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Stephanie Pearce
Stephanie Pearce
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Turpin
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2013-2014: Pearce's season began with fourth-place finishes in both the 1000 freestyle and 500 freestyle against Purdue. She finished fourth in the 200 freestyle against Xavier and finished third in the 1000 freestyle and 500 freestyle against Akron. Pearce earned her first individual win of the season against Bowling Green in the 1650 freestyle. Against Ball State, Pearce took second in the 1000 freestyle and first in the 500 freestyle. At the Miami Invitational, Pearce took first in the 1650 freestyle, sixth in the 800 freestyle relay, 10th in the 400 IM, second in the 500 freestyle and 21st in the 200 breaststroke. Against Cincinnati, Pearce won again in the 1000 freestyle and took second in the 500 freestyle. Pearce finished third against Evansville in the 200 freestyle and second in the 400 IM. Against Buffalo, Pearce took second in the 1650 freestyle and second in the 500 freestyle. Pearce took first in the 1000 freestyle against Eastern Michigan. She was also second in the 500 freestyle against the Eagles. Against Ohio, she finished second in both the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. At the MAC Championships, Pearce finished second in the 500 freestyle, 13th in the 400 IM and seventh in the 800 freestyle relay. Pearce was names All-MAC Second Team and was honored as Academic All-MAC. 

2012-13: Pearce has been a force to be reckoned with in the long distance races this season. She began her season finishing fifth in the 1000 freestyle at Purdue, but took second in the event at Evansville a couple weeks later.  She placed runner-up in the 1000 and 500 free events at Bowling Green, then won the 500 free and took third in the 1000 free at Kenyon. At the 2012, she entered four events, placing second in the 1650 free, ninth in the 500 free, 13th in the 200 free and 20th in the 400 IM. In the second half of the season, she finished third in the 1000 and 500 free contests at Cincinnati, then won the 1000 free against Akron. Competing at Toledo, Pearce finished third in the 1000 free and fourth in the 500 free. She then won the 1650 free against Ball State, and finished the regular season with a third-place finish in the 1000 free at Ohio University.

High School: Earned All-Ohio honors ... state finalist ... conference scholar athlete ... member of Turpin record-setting relay team ... National Honor Society member ... enters with top times of 27.07 in the 50 freestyle, 57.74 in the 100 freestyle, 17:37.57 in the 1650 freestyle and 1:01.45 in the 100 butterfly.

Personal: Daughter of Lisa and Marc Pearce ... has a December birthday ... high school teammate of classmate Gabbie Pettinichi ... Secondary english/education major.



Pearce's Career Bests


(Top Times Through Mar. 13, 2013)

EventTime
100 Freestyle 54.25
200 Freestyle 1:52.57
500 Freestyle 4:52.89
1000 Freestyle 10:20.47
1650 Freestyle 16:57.28
200 Breaststroke 2:31.16
100 Butterfly 1:02.05
400 IM 4:30.23
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