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Annika Jonsson

  • position Butterfly/freestyle/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • High school Vista Ridge HS
  • position Butterfly/freestyle/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • High school Vista Ridge HS

Annika Jonsson Bio

2013-14 – Competed at the SEC Championships … Finished 36th in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.52 … Also finished 44th in the 200 free at 1:51.00 and 45th in the 500 free at 4:55.48 … Placed second in the 200 fly against Duke with a time of 2:04.78 … Also swam in the1000 free and 200 and 400 IM … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 – Swam in all but three meets during the regular season…Competed in the 200 freestyle (55th, 1:53.81), 500 freestyle (33rd, 4:58.89) and 200 butterfly (31st, 2:04.46) at the SEC Championships…Won the 500 freestyle at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a personal best of 4:51.64, which is the seventh fastest time in school history…Posted the team[apos]s top time in the 500 freestyle (4:51.64) and ranked third in the 200 freestyle (1:51.92), third in the 200 butterfly (2:02.52) and fourth in the 400 IM (4:32.15)…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 –Made SEC All-Freshman Team…One of the Gamecocks most versatile swimmers…Ranked in the top five on the team in five of six events swam…Scored points at the SEC Championships in the 200 butterfly with a seventh-place finish in a time of 2:00.95…Swam a preliminary time of 1:59.80 (NCAA B cut) in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships, which was the top time on the team and the third fastest all-time at Carolina…Had team[apos]s second fastest time in the 200 IM with a mark of 2:01.84 at the SEC Championships, which ranks fifth in school history…Was also teams third fastest in the 400 IM (4:20.13) and 1,000 freestyle (10:18.81) and fourth fastest in the 200 freestyle (1:52.10)…Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE –Graduated from Vista Ridge High School…Swam at both Horizon High School and Vista Ridge High School…Named MVP all four years…Earned Scholastic All-American honors all four years…Five-time individual All-American and one-time relay All-American…As a freshman, was Class 5A-11 Arizona State Champion in 200 IM and state runner up in 100 fly…Was Class 4A Texas state champion and state record holder in the 200 IM as a senior, as well as state champion in the 500 free…Member of the Nitro Swimming club team…2011 Nitro Female MVP…Nitro record holder in the 200, 500 and 1,000 free and the 200 IM…2012 Olympic Trials qualifier…Earned Scholastic All-American honors…Bronze medalist for club team.

PERSONAL –Full name is Annika Suzanne Jonsson…Born April 8, 1993…Parents are Stefan Jonsson, who swam at the University of New Mexico, and Tracy Jonsson…Has two sisters, Christina and Michaela…Chose South Carolina because of the school[apos]s campus, spirit, swimming and diving coaches and team…Majoring in marketing and advertising.

Jonsson[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Freestyle 53.52# 10/13/12 North Carolina/Texas A&M Columbia, S.C.
200 Freestyle 1:51.00 2/20/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
500 Freestyle 4:51.64 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
1000 Freestyle 10:18.81 10/15/11 Florida State/Alabama Tallahassee, Fla.
200 Butterfly 1:59.80 2/18/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 2:01.84 2/16/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
400 IM 4:20.13 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.

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