Clare Slagel

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  • Event: Backstroke
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
  • High School: Hempstead

Luther's first national champion in swimming, claiming the 200 backstroke title…five-time NCAA III All-American thanks to a 2013 fourth place finish in the 100 backstroke and third place finish in the 200 backstroke, a '14 third place finish in the 100 backstroke, 7th place finish in the 200 medley relay and finishing 10th in the 400 freestyle relay…holds four individual school records in the 500 freestyle (4:58.91), 100 backstroke (55.31) and 200 backstroke (1:58.38)…also swam on 200 medley (1:43.29) and 400 (3:49.34) medley relay teams that set school records…an Iowa conference Winter Sports all-academic team honoree (3.5 GPA or higher)…also a CSCAA Scholar All-American and named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American DIII Women's At Large team…four-year letter winner while at Hempstead High…Mississippi Valley Conference all-conference performer and was also named Athlete of the Year…also earned first team all-state honors…set seven school records…member of National Honor Society…daughter of Daniel and Karen Slagel.