UC SANTA BARBARA
2010: Took sixth place in the 1000 freestyle at the Big West Championships with a time of 10:16.88...Placed seventh in the 1650 free (17:13.54)...Earned Big West Academic All-Conference honors.
2009: Placed fourth in the 1000 free (10:13.62), fourth in the 1650 free (17:07.78) and 11th in the 500 free (5:02:54) at the Big West Championships...Competed in the finals of the 800 free relay on the Gauchos' "B" relay (7:43.02) and also raced in the 200 free bonus final (1:57.43).
CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD
2006-07: Set three CSUB varsity swimming records during the 2006-07 season in the 500 free (4:57.62), 1000 free (10:17.06) and the 1650 free (16:58.58) at the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships...Also swam the 200 free in 1:51.79 at the American Short Course Championships...Named the 2006-07 team MVP.
Attended CESAAM in Antibes, France...Was a member of the French National Team for three years...Took fifth in the 5K at the Junior European Open Water Championships...Placed 10th at the 2006 European Cup in open water...Was top-eight at the French National in the 800 and 1500 every year of high school...Qualified for the Senior European Open Water Championships in 2004-05...Swam for CN Marseille club team.
Astrid Amsallem was born on May, 12 1987 in St Cyr l'Ecole, France...Parents are Pierre and Maud...Has two siblings, Diane and Antoine...Nicknamed "Frenchie"...Has already graduated from UCSB with a degree in business economics and a minor in French, is currently pursuing a master's degree in business economics...Received her Baccalauréat in France with a "good" mention...Enjoys spending time with her friends, watching baseball and basketball, and playing with her dogs...Favorite movis are "Gladiator," "Avatar," and "Iron Man" while her favorite TV shows are "Desperate Housewives" and "Entourage"...Most memorable moment is her first selection to the French National Team...Heroes are her French team and her mom...Favorite aspects of college swimming are the practices and how the team feels like a second family.