Swimming and Diving
Marlene Niemi
Position: Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke
Height: 6'1"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Vantaa, Finland
High School: Makelanrinne Secondary
Born: 08/17/1992
Marlene Niemi Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/30/2013

2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 NCAA Qualifier

Competed in dual meets against Centenary, Vanderbilt and Auburn before leaving the team for personal reasons.

Sparkled in her debut season in the sprint freestyle and breaststroke events … Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors after being the only freshman to qualify for the championship final of the 50 free with the program’s fifth fastest time of 22.66 at the SEC Championships … Ended her 50 free run at the conference meet in eighth place with a mark of 23.03 … Posted a career best 100 breast time of 1:04.08 and career best 100 free time of 50.81 at SEC’s … Swam in the 200 free relay, the 50 free and the 200 medley relay at NCAA’s … In addition to the postseason, competed in every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Earned gold in the 50 free (23.57) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Took silver in the 50 free (23.90) in a victory over Alabama … Finished third in the 100 free (52.55) against Florida … Posted a pair of victories in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay in a victory over Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.

One of the premier prep sprinters from the international ranks … A member of the CollegeSwimming.com Top 25 … A Finnish national champion who competed at multiple European Championships and elite international competitions … Boasts blistering long-course marks of 25.65 and 56.43 in the 50m and 100m freestyle … Also holds a mark of 25.23 in the short-course 50m free …

Born August 17, 1992, in Helsinki, Finland … Parents are Jorma and Kaija Niemi … Has one sister, Susanne … Plans to major in art and design.

50 freestyle, 22.66, 2012 SEC Championships
100 freestyle, 50.81, 2012 SEC Championships
100 breaststroke, 1:04.08, 2012 SEC Championships


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