Women's Swimming


AS A SENIOR: Continued to compete in a medley of events in her final season at Notre Dame ... swam in eight different events for the third straight season ... had her best meet at the Hoosierland Invitational where she recorded five season-best times which included two personal best times ... personal bests came in the final sessions of the 200 IM (2:05.27) and in the preliminary race of the 100 fly (56.70), while top times for the season came in the 200 free (1:54.08), 100 free (51.89) and the 200 fly (2:08.63) ... notched another season-best time against league foes in the 400 IM at the BIG EAST Championships, touching the pad in a time of 4:32.82 ... stopped the clock at 2:31.83 in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational for another top season time ... her eighth top time on the campaign came against Purdue in the 500 free with a time of 5:10.92 ... recipient of the Most Honorable award.

AS A JUNIOR: Swam an array of freestyle events throughout the season and competed in eight different races ... knocked out the 500 free with a career-best 5:01.88 at the BIG EAST Championships ... raced into the 100 free (51.31) finals after a career-best 51.03 in the prelims ... went a career best 1:50.48 in finals of the 200 free ... next fastest time prior to the league meet was a 1:53.47 at the Shamrock Invitational ... member of the third-place 400 free relay (3:21.61) to earn an all-BIG EAST honor ... went 10:31.01 in the 1,000 free versus Purdue ... also competed in the 100 back (1:00.70), 100 fly (57.96) and 200 fly (2:11.61) throughout the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Scored points in the 200 fly (2:05.10) at the BIG EAST Conference Championships ... lone performance in the 50 free (25.11) came during the Shamrock Invitational ... swam the 100 free in 53.64 at the Husky Invitational ... took a shot at the 200 free (1:53.52) during the league meet ... finished the 1,000 free in 10:29.53 against LSU ... dried off in 58.10 at the Husky Invitational in the 100 fly ... checked in at 2:08.01 in the 200 IM at the BIG EAST meet, her fastest time in the event on the season ... swam the 400 IM at the Husky Invitational in 4:32.51.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted strong times against Purdue, marking four career-bests ... recorded three career-bests at the Michigan Invitational for another strong showing ... was fourth-fastest for the Irish in the 200 fly ... received the Golden Dumbbell Award and the Swimming Coaches Award at the end of the season.

THE SHANATA FILE: Three-time champion in the state of Florida ... member of the two-time high school team state champions as a prep at Bucholz (Fla.) ... four-time All- American ... two-time team MVP ... NISCA high school All-American ... two-time high school team captain ... served as Gator Swim Club team captain in spring 2006 ... Gator Swim Club record holder in nine events ... Gainesville Sun Swimmer of the Year for three straight years ... career-best times in high school: 200 free (1:50.40), 500 free (4:55.71), 100 fly (56.74), 200 fly (2:03.05), 100 free (51.03), 50 free (23.86) ... born Oct. 2, 1987, in Miami, Fla. ... daughter of Haydee and Anwar Shanata ... oldest of two children ... currently learning to play guitar ... performed during Notre Dame's 2008 O.S.C.A.R.S. (Outstanding Student- Athletes Celebrating Achievements and Recognition Showcase) ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major.

Shanata's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
50 Free 24.95 Michigan Invite (2007)
100 Free 51.03 BIG EAST (2009)
200 Free 1:50.48 BIG EAST (2009)
500 Free 5:01.88 BIG EAST (2009)
1,000 Free 10:23.31 Michigan State (2006)
1,650 Free 17:48.22 Northwestern/Toledo (2009)
100 Fly 56.70 Hoosierland Invite (2009)
200 Fly 2:05.10 Husky Invite (2007)
200 IM 2:05.27 Hoosierland Invite (2009)
400 IM 4:23.51 Husky Invite (2007)

Zeina Shanata
Zeina  Shanata


Gainesville, FL

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