AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Concludes her Notre Dame career as one of the most prolific 100 back- strokers in program history ... holds the second and third fastest 100 back times in school history ... raced to a fourth-place finish in the 100 back at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 55.46 ... her performance was an NCAA B-cut time ... touched the pad in a time of 2:00.32 for a sev- enth-placed showing in the 200 back at the league meet ... sprinted to a time of 24.27 in the 50 free in the preliminary session of the champi- onship meet ... all her performances at the league meet were season-best times ... com- peted in eight backstroke events throughout the dual meet season ... shaved over 11 seconds off her 200 back time over the course of the season.
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Turned in her best season to date with the Irish ... started off the BIG EAST Championships with a career-best 23.68 in the 50 free ... raced to a career-best swim of 1:58.57 in the 200 back ... went on to finals of the 200 back (1:59.10) and finished sixth ... became the fastest Irish swimmer ever in the 100 back (54.11) to break the school record while finishing second overall at the league meet ... member of the 400 medley relay (3:26.20) squad that set conference and Notre Dame records with a first- place finish ... placed second with the 200 free relay team in 1:31.01 at the BIG EAST meet to set another Notre Dame record ... earned three all- league citations ... represented Notre Dame and swam the 100 back at the 2009 World Championships Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Swam the 100 back at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... placed third in the 100 back (55.54) at the BIG EAST Championships ... finished fourth in the 200 back (1:59.49) at the league meet with an NCAA B-cut performance ... sprinted against Pittsburgh and covered the 50 free in 25.30 ... fastest time in the 100 free was 54.10, clocked during the Shamrock Invitational ... that was an improvement on her first try in the event during the Husky Invitational (56.46) ... her top two times in the 100 back during the regular season came during the Husky Invitational (58.25 and 58.59) ... swam the 100 back on 11 occasions throughout the season ... top two times in the 200 back prior to the confer- ence meet came at the Irish Invitational (2:07.81) and Shamrock Invitational (2:08.16) ... topped out in the 100 breast (1:07.16) against Toledo ... shaved over seven seconds off her best 200 IM mark throughout the course of the season, going from 2:16.35 (Miami) to 2:09.32 (Irish Invitational) ... named team's most improved swimmer.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Placed fifth at BIG EAST Championships in the 200 back... was sixth in 100 back at conference meet ... ended the sea- son with the fastest time in the 200 back for the Irish ... was third-fastest for the Irish in the 50 and 100 back.
THE BEHRENS FILE: A two-time Indiana high school state runner-up in the 100 back ... two-time Munster (Ind.) team captain and four-time Munster Seashore team MVP ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... NISCA high school Academic All-American ... a junior national qualifier in backstroke events ... sported a perfect 4.0 grade-point average on four occasions, earning a Munster scholar-athlete award each time ... all-time best marks through high school: 100 back (57.00), 200 back (2:05.32), 200 IM (2:06.56) and 100 free (52.90) ... born Dec. 19, 1987, in Evanston, Ill. ... daughter of George (`79) and Mary Behrens (`80), both Notre Dame graduates ... second oldest of four children ... younger brother, Patrick, also attends Notre Dame while Kevin swims for Munster ... older brother, George, attends Purdue ... graduated from the College of Letters and Arts as a psychology major.
Behrens' Career Bests
|50 Free||23.68||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Free||53.02||Shamrock Invite (2009)|
|200 Free||1:55.83||Ohio State Invite (2008)|
|50 Back||25.06||Toledo (2008)|
|100 Back||54.11||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Back||1:58.57||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Breast||1:06.93||Purdue (2009)|
|200 IM||2:08.13||Shamrock Invite (2009)|