Birte Steven

Birte Steven

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hannover, Germany

High School:
Humboldtgymnasium HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breaststroke

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: Has earned All-America and All-Pacific-10 honors in each of her first 3 seasons ... first OSU swimmer to earn 5 All-America honors ... 1 of 13 returning letterwinners and 9 returning Pacific-10 scorers ... holds 3 school records; in 100 breast (1:01.39, 2003), 200 breast (2:09.96, 2003), 200 IM (2:01.98, 2003); part of school-record relays in 400 free (3:27.44, 2003), 800 free (7:27.56, 2002), 200 medley (1:42.85, 2003), 400 medley (3:43.69, 2003) ... has 4 other places on OSU's all-time top-10 lists; third in 1,000 free (10:17.60, 2003), 400 IM (4:21.54, 2002); seventh in 200 free (1:54.01, 2003); ninth in 500 free (5:05.31, 2001) ... has 71 individual event victories in her career, which ranks second on OSU's list of Pac-10-era leaders; ranks first in career wins in 100 breast (24), 200 breast (26), 200 IM (6), 400 IM (4) ... has 3 of top 6 single-season OSU win marks in Pac-10 era; third in 2003 (28 wins), sixth in 2002 (22), seventh in 2001 (21) ... (2003) Named OSU's Female Athlete of the Year at athletic department's annual Benny Awards ... Region VIII All-Academic second team; Pacific-10 All-Academic first team ... at NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors by placing sixth in 200 breast (2:11.03 finals, school-record 2:09.96 prelims), 11th in 100 breast (school-record 1:01.39); sixth-place in 200 breast was highest-ever finish for OSU at NCAA meet; also finished 24th in 200 IM (school-record 2:01.98) ... At Pacific-10 Championships, earned all-conference honors by placing third in 200 breast (2:11.45); placed 12th in 200 IM (2:03.70 finals, 2:03.53 prelims); disqualified in 100 breast championship final after fourth-fastest prelim (1:01.71); part of relays that placed fifth in 400 medley (3:43.69); seventh in 200 medley (1:42.85); eighth in 800 free (7:36.24), 400 free (3:27.74) ... had OSU's top times of the season in 100 breast (school-record 1:01.39), 200 breast (school-record 2:09.96), 200 IM (2:01.98) ... was part of season-best relays in 400 free (school-record 3:27.44), 800 free (7:31.76), 200 medley (school-record 1:42.85), 400 medley (school-record 3:43.69) ... 28 individual event wins, which was third-best single-season mark for OSU in Pac-10 era; ranked first in single-season wins at OSU in Pac-10 era in 100 breast (12), 200 IM (4); tied for first in 200 breast (10); also had wins in 200 free (1), 1,000 free (1) ... won at least 1 event in every regular-season meet and had 2 event wins in 12 meets; had 2-win meets vs. UCLA, California-Santa Barbara, Nevada, San Jose State, Dartmouth, Central Washington, Cincinnati, Utah, Brigham Young, Washington State second dual, Washington ... added third win as 200 IM exhibition competitor vs. San Jose State, California ... won 200 breaststroke at Husky Invitational ... (2002) Region VIII All-Academic third team; Pacific-10 All-Academic first team ... earned All-America honors at NCAA Championships by placing 11th in 200 breast (school-record 2:12.96), 16th in 100 breast (1:02.70 finals, school-record 1:01.94 prelims) to become first Beaver to earn 2 All-America honors in same season; also finished 53rd in 200 IM (2:04.37) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, earned all-conference by placing sixth in 100 breast (1:02.37), 200 breast (2:14.79); placed 18th in 400 IM (4:24.61); part of relays that placed sixth in 800 free (7:27.56), 200 medley (1:43.01), 400 medley (3:46.45) ... set school records 6 times in 3 different events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM) ... had OSU's best times of season in 100 breast (school-record 1:01.94, NCAAs), 200 breast (school-record 2:12.96, NCAAs), 200 IM (school-record 2:04.01, Pac-10); part of season-best relays in 800 free (school-record 7:27.56, Pac-10), 200 medley (school-record 1:44.09, Pac-10), 400 medley (school-record 3:46.45, Pac-10) ... second on team with 23 event wins, plus 1 win as an exhibition entrant; had 8 multi-win dual meets, vs. UCLA, California-Santa Barbara, Nevada, Seattle, Brigham Young, Fresno State, Washington State, Washington ... won 200 breast at 21-team Speedo Cup ... (2001) Named OSU's Female Newcomer of the Year at athletic department's annual Benny Awards ... at NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors by placing 16th in 200 breast (2:15.46); also finished 17th in 100 breast (1:02.86) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, earned all-conference honors by placing eighth in 100 breast (1:03.73), 200 breast (2:18.12); placed 16th in 400 IM (4:33.74); part of relays that placed eighth in 800 free (7:40.43), 200 medley (1:45.41), 400 medley (3:49.54) ... set school records 9 times in 3 events (100 breast, 200 breast, 400 IM) ... had OSU's season-best time in 200 IM (2:05.84) ... had 24 individual event wins, tied for team lead; had 10 multi-win meets, vs. San Jose State, Pacific, Utah (twice), Nevada, Miami (Fla.), Charleston, Washington and Washington State and at Speedo Cup.

HUMBOLDTGYMNASIUM HIGH: Member of German National Team since 1994.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Psychology ... born in Hannover, Germany ... parents are Horst-Heinrich and Marlies Steven; family includes brother Daniel (25) ... enjoys scrapbooking, shopping, reading ... top athletic thrill was competing in 2003 NCAA Championships ... favorite athlete is Alexander Popov; favorite TV shows are Friends, ER; favorite book is Pillars of the Earth; favorite foods are Italian food, Chinese food, bagels ... chose OSU for its swimming program, coaches and because "it felt right."

OREGON STATE SEASON-BY-SEASON BESTS
YEAR	50 free	100 free	200 free	500 free	1,000 free
2001	---	---	1:56.90	5:05.31	---
2002	25.31	53.94	1:54.20	---	10:19.01
2003	---	---	1:54.01	---	10:17.60
YEAR	200 back	100 brst.	200 brst.	200 IM	400 IM
2001	2:12.81	1:02.24	2:14.43	2:05.84	4:27.99
2002	---	 1:01.94	2:12.96	2:04.01	4:21.54
2003	---	1:01.39	2:09.96	2:01.98	4:24.53
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