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Kaisla Kollanus

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hyvinkaa, Finland

High School:
Makelanrinteen Iukio

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
07/14/1993

04/15/2014

Smith, Heider Named Academic All-Area Performers of the Year

Six Wildcats chosen to Academic Team

02/27/2014

Eighteen Wildcats Named to 2014 All-BIG EAST Team

Kollanus, Jurek each earned seven top-3 finishes at conference championships

02/22/2014

Wildcat Women Win BIG EAST Championship

Hardie named Most Outstanding Swimmer while head coach Rick Simpson named Women's Coach of the Year

02/21/2014

Smith Breaks 25-Year-Old Record on Day Three of BIG EAST Championships

Women continue to build first-place lead

02/21/2014

Villanova Women Take Lead on Day Two of BIG EAST Swimming Championships

Jurek earns third and fourth gold medals of championship

Top Times:
50 Freestyle - 23.20 (2013 ATT Winter Championship)

100 Freestyle - 49.82 (2013 BIG EAST Championships)
200 Freestyle - 1:48.69 (2013 ATT Winter Championship)

100 Breaststroke - 1:07.38 (2013, La Salle)
100 Butterfly - 54.98 (2014 BIG EAST Championships)
200 IM - 2:10.93 (2013, Frank Elm Invite)

2013-14: Named to the All-BIG EAST Team as a sophomore ... Competed in seven events at the BIG EAST Championship; won the 50 freestyle (23.45) and 100 freestyle (50.48), finished third in the 100 butterfly (54.98) and swam legs in the 200 freestyle relay (1:33.09). 400 freestyle relay (3:23.12) and 800 freestyle relay (7:16.29) wins, also anchored the 400 medley relay (3:46.46) win in Swell, N.J. to help the Villanova women's swimming team win 14 out of 18 events to capture its first BIG EAST Championship since 1996 ... Won the 100 freestyle (51.38), placed second in the 50 freestyle (23.90), second in the 100 butterfly (58.58) and swam a leg in the 400 freestyle relay (3:39.20) win at Pittsburgh ... Won the 50 freestyle (24.45), the 100 freestyle (52.79) and anchored the 200 medley relay (1:50.91) win at home against Providence ... Earned second in the 100 butterfly (58.43), second in the 50 freestyle (24.12) and swam legs in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.47) win and third-place 200 medley relay (1:48.85) finish at home versus Penn State ... Placed second in the 50 freestyle (24.28), second in the 100 freestyle (52.07), third in the 100 butterfly (58.37) and swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.28) win at NC State ... Finished second in the 50 freestyle (24.26), second in the 100 freestyle (52.51), third in the 100 butterfly (58.28), fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.71) and swam a leg in the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:37.08) finish in the Rutgers Quad Meet against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Won the 50 freestyle (23.83) and 100 freestyle (52.16), placed second in the 100 butterfly (58.56) and anchored the first-place 400 freestyle relay (3:30.97) finish at Connecticut ... Finished fourth in the 100 freestyle (52.62), fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.66) and swam legs in the first-place 800 freestyle relay (7:35.60), second-place 400 freestyle relay (3:31.24) and third-place 200 freestyle relay (1:38.10) finishes at the WVU Invite against Cincinnati, James Madison and West Virginia ... Placed first in the 50 butterfly (24.42), second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07. 38), first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.82) and anchored the second-place finish in the 400 medley relay (4:00.54) in Villanova's victory at La Salle.

2012-13: Competed in seven events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay ... Member of the squad that beat a school record in the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Set a new school record with a 54.39 finish in the 100 butterfly at the BIG EAST Championship ... Earned first in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay, and third in the 200 freestyle against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Placed first in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and second in the 200 butterfly against William and Mary ... Finished first in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay against Richmond ... Earned first in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay against Pitt ... Placed first in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 800 medley relay at the Frank Elm Invite ... Finished first in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay events against Penn State ... Earned first in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay against JMU and West Virginia ... Placed first in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and second in the 200 freestyle against La Salle.

Makelanrinteen Iukio: Swam undeer Coaches Kari Talvitie and Matti Maki ... Award for Outstanding Student ... Award for Outstanding Student Athlete ... Represented Finland in European Junior Championships and Nordic Junior Championships.

Personal: Born 04/14/1993 in Mantsala, Finland ... Middle of three children to Pekka and Jaana Kollanus ... One sister, Noora and one brother, Simo ... Has yet to declare a major ... Chose Villanova for the good academics and swimming program.

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