Tom Hansen
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    Tom Hansen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Berkeley Heights, NJ

    High School:
    Governor Livingston

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    Freestyle

    2009-10 Highlights: All-MWC in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:58.15, which is eighth-fastest mark in school history ... swam the teams' third-fastest 500 free and 200 back.

    2008-09 Highlights: Earned all-conference honors in the 500 freestyle and the 200 backstroke, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively ... now holds the fourth-fastest time in Academy history in the 500 free (4:26.70) and fifth-fastest mark in the 200 back (1:48.49) ... also swam the lead-off leg on the school-record-setting 800 freestyle relay team (6:32.32) which placed second to earn all-conference honors ... his time of 1:39.47 on that lead-off leg is the seventh-fastest 200 free mark in school history ... also ranks in the Falcons' top 10 in the 1000 free (seventh, 9:29.80) and 1650 free (ninth, 15:46.60) ... named to the MWC academic all-conference team.

    2007-08 Highlights: Reached the finals in the 500 freestyle at the MWC Championships, finishing eighth ... also finished 12th in the 1650 free ... posted the Falcons' second-fastest times of the season in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free events ... moved into the Academy's record books in the 500 and 1650 free, ranking sixth and 10th, respectively ... named to the MWC All-Academic team.

    High School: Swam for the Berkeley Aquatic Club ... coached by Jim Wood ... three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... received the N.J. Swimming High Point Award in 2006 ... member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society ... received a National Merit letter of commendation.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26 ... son of Paul and Theresa Hansen ... has four siblings, Laura, Kate, Mark and Julie ... father, Paul, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1981 ... sister, Laura, is a 2005 graduate of the Air Force Academy ... younger brother, Mark, is a freshman on the Academy swim team ... hobbies include sports, reading, music and relaxing ... favorite food is his mom's homemade stuffing ... favorite movie is Citizen Kane ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Jesus Christ ... most noteworthy things about his hometown are the pizzerias ... pre-race ritual is to wait to put his goggles on until the last possible opportunity ... on his iPod: alternative rock, classic rock, jazz and Christian music ... favorite athlete is Sean O'Keefe ... favorite quote: "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." -G.K. Chesterton.

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