Vanessa Herrmann - Swimming & Diving - Arkansas Razorbacks

Vanessa Herrmann

Grad | 5-6 | Breast/Individual Medley | Bismarck, N. D. | Century High School

Career Stats

2021-22 Honorable Mention All American
2020-21 Team Captain
2017 High School Powerade Athlete

Top-Five Career Finishes
6th place 100m breaststroke at 2021 SEC Championships
10th place 200m breaststroke at 2021 SEC Championships
14th place 100m breaststroke at 2020 SEC Championships
2020 Olympic Trial Qualifier – 23rd 100m breaststroke & 33rd 200m breaststroke

As a Senior (2021-22)
Herrmann wrapped up the season with a 12th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke at NCAA Championship with a time of 58.96. In addition to her 12th-placed finish at NCAA Championship, she was named an Honorable Mention All-American. At the SEC Championship, Herrmann broke the school record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 58.85. She had a fourth-place finish at SEC Championship in the 100 Breaststroke and a tenth-place finish as well in the 200 Breaststroke. Hermann swam a personal best in the 200 Breaststroke at SEC Championship with a time of 2:08.61.

As a Junior (2020-21)
At the US Open, Herrmann made her Olympic Trials cut time in the 100 breast, placing second with a time of 1:09.36. Vanessa had two first place finishes at the Mizzou Invite in the 200 breast (2:08.78) and in the 200 medley relay where she swam the breaststroke leg for the Razorbacks. Herrmann impressed at the SEC Championships placing in the top-10 in both the 200 breast (2:09.90) and the 100 breast (59.95), clocking-in two personal best times. Herrmann competed at the US Olympic Team Trials in the 100 breast and 200 breast.

As a Sophomore (2019-20)
Herrmann opened her sophomore season against Little Rock winning the 200 breast (2:19.44). Vanessa continued to see success in the dual meet against No.1 Stanford, placing fourth in the 100 breast (1:04.62), third in the 200 breast (2:19.91) and second in the 200 IM (2:07.13). At the SEC Championships, Herrmann swam a personal best time of 1:00.87 in the 100 breast, placing 16th and in the 200 breast (2:14.28).

As a Freshman (2018-19)
During the Houston meet Herrmann set her season best and got her first college event win in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:02:55, She also swept BR’s during this same meet(2:17:22) and the Kansas meet(1:02:16)… Herrmann earned sixth-place in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:14.19) and set a season-best time, before setting another season-best in the finals for a fifth-place finish (2:13.03)… At the Kansas meet the Freshman led the team with three individual first-place finishes… at the Last chance meet she recorded an NCAA ‘B’ cut, setting a personal best (2:11.23) in the 200 yard breaststroke…Vanessa finished 17th at SEC Championships…Herrmann also earned most improved swimmer and was named the SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week (1/22/19).

Prior to Arkansas
Herrmann was the No. 1 ranked recruit from the state of North Dakota. She is the three-year North Dakota State Champion in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke at the NDHSAA Boys/Girls State Meet… Her top times include a 1:02.75 mark in the 100 breast, 2:16.74 in the 200 breast, 2:02.77 in the 200 IM and a 4:25.40 in the 400 IM.

Reason for Choosing Arkansas
I chose Arkansas because of the community. Fayetteville is beautiful in each season of the year. The athletic community is filled with opportunities to be successful. The team is filled with loving and supportive teammates.

Born May 15, 2000 in Bismark, North Dakota… Daughter of Wayne and Becky Herrmann…Has one brother Roger Herrmann and one sister Veronica Herrmann… Majoring in Kinesiology.