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    Harper Bruens     
     
      Harper Bruens
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Boca Raton High School

Position:
Freestyle

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CAREER HONORS
ALL-AMERICA CERTIFICATES (3)
2014 - 3

SEC MEDAL COUNT (4)
Silver: 3

2014: 200 MR, 200 FR, 400 FR
Bronze: 1
2013: 400 FR

CAREER AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (2nd Team)

2014-15 - JUNIOR
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Aided by a 52.00 time, Bruens won the 100-yard freestyle at UNCW.
  • Swam the third leg to help the quartet of Bruens, Molly Hannis, Faith Johnson and Cherelle Thompson win the season's first event: the 200 Medley Relay.
  • Earned her second solo victory of the season at Queens, swimming a 23.76 to win the 50-yard freestyle
  • Swam a pair of 100 Free legs against IU and UK: a 50.99 to take third in the 100 Free and a 52.11 split to help earn second place in the 400 FR
  • Swam the third leg of the 200 MR to help the UT A Relay team earn a second place finish against IU and UK

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (2nd Team)

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed in all five meets during the fall semester, primarily competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle races
  • Placed second three times in the 50 freestyle during the fall against South Carolina, Louisville and Indiana/Kentucky. She had a fall-best time 23.23 at Georgia Tech
  • Scored three top-three finishes in t he 100 freestyle, including a fall-best time of 51.09 against Indiana/Kentucky
  • Placed 3rd in 50 freestyle (23.57), 5th in 200 freestyle (1:53.32), and posted a career best time (2:13.84) in the 200 IM in meet against Missouri and Virginia Tech.
  • Posted season highs in 50 freestyle (23.11) and 100 freestyle (50.68) against Georgia, placing 5th in both events.

SEC RECAP

  • Won three silver medals in the 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and the 200 Medley Relay
  • The combined time of 3:12.76 in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay is an NCAA automatic qualifying time
  • Bruens helped UT win a silver medal in the 200 Freestyle Relay in 1:28.37, clinching another NCAA automatic qualifying time
  • Along with Lauren Solernou, Molly Hannis and Faith Johnson, Bruens swam a season high time of 1:35.81 en route to a silver medal. The current SEC record holders in the event were less than a second off the record time.

NCAA RECAP

  • Helped the Vols to 5th place in the 200 freestyle relay.
  • Helped the Vols to 2nd place in the 200 medley relay.
  • Helped the Vols to 7th place in the 400 freestyle relay.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Won first career races against UNC Wilmington, the 200 freestyle (1:54.91) and 100 freestyle (52.01). Only Lady Vol freshman to win multiple races
  • Took third in the 50 freestyle (23.48), fourth in the 100 freestyle (51.31) and fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.66) in a double dual meet against Kentucky and Indiana
  • Started home career with a trio of top four finishes in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events vs. Louisville
  • Swam a career best in the 100 butterfly against Ohio State (57.56)
  • Set five new career bests at the Tennessee Invitational to end her first semester as a Lady Vol. She reached the A-cut finals in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle races

SEC RECAP

  • Part of the Lady Vols' third-place 400 freestyle relay team. She swam the third leg on the relay that finished in an A cut time of 3:14.18
  • Scored points in all her individual events, headlined by a 14th-place finish in the 100 freestyle in 49.16. Swam a 49.00 in the prelims, an NCAA B cut time
  • Finished 16th in the 50 freestyle (22.75)
  • Took 17th in the 200 freestyle in a career best 200 free time (1:46.87)

NCAA RECAP:

  • Took 24th in the 50 freestyle (22.49) and 44th in the 100 freestyle (49.63)
  • Swam in the morning prelims of the 200 freestyle relay, helping the Lady Vols to the A final, which the team won that night
  • Took 2nd in the Florida meet in the 100 freestyle, with her season best time of 50.07.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Excelled in the sprint freestyles and qualified for the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials in the 50-meter freestyle where she finished 96th in 26.53
  • Won the 3A state title in the 100 freestyle as a senior at Boca Raton
  • Competed as a member of Swim Fort Lauderdale and FLA Aquatics
  • Ranked No. 121 nationally in the recruiting class by collegeswimming.com.

PERSONAL
  • Born August 26, 1994
  • Parents: Mark and Hope Bruens
  • Recipient of the Doug and Ruby Ketner Women's Athletic Endowed Scholarship
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