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Savanna Townsend
Position: Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
High School: Sturgeon Bay
Major: Marketing
Experience: 2 Years
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Townsend Photos
Savanna Townsend Bio
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 09/26/2013

Personal Records

Event Time Opponent
50 Free 0:23.32 2016 Big 12 Championship
100 Free 0:51.24 2016 Big 12 Championship
200 Free 1:57.72 2014 Kansas Classic
50 Back 0:29.12 Pentathlon (2015-16)
100 Back 0:59.11 Non-ISU
50 Breast 0:32.89 Pentathlon (2015-16)
100 Breast 1:06.82 Non-ISU
200 Breast 2:24.39 Non-ISU
50 Fly 0:26.90 Pentathlon (2015-16)
100 Fly 0:55.30 2014 Big 12 Championship
200 Fly 2:04.01 2016 Big 12 Championship
100 IM 1:01.03 Pentathlon (2015-16)
200 IM 2:07.13 2015 Big 12 Championship
400 IM 4:36.94 Non-ISU

Awards and Honors
Team Captain (2015-16, 2016-17)
All-Big 12 Second-Team: 200 Freestyle Relay (2014, 2015)
Cyclone Relay Swimmer of the Year (2013-14, 2014-15)
Academic All-Big 12 First-Team (2014-15, 2015-16)
Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (Fall 2014)

2015-16 (Junior)
Finished the year with 19 top-five finishes in individual events … tallied 19 top-three placements in relay events … took third-place at the Pentathlon, finishing .01 seconds from No. 2 … swam on the No. 2 200 FR team at The Big Challenge … competed in the 200 MR, 50 freestyle (10th place, 23.43), 100 butterfly (9th place, 55.45 seconds), 200 FR (3rd place, 1:32.86), 200 butterfly (12th place, 2:04.03) and 400 FR (2nd place, 3:22.93) at the Big 12 Championship … Cyclones’ top swimmer in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly … top-five swimmer in three more events ... anchored the year’s best 200 FR time with a  22.83 split … led off the school record-breaking 400 FR time with a 51.24 split … voted by teammates to serve as captain for second-consecutive year in her senior season … named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Earned Cyclone Relay Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season … medaled in the 200 freestyle relay (second, 1:32.05), 400 freestyle relay (third, 3:23.96) and 400 medley relay (third, 3:43.24) at the Big 12 Championships … also competed in the 50 freestyle (ninth, 0:23.35), 100 freestyle (12th, 0:51.54), 100 butterfly (13th, 0:55.96) and 200 medley relay (Exh., 1:44.18) at the conference championship meet … part of the school record setting 200 freestyle relay team which clocked a time of 1:32.05 at the Big 12 Championships … cracked the Iowa State all-time top-performers lists in the 50 freestyle (fifth, 0:23.35), 100 freestyle (16th, 51.54), 200 medley relay (eighth, 1:42.67), 400 medley relay (fifth, 3:43.24), 200 freestyle relay (first, 1:32.05) and 400 freestyle relay (fourth, 3:23.96) during her sophomore campaign … recorded eight first-place finishes and 29 top-three performances, including 200 freestyle wins at the Kansas Classic and West Virginia to give Iowa State a narrow, come-from-behind victory over the Mountaineers on senior day … part of Iowa State’s fastest 400 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams on the season.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Competed in the 200 medley relay (1:44.48), 50 freestyle (11th, 23.40), 100 butterfly (10th, 55.30), 200 freestyle relay (2nd, 1:32.12), 100 freestyle (19th, 51.60), 200 butterfly (SCR), 400 freestyle relay (4th, 3:23.62) at the Big 12 Championships…tallied six top-five time spots for the Cyclone squad this season including 50 freestyle (Big 12s, 23.40), 100 butterfly (Big 12s, 55.30), and 200 freestyle relay (Big 12s, 1:32.12)…earned six all-time top performances this season including the 200 freestyle relay (1st, 1:32.12), 400 freestyle relay (2nd, 3:23.62), and 100 butterfly (7th, 55.20)…recorded 34 top-five performances (13 individual, 21 relay) including first-place in the 200 freestyle relay against UNI and Ohio-WVU.

High School
Swam for Sturgeon Bay High School (2009-10) under coach Mike McHugh … state record holder in the 200 freestyle relay … 50 freestyle champion and 100 fly runner-up at the 2012 state meet … 100 freestyle champion and 50 freestyle runner-up at the 2010 state meet … 50 freestyle champion and 100 freestyle runner-up at the 2009 state meet … Northeast Wisconsin Swimmer of the Year (2009-10) … 2009 Bay Conference Swimmer of the Year … swam for the Door County YMCA Doorfins Swim Team under coach Mike McHugh.

Personal
Daughter of Rick and Natalie Townsend … born on Feb. 24, 1995 … marketing major … sister Sierra swims at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Strategic Plan
Big12Sports.com
CyHawk
Cyclone Connections
Cyclone Sidebar
Farm Strong Slider
NCAA
Cyclone Spotlight
2:00 Timeout
Sweet Caroline
Fight Song
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