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Christine Kuczek

Class Sr.
Hometown Deerfield, Ill.
High School Deerfield

Iowa Items — set school record in 100 free (50.21) and as part of 200 (1:32.95) and 400 free relays (3:22.52)… her best times in 50 (23.32), 200 (1:49.92) and 500 free (4:56.49) rank sixth, fifth and eighth, respectively, in school history… swam on four 400 medley, four 200 free, three 400 free and two 800 free relays that rank in Iowa’s all-time top 10.

2008-09 — set school record in 100 free (50.21), placing 19th at Big Ten Championships… swam on school-record setting 200 free (1:32.37) and 400 free (3:21.27) relays at Big Ten meet… led team in 50 free (23.32), which ranks sixth in school history… also swam on team-leading 400 medley (3:43.79) and 800 free relays (7:21.08) that rank second in school history… recorded collegiate-best 500 free (4:56.49) at Missouri Invite, which ranks eighth in school history… swept 50, 200 and 500 free vs. Truman State and at Illinois… named Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Week Dec. 16 after winning the 100 and 200 free and placing second in 500 free against Iowa State… won 15 individual events and swam on 10 winning relays… posted 28 top-three finishes… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — set then-school records in 100 free (50.55) and as part of 200 (1:32.95) and 400 yard free relays (3:22.52)… those times met NCAA B standards… also led team in 200 free (1:50.50) and as part of 800 free (7:29.57) and 400 medley (3:44.05) relays… the relay times rank ninth and third, respectively, in school history… placed 11th at Big Ten Championships in 100 free (50.86/50.55)… won eight races and posted 15 top-five finishes… women’s swimming team MVP… letterwinner.

2006-07 — placed 12th in 100 (50.74) and 16th in 50 free (23.38) at Big Ten meet… met NCAA B cuts in 50 and 100 free, and as part of 200 free relay… led team in 50, 100 and 200 free… won 50 free vs. Louisville (24.28) and Iowa State (24.32)… won 100 free vs. Michigan State (52.89) and Truman State (52.92)… swam on team-leading 400 free (3:26.35), 200 medley (1:45.61) and 400 medley relays (3:47.56)… recorded six runner-ups and 18 top-five finishes… named women’s swimming MVP… letterwinner.

High School — four-time all-conference and team MVP… three-time all-state and conference champion… two time team captain… placed third in 100 free (51.88) at state meet senior year… set school record in 100 free (51.55) and as part of 200 free relay… four-year high honors student… varsity pole vaulter… swimming coaches were John Sullivan and Jarod Schroeder.

Personal — born March 6, 1988… daughter of Ted and Cheryl Kuczek… her brother, Theo, swims at Miami University of Ohio… exercise science major.

Kuczek’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.32 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/09
100 Free 50.21 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/09
200 Free 1:49.92 at Big Ten Championships 2/18/09
500 Free 4:56.49 at Missouri Invite 12/5-7/08