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Player Bio: Riley Mants :: Swimming & Diving

  Riley Mants
Riley Mants
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnipeg, Canada

High School:
Oak Park

Event:
Breast/IM

Birthdate:
10/25/1978

2001: Earned first-team All-America honors in the 400 medley relay and honorable mention honors in the 200 medley relay and the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships … 400 medley relay finished eighth in a school record 3:40.16, while 200 medley team took 12th in 1:42.47 … placed 15th in the 200 breast (2:15.20) … swam 1:03.87 in the prelims of the 100 breast, but did not advance … at the Pac-10 Championships, claimed third in the 200 breast (2:13.41), fourth in the 100 breast (1:02.77) and 10th in the 200 IM (2:02.95) … 200 breast effort at Pac-10s was a season-best, while 200 IM time was a career best that moved her to No. 5 all-time at ASU … season best in the 100 breast was a 1:02.71 in Pac-10 prelims … honorable mention to Pac-10 All-Academic team.

2000: Repeated as an All-American, earning honorable mention acclaim as member of 400 medley relay squad which broke school record and placed 10th at the NCAA Championships … individually, posted ASU’s top times in the 100 (1:02.84*) and 200 (2:13.29*) breast at the Texas Invitational … placed sixth in the 200 breast at Pac-10s … clocked in at 2:03.31* for the 200 IM … achieved Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention status … selected as the Wings of Gold Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s swimming.

1999: Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in the 200 breast (2:12.47), earning All-American honors … time was second-fastest in ASU history … also second on all-time list in the 100 breast (1:02.44), a mark set during 11th place finish at NCAA’s … runner up in 200 and fifth in 100 at the Pac-10’s … season-best 200 IM was 2:03.38.

High School: A 1996 graduate of Oak Park High (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) ... swam for Canadian Kodiak Swim Club ... member of Canadian national team ... swam for Canada at the 1996 Olympics ... Manitoba Youth Athlete of the Year winner ... Victor Davis Memorial Award recipient ... Swim Manitoba Swimmer of the Year ... set Manitoba records in the 50, 100 and 200 breast ... took first in the 200 breast at the 1995 Canadian Nationals and 1996 U.S. National Championships.

Personal: Majoring in education ... born October 25, 1978, in Winnipeg ... parents are Jack Mants and Kelly Thorburn ... sister, Reid Thorburn (5) ... full name is Riley O’Lynn Mants.

ASU BEST TIMES
100 breast 1:02.44
200 breast 2:12.47
200 IM 2:02.95
best times are previous to 2001-02 season

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