Rice Next Competes at National Power Arkansas on Jan. 25
2012-2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Break-through season included scoring 62.5 points at the C-USA Championships, the third-highest total on the team to help the Owls win the second league title in the program's history... Won the C-USA bronze medal in the 100-butterfly behind teammate and first-place finisher Casey Clark with a career-best time of 54.50... Displayed successful versatility at various freestyle distances, where she was one of only two swimmers in the entire conference to score in both the 100- and 500-yard freestyle events... Finished 11th in the 100-free with a career-best time of 50.72... Placed 12th in the rugged 500 with a career-best 4:55.05... One of two Owls to swim on four relays at conference, and three of her four set new school records in the 200-medley, 400-medley and 400-free.. Swam the third leg of the 200-medley relay that won conference with a time of 1:40.52... Anchor leg of the 400-medley 3:41.86... Sprint relay member who won a silver medal and posted the fastest time at Rice in five years.
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Won the consolation finals of the 50-yard freestyle at the C-USA Championships as a true freshman with a season-best time of 23.44, the Owls' third-fastest mark of the season... Scored a total of 22.5 points at the C-USA meet by placing in two individual events and an Owl relay... Finished 12th in the league in the 100-freestyle with a personal-best 51.39... Swam the second-leg of the 200-freestyle relay that was third in the conference with the fourth-fastest time in school history... One of three true-freshmen on the sprint relay... Also swam the 200-free at the C-USA meet where she posted a season-best 1:54.06... Posted a season-best 5:09.18 in the 500-free at the Phill Hansel Invitational in the fall.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Plano Senior High School in Plano, Tex.... Eight-time High School All-America... Junior National qualifier/finalist... Individual finalist at the state championships... Helped the Wildcats win the District 7-5A title and regional championship, and finish third overall in the state meet... Swam a career-best 23.66 in the 50-yard freestyle as a senior... Member of the Dallas Morning News Relay Team of the Year... Coached by Philip Wiggins... National Honor Society and National French Honor Society member.
Club - Veteran competitor for the heralded City of Plano Swimmers... Coached by Steve Mateer.
Personal - Full name: Marissa Anne Konicke. Born: August 18, 1993, at Elgin Air Force Base near Valparaiso, Florida. Parents: Thomas and Patricia Konicke of Flower Mound, Tex. (two sisters). Both sisters swam at the Division I level, including Kelsey for four years at New Mexico State and Genny, who will be a senior at SMU in 2011-2012. Chose to attend Rice over Missouri, Illinois and SMU. Active in community service and charity work through the National Honor Society. Rice College: Baker