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Eva Hannesdottir
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
City/State: Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
High School: Kvennaskolinn) (New Orleans
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As a senior:

  • Became first member of JMU Swimming and Diving team to qualify for the Olympic Games by making the Icelandic National Team as a member of the 400-meter medley relay team.
  • Icelandic National Champion in both the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle events at the Icelandic National Championships.
  • CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention
  • Won 50 freestyle (24.11) against Rutgers
  • Won 100 freestyle against Rutgers (51.65) and at CAA pod meet (52.40)
  • Finished 2nd at CAA Championships in the 50 freestyle, breaking the school record with a time of 22.99
  • Placed 1st and broke the school record in the 100 freestyle (49.54) at the CAA Championships
  • Won the 200 freestyle at the CAA Championships in a school record time of 1:47.28
  • Helped her team win the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.80) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 800 freestyle relay (7:19.29) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 400 medley relay (3:40.53) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.


As a Junior:

  • Mid-Major All-American by CollegeSwimming.com
  • Ranked fourth overall in points earned (52.5) at the CAA Championships
  • CAA Champion in the 100 freestyle in a school-record time of (50.19)
  • Earned All-CAA honors in the 50 freestyle after finishing third with a school-record time of 23.14
  • Earned All-CAA honors in the 200 freestyle after finishing second with the second-fastest time in school history (1:48.59)
  • Part of All-CAA teams in the 200 (1:31.95) and 400 (3:23.96) freestyle relays, both of which set school records
  • Part of 400 medley relay team that finished fifth at the CAA Championships with a school record time of 3:44.20

 

Before JMU:

  • Transfer student-athlete from the University of New Orleans Privateers
  • In International Competition, won the 100 fly in a time of 1:03.87 at the Iceland National Championships in 2009
  • Third-place finish in the 50 free and fourth-place finish in the 100 free and 50 fly
  • As a freshman at New Orleans, placed sixth in the 100 free at the conference meet and a sixth-place finish in the 200 free setting UNO school records of 51.06 and 1:50.75
  • Three podium placements as a member of the 200 free, 400 medley and 800 medley relay events at Sun Belt Conference championship
  • The third Privateer female to go 24 seconds or faster in the 50 free when she swam a 24.00 at the SBC meet
  • Broke the previous school marks in the 100 free and in the 200 free
  • Took first place in the 200 free against Western Kentucky and the University of the Cumberlands
  • Posted a time of 5:09.91 in the 500 free at the Delta State Christmas Invite, which was the second-fastest in school history
  • Won the 200 free against DSU twice
  • Before UNO, was a member of Icelandic National Team
  • Competed at European Junior Championships, European Short Course Championships and Small Nation Games

Personal:

  • Daughter of Dagny Thorfinnsdottir and Hannes Gardarsson
  • Dietetics major
  • Interested in sky diving after graduation
  • Enjoys traveling and knitting