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  Chelsey Bower

Chelsey Bower

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethel Park, Pa.

High School:
Bethel Park

Height:
5-2

Event:
FR, Fly

Birthdate:
12/31/1987

2009-10: Earned the third Academic All-MAC honor of her career ... First-Team All-MAC ... Named conference Senior Swimmer of the Year, based on a league-wide vote at the 2010 MAC Championships ... Was a member of the school record-setting 200 Free Relay team that earned Ohio's Scott Hammond Award, which is given to the individual(s) that record the most outstanding performance of the year ... Set three season-best marks at the MAC Championships, earning one first-place finish (200 Free Relay), three second-place finishes (800 Free Relay, 100 Free, 200 Medley Relay) and one third-place honor (50 Free) ... Set a lifetime-best in the 100 Fly (57.83) during a January 19 dual meet against Marshall, finishing first ... Earned conference Swimmer of the Week honors on November 18.

2008-09: Named All-MAC First Team and Academic All-MAC ... Earned team's Scott Hammond Award for most outstanding performance, as she became the first Bobcat to compete at NCAA Championships since 2001, finishing 35th in the 50 free and 51st in the 100 free ... Claimed the 50 free MAC title in a MAC and school-record time of 22.48 ... Swam on two MAC champion relay teams, helping the Bobcats win the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay, both of which set MAC and Ohio records ... Took second in the 100 free at the MAC Championships in a school-record time of 49.16 ... Placed eighth in the 200 free at MACs, with a preliminary time of 1:48.26, the third fastest in Ohio history ... Swam the anchor leg on Ohio's 200 and 400 medley relay teams at the MAC Championships, which set school-record times of 1:40.80 (fourth place) and 3:42.88 (third place), respectively.

2007-08: Named a CSCAA Academic All-American and Academic All-MAC ... Member of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the Akron Invitational ... Member of the 200 medley relay team that finished third at the MAC Championships in a school-record time of 1:43.81 ... Finished sixth in the 50 free at the MAC Championships ... Member of the third-place 200 free relay team at the MAC Championships that finished in 1:34.18, the fourth-fastest team in Ohio history ... Finished 10th at the MAC Championships in the 200 free in a personal-best 1:52.12 ... Placed ninth in the 100 free in a personal-best 51.36 at the MAC Championships ... Member of the second-place 400 free relay team at the MAC Championships that finished in 3:25.14, ranking as the fourth-fastest team in Ohio history ... Named MAC Swimmer of the Week for the week of Jan. 29.

2006-07: Swam the third leg of the 200 free relay team at the MAC Championships that placed fourth ... Swam the third leg of the 200 free relay team that finished first at Marshall (138.01) ... Placed second in the 200 free (1:55.68) and third in the 500 free (5:14.77) against Bowling Green ... Finished second in the 100 fly versus Xavier with a time of 59.59 ... Against Toledo, placed second in the 50 free (24.61) and third in the 100 free (53.98).

High School: 14-time WPIAL conference medalist ... Eight-time state medalist ... Conference champion in 50 free, 200 free and 400 free senior year ... Team won conference championships in 2005 and 2006 and were runner-ups in the 2006 state finals ... Team was undefeated junior and senior year ... Four-year letterwinner.

Personal: Finance major ... Daughter of Dan and Kathy Bower ... Born Dec. 31, 1987.

Personal Bests: 50 Free: 22.48 (MAC) ... 100 Free: 49.16 (MAC) ... 200 Free: 1:48.26 (MAC) ... 500 Free: 5:13.41 ... 100 Fly: 57.83 (1/19 vs. Marshall).