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Player Profile

Erica Knudsen

Erica Knudsen

PositionSprint Free
HometownBrentwood, Calif.
High SchoolHeritage HS

2014-15 (junior): One of the most steady performers for the squad ... Helped the 4x100-yard freestyle relay team to a first place finish at the Winter Invitational (3:31.98) ... Individually she posted a second place finish during the 100-yard freestyle (53.32 - season best time) competition ... Made the "B" finals of the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races at the PCSC Championships ... Finished fifth, with a season best time, in the 50-yard event (24.45) while taking sixth in the 100-yard event (53.49) ...

2013-14 (sophomore): Recorded some of the Cougars' top times in short distance freestyle races, having her best results at the PCSC Championships...Finished the 50-yard freestyle in 25.05 seconds, which was the second best time for the team all year...Had the third best time in the 100-yarder at 53.93 seconds, while finishing the 200-yarder in 1:59.9...Only non-freestyle event was the 50-yard butterfly, where she notched a time of 29.50 seconds at the Mustang Invitational

2012-13 (freshman): Was one of the team's top sprinters as a true freshman ... Posted a 25.03 in the 50 free at the UNLV Winter Invitational ... Recorded a 54.08 in the 100 free at the UNLV Winter Invitational ... Finished at 2:01.94 in the 200 free at the PCSC championships ... Had a season-best 29.37 in the 50 fly at the Cal Poly Shootout ... Swam on the Cougars' 'A' 200 free relay team, helping Azusa Pacific post a season-best 1:37.55 at the PCSC championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Heritage High School under the guidance of Head Coach Craig Carson ... Helped the Patriots to three straight Bay Valley Athletic League Championships ... Most Improved Swimmer, 2008 (freshman year) ... Was a two-time All-League BVAL 2nd team selection ... Was a three-time member (2010-2012) of the All-American Consideration 200 free relay teams and the 200 medley relay team ... North Coast Section (NCS) two-time qualifier for both the Individual 50 & 100 free events.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ken and Lori Knudsen ... Has one older sister, Alexis who attends Sacramento State ... Majoring in Journalism (broadcast news or sports) with a minor in Communication ... Enjoys Dance, shopping, movies, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants.