Jessica VanAssen
Jessica VanAssen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Matawan, N.J.

High School:
Bishop George Ahr

Height:
5-6

Event:
Freestyle


2006-07 - Competed in sprint and mid-distance freestyle events ... Recorded career best in the 100 free (53.41) at the Ohio State Invite ... Recorded the fifth-fastest time in the 200 freestyle event (1:53.63) for the Gamecocks, also a career best ... Also swam the 500 free at Ohio State ... Competed on 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay squads ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06 - Swam 1:53.83 in the 200 free at Kentucky to record a season best ... Had a season best 54.44 in the 100 free at the Aggie Invite ... Also swam in some backstroke events ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004-05 - Competed and contributed her first season in dual meets in 100 and 200 freestyle ... Swam and recorded season bests in both events at SEC Championships ... Named to 2005 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE - Earned multiple high school swimming county championships ... Three-time varsity letterwinner ... Zone qualifier, sectional qualifier and sectional champion in relay ... Senior Nationals qualifier in relay ... Member of French Honor Society ... President of Pro-Life Club and board member of Ahr Start Program ... Named to Academic Honor Roll multiple times ... Four-year honor and AP student.

PERSONAL - Full name is Jessica Lynn Van Assen ... Parents are John and Carol Van Assen ... Older sister Jennifer was an All-American swimmer at South Carolina (2001-2004) and older brother Jonathan swims at North Carolina ... Born on April 1, 1986 ... Wrote the season outlook for the 2006-07 media guide ... Major is public relations.

VanAssen's Top Times
50 freestyle 25.28
100 freestyle 53.41
200 freestyle 1:53.63
500 freestyle 5:07.36