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Michelle Balcaen
Michelle Balcaen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kenora, Ontario

High School:
Beaver Brae Secondary School

Height:
5-11

Event:
Sprint Free/Fly

11/23/2014

Mean Green Swimming Finishes Third At Phill Hansel Invitational

Senior Mona Groteguth Picks Up Another Win, B Cut In Day Three

11/22/2014

Mean Green Swimmers Take B Cuts In Day Two Of Houston Invite

North Texas remains in third place heading into final day of meet

11/21/2014

Mean Green Swimming In Third After First Day Of Houston Invite

Three Podium Finishes Headline Day One Of Phill Hansel Invitational

10/22/2014

Four Swimmers Set Sights On Medical School

Student-Athletes Hope To Translate Academic Success Into Healthcare Careers

2014-15
50 Freestyle
• Posted a season-best 23.95 at the Houston Invite
100 Freestyle
• Recorded a season-best 52.74 at the Houston Invite
Relays
• Finished third at the Houston Invite in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.75, the seventh-best time in school history.
• Finished third in the 200 medley relay at the Houston Invitewith a 1:43.61 time, eighth-best in team history.
• Earned a second-place finish in the 200 free relay at the North Texas Relays with a 1:38.09 time

2013-2014
• Awarded the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal with a GPA over 3.75
50 Freestyle
• Finished second in the 50 Free versus Arkansas with a score of 25.06
• Posted a time of 24.02 at the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
• Finished fourth in the 100 Free versus Rice with a score of 55.74
Relays
• Was a part of the 200 Medley Relay team that finished fourth at the C-USA Championships
• Earned a third-place finish as a part of the 200 Free Relay team and the 400 Medley Relay team at the Houston Invitational
• Earned a second-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay at the Houston Invitational

2012-2013
50 Freestyle
•Finished ninth at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a score of 23.90
100 Freestyle
• Swam to a 15th place finish at the SBC Championships

High School
• Sixth-fastest 50 Free Short Course Meter time for 17-year-old girls in Canada during the 2011-12 season
• Third-fastest 50 Free Long Course Meter time for 16-year-old girls in Canada during the 2010-11 season
• Canadian Senior National Swim Championship and Canadian Olympic Trials qualifier at age 15
• 2010 Ontario Summer Games double-gold and double-silver medal winner
• Principal's Bronze Medal Honors for Grade 11 (Third out of 184 students).
• Coached by Bruce and Edie Fisher of the Kenora Sharks Swim Club, and was team captain from 2009-2012
• Holds records for fastest club times in all girls freestyle events

Personal
• Daughter of Mark and Caroline Balcaen, has one brother named Austin
• Qualified for the Canadian Age Group National Swim Championship at age 12
• Enjoys spending time on the lake, camping and fishing
• Majoring in Biology/Pre-Med

Top Times
• 50 Free: 23.86
• 100 Free: 52.40
• 100 Fly: 59.39

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