Jen Alden
Jen Alden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albany, Ore.

High School:
West Albany

Event:
Back

Birthdate:
03/15/1979



1999-2000: Academic All-Big Ten ... swam a 59.09 at Big Ten's in the 100 back, fourth-best on the team for '99-'00 ... had Purdue's fifth-best time of the season (2.12.86) in the 200 back against Indiana ... finished third at Indiana in the 100 back (1.01.09) ... placed fourth overall in Boilermaker's victory over Oakland and Miami (Ohio) in the 100 back (1.01.08).

1998-99: Named Academic All-Big Ten ... swam a season-best 2:06.38 in the 200 back at Big Ten's ... her time was the second fastest 200 time on the team behind senior Kathy Barker ... recorded a season-best swim of 58.92 at the conference meet in the 100 back ... grabbed first place in the 100 back against Indiana.

1997-98: Swam team's third-best time in the 100 back (59.18) and fourth-best time in 200 back (2:07.58) ... selected to compete at U.S. Open Championships, where she swam the 100 back ... top finish at Big Ten Championships was 32nd in 200 back.

High School: All-American ... Senior Nationals Qualifier.

Personal: Born March 15, 1979 ... parents are William and Catherine Alden ... majoring in health science.

-Alden's Personal Bests-
100 Backstroke: 58.92		
200 Backstroke: 2:06.38