Kaisla Kollanus
Kaisla  Kollanus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hyvinkaa, Finland

High School:
Makelanrinteen Iukio

Event:
Fly/Free

Birthdate:
07/14/1993


03/03/2015

Kaisla Kollanus Named Villanova Student-Athlete of the Month

Villanova swimming's Kaisla Kollanus earns the award for the month of February

02/26/2015

Sixteen Wildcats Named to All-BIG EAST Swim Team

Kaisla Kollanus, the BIG EAST Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer, leads way for Wildcats with seven top-three finishes

02/21/2015

Women's Swimming Wins Second-Straight BIG EAST Championship

Head Coach named Women's Coach of the Year; Kaisla Kollanus named Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer

02/10/2015

Kollanus Earns Second-Straight BIG EAST Weekly Award

Wildcats have earned the conference award seven times this season

02/03/2015

Kollanus Named BIG EAST Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week

Kollanus becomes fifth Wildcat to win award this season

Top Times:
50 Freestyle – 22.97 (2015 BIG EAST Championships; Tied Villanova Record)
100 Freestyle - 49.67 (2015 BIG EAST Championships; New Villanova Record)
200 Freestyle – 1:47.83 (2015 BIG EAST Championships)

2014-15: Named the 2015 BIG EAST Championship Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet … Named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Team for top-three finishes in seven events at the conference championships, the most of any woman or man at the event … Won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events at the conference championships, setting a program record in the 100 (49.67) and tying another in the 50 (22.97) … Also swam legs in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay and 200 and 400 medley relay victories at the BIG EAST Championships, helping set a new program benchmark in the 200 medley relay (1:42.06) … Owned the team’s top time of the season in the 50 freestyle (22.97), 100 freestyle (49.67) and 200 freestyle (1:47.83) … Twice named the Women’s BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week on Feb. 3, 2015 and Feb. 10, 2015 … Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Swimming and Diving Team … Named the ECAC Swimmer of the Week (Division I South Women’s Swim and Dive) for the week ending Feb. 1, 2015 … Swam in all 11 meets on the year … Competed at the Winter National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. in December 2014, swimming in four preliminary and two finals events … Primarily swam in the 50 and 100 freestyles and 200 freestyle relays, occasionally swam in the 100 butterfly and the 200 and 400 medley relays … Swam in a total of 55 events with 37 top-five finishes … Won 19 events on the year, finished second seven times, earned seven third-place marks and finished fourth or fifth four times.

2013-14: Named to the All-BIG EAST Team ... 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 under 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 April 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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