Women's Swimming

Kjirsten Magnuson
Kjirsten Magnuson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

High School:
Gonzaga Preparatory School

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprint Freestyle/Backstroke



04/10/2014

Fifteen LMU Swimmers Named MPSF All-Academic

LMU's 15 All-Academic selections were the second-most in the MPSF.

02/24/2014

Five Lions Earn All-MPSF Honors

Kjirsten Magnuson earns First Team selection for 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle record swims.

02/22/2014

Lions Swim in 11 Finals to Close MPSF Championships

LMU swimmers competed in 11 evening finals on Saturday.

02/21/2014

50 Freestyle Record Falls on Day Two of MPSF Championships

Kjirsten Magnuson broke the existing 50 freestyle record on Thursday night.

02/21/2014

Four LMU Records Fall on Friday at MPSF Championships

Four LMU swimming records fell on Friday at the MPSF Championships.

11/09/2013

Interview Prior to University of San Diego Trip

Kjirsten Magnuson and the Lions will head to San Diego this Saturday.

09/27/2013

Women's Swimming Swims Against Men's Basketball

The LMU swimming team swam against the LMU men's basketball in friendly competition.

10/02/2013

Women's Swimming Intrasquad - September 28, 2013

This meet determined LMU's automatic travel squad for the upcoming Alaska - Fairbanks trip.

BRIEFLY
Kjirsten Magnuson is in her third season with LMU swimming...

AT LMU
2012-13... after a strong freshman year cut short by mononucleous, rebounded to become LMU's most versatile sprinter by placing sixth at the MPSF Championships in the 100 backstroke and earning second team All-Conference honors... also placed 13th in the 50 freestyle and 19th in the 100 freestyle... swam the butterfly leg on LMU's 200 medley relay that shattered the previous program record by almost two seconds... MPSF Academic All-Conference selection... was one of LMU's top scorers in dual meet competitions, placing top three in four different sprint events against UCSD, CSUB Cal Baptist and UC Davis... won the team's "Rossi" award for her hard work in the weight room...

2011-12... swam a season best 23.43 in the 50 freestyle... her time places her fifth in the top-10 in LMU history... same a season best 51.53 in the 100 freestyle... 51.53 is seventh best in LMU history... swam a season best 1:55.21 in the 200 freestyle... swam a season best 57.74 in the 100 backstroke... swam a season best 58.39 in the 100 butterfly...

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory School... a four-year varsity letterwinner under coach Bob Wood... named Team Captain as a junior and senior... set a state record with a mark of 23.47 in the 50 freestyle... also set the state record in the 100 freestyle, swimming a 51.28... a seven-time State Champion... named Scholastic All-American in each of her final three years... North Idaho Female Swimmer of the Year as a senior... also competed in track and field...

PERSONAL
Kjirsten Anne Magnuson was born on July 7, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo... parents are Michele and Scott Magnuson... has one brother, Samuel... chose LMU because of the great team and coach, community feel, location, campus, and Jesuit affiliation... is undecided on a major.

Best Collegiate Times
50 Freestyle 23.43
100 Freestyle
51.23
100 Backstroke
56:35
100 Butterfly
58:39

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