University of Iowa Athletics
Breast/IM

Colleen Champa

Class Sr.
Hometown Algonquin, Ill.
High School Dundee Crown

Hawk Item — Closed out her career third in 200 breast (2:12.71), fifth in 200 IM (2:02.19), sixth in 400 IM (4:21.20), and seventh in 100 breast (1:02.48) in the UI record books.

2015-16 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 breast (2:14.58)… ranked second on the team in the 200 breast and 200 IM (2:03.20)… swam season-best times of 1:03.21 (100 breast) and 4:24.77 (400 IM)… advanced to the “B” final and placed 14th in 200 breast (2:14.58) at 2016 Big Ten Championships… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 — Swam NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke… posted collegiate-best times in the 100 breast (1:02.48), 200 breast (2:12.71), 200 IM (2:02.19), and 400 IM (4:21.20)… was second on the team in both IM events… garnered team’s Pennington/Strength of Character Award… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Registered four times that rank in the top-10 in school history… swam the second-fastest 200-breast (2:13.69), an NCAA “B” qualifying time and sixth-best 200-IM (2:02.97) at Big Ten Championships… recorded the sixth-best 400-IM (4:22.15) and ninth-fastest 100-breast (1:03.33) time in school history at the Hawkeye Invitational… registered 15 top-five finishes… placed ninth in the 200-breast at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Swam collegiate best times in 100 free (57.30) vs. Western Illinois, 200 IM (2:07.19), 100 breast (1:06.03) and 200 breast (2:22.29) at the Hawkeye Invitational, and 400 IM (4:35.39) vs. Northwestern… posted five top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Junior National qualifier… three-time team MVP… state finalist in the 100 breast and school record holder in the 200 IM… two-time conference champion in the 100 breast… best times are 1:06.01 (100 breast), 2:19.13 (200 breast) and 2:07.70 (200 IM)… coached by Glenn Brown.

Personal — Born Nov. 1, 1993… daughter of Dave and Cindy Champa… has three sisters, Claire, Teresa and Emily… majoring in health and human physiology.

Champa’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 57.30 Western Illinois 2/8/13
100 Breast 1.02.48 Iowa State 12/5/14
200 Breast 2:12.71 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
200 IM 2:02.19 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
400 IM 4:21.20 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14