Swimming & Diving

Alyssa Vela
Alyssa Vela

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarkston, Mich.

High School:
Clarkston

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free

Major:
Psychology



06/21/2012

Oakland Places 150 Student-Athletes on the Summit League Commissioner's List

Women's swimming and diving won the Team Academic Achievement award for the second straight year.

06/15/2012

Oakland Leads in Academic All-Summit League Selections

The Golden Grizzlies led the league for a fourth consecutive semester

05/21/2012

Oakland Finishes 2011-2012 with 13th Consecutive League Championships

The Golden Grizzlies won all but one swimming event at the league championship.

02/18/2012

Oakland Captures 13th Consecutive Summit League Championships

The Golden Grizzlies won five out of eight meet awards.

02/17/2012

Oakland Racks up NCAA `B' Cuts on Day Three of Summit League Championships

The Golden Grizzlies broke two pool and league records while earning nine NCAA `B' cuts.

02/17/2012

2012 Summit League Championship Photo Gallery -- (Feb. 17, 2012)

Photos from the finals of Day 3 at The Summit League Championships hosted by Oakland at the OU Aquatic Center.

01/14/2012

Oakland swimming and diving vs. CSU, XU

Coach Pete Hovland earned his 300th career victory as OU swimming and diving teams hosted CSU and Xavier on Jan. 14

2011-12:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Successfully became a four-time champion in the 100-yard freestyle
▪ Earned third title in the 50-free and became a two-time champion in the 200-free
▪ Swam on the championship 200- and 400-free relay teams that set league records
▪ Member of championship 800-free and 200-yard medley relay teams

2010-11:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Won the 100-yard freestyle for the third straight year with a meet record time of 50.30
▪ Was runner-up in the 50 and 200 free and swam on the championship 200 and 400 medley and 400 and 800 free relays

2009-10:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Successfully defended her championships in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events
▪ Swam on the championship 200 and 400 medley and 400 and 800 free relays
▪ Was third in the 200 free
▪ Academic All-League selection

2008-09:
▪ Named Newcomer of the Year at The Summit League Championships
▪ Won the 50 free (23.18), 100 free (50.35) and 200 free (1:48.49), all of which were meet records
▪ Her 200 free time broke the school record held for eight years by Danielle Ward
▪ Swam on the championship 400 free (3:23.96), 800 free (7:24.02), 200 medley (1:43.45) and 400 medley (3:46.31) relay teams
▪ Named Summit League Athlete of the Week on two occasions for posting four season and league-best times against Akron (Nov. 19) and for notching four first-place finishes against Michigan State (Feb. 3)
▪ Academic All-League selection

High School
▪ Earned three letters for coach Kenwyn Chock at Clarkston
▪ Helped her team to three undefeated league championships in 2005-07
▪ Earned Academic All-American honors in 2006
▪ Also collected all-state accolades in the 50 and 100 free
▪ Oakland County champion in the 50 and 100 free
▪ Earned team MVP honors in 2007

Academic Achievements
▪ National Honor Society member
▪ Served on the student executive board during her junior and senior years
▪ Member of the Spanish club

Personal
Parents: Maria and Jamie Vela
Siblings: Julia, Natalie
▪ Sister Julia swims for Oakland

Vela's Career Bests
50 Free
- 23.18, The Summit League Championships, 2/19/09
100 Free - 50.30, The Summit League Championships, 2/16/11
200 Free - 1:48.49, The Summit League Championships, 2/19/09
500 Free - 5:08.68, Miami Invitational, 12/2/10

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