Women's Swim/Dive Team Welcomes Talented 11 Into Class Of 2016
One year after getting consistent contributions from a deep and talented freshman class, the Princeton women's swimming and diving program is welcoming another group of 11 that it believes can be an equally impressive Class of 2016.
Head coach Susan Teeter, who has led Princeton to 10 Ivy League titles in the last 13 seasons, and assistant coach Suzanne Yee, who recently earned CollegeSwimming,com Assistant Coach of the Year Honorable Mention, has brought in a class that is both fast and versatile.
Each of their bios and top times can be found below.
Sprint Free - Karetnick, Larson, Lydzinski, McDonald, Meisenheimer, Remick
Mid-Distance - Boland, Larson, McDonald, Stewart
Distance - Boland
Back - Karetnick, Stewart
Breast - Remick
Fly - Karetnick, Larson, McDonald, Nguyen, Stewart
IM - Larson, Nguyen, Remick, Stewart
Diving - Eltvedt, Zitkovsky
Top Times - 100 free: 52.80; 200 free: 1:51.25; 500 free: 4:54.29; 1000 free: 9:59.10; 1650 free: 16:46.71
Before Princeton - placed second in Massachusetts state championship meet in both 200 and 500 free while swimming for Beverly High ... won 200 and 500 league titles; holds Beverly records in both events ... holds multiple club records, including 1000 and 1650 (ages 15-18) ... high school and league MVP ... 20-time YMCA All-America ... Junior National qualifier ... Scholastic All-America ... participated in YMCA Olympic Training Center Camp ... AP Scholar ... member of the National Honor Society ... DECA State Champion (2012) in Business Administration ... served as publicity coordinator for Model U.N.
Personal - born Oct. 12, 1993 ... daughter of Jim and Jan Boland ... father is a restaurant owner; mother is a swim coach who also competed at Wittenberg University ... has a younger sister Tasha ... interested in studying economics ... enjoys baking and reading.
Top Times - n/a
Before Princeton - won both the 2011 and 2012 Mercer County diving titles while competing for West Windsor-Plainsboro South ... four-time champion at the PASDA Diving Championships ... placed at New Jersey States all four years, including third in 2012 and fourth in 2011 ... captained her high school diving team ... invited to the 2009 Indiana Diving Camp ... member of the Mathematics Honor Society ... Delta Epsilon Phi Deutsche Ehrenverbindung (National Honor Society for High School Students of German) ... two-time recipient of the AATG Certificate of Merit ... served as head coach for West Windsor Whalers dive team two summers ... earned four varsity letters in track and field while competing in the pole vault.
Personal - born May 22, 1995 ... son of Anthony and Simone Eltvedt ... father is Vice President and Treasurer of L'Oreal USA; mother is a homemaker ... has older sister Louise and two younger siblings, Mickey and Maya ... grandmother Portia Eltvedt (maiden name Hancock) swam for Stanford and went to 1956 Melbourne Olympics as a replacement swimmer ... interested in studying physics ... has played the violin for 11 years ... enjoys dance and art.
Top Times - 100 fly: 54:05; 200 fly: 2:02.53; 100 back: 55.01; 50 free: 23.66; 100 free: 51.32.
Before Princeton - qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 fly ... multiple-time All-America honoree ... has been ranked in the national Top 10 in fly four times ... two-time recipient of the Mark Newcombe Award for the high-point swimmer of the Fairfield County Swim League ... helped Greenwich to four straight high school state championships ... holds Greenwich records in 100 free and 100 fly ... also holds six club records and numerous YMCA/YWCA records ... captained both her high school and club teams ... Metropolitan New York Top 10 honoree ... earned Walter Rothenheber Award as top female swimmer in Greenwich ... three-time Scholastic All-America ... placed fourth in the Pfizer Life Sciences category and earned First Honors at the Connecticut Science Fair ... High Honor student.
Personal - born Sept. 30, 1994 ... daughter of Kenneth and Sherry Karetnick ... father is a proprietary trader; mother is a homemaker ... has an older brother Jeffrey ... interested in studying chemical engineering ... enjoys skiing, horseback riding and reading.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.55; 100 free: 50.95; 200 free: 1:49.20; 100 fly: 54.76; 200 fly: 2:01.05; 200 IM: 2:03.32.
Before Princeton - named 2011-12 Minnesota Athlete of the Year ... five-time Minnesota State High School League champion ... led Edina High to 2010 and 2011 team championships; served as team captain ... led Edina Swim Club to state championship ... holds seven high school records and 11 club records ... eight-time individual All-America ... nominated for Swimming Athlete of the Year twice ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America ... Edina Scholar ... captain of the mock trial team.
Personal - born May 15, 1994 ... daughter of Ron and Linda Larson ... both parents are small business owners ... has a younger sister Nina ... interested in studying political science.
Top Times - 50 free: 22.99; 100 free: 50.40; 200 free: 1:52.14.
Before Princeton - two-time New Jersey state champion in the 100 free and one-time state champion in the 50 free ... qualified for USA Swimming Long Course Junior Nationals three times; qualified and competed in 2009 US Open ... four-year competitor in the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships ... won Somerset County and Skyland Conference titles in the 50 and 100 all four years ... holds Montgomery High records in 50 and 100 free; also holds New Jersey Swimming 50 free record and numerous records for club team ... served as team captain for Montgomery ... two-time Courier News, Star Ledger and Princeton Packet Swimmer of the Year ... three-time member of the Women's Scholastic All-America Team ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - born Nov. 20, 1993 ... daughter of David and Susan Lydzinski ... father is a marketing manager; mother is a technology manager ... has a younger sister Kara ... plays the bass clarinet ... member of both the Girl Scouts and church Youth Group ... interested in studying engineering.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.28; 100 free: 50.39; 200 free: 1:48.35; 200 fly: 2:01.20.
Before Princeton - four-time Connecticut State Open champion (two times in the 50 free, two in the 100 free) ... 2010 YMCA national champion (200 medley relay) ... won the 2010 and 2011 Connecticut Class L championships in both the 50 and 100 free ... two-time conference champion in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... two-time qualifier for Summer Junior Nationals ... five-time participant at YMCA Nationals ... holds 10 high school records, including seven individual ... also holds multiple club records ... served as Pomperaug High captain as a senior ... four-time NISCA All-America ... 2011 Betty Philcox Swimmer of the Year ... two-time CIAC Class L MVP and one-time State Open MVP ... 10-time all-state honoree ... 2011 Connecticut High School Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete honoree ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America ... 2012 CIAC Scholar-Athlete ... 2011 recipient of the Society of Women's Engineers Award ... America Physics Teacher Award and Alliance Francaise of Greater Waterbury Award recipient ... class valedictorian ... National Honor Society and French Honor Society member ... Tri-M Music Honor Society member ... lettered one year in lacrosse.
Personal - born Jan. 22, 1994 ... daughter of Robert and Sharon McDonald ... father is a physician; mother is an accountant ... mother swam at University of Buffalo, while father ran track at University of Rochester ... has an older brother Matthew ... may study engineering or biology ... has played violin since she was three years old ... enjoys cooking.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.27; 100 free: 51.17.
Before Princeton - 2012 Texas 5A state champion in the 50 free; placed second in the state final as a junior ... qualified for Summer Juniors, Winter Nationals and Winter Juniors ... holds nine records for King High, including seven individual; four records are in freestyle events ... served as team captain senior season ... two-time All-America in the 50 free ... earned 2012 All-America consideration in the 100 free ... named Corpus Christi Caller Times Swimmer of the Year in both 2010 and 2011 ... four-year recipient of King High Most Outstanding Swimmer ... National Merit Finalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree ... Vice-President of the National Honor Society and the Chemistry Club ... delegate of the Superintendent Student Ambassador Council ... member of the Spanish National Honor Society ... member of the King High School Challenge Team.
Personal - born Oct. 23, 1993 ... daughter of Ben Meisenheimer and Jenny Lin ... father is an anesthesiologist; mother is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... both father an uncle swam for Eastern Kentucky University ... interested in studying in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs ... enjoys tap dancing, reading, traveling and skiing.
Beverly Le Nguyen
Top Times - 200 IM: 2:02; 400 IM: 4:17; 100 fly: 55.0; 200 fly: 1:59.
Before Princeton - competed at both Junior and Senior Nationals ... chosen for the Western Select Zone Camp and the Sierra Nevada Olympic Training Center Camp ... owns Davis Senior High records in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... served as high school team captain ... named USA Swimming Scholastic All-America ... served as project coordinator for the California Scholarship Federation ... president of the Healthy Lifestyles Club.
Personal - born Dec. 17, 1983 ... daughter of Hong Le and Mau Nguyen ... father is a computer programmer; mother is a computer engineer ... has an older brother Vincent ... interested in studying in the field of life sciences or medicine ... enjoys reading, drawing and camping.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.71; 100 free: 51.16; 100 breast: 104.06; 200 IM: 2:04.54.
Before Princeton - invited to the 2011 Speedo Summer Junior Nationals and the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals ... competed at the 2012 NCSA Junior Nationals ... won sectional title in 200 IM and conference title in 100 free ... helped high school team to state runner-up as a junior ... has been part of three record-setting relays at Loyola Academy ... served as team co-captain ... Loyola Scholar ... two-time USA Swimming Academic All-America ... Dumbach Scholar ... member of the Chinese Honors Society ... participated in the Yearbook.
Personal - born Dec. 27, 1993 ... daughter of Richard Remick and Tierney Boyd Remick '83 ... both mother and grandfather Darrell Boyd '48 attended Princeton ... father is CEO of IMS, a division of Omnicom; mother is the Global Managing Director of Korn Ferry International ... has older twin brothers, Dylan and Spencer ... interested in studying either biology or political science ... enjoys traveling and making jewelry.
Top Times - 200 IM: 2:00.99; 400 IM: 4:18; 100 fly: 54.3; 200 fly: 2:00.5; 100 back: 54.2; 200 back: 1:57.5.
Before Princeton - won the YMCA national championship in the 200 IM ... invited to USA Senior Nationals and USA Junior Nationals ... USA Junior National finalist ... multiple-time finalist at YMCA Nationals ... invited to USA Zone Select Camp and USA National Select Camp ... holds multiple records at York Suburban High ... three-time USA Swimming Academic All-America ... member of the Distinguished Honor Roll ... active in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Harmony and SADD ... secretary of the Spanish Honor Society.
Personal - born Feb. 20, 1994 ... daughter of Andy and Judy Stewart ... father swam for Bucknell ... has a younger sister Tessa and two younger brothers, Noah and Coleman ... uncle attended Princeton in the Class of 1984 ... interested in studying psychology ... enjoys reading and writing.
Top Times - n/a.
Before Princeton - started the high school diving team at Lexington High and won the 2010 state championship ... has medaled every year at AAU Nationals since 2005 ... five-time competitor in the U.S. Summer Nationals ... captain of her swimming and diving team ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of the class council.
Personal - born May 24, 1994 ... daughter of Ivan and Dana Zitkovsky ... father is a patent attorney; mother is an emergency room physician ... has a younger sister Emily ... interested in studying chemistry ... enjoys baking, running and yoga.