THIS SEASON:A talented backstroker and freestyler with international experience, 2014 sophomore Joanna Stenkvist is a versatile swimmer who has already proven to be a valuable dual meet and post-season scorer.
2013: Stenkvist competed at the 2013 NCAA Championships as a freshman, taking 31st in the 100y back (53.63), 32nd in the 200y back (1:55.49) and 54th in the 500y free (4:49.52) ... Stenkvist's 2013 Pac-12 was highlighted by a final appearance in the 200y back, taking fifth (1:54.16, PR) ... She was also 11th in the 100y back (53.58, with a 53.45 PR in prelims) and 18th in the 500y free (4:45.69, PR) ... Stenkvist was a finalist in the 200y back at the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals, finishing eighth (1:56.82) after qualifying fifth in prelims. She was also fifth in the `B' final of the 500y free (4:47.42), seventh in the `B' final of the 100y back (54.41) and third in the `C' final of the 200y free (1:47.35) ... Stenkvist represented Sweden at the 2013 World University Games and helped her team reach the finals in the 400m and 800m free relays and the 400m medley relay, which finished eighth, and seventh and eighth, respectively. She led off the 800m free and 400m medley units and anchored the 400m free squad. She swam in the semifinals of the 200m free (2:01.28) and the 200m back (2:13.86), taking 11th in both. She was also 15th in the 400m free (4:19.92) and 20th in the 100m back (1:03.71).
HIGH SCHOOL: Stenkvist, a Swedish native who attended Panther Creek High in Cary, N.C., was a seven-time North Carolina state champion and a prep All-American. She is the state record holder in the 200y back in multiple age groups and also holds the 500y free mark (15-16). She was the 2011 Co-MVP of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 4-A Championships after winning the 100y and 200y free (she once held the state record in the latter race). She swam for Sweden at the 2010 World Championships, reaching the semifinals of the 100m and 200m back and swimming the 200m free. At the 2010 European Junior Championships, she won the 400m free and was third in the 200m back, and, at the 2010 European Championships, she earned a silver as the leadoff on Sweden's 400m free relay. The Swedish record holder in the 200m back, she won that race at the 2011 Swedish Championships and was second in the 200m free. She competed in a variety of events at the 2011 U.S. Junior Nationals, reaching the finals of the 100m and 200m back. She won the 200m back at the 2010 Austin Grand Prix.
CLUB: Raleigh Swimming Association.
PERSONAL: She was born on Feb. 10, 1994 in Stockholm, Sweden, and is an accounting major.
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