Team Compiled a GPA of 3.2
Saints Jump Two Spots in Final Day
Five Saints Finish With Career Best Times
Youthful Saints In Search Of First MAAC Crown
Team Will Now Concentrate on the MAAC Championships
2011-12: One of the top swimmers on the Siena squad and the MAAC...Won 12 events throughout the year...Broke her own school record in the 200 breast in the MAAC Championships with a time of 2:20.77...Won four events against Holy Cross winning the 400 medley relay, 100 and 200 breast, and the 200 IM...Even had a long distance win in the 1000 free in a tri-meet against Bryant and Niagara...Finished first in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM in that same meet...Took home three events in the meet against Long Island...MAAC All-Academic Team selection
2010-11:Established herself as one of the top swimmers in the MAAC, winning 15 events...Swam third on MAAC Championship-winning 400 medley relay team (3:51.87) that shattered the program's record by over four seconds...Also significantly lowered her own 200 breast record at MAAC Championships, finishing second (2:21.01) and bringing down the mark by over three seconds...Also finished third in 100 fly (:57.08) at the meet, swimming the third-fastest time in program history in the process...MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
2009-10:Earned first varsity win in 200 medley relay at C.W. Post (1:50.78)...Came on strong at end of season, finishing third in 200 breast (2:24.12) and fourth in 100 fly (57.81) at MAAC Championships...Time in 200 breast was over two and a half seconds faster than any other Siena swimmer has ever recorded.
BEFORE SIENA:Earned four letters in swimming at Mark T. Sheehan...Also participated in outdoor track earning two letters while competing in the 400-meter shot put, discus, javelin and high jump...National Honors Society SCC All-Scholar Athlete...Two-time Record Journal Scholar Athlete...Participated and volunteered in a number of extracurricular activities including Homeless Shelter dinners, peer ministry, Special Olympics and taught underprivileged children how to swim.
PERSONAL:Born July 30, 1991...The daughter of John and Dae-Ellen Bjornberg...Has a younger brother, Josh...A biochemistry major who aspires to be a pediatric psychiatrist...Chose Siena for the small school atmosphere, location and class size...Also recruited to swim by Marist.
KUETERMAN ON BJORNBERG: "We really look to her leadership. I look forward to her having a great senior year and really finish off a great career that she is having for us so far."
WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT SIENA COLLEGE: Small classes and welcoming environment
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ANOTHER FIVE YEARS: Having attended Grad school and working
MY FAVORITE CLASS AT SIENA IS: Cellular Biology was my favorite class
MY FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUSIS: Patricia Brown Study Room
OTHER SPORTS I LIKE TO FOLLOW AT SIENA INCLUDE: Waterpolo
WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT SIENA SWIMMING AND DIVING: How close the team is and how we have become a family
WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT COACH KUETERMAN: Sense of humor and reliability
MY SUPERSTITIONS ARE: I always shake my hands before I race and tap my collar bone during the national anthem
IF I DIDN'T SWIM AND DIVE I WOULD: Dance
MY MOST EMBARRASSING SPORT MOMENT: Getting DQ'd in 200 fly when I broke the record for a flutterkick
MY MOST OVERUSED PHRASE IN TEXT MESSAGING IS: "LOL"
ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME: I hate getting wet
MY HIDDEN TALENT IS: I have some gymnastic skills
IF I COULD BE ON A REALITY TV SHOW, IT WOULD BE: WHY? The Glee Project because I love Glee and to sing and would love to be on it
WHAT IS ONE THING, YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT: Water to drink, I don't really like to drink anything else
IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, I WOULD GO TO: WHY? Southern France because it is beautiful and I love the culture
MY HOBBIES ARE: Sleepin and eating as well as TV watching
MY BIGGEST FEAR IS: I really hate the noise of bees or flies by my ears so I gess that
IF I WERE A CRAYON, I WOULD BE THIS COLOR: WHY? Orange because it's my favorite
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I HAVE GOTTEN IS: Always take it 1 day, 1 thing, 1 step at a time
THE PERSON WHO HAS HELPED ME THE MOST: My mom she is so full of advice and love. I don't know how I would have accomplished anything without her support.
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Summer Sander (Old 200 Fly Olympian)
PRO SPORTS TEAM: Don't really follow sports at all, like to watch anyone live though
FOOD: Pizza (Obssesed!)
FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM: Mint cookie (Ben and Jerry)
PIZZA TOPPING: Extra cheese
HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
DAY OF THE WEEK: Sunday
TV SHOW: Glee and Once Upon a time
SONG: Inside Out by Eve G
ARTIST: The Counting Crows
ACTOR/ACTRESS: Johnny Depp/ Anne Hathaway
BOOK: Crank and anything else by Ellen Hopkins
LUCKY NUMBER: 44
iPHONE APP: I have a Droid and Dice Me "Yahtzee"
RADIO STATION: Any Country Station
PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @Uberfacts