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Jana Ruimerman
Position: Back/Individual Medley
Height: 5'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Grandview HS
Major: Civil Engineering
Born: 10/23/1990
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Jana Ruimerman Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2013

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
2011 All-SEC Second Team
LSU Record-Holder in the 400 medley relay
2010 USA Swimming National Championships Participant

SENIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Leaves LSU as a record holder in the 400 medley relay and ranks third in the program’s history in the 200 backstroke (1:57.14)… Swam a trio of NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and the 400 individual medley … Set all of her season lows at the Phil Hansel midseason invite … Recorded a 10th place swim in the 200 back (1:57.33) at the midseason meet … Won the ‘C’ final of the 100 back (54.85) with the eighth fastest recorded time at the Phil Hansel Invite … Ended her 400 IM run in 11th place with a mark of 4:17.57 at the midseason meet … Finished 26th in the 200 back (1:58.12) at the SEC Championships … Touched the wall first in the 200 back (2:01.57) in a home win over NC State … Took second in the 200 back (2:00.61) in a dual victory over Alabama … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earner her fourth varsity letter …

JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Showed her versatility in key roles and finished as the team’s top 200 backstroker … Registered a pair of consolation final performances at the SEC Championships in both back stroke events … Raced to 12th in the 200 back (1:58.41) and 14th in the 100 back (55.80) with season low swims at the conference meet … Cranked out a 20th place finish in the 400 IM (4:20.09) at SEC’s … Competed in the SEC Championships, every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Posted a career best 4:18.74 in the 400 IM at the Tennessee Invitational … Finished first after leading off the 200 medley relay (1:45.18), first in the 200 back (2:02.41), second in the 400 IM (4:26.81), third in the 100 back (57.82) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:09.09) in a victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Notched a first place finish in the 1000 free with a career low 10:12.67 and second in the 200 back in a victory over Alabama … Too first in the 1000 free in a victory over Tulane … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Stepped up significantly to give LSU a solid backstroke leg on relays and saw her efforts rewarded with All-America and All-SEC recognition … Held the team’s fastest times in both backstroke events and recorded a pair of program top-five marks … Helped LSU’s 200 medley relay earn 10th and honorable mention All-America honors at NCAA’s … Also led off the women’s school-record 400 medley relay (3:37.29) in a personal best of 54.58 on the backstroke leg, swam to 38th in the 200 back (1:57.67) and notched 49th in the 100 back (55.13) … Led off the women’s silver-medal 200 medley relay, which posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:36.91, at SEC’s … Raced to 13th in the 200 back with a personal best and second-best mark in school history, 1:57.14, took 15th in the 100 back (54.96) and registered 23rd in the 400 individual medley with a program top-10 time of 4:19.91 … Recorded third in the 200 back (1:59.53), fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:22.42) and sixth in the 100 back (57.22) at the Cougar Classic Invitational … Swept the backstroke events in a quadruple meet versus Houston, Rice and Tulane … Won the 200 back and claimed second in the 100 back in a road win over Alabama … Topped the field in the 100 back at the Florida Atlantic Invite … Reached the wall first in the 100 back in a road win over Tulane … Secured runner-up honors in the 200 back at nationally-ranked Texas A&M … Finished second in both backstroke events in a home victory over Florida State … Delivered second in the 100 back at the Florida International Invite … Received her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10)
Enjoyed a solid first season in the backstroke events … Competed in 11 dual meets, Houston’s Cougar Classic Invitational and the SEC Championships … Placed 26th in the 400 IM (4:25.85), 27th in the 200 back (2:01.77) and 28th in the 100 back (56.95) at SEC’s … Earned sixth in the 200 back at the Cougar Classic and posted a 15th-place finish in the 100 back … Swam to victory in the 200 back against nationally-ranked Auburn with a personal best of 1:59.07, fourth in school history … Shattered a pool record in a win at UNO in the 200 back (2:02.97) to take first-place and also claimed the victory in the 100 back in New Orleans … Recorded first-place in the 100 back at Florida Atlantic and took second in the 200 free … Registered second in the 200 back (2:00.73) at nationally-ranked Florida … Notched second in the 200 back versus Alabama … Received her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
An all-around swimmer who specialized in backstroke, middle-distance freestyle and individual medley races at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. … Holds the school record in the 500 free and was a member of a state runner-up 200 medley relay squad … Possesses top times of 2:01.38 and 4:28.11 in the 200 back and 400 IM, respectively … Coached by Kathy McDavid and Jenny Bailey.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 23, 1990 in Knoxville, Tenn. … Parents are Jim and Judi Ruimerman … Has one brother, Eric … Plans to major in civil engineering.

JANA’S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke, 54.58, 2011 NCAA Championships
200 backstroke , 1:57.14, 2011 SEC Championships
400 IM, 4:17.57, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
1000 freestyle, 10:12.76, 2011 vs. Alabama

JANA’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 backstroke, 54.85, Phil Hansel Invite
200 backstroke, 1:57.33, Phil Hansel Invite
400 IM, 4:17.57, Phil Hansel Invite

 

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