AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Concludes her NotreDame career as one of the most prolific 100 back-strokers in program history … holds the secondand third fastest 100 back times in school history… raced to a fourth-place finish in the 100 backat the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 55.46… her performance was an NCAA B-cut time …touched the pad in a time of 2:00.32 for a sev-enth-placed showing in the 200 back at theleague meet … sprinted to a time of 24.27 in the50 free in the preliminary session of the champi-onship meet … all her performances at theleague meet were season-best times … com-peted in eight backstroke events throughout thedual meet season … shaved over 11 seconds offher 200 back time over the course of the season.
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Turned in her bestseason to date with the Irish … started off the BIGEAST Championships with a career-best 23.68 inthe 50 free … raced to a career-best swim of1:58.57 in the 200 back … went on to finals of the200 back (1:59.10) and finished sixth … becamethe fastest Irish swimmer ever in the 100 back(54.11) to break the school record while finishingsecond overall at the league meet … member ofthe 400 medley relay (3:26.20) squad that setconference and Notre Dame records with a first-place finish … placed second with the 200 freerelay team in 1:31.01 at the BIG EAST meet to setanother Notre Dame record … earned three all-league citations … represented Notre Dame andswam the 100 back at the 2009 WorldChampionships Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Swam the 100back at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials … placed thirdin the 100 back (55.54) at the BIG EASTChampionships … finished fourth in the 200 back(1:59.49) at the league meet with an NCAA B-cutperformance … sprinted against Pittsburgh andcovered the 50 free in 25.30 … fastest time in the100 free was 54.10, clocked during the ShamrockInvitational … that was an improvement on herfirst try in the event during the Husky Invitational(56.46) … her top two times in the 100 back duringthe regular season came during the HuskyInvitational (58.25 and 58.59) … swam the 100back on 11 occasions throughout the season …top two times in the 200 back prior to the confer-ence meet came at the Irish Invitational (2:07.81)and Shamrock Invitational (2:08.16) … topped outin the 100 breast (1:07.16) against Toledo …shaved over seven seconds off her best 200 IMmark throughout the course of the season, goingfrom 2:16.35 (Miami) to 2:09.32 (Irish Invitational)… named team[apos]s most improved swimmer.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Placed fifth at BIGEAST Championships in the 200 back… was sixthin 100 back at conference meet … ended the sea-son with the fastest time in the 200 back for theIrish … was third-fastest for the Irish in the 50 and100 back.
THE BEHRENS FILE: A two-time Indiana high school state runner-upin the 100 back … two-time Munster (Ind.) teamcaptain and four-time Munster Seashore teamMVP … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American …NISCA high school Academic All-American … ajunior national qualifier in backstroke events …sported a perfect 4.0 grade-point average on fouroccasions, earning a Munster scholar-athleteaward each time … all-time best marks throughhigh school: 100 back (57.00), 200 back (2:05.32),200 IM (2:06.56) and 100 free (52.90) … born Dec.19, 1987, in Evanston, Ill. … daughter of George(`79) and Mary Behrens (`80), both Notre Damegraduates … second oldest of four children …younger brother, Patrick, also attends Notre Damewhile Kevin swims for Munster … older brother,George, attends Purdue … graduated from theCollege of Letters and Arts as a psychology major.
Behrens[apos] Career Bests
|50 Free||23.68||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Free||53.02||Shamrock Invite (2009)|
|200 Free||1:55.83||Ohio State Invite (2008)|
|50 Back||25.06||Toledo (2008)|
|100 Back||54.11||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Back||1:58.57||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Breast||1:06.93||Purdue (2009)|
|200 IM||2:08.13||Shamrock Invite (2009)|