Junior swimmer Anna Ahlin talks about the senior send-off, wins over Truman State
Honors & Awards MVC Record Holder - 200 Back - 1:58.17 - Feb. 18, 2012 School Record Holder - 200 Back - 1:58.17 - Feb. 18, 2012 2012-13 All-MVC First Team MVC Swimmer of the Week - Oct. 17, 2012 2012 CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American - HM 2011-12 All-MVC First Team MVC Swimmer of the Week - Nov. 1, 2011 2010-11 All-MVC First Team MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2011
2012-13: Recorded NCAA 'B' cuts in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke ... Ranked 178th nationally in the 100 back (55.02) ... Ranked 181st nationally in the 200 back (1:59.17) ... Earned All-MVC first team honors for third consecutive season ... Brought MVC Championships gold medal count to 11 with three in 2013; Successfully defended her 100 and 200 back titles, winning for the third year in a row in both events; Swam backstroke leg on the winning 400 medley relay that was .06 seconds shy of the school and Valley record ... Swam a career best in 100 back at MVC Championships and ranks second all-time in MSU history ... Held Valley's top time in 100- and 200-yard back the entire season ... Garnered MVC Swimmer of the Week award on October 17.
2011-12: Was one of two MSU female swimmers to garner CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American honorable mention status ... Finished the season ranked 108th in the nation (200 back) ... Earned all-MVC first team honors ... Collected two gold medals as a member of the Bears' 200-free and 400-medley relays at the 2012 MVC Championships; was also a member of the second-place 400 and 800-free relays at conference ... Won individual gold in 100 back, teaming up with Megan Holthoff and Janke Englebrecht to take three of the top-four spots in the MVC championship final ... Captured her second individual gold at the conference championship with a NCAA 'B' cut in the 200 back ... Was one of four athletes to swim under the previous MVC championship record in the 200 IM, picking up a bronze in the event ... Recorded the Bears' second individual victory at the UIW Christmas Invitational with her top swim in the 200 back ... During the dual meet season, Ahlin won the 200 back on three occasions, the 100 back three times, and placed first one time each in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly and 200 IM...Named MVC Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 1) against Drury when she broke her own pool record in the 100 back with a 57.91 lead-off split.
2010-11: Ahlin finished her freshman campaign with top-five times among MSU swimmers in five events (100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM) ... At the 2011 MVC Championships, she anchored the 200 free relay and helped set a new MVC and pool record in the event ... She rounded out the top three in the 200 IM (2:06.43) behind teammates Brianna Willoughby and Renata Sander ... The freshman notched an individual title in the 100 back ... Immediately following the 100 back, Ahlin picked up another gold medal in the 800-free relay ... On the final day, she won her second individual championship in the 200 back by more than two seconds ... Was one of 11 MSU swimmers named to all-MVC first team.
Background: Came to Missouri State from Stockholm, Sweden ... Competed in several international events, including the 2009 FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup ... At the World Cup, Ahlin swam in the 200-meter backstroke and turned in a time of 2:19.13 ... Also competed in the Akropolis Swimming Grand Prix on Oct. 5, 2009, where her time of 2:25.10 in the 200-meter backstroke was third overall and tops among all juniors.
Personal: Anna Mathilda Charlotta Ahlin is the daughter of Hans and Lena Ahlin ... Born on June 29, 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden ... Has one sister, Kajsa ... Majoring in psychology.