Danielle Beckwith
Danielle Beckwith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton

Height:
5-9

Position:
Free

2011-12: Won the 1000 free four times, posting marks of 10:17.37, 10:08.67, 10:09.94 and 10:06.68 at the Milwaukee, Arizona, Northwestern, and Green Bay Duals, respectively ... earned the top time in the 500 free at three different meets: Milwaukee (5:03.56), Northwestern (4:55.69) and Green Bay (4:56.37) ... went on to place 17th in the same event at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:47.74 ... raced to three third-place marks in the relays, with one coming in the 400 free relay at the Minnesota Dual (3:33.45), and the other two coming in the 800 free relay at the Big Ten Quad Duals (7:23.35) and the Big Ten Championships (7:07.18) ... boasted a string of strong showings in the 1650 free, taking fifth at the Texas Invitational (16:25.64), second at the USC Dual (16:41.10), and eighth at the Big Ten Championships (16:18.31) ... earned NCAA 'B' qualifying times in four events: the 200 free, 500 free, 1650 free and as a member of the 800 free relay

Of Note: 2010 Academic All-Big Ten

2010-11:
Finished seventh in the 1650-yard freestyle (personal-best 16:20.28) and 14th in the 500-yard freestyle (personal-best 4:46.68) at the Big Ten Championships ... also finished 21st in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.74) at the Big Tens ... finished 2nd in the 1650-yard freestyle finals (16:26.20) and 1st in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:20.31, good for an NCAA 'B' qualifying time) at the Texas Invitational ... also swam in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.53, 12th overall), the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.98, 21st overall), and the 100-yard freestyle (53.67, 32nd overall) at the Texas Invitational ... led the Badgers with three individual wins (200, 500, 1000 free) at the Northwestern Dual ... placed 1st in the 500 yard freestyle and the 1000 yard freestyle at the Milwaukee and Iowa Duals ... finished 2nd in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:00.45), 6th in the 200 yard freestyle (1:53.60) and 5th in the 500 yard freestyle (4:59.46) at the Arizona Dual ... finished 2nd in the 1000 yard freestyle with a personal-best 9:56.82 at the Minnesota Dual

2009-10: Finished fifth in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships in 16:22.09 ... Also at the Big Tens finished 17th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.25 and finished 23rd in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.60 ... Finished 1st in the 500-yard freestyle at the Green Bay Dual with a time of 4:56.59 ... placed 1st in the 1000-yard freestyle at the Northwestern Dual with a time of 10:08.68 ... won the 1650-yard freestyle at the Hawaii Dual in 16:42.84 ... set a personal best time in the 1000-yard freestyle at the Minnesota Dual with a time of 10:02:58 ... part of the Badgers' first place effort in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.30) at the Green Bay Dual ... 2010 Academic All-Big Ten

2008-09: Finished 13th in the 1650 yard freestyle at the Big Ten Conference Championships (Feb. 21), setting a personal-best time of 16:30.96 ... also set personal bests in the 200 free and 500 free at Big Ten meet, finishing 20th in the 200 free (1:49.05) and 21st in the 500 free (4:48.49) ... won 1650-yard freestyle at Texas Invitational (Dec. 6) in 16:39.78

Prep: Was part of Wisconsin Division 1 state championship 400 free relay team in 2004 ... holds state high school records in 800 free and 1500 free ... two-time NISCA All-American, in 400 free (2004) and 200 medley relay (2005) ... won 800 free and 800 free relay titles at 2008 Speedo Sectional Meet while swimming for Badger Aquatics Club ... school record-holder in 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... two-year team captain ... played three years of varsity basketball, advancing to state tournament in 2008 ... served as vice president of student council as freshman and sophomore

Personal: Born in Cedarburg, Wis. ... parents are Ken and Sandy Beckwith ... mother, Sandy, was a pom pom girl while attending UW ... cousin, Don Laine, played football at UW from 1999-2001 ... has a younger sister, Kayla, and a younger brother, Kyle ... major is elementary education


Personal Bests (SCY)
50 Free: 25.40 (11/5/2011)
100 Free: 51.21 (12/1/2011)
200 Free: 1:47.63 (3/15/2012)
500 Free: 4:44.89 (2/15/2012)
1000 Free: 9:56.82 (10/29/2010)
1650 Free: 16:18.31 (2/15/2012)

Personal Bests (LCM)
200 Free: 2:06.60 (8/4/2008)
400 Free: 4:22.87 (6/26/2009)
800 Free: 8:52.90 (8/4/2009)
1000 Free: 10:00.04 (1/14/2012)
1500 Free: 17:01.10 (8/4/2009)

Honorable Mention All-America Awards (1):

2012 (1)
800 Free Relay: 15th (7:08.79)

At theNCAA Championships

2012
500 Free: 36th (4:45.76)
200 Free: 44th (1:47.63)
800 Free Relay: 15th (7:08.79)
1650 Free: 26th (16:26.07)

At the Big Ten Championships

2011
200 Free: 21st (1:48.74)
500 Free: 14th (4:46.68)
1650 Free: 7th (16:20.28)

2010
200 Free: 23rd (1:49.60)
500 Free: 17th (4:48.25)
1650 Free: 5th (16:22.09)

2009
500 Free: 21st (4:48.49)
200 Free: 20th (1:49.05)
1650 Free: 13th (16:30.96)

National Competitions
2009 U.S. Open
800 Free: 16th (8:52.90)
1500 Free: 20th (17:01.10)

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