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SU W. Swimming BIO
Blaise Wittenauer-Lee
Player Profile:
Blaise Wittenauer-Lee 1567551
Position: Mid-Distance, IM, Breaststroke
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jesuit HS

2016-17: Earned WAC Female Swimmer of the Year...named Seattle U Female Athlete of the Year...chosen NCAA Woman of the Year nominee...first Redhawk to qualify for NCAA Division I Championships...won three gold medals at WAC Championships...set conference record in 200 breaststroke at WAC Championships (Feb. 25), swimming a 2:09.85...posted a 1:00.52 in 100 breaststroke at WAC Championships (Feb. 24), breaking a WAC mark...set 200 IM school record with a 1:59.95 showing to take first at conference meet (Feb. 23)...led off 200 freestyle relay that logged a program record at WAC Championships (Feb. 23), touching in 1:34.76 to take silver...leadoff leg represented second-best 50 freestyle time (23.60) in SU history...led off 400 freestyle relay with a 100 freestyle time of 50.81, topping a school record at WAC Championships (Feb. 25)...swam a 1:48.75 to start 800 freestyle relay, setting an SU 200 freestyle record at conference meet (Feb. 22)...member of 400 medley relay that notched program record at WAC Championships (Feb. 24), as the group put up a 3:44.35...WAC All-Academic...finalist for SU's Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

2015-16: Won the program's first WAC championships, in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... becamae second SU swimmer to qualify for Olympic trials ... WAC Female Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 27) ... WAC Female Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 19) ... WAC All-Academic ... CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention

2014-15: At WAC Championships, finished fifth in 200 individual medley with school-record time of 2:04.08 ... Also part of four school-record relays, leading off 400 freestyle relay (3:27.48) and 800 freestyle relay (7:25.20), which finished third at conference meet, plus she swam breaststroke leg in 200 medley relay (1:44.10) and 400 medley relay (3:48.80) ... Finished second in 100 breaststroke in 1:02.63 after preliminary time of 1:02.65 ... Finished third in 200 breaststroke with NCAA B-cut time of 2:15.72 after preliminary time of 2:15.56.

2013-14: At WAC Championships, swam second leg of 200 medley relay with split of 28.89 seconds as team finished eighth in 1:45.60 ... led off 800 freestyle relay with split of 1:52.79 as team finished eighth in 7:41.90 ... qualified for "B" final in 200 individual medley with preliminary time of 2:06.65, then finished seventh in race and 15th overall with evening mark of 2:06.22 ... qualified for "A" final in 100 breaststroke with preliminary time of 1:04.07, then finished seventh overall with evening mark of 1:03.67 ... swam second leg of 400 medley relay with split of 1:04.05 as team finished eighth in 3:53.09 ... qualified for "B" final in 200 breaststroke with preliminary time of 2:17.81, then finished fourth in race and 12th overall with evening mark of 2:19.87 ... led off 400 freestyle relay with split of 53.42 seconds as team finished eighth in 3:29.68.

At Husky Invitational Dec. 6-8, swam second leg of 200 medley relay with split of 29.73 seconds ... finished 16th overall in 100 butterfly in 58.60 seconds after preliminary time of 57.65 seconds ... finished third overall in 100 breaststroke in 1:04.61 after preliminary time of 1:04.64 ... posted time of 2:22.32 in 200 breaststroke preliminaries ... led off 400 freestyle relay that finished 10th overall with split of 54.75 seconds.

On Nov. 9 versus Idaho, swam second leg for second place in 200 medley relay with a total relay time of 1:50.52 ... won 100 breastroke in 1:05.31 ... took third place in 100 freestyle with a time of 53.46 ... won 400 IM in 4:26.79

On Nov. 8 versus Oregon State, swam second leg for second place in 400 medley relay with a total relay time of 3:55.45 ... won 100 breastroke in 1:05.24 ... took first place in 200 breastroke in 2:20.13 ... swam 200 IM in 2:08.13, taking second 

On Nov. 1 versus WSU, swam second leg for second place in 400 medley relay with a total relay time of 3:54.80 ... won 200 freestyle in 1:52.95 ... won 200 breaststroke in 2:18.49 ... took first place in 200 IM with a time of 2:06.09

On Oct. 19 versus CSUB and GCU, swam second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.92 ... won 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.73 ... took third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.26 ... swam second leg for fourth place in the 200 medley relay with a total relay time of 1:48.67

High School: Wittenauer-Lee swam for the Jesuit High School women's swim team three years, lettering twice. She is a four-time state qualifier, making the championship race of both the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle her freshman and junior years, winning the 500 free in 2012. She placed fourth in the 200 IM that year as well to go along with district titles in those two races. She helped lead the Crusaders to state and district titles in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Wittenauer-Lee is the school record-holder in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.26. She was also named Most Improved Athlete in 2009 and Team MVP in 2012.

Club: Wittenauer-Lee has swum for Tualatin Hills Swim Club since 2002. She is the team record holder in the 1500 freestyle and has multiple age group victories including in the 400 IM and 200 breaststroke, in which she achieved a winter national cut time.

Personal: Wittenauer-Lee's parents are Danny Lee and Margaret Wittenauer-Lee. She has four older siblings: Carlin, Chloe, Paige (swam at University of Idaho), and Quincy (swam at The Ohio State University). She is majoring in social work within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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