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Michaela Ahlin
Michaela Ahlin

Hometown:
Tyreso, Sweden

High School:
Tessinskolan

Event:
Butterfly, Freestyle

Experience:
4V



WSU CAREER
Senior (2009-10): Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle...finished 28th in the 200 butterfly...finished 41st in the 100 butterfly...took 62nd in the 500 freestyle...helped set a school record in the 800 freestyle relay while reaching the NCAA "B" consideration...was the Cougars' top individual point scorer...named MVP at the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational after winning the 100 fly, 200 fly, 500 free, 400 medley relay, 800 free relay and 200 medley relay...her times in the 100 and 200 fly broke meet records...swam lifetime best in the 200 freestyle at Short Course Nationals (1:48.47)...named WSU co-captain...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Junior (2008-09): Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 500 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly...placed the highest at NCAAs with a 21st-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.46, a WSU record...also set WSU record with 36th-place finish in the 100 fly (53.40) and placed 53rd overall in the 500 free (4:49.40)...set WSU record at the Pac-10 Championships in the 400 IM (4:17.23)...200 fly time (1:56.66) was also a NCAA "B" Consideration time and ranked Ahlin in the NCAA top 30...earned a NCAA "B" Consideration time at the Pac-10 Invitational in the 100 fly (53.72)...member of the record breaking 200 medley relay (1:40.22), 400 medley relay (3:38.08) and 400 free relay (3:21.99)...all relays earned NCAA "B" Consideration times...scored in all individual and relay events at the Pac-10 Championships including a sixth-place overall finish in the 200 fly...swam a lifetime best in the 500 free (4:46.64) at the Pac-10 Championships moving into second-place on the Cougar all-time top 10 list...ranked seventh in the 200 IM (2:05.21)...set a Gibb Pool record in the 400 IM (4:25.20) against Boise State...placed 15th overall in the 400 IM at the Texas Invitational (4:22.12)...placed 10th overall in the 200 fly at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix (2:00.05), ninth in the 400 IM (4:20.67) and 11th in the 100 fly (55.27)...named Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Sophomore (2007-08): Had three NCAA "B" Consideration times in individual events including 200 butterfly (1:59.23), 400 IM (4:21.66) and 500 free (4:53.95)...was a member of four relays that earned NCAA "B" Consideration times (200 and 400 medley relays, 400 and 800 free relays)...scored at the Pac-10 Championships, placing ninth in the 200 butterfly and 15th in the 400 IM...set the WSU school record in the 200 butterfly (1:59.23) and was a member of the WSU record-setting 400 medley relay and 800 free relay...also on the Cougar all-time top 10 list in four other events...second in the 400 IM, fourth in the 500 free, fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 200 freestyle...named Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Freshman (2006-07): Fourth place in WSU all-time top 10 list in 100 butterfly (55.58) and second in 200 butterfly (2:02.21)...finished in first place in 10 individual events...member of 400 medley relay squad that set a WSU record at Pac-10 Championships March 17 (3:45.36)...also set a Gibb Pool record as part of 200 medley relay team against Washington Nov. 10...scored at the Pac-10 Championships in the 100 butterfly (55.58; 19th) and scored with an NCAA "B" Consideration time of 2:02.21 in the 200 butterfly (14th)...placed fourth in the "B" final of the 100m butterfly at the US Spring National Championships with a time of 1:02.34...part of 400m medley relay team that placed second overall (4:18.56)...part of 400m medley relay team that placed second overall (4:18.56).

PREP CAREER
Swam for the Nykopings Swimming Gymnasium in Nykopings, Sweden and for Polisen in Stockholm, Sweden...was the 2003 Swedish Youth Champion in the 200 butterfly...in 2004 she took sixth place in the 100 butterfly in the finals of the Swedish LCM Championship...was also third place in the 200 butterfly in the 2004 Junior Swedish SC Meter Championship...placed second in the same event at the 2005 Junior Swedish SC Meter Championship...reached the final of the Swedish LC Championship in the 200 butterfly in 2006 and placed sixth.

PERSONAL
Born in Tyreso, Sweden...parents Tord and Birgitta Ahlin...enjoys swimming, spending time with family and friends and shopping...majoring in communication with an advertising emphasis.

WSU BEST TIMES

  
  EVENT	          TIME	        MEET	                DATE
  200 Freestyle	  1:48.47	Short Course Nationals	02/24/09
  500 Freestyle	  4:46.64	Pac-10 Championships	02/26/09
  100 Butterfly	  53.40	        NCAA Championships	03/20/09
  200 Butterfly	  1:56.46	NCAA Championships	03/21/09
  200 IM	  2:05.21	Pac-10 Championships	02/28/08
  400 IM	  4:17.23	Pac-10 Championships	02/27/09

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