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Erica Meissner
Erica Meissner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ashburnham, Mass.

High School:
Gardner

Height:
6-0

Event:
Back/IM

Major:
Anthropology

All-American
Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll
Two-time CSCAA Academic All-American

Junior Season
Competed in three events at the 2010 USA Swimming National Championships ... Finished 38th in the 200m back (2:17.88) and 45th in the 100 back (1:04.29) ... Also participated in the 100m fly and finished in a time of 1:04.29 ... Scored points in two events for Auburn at the 2010 SEC Championships ... Finished 11th in the 200 back in 1:57.95 and took 15th in the 100 back in 55.46 ... Also competed in the 100 fly and finished 17th in 54.73 ... Picked up two NCAA "B" qualifying times at the Bulldog Last Chance meet ... Her time of 1:56.36 in the 200 back at the meet was a team-best ... Swam a 54.85 in the 100 back at the Bulldog Last Chance ... That time was second-fastest on the team ... Had a trio of second-place finishes in the 200 back during the dual season.

Sophomore Season (2008-09)
Competed at the 2009 USA Swimming National Championships in the 100m back, 200m back and 200m IM ... Reached the semifinals of the 200m back and went on to finish ninth in 2:12.58 ... Finished 38th in the 100m back (1:03.85) and 52nd in the 200m IM (2:19.99) ... At the 2009 NCAA Championships, she competed in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM ... Swam to an 18th-place finish in the 200 back in 1:54.59 ... Took 36th overall in the 100 back in a personal-best time of 53.77 that ranks 10th all time at Auburn ... Finished in 45th place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.47 ... At the SEC Championships, she swam to a fifth-place finish in the 200 back in a time of 1:54.08 ... That time ranks sixth all time at Auburn ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 100 back and finished 14th in 54.24 ... Also competed in the 200 IM, finishing 19th in 2:01.74.

Freshman Season (2007-08)
Competed at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the 100m back, 200m back, 200m IM and 400m IM ... Qualified for the semifinals of the 200m back, finishing in 10th place with a time of 2:12.94 ... Also placed 15th in the 100m back (1:02.58) and 36th in the 400m IM (4:52.32) ... Earned All-America honors at the 2008 NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 200 back in a time of 1:55.92 ... Placed 48th in the 100 fly (54.85) and 26th in the 100 back (54.81) ... Qualified for the championship final of the 200 back at the 2008 SEC Championships and finished sixth in a time of 1:56.07 ... Reached the consolation finals of the 400 IM (4:15.58) and 200 fly (2:02.57) where she placed 10th and 13th, respectively.

High School
Attended Gardner High School and swam on the Greenwood Memorial Swim Club team ... Was a six-time individual state champion in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM ... Part of a team that had won 14-straight state championships at the time ... A 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier after being a Trials finalist in 2004 ... A 2004 U.S. Open Champion in the 200 back ... Member of the U.S. National Junior Team from 2004-05.

Personal
Full name is Erica Leigh Meissner ... Majoring in anthropology ... Daughter of Rosemarie and Walt Meissner ... Has one sister, Rebecca ... Sister was a member of the two-time national championship crew team at Cal-Berkeley.