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Stephanie Hellenga
Stephanie Hellenga

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
LaPorte, Ind.

High School:
LaPorte

Height:
5-10

Event:
Freestyle

• 2010 SEC Community Service Team •

2010-11 - Team Captain...Swam the mid-distance freestyle events...Season-best time in 500 free (4:58.64) came at SEC Championships...Bettered her previous career-best time by more than nine seconds and her season-best time by over 20 seconds...Top 1000 free (10:56.35) came against Arkansas/Missouri...Had a season-best 100 free time (52.59) and 200 free (1:52.57) at SEC Championships.

2009-10 - Competed at SEC Championships in mid-distance freestyle events in an exhibition role... Top time in 100 free (53.48), 200 free (1:54.70) and 500 free (5:07.66) came at the league meet... 100 free and 500 free times were career-bests... Named to SEC Community Service Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 - Competed in every dual meet... Set personal records in 200 free (1:53.36) and 500 free (5:09.91) in Alabama/Georgia meet... Her time in 500 free was fourth-fastest on the team... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2007-08 - Competed primarily in the distance freestyle events...Swam a 1:58.66 in the 200 free vs. Florida State...Top time in the 500 free was a 5:18.71, also in the Florida State meet...Also swam the 50 free, 100 free and the 1000 free once each.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from LaPorte High School ... Named 2007 Academic All-American ... Named MVP in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Received coaches award in 2004 ... Top 16 IHSAA State Championships in 2006 and 2007 ... Principal Honor Roll all four years ... Member of the LaPorte Community Turbo Swim Club.

PERSONAL - Full name is Stephanie L. Hellenga ... Born on January 21, 1989...Parents are Kenneth and Deborah Hellenga ... Major is mathematics.

Hellenga's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 52.59 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 freestyle 1:52.57 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
500 freestyle 4:58.64 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.

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