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Marissa Engel
Position: Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Grayslake, Ill.
High School: Central
Experience: 2 Years
Marissa Engel Bio
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 09/17/2012

Awards and Honors:
ISU’s Most Improved Swimmer (2013-14)

2013-14 (Sophomore):
Competed in the 200 IM (Exh., 2:05.05), 400 IM (eighth, 4:21.67), 100 backstroke (10th, 0:56.35) and 200 backstroke (second, 1:56.93) at the Big 12 Championships…tallied nine event wins (eight individual, one relay) and 32 top-five performances (26 individual, six relay) including a stretch of 15-consecutive finishes in the top-five over a span of five meets…holds four top-15 performances in school history including the second-fastest 200 backstroke (1:56.93), third-fastest 400 IM (4:21.67) and ninth-fastest 100 backstroke (0:56.03) times in school history.

2012-13 (Freshman):
Competed in 200 IM (13th, 2:05.43), 400 IM (13th, 4:25.46), 200 backstroke (10th, 1:59.69), 400 free relay (Exh., 3:32.29) and 200 medley relay (Exh., 1:45.89) at the Big 12 Championships…finished second in the 100 backstroke (57.20) at the Last Chance meet…took first in the 200 IM against Nebraska-Omaha...finished second in the 200 backstroke against Nebraska and South Dakota…sits fifth for the Cyclones in the 100 back and 200 IM and third in the 200 backstroke and 400 IM…currently sits 13th overall in Cyclone history in both the 100 backstroke and 200 IM.

High School:
Competed for Grayslake Central…named 2008 Fox Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year…2008, 2009 and 2010 100 backstroke conference champion…2009 and 2010 state qualifier in 100 backstroke and 200 IM…finished 30th in 100 back in 2010…in 2011 finished 31st in 200 IM and 20th in 100 backstroke…and in 2012 finished 30th in 200 IM and 100 backstroke…2009 and 2010 Fox Valley Conference Most Valuable Swimmer…also competed for Chris Bertana and Karin Brown for Blue Devil Swim Club…Summer 2011 200 backstroke Senior State Champion…named BDSC Most Valuable Swimmer summer and winter 2008-2009, and winter 2010-2011…earned multiple Zone and Speedo Sectional qualifying times over multiple years…member of freshman girls soccer team…Scholastic All-American…honor roll recipient all four years.

Personal:
Daughter of Kenneth and Constance Engel…born Dec. 22…Pre-Architecture major…father Kenneth swam for Lake Forest College.

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