Aaron Helander
Aaron  Helander

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dixon, Ill.

High School:
Byron

Height:
6-0

Event:
Fly/Back/IM

Intended Major:
Business


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

04/04/2017

HELANDER NAMED RECIPIENT OF OAKLAND’S PRESTIGIOUS HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD

The award recognizes a graduate or graduating senior who has displayed significant leadership in advancing intergroup harmony

01/28/2017

SMITH SHATTERS DIVE RECORDS AS OAKLAND MOVES PAST CLEVELAND STATE

Joe Smith broke both school records in 1- and 3-meter diving, freshman Grace Shinske and Micah DeJonge combined for four event wins

01/27/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 FALL HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the seventh consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 147 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/21/2017

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02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

02/28/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four


2016-17:
Placed sixth in the 400 IM (4:02.86) and seventh in the 200 IM (1:51.96) and 200 butterfly (1:51.41) at Horizon League Championships
Recorded the top team time in the 200 fly (1:51.16) at the Zippy Invitational on Dec. 2
Registered top-five team times in the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM

2015-16:

▪ Placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (49.90), sixth in the 200 butterfly (1:50.48) and ninth in the 200 backstroke (1:49.85) at the Horizon League Championships
▪ His 200 butterfly time ranks 10th all-time in Oakland history
▪ Recorded a career best in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly

2014-15:

▪ Swam 100 back, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly at 2015 Horizon League Championships
▪ Finished sixth in the 200 fly (1:50.63); his time ranks ninth fastest in Oakland history
▪ Finished 10th in both the 100 fly (49.46) and 100 back (50.89)

2013-14:
▪ Swam 100 butterfly and 200 back at 2014 Horizon League Championships
▪ Finished 12th in 100 fly (50.32) and 11th in 200 back (1:52.97)
▪ Also swam 400 IM, with his time of 4:15.43 ranking in team's top 10 times of the season

Academic Acheivements:
Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)

HIGH SCHOOL
▪ Received Hardest worker, MVP, Coaches choice awards


TOP NON-ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
▪ Earned Scholastic All-American honors as a prep

Personal
Full Name: Aaron Helander
Parents: Doris and Richard Helander
Sibling: Brother, Alex

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
▪ Beautiful Campus
▪ The academics
▪ The Swim Team!

Helander Personal Bests
Event 2015-16 Top Time Career Top Time
100 Back 51.57
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
50.89
2015 HL Championship
2/27/15
200 Back 1:57.40
UIC Quad
11/14/16
1:49.85
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

100 Fly

50.18
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
49.46
2015 HL Championship
2/27/15

200 Fly

1:51.16
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:50.07*
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16
* 200 Fly time is 10th in Oakland history

200 IM

1:51.96
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:51.96
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17

400 IM

4:02.86
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
4:02.86
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17

100 Breast

-- 1:03.21
Kenyon Winter Invite
1/15/16

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