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Tawnie Bethune
Tawnie Bethune

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntsville, Ala.

Height:
5-8

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
10/13/1984

Major:
Interior Design

Five-time All-American
SEC Champion
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior Season (2005-06)
Swan a season best 53.05 fly split on the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championship ... Relay finished fifth with a season high time of 3:36.15 ... Earned All-America honors with an eighth place finish in the 100 fly (53.99) and in the 200 fly (13th, 1:58.84) ... Became an SEC Champion swimming the fly leg on the 400 medley relay at SEC's ... Split 54.09 on the winning relay (3:36.33) ... Swam the A final of the 200 fly, finishing sixth with a time of 2:01.00 (1:59.61 in prelims) ... Was seventh in the 100 fly (53.73) and 14th in the 200 back (2:00.78).

Sophomore Season (2004-05)
Won the B final of the 100m fly at the Senior National Championship in a new personal best time of 1:00.80 ... Finished second in the B final at senior nationals in the 200m fly with a new PR of 2:14.07 ... Earned All-American honors in the 100 fly at NCAAs (53.34) ... Swam a faster 100 fly prelim of 52.85, a new PR ... Came in third in the 100 (53.41) and 200 fly's (1:56.27) at SECs ... Also swam in the 200 back at SECs and ended up eighth (2:02.52).

Freshman Season (2003-04)
Swam in both the 100 fly (1:03.85) and 200 fly (2:19.01) at the 2004 USA Olympic Team Trials ... Was the first alternate for the NCAA team that won the national title ... Swam in three events at her first SEC Championships ... Raced to a fourth-place finish in the 200 fly, clocking a 1:58.96 ... Finshed 13th in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.95 and a prelims time of 2:02.45 ... She consoled in the 100 fly with a time of 55.31.

High School: Swam for Brooke Pate and the Huntsville Swim Association Club Team ... Multiple state champion in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Listed in the Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: Full name is Tawnie Elainia Bethune ... Born Oct. 13, 1984 ... Parents are Robert and Brenda Bethune ... Has a sister, Leigh Anne ... Majoring in interior design.

Career Best Times (SCY)
100 fly - 52.85
200 fly - 1:55.53
400 IM - 4:28.20