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Monika Povilonyte
Monika Povilonyte

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
Gymnasium of Vetrunge '03

Event:
Breaststroke, Sprints

Birthdate:
12/31/1984

Experience:
3V



WSU CAREER
Junior (2005-06): Member of 4 x 100 medley relay team that swam to 14th place at the US National Spring Championships...scored at the Pac-10 Championship meet in the 100 and 200 breaststroke by placing 13th in both events...also scored as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams...took first in the 300 breaststroke relay and the 400 medley relay at the Golden Panther Invitational...finished 11th in the 200 breaststroke at the U.S. Open with a time of 2:35.80...set a career best time in the 50 freestyle at the Minnesota Invitational...earned Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

Sophomore (2004-05): Earned her NCAA Consideration Standards and lifetime bests in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 13th and 17th respectively...scored at the Pac-10 meet as a member of the "A" 200 and 400 medley and 200 freestyle relays...qualified for U.S. Nationals in the 200 breaststroke...won four individual races this season...ranks third on the Cougar All-Time Top 10 list in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes...finished the season ranked 46th in the country in the 200 breaststroke...WSU All-Academic team...2005 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

Freshman (2003-04): Established personal bests at the Pac-10 Championships in the 100 and 200 breaststroke...Had an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:18.22 in the 200 breaststroke at the Pac-10 Championships...ranked on the Cougar top ten lists in the 100 and 200 breaststroke...earned a first place finish in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the Rice Invitational...member of the Pac-10 Championship 200 and 400 medley relay team.

CLUB CAREER
Gymnasium of Vetrunge in Klaipeda, Lithuania...champion of Lithuania in 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke 1999-2003...set Lithuania short course record in 50 breaststroke...competed in World Cup in Berlin in 50 and 200 breaststroke...in 2004 she set the Lithuanian short course record in the 50 breaststroke...swam personal bests in each event at World Cup.

PERSONAL
Born December 31, 1984 in Klaipeda, Lithuania...father Povilonis and mother Poviloniene...sister Kristina...enjoys long walks at sunset on the beach...pursing a degree in movement studies at WSU.

WSU BEST TIMES

100 breaststroke	1:03.71	Pac-10 Championships	02/25/05
200 breaststroke	2:16.53	Pac-10 Championships	02/26/05
50 freestyle	24.56	Minnesota Invitational	11/18/05
Washington State Cougars Women's Swimming