Sasha Schwendenwein

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Randburg, South Africa

    High School:
    Crawford College Lonehill

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Free/Fly

    Birthdate:
    03/31/1987

    Experience:
    3L

    Sasha Schwendenwein

    2009 NCAA All American - 200 Fly
    2009 NCAA Academic All American
    2009 Conference USA Swimmer of the Year
    2009 Conference USA Swimmer of the Meet
    University of Houston Swimmer of the Year - 2008, 2009
    2008 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Freestyle)
    2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (200-Yard Freestyle)
    2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (400-Yard Freestyle Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (800-Yard Freestyle Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 6, 2007)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 17, 2007)

    2008-09 SEASON
    First swimmer in 20 years to compete at the NCAA Championships ... Secured NCAA All-American in 200 fly and also competed in the 200 (1:47.15) and 500 (4:41.73) free. Set school records in the process and bettered her own C-USA best time in the 500 free ... Named Conference USA Swimmer of the Year and Swimmer of the Meet at the C-USA Championships ... Won three individual events in school-record setting times - 200 fly (1:56.48), 200 free (1:45.43) and 500 free (4:42.58) ... Competed at the World University Games in Belgrade and placed in three events - seventh in the 100 fly, fifth in the 200 fly and sixth in the 200 free.

    2007-08 SEASON
    Captured first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a clocking of 1:49.95 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championship during the first day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.91 during the second day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.82 and the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of 5:02.39 at Miami (Fla.).. Earned first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.16 and the 100-yard butterfly with a clocking of 58.41 during a tri-meet against host Florida International and Indian River Community College... Also swam the anchor leg of the Cougars' winning 200-yard medley relay team at that tri-meet... Honored as the C-USA Swimmer of the Week after those performances... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.88 during the second day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Captured first place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.51 during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Member of three winning teams during the Cougars' sweep of Stony Brook, Puget Sound and St. Cloud State at the Hawai'i Relay Meet... Won the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.93) and the 100-yard freestyle (52.32) at North Texas... Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a clocking of 1:51.99 at No. 12 SMU... Also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.40 against the Mustangs... Member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team at SMU... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:40.51 and finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.30 against New Orleans... Member of the 400-yard medley relay team, which captured the bronze medal with a time of 3:51.74 at the Conference USA Championship... Was the fourth-fastest time in UH history in that event... Earned the bronze medal in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.55 at the C-USA Championship... Won the silver medal in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.23.

    2006-07 SEASON
    Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.47 and earned top honors in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:08.95 during the first tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Also was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team... Captured first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.10 and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team during the second day of the tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:32.79 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay at Southwestern... Captured first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.37 against No. 8 SMU and against No. 25 Oregon State... Also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle against the Mustangs and Beavers... Earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle during the first day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.12 and captured first place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.74 against North Texas, New Mexico State and Florida International during the first day of a quad meet... Also was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams in that quad meet... Won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:04.07 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.28 during the second half of that quad meet... Also was a member of the winning 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams against NMSU, FIU and UNT... Finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.98 and in the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of 5:02.71 against Miami (Fla.)... Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.11 during a quad meet at LSU and against Rice and New Orleans... Member of five Top Three relay teams during the C-USA Championship.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Became one of the first UH swimmers since 1996 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard freestyle with her split time on the opening leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay during the C-USA Championship... Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:03.20 during the season-opening, double-dual meet against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas... Finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.56 and in the 100-yard freestyle with a clocking of 53.03 against North Texas in the home opener... Won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events against Arkansas... Finished third in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events during a tri-meet against SMU, Wyoming and host North Texas... Also was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team which posted the second-fastest time in school history at 3:51.48 at the Miami (Ohio) meet... Won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.15 during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams against Findlay... Also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.36 against the Oilers... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.00 and led all performers in the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of 5:12.23 against Nevada and New Mexico State... Won the 50-yard freestyle (24.36), 200-yard freestyle (1:54.29) and 500-yard freestyle (5:04.78) during a dual meet against Tulane.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Lettered for head coach Peter Williams... Was Junior Swimmer of the Year in 2000-02 and Senior Swimmer of the Year in 2003-04... Was also a South Africa record-holder in in-line skating (road and track) and short-track speed skating... Awarded Crawford Schools Sports Scholarship in 1999-04. 2004-05: Placed first in the 400-meter freestyle in the South African National Age Group Championships... Earned first-place finishes in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events at the Provincial Championships. 2003-04: Finished third in the 100m and 200m freestyle, 200m IM and 100m fly at the South Africa National Age Group Championships. 2002-03: Finished first in the 400m freestyle at the South Africa National Age Group Championships... Captured first-place in the 200m and 400m freestyle at the Austrian Junior Nationals... Was provincial champion in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. 2001-02: Was the provincial champion in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events... Was the Highest Overall Point Scorer by nearly 90 points and received the Top Junior Swimmer Shield.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Sasha Maria Schwendenwein... Born on March 31, 1987, in Westville, Durban... Daughter of Annie and Udo Schwendenwein... Majoring in communication broadcasting and journalism, communication print media and English creative writing.

    Sasha Schwendenwein's Personal Bests
    50 Free • 24.27 •Houston • 2/15/07
    100 Free • 51.55 • Houston • 2/17/07
    200 Free • 1:49.76 (S) • Houston • 2/22/06
    500 Free • 4:55.52 • Houston • 2/23/06
    100 Fly • 58.35 • College Station, Texas • 11/4/05
    200 Fly • 2:07.39 •Houston • 1/19/07
    100 Back • 1:00.73 • College Station, Texas • 11/4/05
    100 Breast • 1:14.17 (S) •Georgetown, Texas • 10/20/06
    200 Breast • 2:32.79 • Georgetown, Texas • 10/20/06
    200 IM • 2:13.83 •Georgetown, Texas • 10/20/06

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