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Helen Silver
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Helen Silver 1462755
Position: IM/Backstroke
Height: 5'11"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Wash.
High School: Bainbridge HS
Experience: 4 Years

2005 All-American - 400 Medley Relay (8th)
2005 Honorable Mention All-American - 200m Free Relay (9th), 200 Back (9th)
2004 All-American - 400 medley relay (7th)
2004 Honorable Mention All-American: 100 Back (11th), 200 medley relay (14th)
2003 All-American-400 Medley Relay (3rd)
Cal All-Time Top 10-100 Back (5th), 200 Back (2nd), 200 IM (5th)

CALIFORNIA: A backstroker who was one of Cal's two team captains as a senior in 2005-06...won the 100 back (1:02.64) at the 2005 Summer Nationals and took third in the 200 back (2:13.47).

JUNIOR IN 2004-05: At the NCAA Championships, placed ninth in the 200 yard back (1:55.88) and ninth in the 200 free relay.

SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: At the NCAA Championships, swam 1:01.37 split on seventh-place 400-meter medley relay team. finished 11th in the 100-meter backstroke (1:00.85) and participated in the 14th-place 200-meter medley relay team (28.88 split), to earn All-America honorable mention, while also qualifying for the 200 meter back (23rd).finished fourth in the 200 yard backstroke (1:58.17) at Pac-10 Championships, as well as sixth in the 100 backstroke (55.19). her 200y medley relay team took second place (3:38.65) at the conference meet, as well.

FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: Helped the Bears' 400 medley relay to a third-place finish and season-best time of 3:34.95 at the NCAA Championships... finished third in 100 back consolation final with a personal-best time of 54.25 at the NCAA meet...also qualified in the 200 back at NCAAs...posted a runner-up finish in the 200 back (1:58.08) at the Pac-10 Championships...also scored points for the Bears at the Pac-10 meet as a member of Cal's second-place 400 medley relay team, and with a fifth-place finish in the 100 back (54.85)...was the recipient of the Cal Coaches Award.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Bainbridge HS in Bainbridge Island, Wash...was a four-time high school All-American.was a three-time Washington state champion in the 100 backstroke...high school team won the state championship twice...member of 200 medley relay team that won four straight state championships. set school records in the 100 back and 200 individual medley.placed sixth at the 2002 Spring U.S. National Championships in the 200m back and seventh in the 100m back.played on her high school varsity water polo team and earned All-America honors.

Best Cal Times
100 back		54.25		2003 NCAA Championships
200 back		1:55.88		2005 NCAA Championships
200 IM		        1:59.93		2005 Pac-10 Championships
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