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WSU Women's Swimming BIO
Jennifer Dean
Player Profile:
Jennifer Dean 1269911
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Campbell, Calif.
High School: Del Mar HS
Experience: 4 Letters
Senior (2010-11):
Moved to sixth place on the Cougar all-time top-10 list in the 500 free (4:57.67)...had five top-10 finishes at the Pacific Invitational highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 200 free...finished second in both the 200 and 1650 free at the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational...achieved lifetime bests in the 100 (51.40), 200 (1:50.05) and 500 free at the Princeton Invitational...took third in the 200 free and ninth in the 100 free...won the 500 free against Boise State and the 1000 free against Oregon State...member of the 400 free relay team which set a school record against Idaho...finished 28th in the 100 free and 37th in the 200 free at the Pac-10 Championships...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

Junior (2009-10): Won the first dual meet event of her career against Boise State (500 free)...finished 18th in the 50 free, 13th in the 100 free, 11th in the 200 free and 21st in the 500 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix...marked a lifetime best in the 1000 free against Idaho with a time of 10:44.32...won the 200 free against Seattle...anchored the 200 free relay team which finished eighth at the Short Course Nationals...also part of the 800 free relay team that took seventh at that event...earned season-best times in the 50, 200, and 500 free at the Pac-10 Championships, as well as a lifetime best of 51.46 in the 100 free...part of the 400 free relay team that posted a season-best time (3:22.42), as well as the 800 free relay team that set the school record at the conference championships (7:20.31)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

Sophomore (2008-09): Moved into sixth on Cougar all-time top-10 list in the 200 freestyle (1:50.37) and eighth in the 500 free (4:58.13)...had lifetime best swims in nine different events this season...placed eighth (24th overall) in the "C" Final of the 500 free (5:07.27) at the Texas Invitational and fifth (29th overall) in the "D" Final in the 100 backstroke (58.29)...anchored the fourth-place 400 free relay team at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix (3:30.61) and was a member of the fifth-place 800 free relay team (7:35.58)...placed sixth overall at the Pacific Invitational in the 500 free (5:09.67) and was a member of the second-place 800 free relay squad (7:42.62)...named Pacific-10 All-Academic second team.

Freshman (2007-08): Placed second in the 200 free at San Jose State...member of 200 free relay that placed sixth in the "A" Final at Princeton Invitational...placed third in the 200 free at the UC Irvine Invitational...member of 200 free relay that placed second at Arizona State.

Swam for Christin Perrill at Del Mar...also a four-year letter winner and MVP in cross country... named Most Outstanding Osprey from 2003-2005 and in 2007 in Osprey Aquatics club...named most committed 2002-2007 and most improved in a Freshman, earned most valuable swimmer award, first at league championships in 200 and 100 free and 200 medley...second in 200 free relay...earned most valuable swimmer award as a Sophomore...first at league champs in 50 and 100 free, 200 and 400 free relay...Academic a Junior, earned most valuable swimmer award...first at league champs in 100 and 200 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay...Academic All-American...league champions in her Senior year...first in 100 and 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay...second in 200 freestyle relay...eighth in 200 freestyle at CCS...Academic All-America...MVP...finished age group swimming in the summer of 2008 for Osprey with team records in the free, fly and back events...born in Santa Clara, Calif., and lives in Campbell, Calif....parents Matthew, a software engineer...Jayna, a nurse, both graduated from California State University, Chris attended University of Idaho...two sisters Whitney and Courtney...Whitney swam for Seattle University...double majored in political science as a pre-law option and criminal justice...Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.


EVENT TIME MEET DATE 50 Freestyle 23.71 Pac-10 Championships 2/26/09 100 Freestyle 51.40 Princeton Invitational 12/5/10 200 Freestyle 1:50.05 Princeton Invitational 12/4/10 500 Freestyle 4:57.67 Princeton Invitational 12/3/10

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