at the Northwestern Invitational and 100 fly (59.47) at the Black & Gold Intrasquad… posted three top-five finishes… presented the Allison Pennington Haddon Strength and Character Award and the shared the Strength and Conditioning Award… named Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to UI Dean’s List… letterwinner.

2011-12 — Swam collegiate best times in the 100 (1:05.59) and 200 (2:23.45) at the Big Ten Championships… recorded six top-five finishes… named academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2010-11 — Team co-captain… swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (24.77), 100 breast (1:06.44), 200 breast (2:25.12) and 100 fly (58.56) at the Hawkeye Invitational… also swam collegiate best in the 100 free (56.73) vs. Truman State… recorded 10 top-six finishes… named to the Academic All-Big Ten team… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Swam collegiate bests in the 50 free (24.91) and 100 free (54.75) at Hawkeye Invitational, 100 breast (1:06.82) vs. Illinois and 100 fly (59.44) vs. Northwestern… letterwinner.

High School — All-American junior year… nine-time conference and regional champion… named first team and second team all-state twice… team won two conference and regional titles… four-time first-time all-Metro and three-time team MVP… set school records in 50 free and 100 breast, and as part of 200 medley and 200 free relays… swam on relays at Spring and Junior National Championships… academic All-American and all-conference, and team captain senior year… four-year swimming and academic letterwinner… earned U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete award senior year… named a salutatorian of her graduating class with a 4.1 grade-point average… four-year honor roll of excellence student… coached by John Ross.

Personal — Born July 15, 1990… daughter of Jerry and Nancy Allen… pre-medicine and biology major.

Allen’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 24.68 Hawkeye Invitational 11/30/12
100 Free 54.75 Hawkeye Invitational 11/20/09
100 Breast 1:05.03 Hawkeye Invitational 12/1/12
200 Breast 2:23.45 Big Ten Championships 2/18/12
100 Fly 58.56 Hawkeye Invitational 12/3/10