UND Roster

2009-10 Swimming and Diving Roster

Zeina Shanata

Free


Class Senior
Hometown Gainesville, FL
High School Bucholz
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Continued to compete in a medley of events in her final season at Notre Dame … swam in eight different events for the third straight season … had her best meet at the Hoosierland Invitational where she recorded five season-best times which included two personal best times … personal bests came in the final sessions of the 200 IM (2:05.27) and in the preliminary race of the 100 fly (56.70), while top times for the season came in the 200 free (1:54.08), 100 free (51.89) and the 200 fly (2:08.63) … notched another season-best time against league foes in the 400 IM at the BIG EAST Championships, touching the pad in a time of 4:32.82 … stopped the clock at 2:31.83 in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational for another top season time … her eighth top time on the campaign came against Purdue in the 500 free with a time of 5:10.92 … recipient of the Most Honorable award.

AS A JUNIOR: Swam an array of freestyle events throughout the season and competed in eight different races … knocked out the 500 free with a career-best 5:01.88 at the BIG EAST Championships … raced into the 100 free (51.31) finals after a career-best 51.03 in the prelims … went a career best 1:50.48 in finals of the 200 free … next fastest time prior to the league meet was a 1:53.47 at the Shamrock Invitational … member of the third-place 400 free relay (3:21.61) to earn an all-BIG EAST honor … went 10:31.01 in the 1,000 free versus Purdue … also competed in the 100 back (1:00.70), 100 fly (57.96) and 200 fly (2:11.61) throughout the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Scored points in the 200 fly (2:05.10) at the BIG EAST Conference Championships … lone performance in the 50 free (25.11) came during the Shamrock Invitational … swam the 100 free in 53.64 at the Husky Invitational … took a shot at the 200 free (1:53.52) during the league meet … finished the 1,000 free in 10:29.53 against LSU … dried off in 58.10 at the Husky Invitational in the 100 fly … checked in at 2:08.01 in the 200 IM at the BIG EAST meet, her fastest time in the event on the season … swam the 400 IM at the Husky Invitational in 4:32.51.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted strong times against Purdue, marking four career-bests … recorded three career-bests at the Michigan Invitational for another strong showing … was fourth-fastest for the Irish in the 200 fly … received the Golden Dumbbell Award and the Swimming Coaches Award at the end of the season.

THE SHANATA FILE: Three-time champion in the state of Florida … member of the two-time high school team state champions as a prep at Bucholz (Fla.) … four-time All- American … two-time team MVP … NISCA high school All-American … two-time high school team captain … served as Gator Swim Club team captain in spring 2006 … Gator Swim Club record holder in nine events … Gainesville Sun Swimmer of the Year for three straight years … career-best times in high school: 200 free (1:50.40), 500 free (4:55.71), 100 fly (56.74), 200 fly (2:03.05), 100 free (51.03), 50 free (23.86) … born Oct. 2, 1987, in Miami, Fla. … daughter of Haydee and Anwar Shanata … oldest of two children … currently learning to play guitar … performed during Notre Dame[apos]s 2008 O.S.C.A.R.S. (Outstanding Student- Athletes Celebrating Achievements and Recognition Showcase) … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major.

Shanata[apos]s Career Bests

Event Time Meet
50 Free 24.95 Michigan Invite (2007)
100 Free 51.03 BIG EAST (2009)
200 Free 1:50.48 BIG EAST (2009)
500 Free 5:01.88 BIG EAST (2009)
1,000 Free 10:23.31 Michigan State (2006)
1,650 Free 17:48.22 Northwestern/Toledo (2009)
100 Fly 56.70 Hoosierland Invite (2009)
200 Fly 2:05.10 Husky Invite (2007)
200 IM 2:05.27 Hoosierland Invite (2009)
400 IM 4:23.51 Husky Invite (2007)