Jace Howanitz

  • Jace
  • Howanitz

  • Event
    Sprint/Individual Medley/Butterfly
  • Class
  • Hometown
    Knoxville, Tenn.

2011-12: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships ... Finished 22nd in the 400 IM, 24th in the 200 butterfly and 27th in the 200 IM ... Placed third in the 200 IM, sixth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 100 freestyle in the dual meet against Georgia Tech and Miami ... Finished third in the 100 freestyle at William & Mary ... Came in seventh in both the 200 freestyle and 400 IM against Virginia...Placed third in the 200 IM at Ohio State ... Took home the gold in the 200 IM, while placing fourth in the 200 freestyle in the season opener against NC State and James Madison.

2010-11: Finished eighth in the 200 IM and 10th in the 200 free at the Volunteer Invitational … Was a member of the gold medal-winning 800 free relay squad which broke the Tennessee pool at the Invite.

2009-10: Led the women in the 200 IM with a 15th-place finish at the ACC Championships and also earned a top-20 finish in the 400 IM…Placed fifth in the 200 IM, ninth in the 400 IM and 13th in the 200 free at the Volunteer Invitational… Competed in the 800 free relay at the Volunteer Invitational, helping the squad place first among Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

2008-09: Swam the final leg and helped the 800 free relay team earn a sixth-place finish at the ACC Championships … Also placed 18th in the 100 breast, 24th in the 200 IM and 34th in the 100 free at Championships … Placed fifth in the 200 IM at the Volunteer Invitational.

High School: Competed for Knoxville Catholic H.S. and the Pilot Aquatic Club after spending two years at Bishop Gorman H.S. in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 IM ... Named Las Vegas Review Journal’s Sunset Swimmer of the Year as a freshman and sophomore after winning the 100 free state title both years ... Won the Tenn. state title in the 200 IM twice and 100 free once ... Set the city record in the 200 IM ... Earned All-America honors all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society and a regional champion in cross country.

Personal: Jace Clare Howanitz was born on Feb. 9, 1990, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. ... Daughter of John “Jack” and Laurel Howanitz ... Majoring in human recourse management.

Howanitz's Career Best
50 Freestyle: 24.64 100 Freestyle: 51.40
200 Freestyle: 1:51.26 100 Backstroke: 59.24
200 Backstroke: 2:06.35 100 Breaststroke: 1:04.39
100 Butterfly: 57.48 200 Butterfly: 2:06.29
200 IM: 2:02.22 400 IM: 4:22.78