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Michelle Balcaen
Michelle  Balcaen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kenora, Ontario

High School:
Beaver Brae Secondary

Height:
5-11

Event:
Sprint Free/Fly

02/19/2015

Rossum Sets NT Record In Second Day At Conference Meet

Mean Green Sits In Sixth Place With 130 Points

02/18/2015

Swimming & Diving Wraps Up Day One Of C-USA Championships

North Texas In Fifth Place Through Meet's First Two Events

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

2015-16:
50 Freestyle
Finished fourth at Houston with a time of 24.47...Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's List Honor Roll and Commissioner's Academic Medal recipient... Finished 23rd overall at the Conference USA Championships, posting a season-best time of 24.02 in the preliminaries
100 Freestyle
Clocked a season-best time of 53.50 at the pre-conference time trial in Mansfield
200 Freestyle Relay
Was part of a relay team that placed second at Rice with a time of 1:37.70, the sixth-fastest time by a North Texas relay team in the event this season

2014-2015:
Awarded the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal with a GPA of 3.75 or better... Was the team’s fourth-best performer in the 50 freestyle... Was part of five relay wins on the season... Was part of all-time top-10 times in school history in the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay
50 Freestyle
Posted a season-best 23.95 at the Houston Invite... Placed third at Incarnate Word (24.76)... Finished fourth against Texas A&M and Houston (24.31), Rice (24.95) and Tulane (24.97)... Recorded a time of 24.05 in the preliminary round of the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
Recorded a season-best time of 52.74 at the Houston Invite... Placed fifth at Tulane (54.65)... Recorded a time of 52.86 in the preliminary round of the C-USA Championships
200 Freestyle Relay 
Took first at Incarnate Word (1:36.82)... Placed second at the North Texas Relays (1:38.09) and against SMU (1:38.32)... Finished third at the Houston Invite with a time of 1:34.75, the seventh-best time in school history... Took fifth at the C-USA Championships with a time of 1:33.74, the fourth-best time in school history
400 Freestyle Relay
Took first at TCU (3:32.88)
200 Medley Relay
Took first at Incarnate Word (1:46.72) and against Rice (1:47.27)... Placed second at TCU (1:47.63)... Finished third at the Houston Invite with a time of 1:43.61, the eighth-best time in school history... Placed seventh at the C-USA Championships with a time of 1:43.70, the ninth-best time in school history

2013-14:
Awarded the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal with a GPA of 3.75 or better
50 Freestyle
Finished second against Arkansas (25.06)... Posted a time of 24.02 at the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
Finished fourth at Rice (55.74)
200 Freestyle Relay
Took third at the Houston Invite (1:33.81)... Placed sixth at the C-USA Championships with a time of 1:34.69, the seventh-best time in school history
200 Medley Relay
Took first against Tulane (1:47.73)... Placed second at the Houston Invite with a time of 1:43.09, the sixth-best time in school history... Placed fourth at the C-USA Championships with a time of 1:42.59, the fourth-best time in school history
400 Medley Relay
Placed third at the Houston Invite with a time of 3:44.42, the fifth-best time in school history... Placed sixth at the C-USA Championships with a time of 3:45.44, the sixth-best time in school history

2012-13:
50 Freestyle
Placed ninth at the Sun Belt Conference Championships (23.90)
100 Freestyle
Swam to a 15th-place finish at the Sun Belt Championships

High School:
Posted the sixth-fastest 50 Free Short Course Meter time for 17-year-old girls in Canada during the 2011-12 season... Posted the 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... Qualified for the Canadian Age Group National Swim Championship at age 12... 2010 Ontario Summer Games double-gold and double-silver medalist... 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 2009-12... Holds records for fastest club times in all girls freestyle events

Top Times:

• 50 Free: 23.86
• 100 Free: 52.40
• 100 Fly: 58.05

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