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Liv Jensen
Position: Freestyle
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Cal Tabs Liv Jensen MVP at Annual Banquet - April 26, 2011

Cal Wins 2nd NCAA Crown in 3 Years - March 19, 2011

CAL SUCCESS
• At the 2011 NCAA Championships, the busy Jensen anchored all five Cal relays, including the winning 200-yard freestyle relay (pool-record 1:27.36), 200-yard medley relay (American- and NCAA-record 1:35.03) and 400-yard medley relay (school- and pool-record 3:28.53). Also anchored the second-place 800-free relay (6:58.71) and third-place 400-free relay (3:12.20).
• Jensen shone individually at 2011 NCAAs as well, placing second in the 50 free (school-record 21.50) and eighth in the 100 free (48.32).
• Won the 50 free (21.73), took second in the 100 free (48.34) and placed fourth in the 200 free (1:45.98) at 2011 Pac-10s.
• Also at the 2011 conference meet, anchored the winning 200-medley relay (1:35.62), 400-medley relay (3:28.99) and 400-free relay (3:13.59) as well as the runner-up 200-free relay (1:28.78).
• Won the 50-yard freestyle title at the 2010 NCAA Championships with a time of 22.04...in all, claimed six All-America honors, including in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2nd in 3:12.6), 800-free relay (2nd, 7:00.00), 100 free (3rd, PR 47.77), 200-free relay (3rd, 1:28.9) and 200-medley relay (4th, 1:37.64).
• Swam in the 50 (2nd in 22.09), 100 (3rd, 48.42 ) and 200 (9th, 1:45.92) frees at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, in which she also took part in four Cal relays: 200-free relay (2nd, 1:28.70), 400-free relay (2nd, 3:14.66), 800-free relay (3rd, 7:01.16) and 200-medley relay (3rd, 1:38.28).
• At the 2009 NCAA Championships, won titles as part of the 800-yard freestyle (NCAA-, meet-, U.S. Open- and Cal-record time of 6:52.69) and 400-free relays (3:09.88); took second with the 200-free relay (school-record 1:26.48)...finished seventh in the 50-yard free (22.17), 13th in the 100 free (48:59; PR 48.26 in the heats) and 11th in the 200 free (PR 1:44.81).
• Named the 2009 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
• At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, took second in the 50 free (21.94; second fastest all time at Cal), fourth in the 200 free (1:45.47); anchored the second-place 200-medley and 200-free relays and fourth-place 400-medley relay.
• Her top times at Cal in the 50 free (21.94), 100 free (48:26) and 200 free (1:44.81) rank second, seventh and six, respectively in school history.
• Set the Spieker Aquatics Complex record (1:31.49) with Cal's 200-yard free relay that beat UCLA (1/31/09).

2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
• Competed in the 50 and 100 free in Omaha, Neb.

PERSONAL
• Majoring in cell and developmental biology.
• 2008 National Merit Scholar in high school.
• Lists sculpting and baking as her hobbies.
• Won the 400 medley relay at 2005 summer nationals with her club team, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics.
• Parents are Suzan and Jens Jensen.

WHY I CHOSE CAL
"After days of tallying all of the statistics of the various schools I was considering, I finally just went with my gut instinct. I couldn't picture myself anywhere else but Cal."


BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS)
50 free ......................21.50 (3/17/11 NCAAs)
100 free .....................47.77 (2/20/10 NCAAs)
200 free ...................1:44.81 (3/20/09 NCAAs)
100 fly ......................56.87 (2008 Art Adamson Inv.)
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