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  Renee Deschenes
Renee Deschenes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Last College:
Stony Brook University

Position:
BK/FLY

02/01/2014

Pitt Swim and Dive Trumps the Competition at Trees Pool

The Panthers will be back in action next weekend at conference rival Virginia

10/17/2013

Swimming & Diving Opens Season with Blue-Gold and St. Bonaventure

Panthers return core group for 2013-14

09/26/2013

Swimming and Diving to Hold Alumni Meet on Saturday

Diving begins at 8:30 a.m.; Swimming at 9 a.m.

08/29/2013

A Century of Excellence for the Men, 40 for the Women

Panthers Honor their 100 years of swimming and diving

07/18/2013

Pitt's Swimming and Diving Team Earns Scholar All-America

Herbst named first team Scholar All-America

2012-2013: Deschenes finished first in the 100 back (58.62) and second in both the 200 back and 200 Medley Relay against St. Bonaventure...Took fifth place in both the 100 and 200 backstroke against Virginia while also swimming in both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays...Against Cincinnati Deschenes placed third in the 100 backandthird in the 200 back...Against Notre Dame, she would placefourthin the women's 200 yard backstroke while also swimming in the 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard butterfly, and 200 yard medley relay...Finished the Pitt Invitational with a second place result in the championship finals of both the women's 100 and 200 yard backstroke as well as a third place finishing the 400 yard medley relay...At the AT&T Winter Nationals she swam a 56.77 in the 100 back...Swimming with Cam Dixon, Mackenzie Meixner, and Dani des Tombe, she finished second in the women's 200 yard medley relay against West Virginia...Deschenes also placed second in the 100 yard back against WVU...Took top honors in the women's 100 yard butterfly at the Western Pa. Invitational.

2011 - 2012: CSCAA Academic All-American...2012 Big East Championship qualifier...aided 400 medley relay team to a sixth-place finish...claimed an NCAA B cut time and a fifth-place finish in the 100 back (55.06)...finished among the top 20 for the 200 back (1:59.00) at the conference meet held at Trees Pool...member of the first-place 200 medley relay team against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 22)...assisted the winning 400 medley relay team versus Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...placed second in the 200 free and third in the 200 back against West Virginia (Jan. 7).

2010 - 2011 (At Stony Brook): Named to the America East All-Conference team...won the 2011 America East 100 back event...touched second in the conference in the 200 back and seventh in the 100 fly...set school records in the 100 and 200 back at her first collegiate swim meet..reset the 100 and 200 back records and also broke the 100 fly school record at the conference championships...aided in setting school records in the 200 and 400 medley relays at America East...helped the 400 and 800 free relay teams reach season-best times at the same meet.

High School: Medalist at 2011 Canadian Age Group Championships...set a club record and provincial record in the 50 back for girls 15-17 at the 2010 LC Manitoba/Saskatchewan Open Championship...a member of the 200 medley relay team that broke a Canadian record in 2008...competed in the 2007 Western Canada Summer games and 2009 Canada Games...qualified for the Canadian Senior Nationals in seven events...rated among the top three in Manitoba in 10 events...a member of the Manta Swim Club.

Personal: Born March 10, 1993...daughter of Nicole Deschenes...has two sisters, Chloé and Karyl...a psychology major.