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Lee swims for success at MIACS

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NAME: Maddie Lee

SPORT: Swimming

HOMETOWN: White Bear Lake, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Hill-Murray School

MAJOR:Exercise Science/Biomedical Studies

SWIMMING BACKGROUND: I began swimming at age seven and never stopped.

PRE-MEET RITUAL: I have an odd routine of jumps and arm swings I do behind the blocks before every race to get my heart rate up and prepare for the race ahead.

PUMP-UP SONG: “Let Em Say” by Caroline Smith and Lizzo

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Stick It!”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “New Girl”

FAVORITE BOOK: “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Megan Rapinoe andNatilie Coughlin

FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate chip pancakes and fish and chips.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN SWIMMING: Soccer

RANDOM FACT: I pole vaulted for a few years in high school.

PLANS AFTER ST. OLAF: I am attending Northwestern University in Chicago to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE:Competing at nationals twice and beating Gustavus in the 400 freestyle relay while getting All-American Honorable Mention.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: A higher level of competition at the collegiate level and the family atmosphere of the team.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECIEVED: “Relax and enjoy the moment.”

GOALS FOR REST OF THE SEASON: Place All-Conference in the MIAC Championships and hopefully make it on to the NCAAs.