The Terriers sweep the conference title for the first time since 1994
Jennifer Strasburger begins her ninth year as an assistant for the swimming and diving program. She works with all swimmers and divers, has recruiting responsibilities and organizes team travel. She came to BU after a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Cal-Berkeley.
While on the staff at Cal, Strasburger helped the Bears' team, featuring Olympians Stacianna Stitts (Sydney, 2000) and Natalie Coughlin (Athens, 2004 & Beijing 2008), finish eighth in the NCAA Championships in 2003 and sixth in 2004. Her duties involved assisting with recruiting, technique, team-building and training. She also helped run a summer camp for youth swimmers.
Strasburger was a decorated performer at the North Carolina. She earned honorable mention All-America status in each of her four seasons for the Tar Heels and was also an Academic All-American from 1999-00. She was the team captain in 1999-00 as a senior and helped the Tar Heels capture the ACC championship in 2000. She swam the 100-, 200- and 500-yard free as well as the 200-, 400- and 800-yard free relay and the 200- and 400-yard medley relay. She was on the conference championship-winning 200- and 800-yard freestyle relay teams as well as a two-time 400-yard medley relay title squad. Strasburger also was a three-time recipient of the Hill Carrow Spirit Award and she was awarded the Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate scholarship as a senior.
Strasburger has experience coaching club-level swim teams in the Seattle area and was also the assistant girl's swim coach at Mercer Island High School from 2000-02.
Strasburger is a native of Mercer Island, Wash. She earned her B.A. in political science at UNC (`00). She earned her masters degree in public policy in 2004 at Cal's Goldman School of Public Policy.