Colleen Konetzke, originally from San Antonio, Texas, is a Wisconsin transfer currently attending Texas A&M. Born May 11, 1994 Konetzke graduated from Reagan High School, where she’s a school record holder and former Texas state champion. She’s been swimming since the age of 7 because her parents wanted her to be confident around water, but she was raised in an athletic family where she ran cross country and played the violin. Her mother, Carol, was a basketball player at St. Mary’s University in California. The 5’8″ Business major has had seven relatives attend Texas A&M, but she chose to transfer to the university due to its great business and swim programs. Although Konetzke came out of the Alamo Area Aquatics Association, she began trianing with the San Antonio Wave, where she was initially a breaststroke specialist. Now primarily a freestyle swimmer, she focuses on the mid-distance events including the 200 and 500 freestyle.
As a freshman Konetzke made the Big Ten team, swimming 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and hitting season best times.
In her first season as an Aggie Konetzke made Aggie history. At the SEC Championships she came in 18th in the 500 freestyle, 24th in the 200 freestyle and ninth in the 1,650 freestyle. She ended up as the fourth fastest Aggie in history in the mile. She also qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Konetzke is currently in her junior season as an Aggie. She finished 12 in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the mile at the SEC Championships.
Konetzke was named TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month back in Oct. 2006. As a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and Summa Cum Laude graduate, she was a Junior National qualifier. She placed fifth in the mile, and third as a member of the 800 freestyle relay at USA Swimming’s Junior Nationals.