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    Jessica Botzum Event: Breaststroke/Individual Medley
    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
     
    photo Skinner on Botzum: "She's an amazing talent with an incredible history. We're going to enjoy her this year and miss her next."

    2006-07: Had arguably the strongest year in Hokie swimming history ... Broke three school individual records (200 IM, 100 and 200 breaststroke), and two relay records (200 and 400 medley relay) ... Became first Hokie ever on either squad to earn ACC Swimmer of the Year honors after winning the 200 IM and 200 breaststroke events at the ACC Championships ... Also placed second in the 100 breaststroke at the event and helped the 200 and 40 medley relay squads finish second and fourth, respectively ... Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in August, placing 10th in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Swimming Championships ... Also qualified for the 200 breaststroke in a time trial at the event ... Achieved All-American honors for the second time in her career in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships, finishing eighth ... Also placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke, earning All-American honors in the event for the first time ... Only ACC swimmer to earn honors in two different events ... Sara Smith and Botzum scored a total of 45 points as Tech finished 22nd overall, its highest finish ever at the NCAAs ... Earned Academic All-American (third team, at-large) and All-ACC Academic team honors.

    2005-06: Placed ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA championships to garner All-America Honorable Mention ... Also finished 19th in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAAs ... Earned All-ACC honors with third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Placed fourth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the Nike Cup ... Also placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley at the meet ... Recorded the ACC's top time in the 200 breaststroke during the year ... Earned Academic All-ACC honors.

    2004-05: Earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA championships in the 200-yard breaststroke, setting a school record at 2:12.34 ... Finished 17th at the NCAAs in the 100 breaststroke ... Named ACC Freshman of the Year ... Broke the school record in the 200 IM at the NCAAs ... Placed third in the 200 breaststroke at the ACC championships ... Also finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 IM to earn All-ACC honors ... Won the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the Nike Cup ... Also placed second in the 100 breaststroke.

    High School: Swam for coach Ron Turner at the YMCA of Triangle Area ... Attended and swam for Cardinal Gibbons High School ... Finished 10th at the 2004 US Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke and fourth at the U.S. Summer Nationals in the 200-meter breaststroke ... YMCA summer national meet record holder in the 200-yard breaststroke.

    Personal: Jessica Ann Botzum was born Nov. 29, 1985, in Wayne, N.J. ... Daughter of Ted and Linda Botzum ... Majoring in biology.

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