ODU Swimming & Diving BIO
Colleen VandePoel
Player Profile:
Colleen VandePoel 1765029
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holland, Mich.

2016-2017: Placed second in the 200-yard medley relay against UNCW with teammates Brem, Teller, and Sjoberg (1:48.31)... Took first place in the 100-yard backstroke, with a time of 57.93 seconds... Finished first in the 100-yard backstroke against UMBC (57.05)... Earned first place in the 200-yard backstroke, with final time 2:03.67... Swam on the first place 400-yard freestyle relay team, with a finishing time of 3:39.15... Swam on the second place 200-yard medley relay team, with a finishing time of 1:47.88... Swam alongside Brem, Petit, and Sjoberg in the 200-yard medley relay, placing first against Georgetown with a time of 1:46.21... Placed first in the 100-yard backstroke against Georgetown with a time of 56.44... Swam to a first place finish in the 200-yard backstroke, (2:06.27)... Participated in the first place 400-yard freestyle relay team, finishing in 3:33.28... At the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational, finished ninth overall recording a 1:35.50 finishing time in the 200-yard freestyle relays with Norris, Petit, and Sjoberg... Finished top-20 in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational with a time of 23.64 seconds... Finished eighth in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:46.99 and fifth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.05) alongside Brem, Petit, and Sjoberg... Competed in the 100-yard backstroke finishing seventh with a time of 55.14... Eleventh overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.50... Placed first in the 200-yard medley relay against FAU with a time of 1:49.01... Swam the 100-yard backstroke finishing in first place with a time of 58.41... Finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.76... Swam the 100-yard backstroke against ECU placing second with a time of 58.48... Swam on the second place 200-yard medley relay team (1:48.41)... Swam in the 100-yard backstroke against GW finishing in first with a time of 55.75... Swam in the 200-yard backstroke, finished in first with time of 2:03.41... Finished in the top-15 in the 50-yard free at the 2017 C-USA Women's Championship, with a time of 23.48... Placed fourth in the 200-yard relay with a time of 1:33.43... Took second in the 100-yard backstroke (53.92). Finished fifth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:43.75)... Came in fifth place in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.84)... Finished fifth in the 400-yard relay with teammates Sjoberg, Vandepoel, and Norris (3:28.13)...

2015-2016: Swam in the 200 yard medley relay with the time of 1:45.95 alongside Ashley Brem, Mackenzie Payment and Juliana dos Santos ... Swam in the 100 yard backstroke final and finished 2nd with the time of 57.28 ... Finished 1st in 100 yard backstroke 1/16 with the time of 56.79 ... Won the 4x50 yard medley relay with the time of 1:46.49 ... In 4x100 yard medley relay finished 1st with the time of 3:56.37 ... Finished 4th in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with the time of 1:41.47 in the C-USA Championships ... Finished 6th in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with the time of 1:34.88 in the C-USA Championships ... Also finished 3rd in the 400 Yard Medley Relay alongside with Ashley Brem, Mackenzie Payment and Morgan Johnson in the C-USA Championships ... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014-2015: Claimed first in the ODU record book in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:34.18 time alongside Morgan Johnson, Julia dos Santos and Sofie Sjöberg … Moved into second in the records with a time of 0:55.20 in the 100 backstroke … With her time of 2:02.35 in the 200 backstroke, VandePoel moves into fifth in the record book … Swam the 50-yard freestyle in 0:24.09 at the conference tournament and the 100 free in 0:54.09 in the Nike Cup … Along with teammates, she finished the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.78 and the 400 MR in 3:46.40 both during the C-USA Championships …

2013-2014: Swam in the 200 yard medley relay alongside Julia Vido, Mackenzie Payment, and Juliana dos Santos and finished with a time of 1:42.94 in the C-USA Championships … Finished with a time of 1:34.31 in the 200 free relay alongside Morgan Johnson, Savannah Bowers, and Juliana dos Santos in the C-USA Championships … Finished with a time of 55.76 in the 100 back in the C-USA Championships … Finished with a time of 3:48.22 in the 400 medley relay alongside Julia Vido, Mackenzie Payment, and Juliana dos Santos in the C-USA Championships … Swam in the 200 back and finished with a time of 2:04.38 in the C-USA Championships … Swam alongside Morgan Johnson, Savannah Bowers, and Juliana dos Santos finishing the 400 free relay in fourth place with a time of 3:25.90.

Personal: Daughter of Dirk and Carey VandePoel… Has two sisters, Haily and Jacklyn… Four-year varsity tennis player and varsity swimmer… 2012-13 OK Red Conference Female Athlete of the year… 2012 Team State Champions… Majoring in elementary education.

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