Women's Swimming

Aliena Schmidtke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Magdeburg, Germany

High School:
Sportgymnasium Magdeburg

Last College:
New Mexico State

Position:
Freestyle, Butterfly

Aliena Schmidtke

03/22/2014

Ohio State Wraps Up Competition at NCAA Championships

Norris, Clary finish 28th and 29th, respectively, in the 1650 freestyle

03/21/2014

800 Freestyle Relay Team Highlights Buckeyes' Second Day at NCAA Championships

Norris, Cater, Schmidtke, Luchansky swim to 13th place finish

03/19/2014

Nine Buckeyes Prepped for 2014 NCAA Championships

Big Ten champion Ashley Vance returns to the pool with eight other Buckeyes at NCAAs

03/06/2014

Nine Buckeyes Headed to NCAA Championships

Senior Alex Norris invited for the fourth consecutive year

03/02/2014

No. 15 Buckeyes Host Last Chance Meet

Williams, Vargo among Buckeyes to achieve NCAA qualifying times

At a glance: Arrived at Ohio State after an impressive freshman campaign at New Mexico State ... specializes in freestyle and butterfly events.

As a sophomore (2013): Swam on the 200 freestyle relay team that finished in sixth-place at the Big Ten championships with a season-best time of 1:30.18 ... made her Buckeye debut with a victory in the 50 freestyle (24.27) and 200 freestyle relay (1:36.16) against Kenyon and Cleveland State (Oct. 26) ... was seventh in the 100 freestyle at the annual Ohio State Invitational ... a molecular genetics major ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection.

As a freshman (2012): Attended New Mexico State ... became the second swimmer in school history to compete at the NCAA championships ... qualified for the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle events at NCAAs ... won the 200 freestyle at the WAC championships with a New Mexico State varsity record of 1:46.38 ... also took runner-up honors in the 50 freestyle (22.82) and 100 freestyle (49.28) ... picked up WAC Freshman of the Year honors ... also set school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, as well as the 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay.

Background: Swam with Magdeburg Swim Club from 2005-11 ... earned several Top 3 finishes in freestyle and butterfly events at the German Nationals ... also posted several A-final qualifications at the German Nationals ...away from the pool, enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends ... lists the atmosphere at the WAC championships as her greatest sports experience to date ... daughter of Michael and Carola Schmidtke ... has two brothers, Tim and Niels.

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