Alex Seidel
Alex Seidel
Height: 5-7
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Mercer Island, Wash.
High School: Mercer Island
Position: Free/Back

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed her first season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swimming and Diving team, where she competes in the sprint freestyle, backstroke and butterfly…Ranks in the top 10 in school history in the 50 free (ninth, 24.89), the 100 free (sixth, 53.36), the 100 back (fourth, 59.09), and the 100 fly (sixth, 58.55)...2014-15: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American...All-SCIAC in 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay...Moved into the top 10 in school history in four events (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back)...Tied for third in the 100 free at the SCIAC Championships with a 53.36...Swam the second leg of the 200 free relay and 400 free relay team that both finished second at SCIACs...Also finished fifth at SCIACs in the 100 back, with a 59.09, ranking fourth in school history (one of five Sagehens to break the one-minute barrier all-time)...Swam backstroke leg of the 400-medley relay team that finished third...Swam a 24.89 in the 50, ranking ninth and a 53.36 in the 100 free, ranking sixth, while adding a 58.55 in the 100 fly to rank sixth.

High School: Attended Mercer Island High School in Washington, where she was a member of the swimming team… Student Athlete of the Year…Helped Mercer Island win its fifth consecutive state championship…Holds a state record (all classifications) in the 200 freestyle relay with current Sagehen teammate Christina Williamson (Pomona ’17)…National Honors Society member…Also swam for the Bellevue Club Swim Team for 10 years.

Personal: Attends Pomona College…Interested in pursuing a combination of economics and environmental analysis...Spent the summer (2015) coaching the summer league team she grew up swimming for ("Loved all of the little kids I coached!")...Member of EcoReps on campus...Has an older brother, Taylor, who swam at Columbia University…Lists DeAndre Yedlin and Russell Wilson as her favorite athletes.