Gerdien de Jong
2005-06: Squad's top freestyle sprinter... qualified for three events at BIG EAST Championships, finishing fourth in the 50m free (23.49) and ninth in the 100m (51.41)...met NCAA `B' cut in 50 free with a personal-best of 23.40 in BIG EAST Championship prelims...won three individual titles, including both the 50 and 100 free against Wright State.
2004-05: Finished sixth at C-USA Championships in both the 50 and 100 freestyle...placed 10th in the 200m free at the C-USA meet...posted team-best marks in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles...won the 100 backstroke in a personal-best 1:00.34 against Wright State...Topcat Scholar.
2003-04: Finished in the top eight in three events at the C-USA Championships, placing fifth in the 200 free, seventh in the 100 free, and eighth in the 50 free...member of second-place 400 and 800 freestyle relays at conference meet.
Previous Experience: Placed third at the Netherlands National meet twice in the 50 free... swam under coach Loet Geutjes for 10 years.
Personal: Born April 3, 1985... daughter of Reinier and Maria de Jong... older sister Marein swam for UC from 1998-2002and younger sister Elinore is a freshman on this year's squad ... majoring in chemistry.