Claire Schaef
Claire Schaef
Height: 5-5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Richland, Wash.
High School: Richland
Events: Free/Fly/IM
Major: Biochemistry

As A Sophomore (2019-20)

  • Broke the St. Bonaventure program record in the 1000-freestyle (10:11.70) during the 1650-freestyle where she set a new program record, swimming a time of 16:56.19 and finishing in fifth place at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22)
  • Won the consolation final, finishing in ninth place in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:55.46 at the A-10 Championships (2/20)
  • Finished in second place in the 200-freestyle (2:02.36) at Niagara (1/31)
  • Tallied wins in the 1000-freestyle (10:44.37) and the 500-freestyle (5:14.55) while finishing second in the 200-butterfly (2:11.36) vs. Binghamton (1/20)
  • Earned a sixth-place finish in the 1650-freestyle (17:06.65) at the Zippy Invite (12/8)
  • Won the 1000-freestyle (10:48.00) and finished third in the 200-IM (2:15.83) in victory over Canisius (11/15)
  • Took first in the 1000-freestyle (10:37.93) while earning second place finishes in the 200-butterfly (2:10.12) and the 500-freestyle (5:16.19) at Cornell (11/9)
  • Finished third in the 1650-freestyle (17:45.36) fifth in the 500-freestyle (5:12.89) and sixth in the 200-freestyle (1:56.85) at the Atlantic 10 Classic (11/3)
  • Tallied victories in the 500-freestyle (5:18.11) and the 1650-freestyle (18:03.19) while also earning a third place finish in the 200-butterfly (2:14.06) at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational (10/12)
  • Registered a seventh-place finish in the 500-freestyle (5:13.61) while earning ninth place finishes in the 200-freestyle (1:57.72) and the 100-butterfly (1:02.51) during the PSU Sprint Fest (10/4)

As A Freshman (2018-19)

  • Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree
  • Grabbed seventh in the 1650-freestyle (17:08.83) and was a member of the eighth-place 800-freestyle relay team at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships (2/23)
  • Finished third in the 100-butterfly (1:01.99) and was a member of the third-place 200-medley relay team (1:57.53) vs. Niagara (2/2)
  • Was a member of the second-place 400-freestyle relay (3:39.07) team, placed third in the 200-butterfly (2:13.51) and took third-place in the 200-freestyle (2:00.73) at Binghamton (1/26).
  • Grabbed third-place in the 1000-freestyle (10:51.87), placed fourth in the 500-freestyle (5:21.66) and was a member of the fifth-place 400-medley relay (4:15.16) team against Cornell (1/21).
  • Finished in first-place in 1000-freestyle (10:43.75), first-place in the 500-freestyle (5:15.10) and was a member of the second-place 400-freestyle relay (3:39.76) team against Canisius (11/10).
  • Placed second in the 1650-freestyle (17.54.26), third in the 400-IM (4:37.55), fifth in the 500-freestyle (5:14.18) and was a member of the third-place 400-freestyle relay (3:39.76) team at the Atlantic 10 Classic (10/28).
  • Took first-place in the 1000-freestyle (10:47.43), first-place in the 200-butterfly (2:08.40) and placed first in the 500-freestyle (5:16.77) against Colgate (10/20).
  • Finished second in the 500-freestyle (5:12.56), third-place in the 1650-freestyle (17:54.94), fifth-place in the 200-butterfly (2:10.34), sixth in the 400-IM (4:42.87) and sixth in the 200-freestyle (1:58.54) at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invite (10/5).

High School/Club
State silver medalist in the 500-freestyle ... made the state finals 10 times throughout high school career ... Most Valuable Swimmer for Washington State Championship team ... First-Team All-Conference ... Academic All-American ... Valedictorian of graduating class at Richland High.

Personal
Daughter of Heather and Todd Schaef ... Biochemistry major ... has one sibling, Spencer. 

2019-20 Top Marks

100 Freestyle SCY 56.08 Justin Jennings Invite 10/12/2019
200 Freestyle SCY 1:55.48 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/7/2019
500 Freestyle SCY 4:55.46 2020 A-10 Champs 2/20/2020
1000 Freestyle SCY 10:37.93 Cornell vs St Bonaventure 11/9/2019
1650 Freestyle SCY 16:56.19 2020 A-10 Champs 2/22/2020
100 Butterfly SCY 1:01.00 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/7/2019
200 Butterfly SCY 2:06.85 2020 A-10 Champs 2/22/2020

2018-19 Top Marks

200 Freestyle SCY 1:58.63 2nd Annual Justin Jennings Inv 10/6/2018
500 Freestyle SCY 5:02.29 2018 Zippy Invitational 11/30/2018
1000 Freestyle SCY 10:43.75 Canisius vs St Bona 11/10/2018
1650 Freestyle SCY 17:08.83 2019 A-10 2/23/2019
100 Butterfly SCY 1:02.90 Niagara @ SBU 2/2/2019
200 Butterfly SCY 2:05.75 2019 A-10 2/23/2019
200 Individual Medley SCY 2:14.01 2018 Zippy Invitational 11/30/2018
400 Individual Medley SCY 4:32.88 2018 Zippy Invitational 12/1/2018