Carys Behn

Carys Behn

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  • Hometown:
    Westville, South Africa
  • High School:
    Maris Stella
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Was a perfect seven for seven at the 2011 Horizon League Championships, winning every race she participated in to be named co-performer of the meet...set school records in both the 100 (50.23) and 200 free (1:48.05) at the HL Championships... her 100 and 200 free at the league meet were league and pool records...set a personal best in the 500 free (4:53.89) at the League Championships, just 0.33 seconds off the pace to set another school record...also a member of four relay teams that set four Horizon League records....posted a top-five time on the team in five individual races, in addition to being a member of four different relay race teams that posted a season-best time...started 2011 off right, winning five races and placing second in six more to earn the HL `Scholar-Athlete of the Month' award....also won that award in February after her `Co-Swimmer of the Meet' performance at the Horizon League Championships...named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in both semesters of the 2010-11 school year.


Won 14 races during the season while improving her opening time in the 500 free (5:19.73) by more than 18 seconds (5:01.63)...swam her fastest 200 free time of the season at the Horizon League Championship (1:50.87)...was a part of the team's fastest 200 (1:34.87), 400 (3:28.46) and 800 (7:41.56) free relays which all set school records...also set a school record in the 400 medley relay (3:53.61)...swam the team's third fastest 50 free (24.58), second fastest 100 free (52.34), fastest 200 free (1:50.87), second fastest 500 free (4:57.60), fastest 1,650 free (17:49.72) and second fastest 100 fly (58.04)...her time in the 1,000 free (10:18.76) also bettered her own school time in the 200 free ranked second in the Horizon League, while her 500 free time ranked third.


One of the most versatile swimmers in the history of the program, she won 25 events and set multiple records in her debut season...earned podium finishes in each of her three swims at the Horizon League Championships, taking second in the 100 (51.26) and 200 (1:50.22) free and third in the 500 free (4:55.35)...swam team's fastest time of the season in five of the six freestyle events in school record time at the Horizon League Championships including the 50 free (23.66), 100 free (51.26), 200 free (1:50.22), 500 free (4:55.35) and also set a record in the 1,000 free (10:23.19) against Oakland...member of 200 free relay (1:35.34), 400 free relay (3:32.48) and 400 medley relay (3:56.14) that set records at the Horizon League Championships...member of 800 free relay (7:44.90) that swam the second-fastest time in school history also at the league meet...swam the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 100 fly (58.85) against Oakland...swam the eighth-fastest time in school history to lead the team in the 200 IM (2:11.75) on Oct. 31...named Horizon League Athlete of the Month in October.


Medalist at South Africa National Junior Championships in 2008...senior Nationals Semi-Finalist at Olympic Trials in 2008...World Cup competitor in 2007...swam the freestyle and butterfly events at Maris Stella in Durban, South Africa.


Born Feb. 11, 1990 in Westville, South Africa...daughter of Gordi and Ernest Behn...has one brother, Denim, and two sisters, Michigan and Paige...communication major.