Alexandra Blankenburg - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Alexandra Blankenburg

Class Senior
Hometown Rochester, Mich.
High School The Roeper School

2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (Junior): Achieved season best times in the 200 butterfly (2:03.18), 200 IM (2:07.24) and the 400 IM (4:27.25) in the prelims of the SEC Championships… The 4:27.25 time in the 400 IM was the second fastest by a Commodore… Tallied three podium finishes… Earned a finals swim at the UGA Fall Invitational in the 400 IM… Season-best 2nd place finish came in 400 IM (4:37.23) against Arkansas, Houston, and Clemson… 3rd place finish in the 500 freestyle against Missouri with a season best time of 5:15.50… Finished 3rd in the 100 breaststroke against UALR on Dec. 30… Recorded 4th place finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:07.19) and the 400 IM (4:36.09) against Marshall and North Florida.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Missed the late portion of the season due to a foot injury, hindering her from competing in the SEC Championships where she set multiple PRs in 2014… swam the third fastest time in the 400 individual medley on Nov. 21 with a time of 4:28.24… Recorded a 2nd place finish in the 200-yard butterfly against West Florida and North Florida (2:06.68)… Finished 3rd in the 200 fly at home against SDSU, Campbell, and UALR (2:04.70)… 6th place finish in the 50 Fly (27.60) and 100 IM (1:03.00) against SDSU and UALR… Earned 7th place in the 100 breast (1:10.84) and 200 IM (2:12.46) versus Marshall and Xavier… 6th place finish in the 200 fly (2:08.37) against Tulane and WKU.

2013-14 (Freshman):
Set a school record time (1:59.49) with a 16th place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in the SEC Championships … Set a personal record and freshman record time of 4:22.78 in the 400-yard IM during the SEC Championships … Had a third place finish versus Texas A&M in the 200-yard IM (2:11.80) … Captured the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:10.16 and had a runner-up finish in the 200 butterfly (2:05.47) against Tulane … Had a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.63) and 400-yard IM (4:34.71) versus Liberty … Had a fourth place finish in the 200-yard IM at the Georgia Tech Invitational (2:05.32) … Captured the top spot in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.79) and finished second in the 400-yard IM (4:31.73) versus Liberty/West Florida … Posted a third place finish in the 200-yard butterfly versus Kansas/Arkansas (2:06.26) … Captured the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.19) against Arkansas-Little Rock … Had a pair of first place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.35) and 400-yard IM (4.31.05) against WKU/Cumberlands/Marshall.

High School/Club:Went to The Roeper School … Swam for the OLY club team under coach Jeff Cooper … State champion in the 200 fly and 1650 free … Olympic trial qualifier in the 200 fly … Three-time academic All-American.

Personal: Alexandra Blankenburg … Born April 28, 1995 … Daughter of Dee and Bob … Sister of Ryan and Cooper … Majoring in political science … Started swimming at the age of six … Enjoys music and plays the guitar.