Erica Sorensen

Swimming
Class Senior Height
Hometown Auburn, Wash.
High School John F. Kennedy Events Breaststroke, Backstroke
Club Team KING Aquatic Major Biology

 

Senior season (2006-07) - Won the 100-yard backstroke in an early dual meet against Albertson ... Placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke and seventh in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard breaststroke at the Northwest Invitational.

Junior season (2005-06) - Posted victories in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke during the dual meet season ... Also was part of a 400-yard medley relay victory ... Placed 10th in the 200-yard individual medley and 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke at the NWC Championships ... Finished 16th at the conference championships in the 200-yard backstroke, moving into ninth place all-time at Whitman for that event.

Sophomore season (2004-05) - Shared in a 200-yard medley relay victory against Pacific ... Made her best showing at the NWC Championships in the 200-yard breaststroke, placing 13th ... Scored points in two other events at the conference championships, placing 14th in the 400-yard individual medley and 17th in the 100-yard backstroke.

Freshman season (2003-04) - Won her first college race (200-yard backstroke) against Cal Tech ... Placed seventh and eighth in the backstroke events at the Northwest Invitational ... Placed 14th in the 100-yard backstroke and 15th in the 200-yard backstroke at the NWC Championships; also placed 16th in the 200-yard individual medley.

Prep - Swam four seasons on the varisty for the JFK Lancers and coaches Erin Dunn and Marc Stock ... Served as a senior team captain; qualified for state championships as a sophomore and senior ... Also swam for 11 years for KING Aquatics club team and coaches Sean Hutchinson, Ted Rychlik and Jerry Olzewski.

Academics - Studied sea cucumbers during summer research program with Dr. Jim Nestler at the Walla Walla College Marine Station in Rosario Beach, Wash. ... Considering graduate school in biology and medical school as additional educational opportunities ... Was her high school class salutatorian and National Honor Society chapter secretary

Personal - Daughter of Cindy and Melvin Sorensen ... One younger sister ... Special Olympics volunteer; has also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate through her Kappa Alpha Theta sorority ... Served as vice president (education) for her sorority ... Studied piano for 10 years.

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