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At Michigan ... Three-time NCAA All-American (2014: 500-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay; 2013: 800-yard freestyle relay) ... Three-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2014: 1,650-yard freestyle; 2013: 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... Four-time Big Ten champion (2014: 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay; 2013: 200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... Two-time All-Big Ten (First Team: 2013-14) ... two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 5, 2013; Feb. 12, 2013) ... enrolled at Michigan in January 2013 and joined the team as a mid-year freshman.
International ... Qualified for 2014 European Swimming Championships ... Swam for Denmark at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, competing on the 800-meter freestyle relay ... swam at 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships ... won 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle at 2012 Denmark National Championships.
Junior (2014-15) ... Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle and 1,000-yard freestyle vs. Indiana, Texas and Louisville (Oct. 24-25) ... Won the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle at Iowa (Oct. 3-4).
Sophomore (2013-14) ... Two-time NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (1,650-yard freestyle) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Championships Meets ... Finished eighth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:16.88), 13th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:51.18), n18th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:34.60) and swam on the 800-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships (March 27-29) ... Took third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:14.66) and 1,650-yard freestyle (14:48.23), fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:34.43) and was a part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (2:51.07) and NCAA-record setting 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:09.85) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1) ... Regular Season ... Swam two events at Northwestern (Jan. 11) ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:19.37) at Purdue (Jan. 10) ... Had three top-10 finishes at the AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), including third-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.49) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:47.88) and a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.49) ... swam two events at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24), taking second in the 500-yard freestyle ... finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.23) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.26) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:12.73) against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12) ... won the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.73) and swam in three other events vs. Iowa (Sept. 27).
Freshman (2012-13) ... NCAA All-American ... two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention ... two-time Big Ten champion (200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... All-Big Ten ... Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 5, Feb. 12) ... Championships Meets ... Finished ninth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:16.82) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:51.40) and 21st in the 200-yard freestyle (1:34.95) at the NCAA Championships (March 28-30) ...won the 200-yard freestyle (1:33.20), aided to a win in the 800-yard freestyle relay, took third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:14.15) and fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:53.33) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ...Regular Season ... Won the 500-yard freestyle (setting a new facility record) and took second in the 200-yard butterfly at Michigan State (Feb. 9) ... finished second in the 200-yard freestyle and swam in three other events vs. Ohio State (Feb. 1-2) ...won the 1,650-yard freestyle and took fourth in the 100-yard freestyle vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... made collegiate debut at Orange Bowl Classic (Jan. 3) during team's annual training trip ... enrolled at semester; joined team in January.
Personal ... Full name is Anders Lie Nielsen.