Women's Swimming

Amanda Podczerwinski  
Amanda Podczerwinski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Algonquin, Ill.

High School:
Harry D. Jacobs

Height:
5-11

Event:
Back/IM


AS A JUNIOR:
  • Member of team that finished second in the 200 yard free relay vs. UVM 11/2 (1:50.31)
  • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team
AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Honored by College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for academic success
  • Earned her top 50 Free time in 25.67 against Canisius (11/17)
  • Earned several top season times at the ECAC Championships in the 100 Free, 200 Free and the 200 Back
  • at the NE Catholic Invite(10/18) she earned her top 400 IM time of the season with 5:02.79
  • Named to MAAC All-Academic Team
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • First place finisher in nine individual events during her freshman season
  • Won the 100 back against Niagara and Bryant (1:00.82), Holy Cross (1:03.12), and Sacred Heart (1:02.24)
  • Also found success in the 200 back, winning meets against Holy Cross (2:16.42), and Canisius and Gannon (2:10.18)
  • Was also the Saints main contributor in the 200 IM with victories against Canisius and Ganno (2:13.86), Bryant and Niagara (2:13.00), Vermont (2:20.15), and St. Francis (2:24.29)
  • Helped the 200 free relay finish sixth in the MAAC Championships, clocking with a time of 1:38.75

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Earned two varsity letters at Harry D. Jacobs before swimming with her club team year-round as a junior and senior
  • Conference champion in the 500 free as a freshman and 400 free relay as a sophomore
  • Finished sixth in 200 back at state championships as a sophomore
  • A Speedo Sectionals and Grand Prix qualifier

PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of David and Susan Podczerwinski
  • Has two younger twin sisters, Brittany and Courtney
  • Enjoys participating in triathlons, reading, and hanging out with friends in her spare time
  • A biochemistry and pre-med major who wants to attend medical school
  • Chose Siena for the athletic and academic opportunities it provided
  • Also recruited by Evansville, Illinois State, and Youngstown State.

KUETERMAN ON PODCZERWINSKI:
    "She will add depth to our backstroke events this year. I look for her to have a solid junior year and help us move up in the MAAC championships."

GETTING TO KNOW AMANDA PODCZERWINSKI:
    Major: Chemistry
    Twitter handle: @amandapodz
    Nickname: "Podz" or "The Podzinator"
    What I like most about my sport: Competitiveness
    My biggest fear:Drowning
    My before game/meet routine: Have a dance party with the team
    Three words that describe me:Optimistic, peppy, busy bee
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Adam Levine
    My dream car: Diamond Lamborghini
    Favorite Movie: Elf
    Number: 1
    Song: Little Bird by Ed Sheeran
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