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Meredith Budner
Position: Freestyle / Individual Medley
Year: Senior
City/State: Rockville, Md.
High School: Walter Johnson H.S.

AT TOWSON: Led Tigers to four straight Colonial Athletic Association championships ... holds school record in six individual events and member of two school-record relay teams … first female swimmer in school history to earn All-America honors … member of CAA’s 25th Anniversary Team … honored as 2009 CAA Female Swimmer of the Year … selected as 2008-09 and 2009-10 Towson University Female Athlete of the Year … named 2011 CAA Championship Most Outstanding Swimmer after winning three individual titles with three relay championships ... four-time CAA champion in 500-yard freestyle, 1650-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley … only female swimmer in CAA history to win 400-yard individual medley four straight years ... Tigers’ leading scorer at CAA Championships in each of last four years … qualified for 2009, 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships in 500-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle ... earned berth in 400-yard individual medley at 2009 and 2010 NCAA Meets ... qualified for 200-yard freestyle at 2011 NCAA Meet … earned sixth place finish at 2010 NCAA Championships in 1650-yard freestyle with time of 16:01.36 to earn All-America honors ... also placed eighth in 500-yard freestyle with time of 4:40.10 to receive All-America notice ... placed 21st at NCAA Meet in 400-yard individual medley ... finished 11th in 1650-yard freestyle with school-record time of 16:06.82 at NCAA Meet to earn honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore … holds school record in 1000-yard freestyle (9:35.52) … helped to set school record in 800-yard free relay and 400-yard medley relay events at CAA Championships as a senior … also set school record in 400-yard individual medley with time of 4:10.67 at CAA Meet ... earned school record in 100-yard backstroke (55.08) while helping Tigers set school record in 400-yard medley relay … eclipsed own school records in 500-yard freestyle (4:36.85) and 1650-yard freestyle (15:52.05) at CAA Championship as a senior, earning first NCAA ‘A’ cut times in school history ... also set school record in 200-yard freestyle with time of 1:45.91 at Terrapin Invite as a senior ... named as Counsilman-Hunsaker National Division I Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com after leading Tigers to fourth straight CAA title ... earned honorable mention Scholar All-America honors by collegeswimming.com as a sophomore … named as an honorable mention All-American by collegeswimming.com as a freshman ... named as CAA Rookie of the Year after scoring 60 points at 2008 CAA Championships ... selected as CAA Swimmer of the Week nine times in her career, including four times as a junior … named to CAA Commissioner’s List as a sophomore.

BACKGROUND: Helped Wildcats win divisional and county titles four straight years for Coach Jamie Grimes ... set records in 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley ... honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Career goal is to become an actuary ... lists her parents as the people she admires the most ... hobbies include watching TV and shopping … has worked as a lifeguard and camp counselor during the summer ... favorite athlete is Michael Phelps ... enjoys reading books by Dale Carnegie ... enjoys eating at Maggiano’s ... favorite TV show is “Family Guy” … favorite actress is Kristen Stewart … favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... lists 311 and Incubus as favorite musical groups … lists competing at NCAA Championships as most memorable experience ... cousin, Michael Britvan, competed on swim team at Binghamton University ... father is an eye doctor who graduated from Colgate and George Washington ... mother is a business owner and attended New York University ... has one younger brother ... daughter of Howard and Lynn Budner ... born on March 31, 1989 in Rockville, Md. … majoring in Mathematics.

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