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Thomas Pederson

Class Sr.
Hometown Minnetonka, Minn.
High School Minnetonka

2019-20 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019-20 — Swam season-best times in the 100 free (46.70), 200 free (1:40.19), and 500 free (4:34.22).

2018-19 – Recorded collegiate-bests in the 50 free (21.22) and 200 free (1:38.00) against Western Illinois, swam a collegiate best in the 100 free (45.77) at the Shamrock Invitational.

2017-18 — Swam to career-best times in the 100 free (45.92), 200 free (1:40.07), and 500 free (4:32.50) at the Big Ten Championships.

High School — Three-time All-American… three-time all-state and four-time all-conference selection… claimed a state championship in 400-free relay as a senior… also was runner-up in 200-free relay and third in 200 free… placed second in 400-free relay as a junior, eighth in 500 free, and 10th in 200 free… part of fourth-place 200-medley relay as sophomore, while placing 14th in 200 IM and 18th in 100 breast… holds school record in 400-free relay (3:01.59)… top times are: 46.4 (100 free), 1:40.20 (200 free), 4:36 (500 free)… graduated Suma Cum Laude… member of A Honor Roll from 2013-17… high school coaches were Dan Berve, Robby Kendall, and Kristin Steenvoorden.

Personal — Born May 11, 1999, in Minneapolis… son of Michael and Linda Pederson… has an older sister, Christi… majoring in health and human physiology.

Pederson’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.22 Western Illinois 2/1/19
100 Free 45.77 at Shamrock Invitational 1/26/19
200 Free 1:38.00 Western Illinois 2/1/19
500 Free 4:32.50 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/18
200 IM 1:58.21 Michigan State 10/5/17