Clara Van Allen
AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-10: Set a personal record in the 500 free (5:01.27) with a 10th-place finish at the AE Championships ... Also placed seventh in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.03) and 12th in the 400 IM (4:31.68).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09: Swam in nine events at the 2009 America East Swimming and diving championships and setting five personal records throughout the year ... Set PRs in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.44), 200 breaststroke (2:22.65) finishing fourth, 400 individual medley (4:28.67), finishing fourth ... Also set records in 500 freestyle (5:09.56) and 1000 freestyle (10:36.36).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: As a freshman in 2007-08, was the second leg on the 800-free relay team that broke the school and conference record and took the championship title ... Placed fourth in the 400 IM with a lifetime-best 4:33.53 at the America East Championship ... Took home eighth-place honors in the 1650 free with a time of 17:34.54 - a lifetime best ... Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Graduated from North Central in 2007 ... Swam for Coach Mark Hesse on the North Central team ... Four-time all-conference member ... All-American as a junior and senior ... Won the Two Mile State Open Water Championship ... Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American ... State Finalist all four years of high school and on the club level ... Was a NISCA Junior National Qualifier senior year.
PERSONAL: Born on August 6, 1989, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Daughter of Mark and Jeannie Van Allen ... Enrolled in the School of Education as an elementary education major.