Position
Not Available
Class
Senior
Hometown
Trelleborg, Sweden
High School
Soders la Hsgymnasiet

2004 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 medley relay
2004 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 400 medley relay
2004 All-SEC Second Team in the 400 medley relay
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
LSU Record Holder in the 200 medley relay
LSU Record Holder in the 400 medley relay

JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04)
Came on strong towards the end of the season and qualified for the NCAA Championships … Captured honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 and 400 medley relay with Evan Martinec, Chris Stanczyk and Neil Lowe … Helped the Tigers finish fifth in the consolation final of the 400 medley relay at NCAA’s (3:36.46) and second in the consolation final of the 200 medley relay (1:38.59) … Overall, the relay teams placed 10th and 12th, respectively … Nearly qualified for the finals of the 100 breaststroke at NCAA’s, swimming a time of 1:01.25 in the prelims to finish 23rd … Also participated in the 200 breaststroke at NCAA’s (2:12.69) … Owned two top times on the season — backstroke events — with both of them being recorded at the SEC Championships … Teamed to shatter the school record in the 400 medley relay at SEC’s (3:12.35), while earning All-SEC honors and a NCAA “A” cut time … Placed second in that relay behind national champion Auburn … Became the first relay team in school history to earn All-SEC honors since 1991 … Also broke the school record in the 200 medley relay, finishing third with a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:27.35 … Recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 200 breast (1:58.71), placing fifth in the SEC Championship final … Also registered an all-time top 10 time in the 100 breast at SEC’s, placing sixth in the finals with a time of 54.77 … Time was the sixth-best in school history … Won the 200 breast in the home finale versus Florida State on Jan. 31 … Maintained a 4.0 GPA to make the Dean’s List and SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Three-year standout at Soders la Hsgymnasiet … Won four senior national gold medals and 16 junior national gold medals in three years … Captured one bronze medal in the European Junior Championships.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 19, 1980 … Parents are John and Liselo Clausen … Has one brother, Niclas and one sister, Jonna … Majoring in business administration.

CHRISTIAN’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle 21.09 2004 SEC Championships
100 freestyle 46.83 2004 Nike Cup Invitational
100 breaststroke 54.77 2004 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke 1:58.71 2004 SEC Championships

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