Nancy Alexander

Class Junior Height
Hometown Tigard, Ore.
High School Tualatin Events Backstroke, Freestyle
Club Teams Tigard-Tualatin Swim Club Major History


Junior season (2006-07) - Won four individual events in her first four dual meets; also was part of three triumphant relay teams ... Won the 200-yard backstroke at the Northwest Invitational for the third time in three seasons; also shared in a 400-yard medley relay victory and placed second in the 100-yard backstroke ... At the midpoint of her junior season, in addition to her school records in both backstroke events, ranks fifth all-time at Whitman in the 200-yard freestyle and ninth in the 200-yard individual medley.

Sophomore season (2005-06) - Opened the dual meet season with victories in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle ... Won one individual event and shared in one relay victory in each of Whitman's remaining seven dual meets ... Won the 200-yard backstroke at the Northwest Invitational for a second consecutive year; placed second in the 100-yard backstroke ... Kicked off the NWC Championships by helping Whitman set a new school record in the 400-yard freestyle relay ... Capped the championships by winning the 200-yard backstroke while lowering her school record to 2:08.60 ... Also broke her school in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.05) in placing third; added an eighth-place showing in the 200-yard freestyle.

Freshman season (2004-05) - Made a big splash in her first college dual meet, winning the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley while sharing in a 400-yard medley relay victory ... In her second dual meet, set a new Whitman school record in winning the 100-yard backstroke ... Won both backstroke events, setting new schools records, at the Northwest Invitational ... Won a total of eight races during the dual meet season while sharing in four relay wins ... Named NWC Women's Swimmer of the Week in mid-January ... Placed second in the 200-yard backstroke and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke at the NWC Championships, dropping her school records at both distances ... Added an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle as the Whitman women placed third in the final team scoring.

Prep - Swam four seasons for the Tualatin High School Timberwolves and coach Jenine Serrano ... Received team's Most Inspirational Award in 2000 ... Also swam for the Tigard-Tualatin Swim Club and coach Andy Carlise from 1994 through 2006, serving as team captain and earning Scholastic All-American honors in 2003-04 ... Also ran cross country and competed on the water polo team in high school.

Academics - Majoring in history ... Studied in Salamanca, Spain, during summer of 2006 ... Plans to spend her spring 2007 semester in Valparaiso, Chile.

Personal - Daughter of Pamela Griffith and James Alexander ... One of four sisters ... Speaks Spanish ... Enjoy photography.

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