Tanja Kirmse
Tanja Kirmse
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Burghausen, Germany
High School: Kurfuerst Maximilian Gymnasium
Position: Fly/Free

As a Sophomore (2014-15)
Was a member of the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay squad, which finished seventh in the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships … also finished seventh in the 500 Yard Freestyle championship round … competed in and finished with the fastest time of 1:50.59 in the consolation finals of the 200 Yard Freestyle … was also a member of the 400 Yard Medley Relay team, and swam as the anchor.

As a Freshman (2013-14)
Placed third in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyles with times of 1:50.59 and 4:53.15, respectively and helped the team finish fifth in the 880-yard freestyle relay, eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 10th in both 400-yard medley and freestyle relays at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. 

High School
Set the club record in the 100 meter freestyle, placed third at nationals in her age group and 10th overall ... helped her team to promotion to the Bundesliga, the second highest level of swimming in Germany ... named the top student athlete for the 2012-2013 season.

Daughter of Barbara and Uwe Kirmse ... has two siblings, Roman and Anna … chose St. Bonaventure because it is a small school with small classes where someone can receive a good education while participating in athletics … an undeclared business major.