Women's Swimming

 

  Aimee Bourassa
Aimee Bourassa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ottawa, Ontario

High School:
John McCrae H.S.

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
01/31/1983


  • Q&A With Aimee Bourassa, By Alli Miller

    General: Will serve as a tri-captain during the 2005-06 season ... ranks third in the 500-yard free (5:03.50), sixth in the 200-yard free (1:54.94), 10th in the 100-yard free (53.63 seconds), and 10th in the 1,000 yard free (10:46.45).

    2005-06 Update (Senior): At Army (11/18), placed second in the 200 Yard Freestyle in 1:57.82...Won the 500 Yard Freestyle in 5:16.33..took second with teammates Liz Lovejoy, Allison Volpe, and Nicole LeBarge...Earned second in the 1,000 Free (11:03.53) at Southern Connecticut State (11/6) ... Has excelled in the 200 Free and 500 Free with a second place finish (1:57.38) in the 200, and the 500 (5:16.22) against Stony Brook (10/29) and a first (1:57.99) in the 200 and a second place finish (5:15.99) in the 500 against Boston University (11/12)...Had a 7th place finish (1:41.98) with her teammates in the 200 Freestyle Relay at the Brown Invitational (12/2) and placed 21st (5:18.80) in the 500 Yard Freestyle. Also placed 15th (2:15.20) in the 200 Yard IM... At the Rhode Island Invitational (1/14) finished fourth (5:22.93) in the 500-yard free and third (1:59.79) in the 200-yard free... Against Boston College (1/21) finished second (1:59.77) in the 200-yard free... Finished fourth (1:59.14) in the 200-yard free and third (5:21.01) in the 500-yard free and fifth (2:20.06) in the 200-yard IM against CCSU (1/22)... Competed against Fordham (1/28) and came in second (1:58.28) in the 200-yard free...

    2004-05 (Junior): At Atlantic 10 Championship (2/19), finished 8th in 200-yard freestyle (1:56.95) ... posted her best time of the season in the event during the preliminary race (1:55.28) ... finished 12th in the 200-yard fly (2:10.99) and 14th in the 500-yard free (5:07.91) at the A-10 meet ... swam the 10th fastest time in UMass history for the 1,000-yard free (10:46.45) in her win against Boston College (1/22) ... also in that meet took second in the 200-yard free (1:57.46) and second in the 500-yard free (5:17.55) ... at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) finished fifth in the 500-yard free (5:07.14) - her top time of the season - and 13th in the 200-yard fly (2:14.44) ... posted wins in the 500-yard free (5:15.15) and in the 1,000-yard free (10:54.44) against Southern Connecticut State (11/7) ... at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15) took fifth in the 200-yard free (1:58.65), second in the 500-yard free (5:13.64) and sixth in the 200-yard fly (2:16.08).

    2003-04 (Sophomore): Had six individual victories on the season ... at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21), finished 10th in the 500-yard free (5:05.09), lead leg in the 800-yard freestyle relay which finished sixth (7:47.94), anchor leg for the 400-yard freestyle relay which finished seventh (3:35.06) ... won the 200-yard free (1:57.08) against Fordham (1/31) and finished third in the 500-yard free (5:20.00) ... won the 1,000-yard free at Southern Connecticut (1/18) with her time of 10:51.74 ... finished second in the 100-yard free (55.66) and the 200-yard IM (2:13.49) as well in that meet ... at Boston College (1/24), won the 200-yard free (1:59.22) and finished second in both the 500-yard free (2:34.14) and the 100-yard free (55.86) ... finished third in the 500-yard free (5:15.62), fifth in the 200-yard IM (2:14.33) and seventh in the 200-yard free (2:00.98) at Rhode Island (1/10) ... took second in the 200-yard free (1:55.07), second in the 100-yard free (53.63), and third in the 500-yard free (5:11.98) at the Princeton Invitational ... at St. John's (11/22), finished first in the 200-yard IM (2:14.56), second in the 200-yard free (1:58.26), fourth in the 500-yard free (5:22.77) ... against Boston University (11/8), took first in the 500-yard free (5:16.81), first in the 1,000-yard free (10:50.07) and second in the 200-yard IM (2:14.06) ... finished first in the 500-yard free (5:15.13) at New Hampshire (10/25) and second in the 200-yard free style (1:57.82).

    2002-03 (Freshman): Placed fifth in the 400-yard free relay (3:33.36) and eighth in the 800-yard free relay (7:52.55) at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... ranked first on the team in three events, the 100-yard free (54.00 versus. New Hampshire), 200-yard free (1:54.94, Yale Invitational) and 500-yard free (5:07.93, A-10 Championships) ... ranked third on the team in the 400-yard IM (4:44.29, Brown Invitational), fourth in the 200-yard fly (2:15.76, Yale Invitational) and fifth in the 200-yard IM (2:14.77, Rhode Island Invitational).

    Before UMass: Performed well in the Canadian Junior Nationals throughout high school, finishing first in the 800-yard free relay in 1999 and 2000, third in the 400-yard free relay in 2002, fourth in the 200-yard free in 2000, fifth in the 200-yard IM in 2000 and third in the 400-yard free in 2000 ... she was named to the Ontario Tour Team three times ... also an Eastern Ontario Swimming Association Tour Team member ... a member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born January 31, 1983, in Ottawa, Ontario ... daughter of Robert and Patricia Bourassa ... majoring in sport management.

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