Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
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Danielle Spence & Erin Flanigan Go 1-2 In 1,650-Freestyle
Owls Second In Team Standings Heading Into Final Day Saturday
Owls Second In Team Standings; Meet Continues Through Saturday At U.H. Pool
2010-2011: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Wrapped-up another solid season with familiar big finishes at the C-USA Championship meet... Scored 55 points for the Owls at conference, the fifth-highest total on the team... Finished third in the league in the 400-individual medley after racing to a 4:19.74 in the morning prelims, a mark that proved to be the fourth-fastest time in school history... Placed third in the C-USA's 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:17.69... Took fourth in the 1,650-free with a season-best 16:53.30... Intermediate time at 1,000-yards of the C-USA mile was a season-best 10:13.15... Member of the 800-freestyle relay squad that finished third in the conference... Her 5:01.58 at the Rice Aquatics Center (vs. North Texas) is the fastest by any Owl at that venue... Season-best in the 100-breaststroke was 1:06.71 split from the 200, the fifth-fastest on the squad... Notched a new career-best in the 200-free (1:54.04) at the Phill Hansel Invitational in the fall.
2009-2010: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; C-USA Swimming All-Academic Team; Rice University Honor Athlete; Proved to be the perfect honoree for the team's Most Improved Swimmer award after notching six new career best marks that all made a dynamic scoring impact at the C-USA Championships... Won the C-USA individual championship (in a 1-2-3 Owl finish) in the mile on the final day of the meet with a career-best time of 16:43.95, the fourth-best mark in school history in the event... Finished third in the conference in the 400-individual medley with a career-best time of 4:20.99, the fastest time by an Owl in the last eight years... Scored for the Blue & Gray with a fourth pace in the 500-freestyle after a season-best 4:54.02... Swam the second leg of the 800-free relay that was second in the league with the third-best mark (7:22.10) in school history... Registered two new career-bests in one timed-trial of the 200-breaststroke, including a 2:17.31 final and a 1:05.87 as an intermediate mark for the first 100 yards... Set the facility record in the 1,000-free at the Rice Aquatics Center (10:23.17) in the venue's inaugural meet in the fall.
2008-2009: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Provided an immediate impact in first season of collegiate competition... Made the championship finals of three events at the C-USA meet, posted the the team's best mark of the season in the 400-individual medley and the sixth-best time in school history in the 500-freestyle, all in her Division I debut... Finished fifth in the league in the 400-IM after a 4:23.44 in the event prelims, the fastest time by an Owl in four years... Swam a 4:53.87 in the prelims of the 500-freestyle for the fifth-best mark in school history at the time... Went on to take sixth in the C-USA's 500 finals... Placed seventh in the league in the 1,650-freestyle with a 17:02.24... Posted a season-best 10:18.08 in the 1,000, the fourth-best time on the team... Showed outstanding versatility with a 2:22.87 in a timed-trial of the 200-breaststroke, the second-best mark by an Owl all season... Clocked a season-best 1:06.35 in the 100-breaststroke.
A 2008 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn... Won the state championship for the Raiders in the 500-freestyle as a freshman in 2004... All-state selection... Coached by Patrick Marzolf... National Honor Society member
Swam for Blackline Aquatics... Junior Nationals qualifier in the 200- and 500-freestyles, the 200- and 400-individual medley, and the 200-breaststroke... Coached by John Barnes.
Full Name: Alexandra Houston O'Brien. Born: August 21, 1989 in St. Paul, Minn. Parents: Timothy and Sharon O'Brien of Inver Grove, Minn. (one brother, one sister). College: Martel.
|200 Freestyle||1:54.04||2010 Phill Hansel Invitational|
|500 Freestyle||4:53.87||2009 C-USA Championships|
|1,000 Freestyle||10:09.97||2010 C-USA Championships|
|1,650 Freestyle||16:43.95||2010 C-USA Championships|
|400 IM||4:19.74||2011 C-USA Championships|
|100 Breaststroke||1:05.87||2010 C-USA Championships|
|200 Breaststroke||2:17.31||2010 C-USA Championships|
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