Clare Wieland
Clare Wieland
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest
Position: Back, Free
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Collegiate Personal Bests
50-Free - 26.54
100-Free - 55.62
200-Free - 1:58.50
500-Free - 5:20.53
1000-Free - 11:42.66
100-Back - 59.02
200-Back - 2:07.29

2016-17: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … at the NEWMAC Championship, placed third in the 200 back (2:09.15), sixth in the 100 back (59.21 – season best), 11th in the 200 medley relay (1:48.97) and the 400 medley relay (3:54.91) and 20th in the 500 free (5:25.31) … at the MIT Winter Invitational, touched the wall fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:48.73), the 400 medley relay (3:56.44) and the 200 back (2:07.29 – season and personal best), seventh in the 800 free relay (7:58.36), ninth in the 100 back (59.85), 12th in the 400 free relay (3:44.86) and 16th in the 100 free (56.66) … set new collegiate best times in the 50 free (26.54) as the lead off swimmer in the 200 free relay in the dual meet against Amherst and also recorded new PR’s in the 100 free (55.62) and the 200 back (2:07.29) – both of which were recorded at the MIT Winter Invitational … during regular season dual meets, posted 15 top-5 finishes in her respective events.

At the NEWMAC Championship (2/18-21), individually placed third in the 200-back in 2:07.68 and fifth in the 100-back in 59.34 … also aided the 800 Free Relay team to 11th place (7:52.63) as the leadoff swimmer at the conference championship … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/4-6), touched the wall ninth in the 200-back (2:10.18), 11th (won the B-Final) in the 100-back in a time of 59.38, took 24th overall in the 200-free (1:59.80, fourth in the C-Final) and 30th in the 100-free (57.72) … also finished 12th with the 800 Free Relay team as the anchor in 7:55.51, 14th with the “C” 400 Medley Relay team in 4:03.46, 14th with the “C” 200 Medley Relay team (1:52.10) and 14th with the “C” 400 Free Relay team in 3:41.79.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences … completed research at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine … also did Autism research in the Choi Lab at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research during sophomore IAP and spring ... earned the Hans Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2017 … Kappa Alpha Theta Awards Director … Baker Exec Board VP of Facilities and Services … plays on the club water polo team.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Lake Forest High School … seven-time varsity letterwinner in swimming and water polo … three-time member of the North Suburban Conference All Academic teams … North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship Award … Water Polo All Conference … Honorable Mention … 2015 Water Polo Second Team All Sectional … 2015 Illinois Water Polo Girls Senior Scholastic Athlete of the Year … IHSA All-State Academic Team … 2015 Anne Thomson Memorial Student Athlete Award winner … also swam for Scout Aquatics where she was named Most Improved in 2013 … National Honor Society … President of the Cum Laude Society … Math Team … salutatorian … High Honor Roll … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit Scholarship winner.