Annette Salmeen

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Annette Salmeen
Personal information
Full name Annette Elizabeth Salmeen
National team  United States
Born (1974-12-07) December 7, 1974 (age 42)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
College team University of California, Los Angeles

Annette Elizabeth Salmeen (born December 7, 1974)[1] is an American biochemist, a 1997 Rhodes Scholar[2] and a gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[3]

Swimming career[edit]

Salmeen was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a competitive swimmer by the age of 9, and became a standout swimmer at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, where she was co-captain of the girls' swimming team for two years.[4] While at Huron, Salmeen was three-time state champion in the 500-yard freestyle, and once in the 100-yard butterfly.[4] Salmeen went on to swim at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was a co-captain, four-time All-American, and a NCAA national champion in the 200-yard butterfly.[5] She won a bronze medal in the 200-meter butterfly[6] at the 1995 World University Games in Fukuoka, Japan.[3] Salmeen qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned a gold medal for swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[3] In individual competition at the Olympics, she finished 4th in the B Final (12th overall) in the women's 200-meter butterfly.[7]

Rhodes Scholarship[edit]

Salmeen graduated from UCLA in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in biochemistry at Oxford University.[8] During her four years at St John's College, Oxford,[9] she was a member of the Oxford University Swimming Club, where she set three long-course records and six on the short-course.[5]

Stanford University[edit]

She earned her doctorate in 2001,[8] and returned to the U.S. as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.[10] In 2005, she was named to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency and again came back to Stanford University where she teaches as of 2015.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annette Salmeen". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Foster, Chris (April 26, 2008). "He takes Rhodes detour". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Annette Salmeen". Daily Bruin. June 9, 1997. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-18.  Huron High School, River Rat Hall of Fame, accessed December 18, 2009
  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 5, 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-18.  Ann Arbor Swim Club profile
  6. ^ Summer Universiade Results. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2009-12-18.  UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame
  8. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 13, 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-07.  UCLA Chemistry Department profile
  9. ^ "Oxonian Olympians". University of Oxford. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ [1] UCLA Grad Salmeen Selected for USADA Board, March 8, 2005
  11. ^ Annette Salmeen, Stanford University 2014-2015"