Therese Mattsson
    Therese Mattsson


    Stockholm, Sweden

    High School:
    Jarfalla Gymnasium




    Updated Dec. 8, 2009

    2008-09 / Junior
    All-MVC First Team selection...Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Her 100 free time of 50.41 set at the MVC Championships is currently first in the SIU record books as well as the pool record at Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium and an MVC meet and overall record...She is also second all-time in the 50 free (23.31) and 200 free (1:48.85)...Named MVC Swimmer of the Week three times (Dec. 10, Jan. 29 and Feb. 4)...Member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay team that broke the SIU, pool, and MVC records at the conference championships.

    2007-08 / Sophomore
    All-MVC First Team...MVC Scholar-Athlete...Moved into the No. 5 spot on the all-time best list with a win in the 100 free (51.24) at the MVC Championships...Posted 11 first-place finishes...Won the 200 free and 100 free at the MVC Championships, came in second in 50 free...Won the 100 back versus Evansville, her first time competing in the event...Posted her best time of 1:50.86 in the 200 free at the MVC Championships...Recorded her best time in the 100 back 1:00.36 versus Evansville.

    2006-07 / Freshman
    All-MVC First Team (200 free)...All-MVC Honorable Mention Team (50 free, 100 free)...Two-time MVC Swimmer of the Week honoree (Jan. 17 and Jan. 24)...Won the 50 free against Evansville at the Missouri Dual Challenege and against Missouri State...Won the 100 free against Evansville and Northern Iowa...Posted victories in the 200 free against Evansville/Northern Iowa and at the MVC Championship.

    High School / Jarfalla Gymnasium
    Swam for the VASBY Swim Team...Part of the 200 free relay team that holds the Swedish record in the short course and the 400 free relay teams that hold Swedish records in the long and short course...Finished in the top five at Swedish Nationals in 2005...Multiple medal winner at the Swedish nationals as part of freestyle relay teams.

    A kinesiology major...Learned of SIU and the swim team through former teammate, Swedish native Dennis Hedo...Has two siblings, Andreas and Anki...Daughter of Bert Runervald and Sylvi Mattsson...Born Aug. 26, 1985 in Stockholm, Sweden.