Abbi  Terveer

Abbi Terveer


Lima, Ohio

High School:
Shawnee H.S.


Sprint freestyle


Lima YMCA (Coach: Jim Weaver)


"Abbi has all of the pieces in place for a tremendously successful senior year. As a returning captain, she has leadership experience that we will rely on all year. As one of the best athletes on the team, she has adapted extremely well to the changes we have made this year. As someone who has just missed scoring at SEC's individually, she brings a level of fire and intensity to the season that will insure that her final year will be one that serves as a model for everyone in the classes behind her."


50y freestyle:23.69
100y freestyle:51.02


2004-05: Member of 200 and 400y freestyle relay squads which shattered school records at the Southeastern Conference Championships...Earned fifth place in the 100y free at the Georgia Tech Invite...Terveer also was a key contributor as a member of the Lady Vol relay squads at the event, helping UT win the 400y free relay and earn three additional top-five finishes...Continued her strong performance at Northwestern by taking third and sixth in the 50 and 100y free...Swam second leg of the victorious 200y free relay squad against the Wildcats and also helped three other relays snare fourth place...Strong start to campaign with two third-place efforts in UT's win over Richmond, and also anchored 200y medley relay squad which touched the wall first...Scored points in the Lady Vol triumph against SEC rival Kentucky with a second and third-place finish...Other highlights on the season including swimming with relays that claimed wins at Arkansas and Florida...Also finished fourth in the 50y free against the Gators.

2003-04: Improved personal record in the 50y freestyle to a time of 23.69 at the SEC Championships, which ranked as the 16th fastest Lady Vol swimmer...Also etched her name into the record books as the 15th-fastest Big Orange swimmer in the 100y freestyle at the Championships with a time of 51:02...Continued to be an important member of the UT relay squad...Member of the record-setting squad of the 400y medley relay which blazed to a time of 3:42.61...That squad finished in fourth-place at the SEC Championships...Also at the Championships, Terveer swam a leg on the 200y freestyle relay, helping the Big Orange to a fifth-place finish in the event...Claimed ten event titles on the year, including six victories in dual-meet action...Swept the 50 and 100y freestyle in dual-meet victories against Kentucky and Ohio State...Overall, finished in the top-five on 18 different occasions...Was a member of 13 relay squads which were victorious on the year...The number includes 10 crowns in dual-meets...Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll in recognition of academic achievement for the second-straight year.

2002-03: Proved to be a solid part of the Lady Vol relay squad as she helped set a UT record as the anchor of the 200y medley relay with a sixth-place 1:42.96 performance on Feb. 19 at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Auburn, Ala...Continued her impact on UT's relay teams as the lead leg of the 200y freestyle relay at SECs...The Lima, Ohio, native led Tennessee to a sixth-place finish in that event with a 1:33.13 clocking that at the time was eighth fastest in school history...Capped a productive rookie season with her initial event victory with a 23.89 in the 50y freestyle at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational to become the 15th-fastest Lady Vol in the event...Member of four relay title squads in the 400y freestyle relay (3:31.70 at LSU and 3:32.90 at Florida), 200y freestyle relay (1:33.99 at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational) and the 200y medley relay (1:44.73 at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational)...Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll in recognition of academic achievement.


HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in swimming and served as a team captain each of her high school years...Won state titles in the 50y free as a junior and senior and holds the state record in that event...Finished her prep career undefeated in the 50y and 100y free at dual meets...Holds school records in the 50y, 100y and 200y free events...State runner-up in the 50y free as a sophomore and 100y free as a junior and senior...Garnered all-district, all-league and all-state honors during each of her prep seasons...Team won conference and sectional championships during her junior and senior years...Also a standout athlete in soccer, in which she earned all-district honors as well as softball and track...Captained both the soccer and softball teams in addition to swimming as a senior...Served as senior class president and was a member of the National Honor Society.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Won YMCA Zone Championships in both the 50y and 100y free and is an 11-time qualifier for the YMCA Spring and Summer National meets...Qualified for the Speedo Junior National Championships four times, where she placed fourth in the 50y free and seventh in the 100y free during 2001...Has competed in both the U.S. Open Championships and Phillips 66 U.S. Nationals.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in psychology, with minors in family studies and women's studies...Father played baseball and basketball at Ball State University...Has several other relatives involved in sports, including grandfather David Terveer, who played baseball and basketball at St. Joseph's (Ind.) College and aunt Elizabeth Terveer, who played pro softball for the Michigan Travelers...Cousin John Monty St. Clair plays basketball at Miami (Ohio)...Enjoys traveling, shopping and listening to music in her free time ...Biggest sports influences on her have been her father and brother...Favorite car is a Jaguar...Favorite movie is The Notebook...Favorite pump-up artist is anyone from G-unit...Favorite dessert is peanut butter fudge...Daughter of Michael and Paige Terveer...Has one brother, Tyler, 19...Born Abbigail Lee Terveer on Aug. 29, 1984, in Lima, Ohio.



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