Andy Denefe
Andy Denefe


Rogers, Ark.

High School:
Rogers High


At Missouri State: Denefe comes back to the Bears for his senior season as a key freestylist for the team...2008-09: Denefe had one of his best performances of the season in the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Championship, setting season bests in the 50-yard freestyle (20.64) and 100-yard freestyle (45.56) while setting a new personal best in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.46)...2007-08: As a sophomore, Denefe was chosen for the Jack Steck Inspiration award. He swam the third leg of the 200 free relay which took medalist honors at the Sun Belt Conference meet. The relay time of 1:20.62 put Denefe in the Missouri State and Sun Belt Conference record books. Denefe also holds the third best time in Missouri State history in the 50 free. His time of 20.42 was second best at the conference meet in the event and gave him Sun Belt Medallion honors. Denefe also placed 13th in the 100 and 200 free at conference with times of 46.59 and 1:43.77, respectively. For his academic accomplishments, Denefe was named to the MSU Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. 2006-07: Denefe was the second leg of the 200 free relay that placed second at the 2007 Sun Belt Championship. Denefe placed 11th in the 50 free and 18th in the 100 free at the conference meet. He earned All-SBC honorable mention honors and was a member of the MSU academic honor roll. Background: Denefe was a two-year member of the Rogers (Ark.) High swim team, breaking numerous records in his career. Denefe set school records in the 50 free (21.82), 100 free (48.15), 200 free (1:57.06) and 200 medley relay (1:50.07) as a senior. A team captain in his final year, Denefe won state championships in the 50 and 100 free. He also won Arkansas Western District Conference championships in the 50 and 100 free, and as a member of the 400 free relay. As a member of the Northwest Arkansas Aquatics club team, Denefe set personal bests in the 50 free (21.61), 200 free (1:56.47) and 100 fly (57.60). Personal: Full name is Andrew Joseph Denefe. Born September 4, 1987, in Dallas, Texas. Son of John and Carol Denefe.

Career Best:

Event Time Date, Opponent/Meet

50 free 20.42 2/28/08, Sun Belt Championship

100 free 46.59 3/1/08, Sun Belt Championship

200 free 1:42.46 2/20/09, Sun Belt Championship

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