NAME: Maddie Lee
HOMETOWN: White Bear Lake, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hill-Murray School
MAJOR:Exercise Science/Biomedical Studies
SWIMMING BACKGROUND: I began swimming at age seven and never stopped.
PRE-MEET RITUAL: I have an odd routine of jumps and arm swings I do behind the blocks before every race to get my heart rate up and prepare for the race ahead.
PUMP-UP SONG: “Let Em Say” by Caroline Smith and Lizzo
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Stick It!”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “New Girl”
FAVORITE BOOK: “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Megan Rapinoe andNatilie Coughlin
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate chip pancakes and fish and chips.
FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN SWIMMING: Soccer
RANDOM FACT: I pole vaulted for a few years in high school.
PLANS AFTER ST. OLAF: I am attending Northwestern University in Chicago to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE:Competing at nationals twice and beating Gustavus in the 400 freestyle relay while getting All-American Honorable Mention.
BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: A higher level of competition at the collegiate level and the family atmosphere of the team.
BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECIEVED: “Relax and enjoy the moment.”
GOALS FOR REST OF THE SEASON: Place All-Conference in the MIAC Championships and hopefully make it on to the NCAAs.