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Ashley Dell

Class Jr.
Hometown Lake Forest, Ill.
High School Lake Forest

Iowa Items — her best times in 500 free (4:53.89), 1,000 free (10:14.21) and 1,650 free (16:45.29) rank fifth, seventh and fifth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… also swam on 800 free relay (7:29.57) that ranks ninth in school history.

2008-09 — led team in 1,000 (10:17.84) and 1,650 free (16:48.27)… placed 19th in 1,650 free (16:51.30) at Big Ten Championships… won 1,000 free five times and 500 free once… recorded 18 top-fve finishes… earned CSCAA academic all-America individual honorable mention honors… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — led team in 500 (4:53.69), 1,000 (10:14.21) and 1,650 free (16:45.29), and swam on team-leading 800 free relay (7:29.57)… those times rank fifth, seventh, fifth and ninth in school history… met NCAA B stanard in 500 and 1,650 free… recorded five victories and 12 top-three finishes… letterwinner.

2006-07 — led team in 500 (4:59.59), 1,000 (10:16.48) and 1,650 free (17:12.87)… won five races, placed second five times and finished in the top five 18 times… letterwinner.

2005-06 — led team in 1,000 (10:15.73) and 1,650 free (17:10.50)… won 500 free at Illinois-Chicago (5:09.89) and Northern Iowa (5:10.79)… recorded 14 top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — 500 free conference champion… team won four conference and two state titles… two-time all-conference, earning honorable mention all-state honors as a junior… team captain and earned Coaches Award as a senior… won 1,650 free (17:12.7) at 2005 Speedo Championships… 2005 Junior National qualifier… competed for Lake Forest Swim Club… two-year letterwinner in lacrosse, winning state title in 2004… honor roll student and Spanish Honor Society member… high school coach was Lea Maurer… club coach was Maureen Sheehan.

Personal — born October 28, 1986… daughter of Chip and Cindy Dell… her mother swam at Iowa… elementary education major.

Dell’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 55.56 at Ohio State Invite 12/2/07
200 Free 1:53.58 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/08
500 Free 4:53.69 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/08
1,000 Free 10:14.21 vs. Michigan State 10/26/07
1,650 Free 16:45.29 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/08
200 IM 2:13.50 vs. S. Illinois 11/3/06
400 IM 4:31.98 at Missouri Invite 12/5-7/08