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Sigrun Sverrisdottir
Position: Free
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Reykjavik, Iceland,
High School: Menntaskolinn vid Hannrahlid
Experience: 3 Letters
Sigrun Sverrisdottir - Bio
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 08/26/2010
JUNIOR (2011-12): Sigrun Sverrisdottir was one of Arkansas’ most consistent performers in freestyle events her junior year, swimming every distance from the 50 to the 1,650. Sverrisdottir earned 10 top five finishes, including eight in the top three. She was tenacious against top teams Auburn and Florida early on, placing third in the 100 free against Florida in 52.26, second in the 200 free against the Gators in 1:50.54, and third in the 1,000 free against Auburn with a time of 10:05.54, a season-best. Sverrisdottir was a high scorer at the Rice Invitational for Arkansas, placing third in the 500 free with a time of 4:52.27, her fastest of the year. Her top 100 free swim of the year came at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 51.57, and her fastest 200 free swim was at the SEC Championships, where she clocked 1:49.15 to place 15th and score for the team. Sverrisdottir clocked her fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational, where she finished in 16:32.56 for fifth place. Competing unattached at the Columbus Grand Prix after the regular season, Sverrisdottir broke two Icelandic national records, swimming the 400 meter freestyle in 4:20.42 and the 800 meter freestyle in 8:53.76. She broke a record held since 1991 in the 400, and broke her own 2009 record in the 800.

SOPHOMORE (2010-2011): In her second year with the Razorbacks, Sverrisdottir established herself among Arkansas greats when she broke into the records books with her personal best 200 freestyle time of 1:47.63 at the Southeastern Conference Championships. Her mark puts her second behind Katie Kastes. In the 50 free she set a season-best time of 24.39 at the Razorbacks' first home dual against Missouri and SEC foe South Carolina (Nov. 5). Her top finish in the event came against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers when she placed fourth with a time of 24.46. Sverrisdottir marked a season-best finish of fifth in the 100 free at both the BYU meet (Dec. 3) and the Tulane/North Texas (Oct. 9) double dual meet. Her season-best time for the event came in the middle of the season at the Purdue Invitational where she clocked 51.77.

FRESHMAN (Spring 2010): Sigrun Sverrisdottir competed in five events as a freshman, posting seven top-10 finishes, including a win against Utah in the 500 freestyle. Sverrisdottir posted her three best times of the season at the 2010 SEC Championships, her top finish in the 200 free was 20th in the preliminaries.

Sverrisdottir joined the Arkansas team in January 2010. Before arriving in Fayetteville, she represented her home country of Iceland at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, competing in the 200 free. She also competed at the 2008 European Championships and is the Icelandic National Champion and National Record Holder in the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle events.

PERSONAL: Sigrun Bra Sverrisdottir was born March 23, 1990 in Reykjavik, Iceland, to Sverrir Benjaminsson and Malfridur Sigurhansdottir. She has a sister named Gudrun and one brother named Benjamin Sverrisson. She chose Arkansas because of the great swimming program and good academics.

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