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     Shaina Israel
    Shaina Israel

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oregon, Ill.

    High School:
    Oregon

    Event:
    Distance


    2009-2010: Won the 1000 free (10:44.20) and took fourth place in the 500 free (5:20.39) against North Dakota...placed first in the 1000 free against Western Illinois (10:48.15)...third place finish in the 500 free at Green Bay (5:23.85)...runner-up in the 1650 free against Valparaiso (18:29.61)...second place finish in the 1000 free at Cleveland State (10:49.48)... finished in the top 15 in the 1000 free (10:38.17) and 1650 free (17:55.47) at the 2010 Horizon League Conference Championship.

    2008-2009: Named Co-Captain for the 2008-09 season...took a runner-up finish in the 1000 free (10:57.67) against EIU....placed fifth in the 1000 free (11:00.67) and the 200 back (2:21.44) in her season opener at Wright State...finished fourth in the 1650 free and placed in the top ten in the 1000 free and in the 500 free at the 2009 Horizon League Conference.

    2007-2008: Had a trio of top-20 finishes at the Horizon League Championships...took 13th in the 1650 free finals, just missing her p.r. in a time of 17:58.76...set a career-best time in the 200 backstroke (2:17.19) at Cleveland State...nabbed third place in the 500 free (5:18.84) and took a close second in the 1000 free against Valparaiso in a time of 10:47.99...placed fourth in the 1000 free and fifth in the 500 free (5:20.51) at Green Bay...took second in the 1000 free (10:50.32) and third in the 500 free (5:15.87) against Western Illinois...placed in the top thirty in the 1650 free with a time of 18:02.09 and swam a 5:20.50 500 free at the Miami Invitational...won the 1000 free in a season-best 10:44.61 at Saint Louis...finished sixth in the 200 back (2:18.79) and third in the 1650 freestyle on November 10th, finishing the race in 18:08.99......placed fifth in the 1000 free against Wright State in a time of 10:59.16...swam a 5:33.39 500 free at Northwestern...started the season with second a place finish in the 1000 (11:15.38) free at Eastern Illinois.

    2006-2007: Had team leading times in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events...took second place in the 1000 free in her first collegiate meet at Eastern Illinois...took fourth in the 200 backstroke against Butler and UW-Milwaukee with a time of 2:17.43...won the 1650 freestyle against St. Louis in 18:07.57...placed 14th in the 500 freestyle at the Bill Ritter Invite with a time of 5:19.53...placed 7th in the 1650 free in 17:57.52 then took 8th place in the 1000 free at the conference championships with a time of 10:39.09.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner for the Hawks...earned all-conference honors in the Independent league all four years of high school...two-time state qualifier, the first female swimmer at Oregon to do so...named an Academic All-American...swam for the Sterling Stingrays club for five years, setting club records in the 1000, 16500 and 500 freestyle events...born September 2, 1987...daughter of Bill and Jenny Israel...majoring in biology.

    Career Bests

    Event Time Date
    200-yard freestyle 2:00.11 2-03-07
    500-yard freestyle 5:05.36 2-26-09
    1000-yard freestyle 10:31.05 2-07-09