Alon Mandel
Alon Mandel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Netanya, Israel

High School:
Eldad

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly


At Michigan... Two-time 2010 Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... 2010 All-Big Ten first team ... Two-time 2010 Big Ten champion (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... Two-time 2009 All-American (400-yard medley relay, 200-yard medley relay) ... 2009 Honorable Mention All-American (100-yard backstroke) ... Two-time 2009 Big Ten champion (400-yard medley relay, 100-yard backstroke) ... 2009 All-Big Ten first team ... Two-time 2008 NCAA All-American (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... 2008 Big Ten Champion (400-yard medley relay), first team All-Big Ten ... 2007 U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.

Senior (2009-10) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championship Meets ... Member of 11th-place 400-yard medley relay (3:08.99) and 11th-place 200-yard medley relay (1:26.76 finals, 1:26.29 finals) teams at the NCAA Championships (March 26-28) ... Finished 23rd in the 100-yard backstroke (47.59) and 27th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.21) at the NCAA Championships (March 26-28) ... Member of Big Ten champion 200-yard medley relay (1:25.72) and 400-yard medley relay (3:07.97) teams at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27) ... Also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (47.02), sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (47.47 finals, 46.95 prelims) and sixth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.69 finals, 1:44.12 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships ... Regular Season ... Won the 50-yard backstroke (22.50) against Michigan State (Feb. 6) ... Won the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.98) and finished runner-up in the championship final of the 100-yard backstroke (48.10) at the SMU Classic (Jan. 15-16) ... At the Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 13-15), was part of winning 400-yard medley relay team (3:15.33) while placing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (48.77) and seventh in the 200-yard backstroke (1:47.71), achieving 'B' times in both individual events ... Won the 100-yard backstroke (48.95) and 100-yard butterfly (49.13) against Toronto (Oct. 23) ... Member of winning 400-yard medley relay (3:24.04) and 400-yard individual medley relay (3:27.84) teams at the Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 9).

Junior (2008-09) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Two-time All-American (400-yard medley relay, 200-yard medley relay) ... Honorable Mention All-American (100-yard backstroke) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (400-yard medley relay, 100-yard backstroke) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championship Meets ... Finished 24th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.71) at the NCAA Championships (March 28) ... Swam on the seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:24.98) and finished 13th in the 100-yard backstroke (46.71) at the NCAA Championships (March 27) ... Was a member of U-M's eighth-place 400-yard medley relay team (3:10.58) at the NCAA Championships (March 26) ... Took fifth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:43.33) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28) ... Won the 100-yard backstroke title (46.83), swam as part of the second-place 200-yard medley relay (1:25.24) and also finished tied for fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (47.24, 46.70 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Was a member of U-M's winning 400-yard medley relay team (3:07.16) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26) ... Regular Season ... Finished second with an NCAA `B' time of 47.37 in the 100-yard butterfly at Ohio State (Jan. 31) ... Part of the winning 200-yard medley relay with an NCAA `B' time of 1:28.15 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 17) ...Won the 100-yard backstroke with an NCAA consideration time of 47.91 and was a member of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay that posted an NCAA `B' time of 3:12.21 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 16) ... Won the 100-yard backstroke with a consideration time of 47.99 and was a member of the 200-yard winning medley relay at Indiana (Jan.10), posting an NCAA `B' time of 1:27.03 ... Took 12th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.97) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 6) ... Member of third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:27.90), took eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (48.09) and finished 21st in the 100-yard butterfly (48.33) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Member of first-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:19.13) and the eighth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:15.34) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Took third in the 100-yard backstroke (49.41) and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.43) against Texas and Indiana (Nov. 1) ... Member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:31.32) and fourth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:22.73) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31) ... Member of the third-place 400-yard medley relay (3:19.79) and finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (49.60) against Florida (Oct. 17).

Sophomore (2007-08) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Two-time NCAA All-American (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... Big Ten Champion (400-yard medley relay), first team All-Big Ten ... Championship Meets ... Was a member of the fourth place 400-yard medley relay team (3:08.13), seventh place 200-yard medley relay team (1:26.24, 1:25.65 prelims) and finished 20th in the 100-yard backstroke (47.63). 30th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.40) and 38th in the 100-yard butterfly (48.48) at the NCAA Championships (March 27-29) ... Was a member of the first place 400-yard medley relay team (3:08.08), second-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:26.16) while finishing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (47.85, 47.57 prelims), seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (47.88, 47.76 prelims) and eighth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:45.92) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... Regular Season ... Won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.33, finished fifth (49.50) in the 100-yard butterfly and was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that posted an NCAA 'B' time of 3:15.14 against Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State (Feb. 1-2) ... Touched the wall first (49.62) in the 100-yard backstroke against Northwestern and Wisconsin (Nov. 17) ... Finished third (49.69) in the 100-yard backstroke against Indiana and Texas (Nov. 2) ... Placed third in the 100-yard backstroke (50.52) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.49) against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 12).

Freshman (2006-07) ... Earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Championship Meets ... Placed 12th in the 100-yard backstroke (49.14), 14th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:47.36, 1:47.16 in prelims) and 21st in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.47, 1:50.74 in prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 16-18) ... Regular Season ... Recorded a time of 1:56.53 in the 200-yard backstroke, 1:57.56 in the 200-yard individual medley and helped a 400-yard medley relay team to a time of 3:25.32 vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... Took second place in the 100-yard backstroke (52.02) and clocked a time of 1:53.50 in the 200-yard backstroke against Arizona State and California (Jan. 6) ... Also helped a couple of relay teams to fifth place finishes, the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.89) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:26.08) against the Sun Devils and Bears ... Touched the wall in 2:18.75 in the 200-meter backstroke and helped a 400-meter medley relay team to a time of 4:02.50 at Arizona (Jan. 5) ... Won the 50-meter backstroke (27.87) against the Mexican National Team (Jan. 3) ... Finished fifth in the C-final of the 100-meter backstroke (58.98) and 60th in the 100-meter butterfly (58.60) at the U.S. Open (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2) ... Also helped a 400-meter medley relay team to a seventh place finish (3:52.01) at the U.S. Open.

National/International... Competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, representing Israel, placing 28th in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.27) and 36th in the 100-meter butterfly (52.99) ... Competed at 2009 FINA World Championships, representing Israel, placing 44th in 100-meter butterfly (52.68), 31st in 50-meter butterfly (23.90) to set two national records ... Competed at 2009 World University Games ...Won the 100-meter buttlerfly at the 18th Maccabi Games in a meet-record time of 52.99 ... Competed at 2008 European Championships ... Israeli national record holder in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly ... Holds six national junior records in backstroke events ... Has won 10 Israeli senior championships ... Named best swimmer at the 2008 Israeli Summer Nationals.

Prep... Eldad (2006) ... Captain of Israeli National Junior Team between 2004-06 ... Fifth at the European Junior Championships in the 100-meter backstroke as a junior and senior ... Fourth at the European Junior Championships in the 50-meter backstroke ... Won Best Swimmer at Israeli Championships as a sophomore and senior ... Won twice in the Israeli Championships for adults ... Won the "Comen" Cup in 100 backstroke (championship of Mediterranean countries).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in chemical engineering ... Sister, Maya, swam for U-M (2000-04) ... born August 23, 1988.


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