Women's Swimming

    Cassie Luhrsen  
    Cassie Luhrsen


    O'Fallon, Ill.

    High School:
    O'Fallon Township




    Swim And Dive IU Open 2006

    Swim And Dive IU Open 2006

    JUNIOR YEAR (2008-09)

    Competed at the 2009 NCAA Championships in the 500 freestyle (58th- 4:51.26) and the 1,650 freestyle (37th- 16:31.08) ... finished fifth in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 16:12.53, more than 18 seconds better than her previous career mark ... also took 17th in the 500 free with a career mark of 4:45.71 ... 21st in the 400 IM with a time of 4:23.33 (career best) ... took seventh in the 500 free in a double dual with Texas and Michigan ... ninth in the 1,650 free at the Hoosierland Invite ... was victorious in the mile in a dual with Ohio State and Missouri.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007-08)

    Finished sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a career mark and NCAA B time of 16:30.36 at the Big Ten Championships ... also swam the 500 free (18th), posting a career-best time of 4:50.18, and the 400 IM (27th) ... third in the 1,000 free and fifth in the 500 free in a dual at Purdue ... third in the 1,000-yard freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle at Tennessee ... took third in the 1,650 free and fourth in the 500-yard freestyle at the Irish Invitational ... finished seventh in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in a double dual meet with Texas and Michigan ... fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle at Northwestern ... opened the year with a third-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle at Missouri.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2006-07)

    Was fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championships ... also scored in the 1,650-yard freestyle, taking 10th in the timed final ... just missed scoring in the 500-yard freestyle with an 18th-place finish in the preliminaries ... was 36th in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle ... posted the best IU times of the season in the 500 free and mile and had the second-fastest 1,000-yard freestyle mark ... also had the best mark in the 800 free relay ... won two events on the year, taking the 1,650 free and the 500 free against No. 24 Missouri ... turned in NCAA "B" cut times in the 500 free and the mile ... jumped into IU's all-time top 20 in the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free and the top 10 in the 800 free relay ... is the second-fastest swimmer in school history in the mile ... competed in the 800 free (69th- 9:08.36) and 1,500 free (51st-17:37.15) at the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships.

    Attained All-America and all-state status during her three seasons at O'Fallon Township High ... two-time member of the all-metro team ... was a two-year team captain ... finished third in the state in the 500-yard freestyle and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 2005 ... was eighth in the 500 free in 2004 and fifth in 2003 ... competed at both junior and senior nationals on the club circuit ... was a member of O'Fallon Township's Honor Roll ... served on the Prom Committee ... was in the Interact Club ... also involved with SADD ... daughter of Doug and Nan Luhrsen ... born May 12, 1988.

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