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  Nick Graves
Nick Graves

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Sayre

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance Free


Honors: NCAA Honorable Mention All-American, ACC Academic Honor Roll

2008-09: Finished 24th in the 1500 free and 42nd in the 400 free at the U.S. World Championship Trials...placed 10th in the 1650 free (15:10.79) and 15th in the 500 free (4:23.21) at the ACC Championships...turned in a sixth-place finish at the USA Short Course National Championships in the 1650 free (15:12.21)...also placed 23rd in the 500 free (4:27.44) at the meet.

2007-08: Finished fifth in the 800 free (8:10.44), seventh in the 1500 free (15:30.47) and 24th in the 400 free (3:59.54) at the 2008 U.S. Open...placed 14th in the 1500 free (15:31.58) at the U.S. Olympic Trials...qualified for the NCAA's in the 500 free and 1650 free and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors with a 14th place finish in the 1650 free in a personal best time of 15:05.01...swam another personal best in the 500 free (4:22.76) at NCAA's while finishing 30th...scored points in two events at the ACC Championships...placed fourth in the 1650 free with a time of 15:07.51...touched the wall in seventh place in the 500 free (4:25.37)...placed second in the 1650 free (15:22.15) at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

2006-07: Closed the book on his freshman year by scoring 18 points at the ACC Championships...earned a fifth place finish in the 1650 free with an NCAA "B" cut time of 15:13.11...touched the wall in 14th place in the 500 free (4:28.24)...claimed 19th place in the 400 IM (4:01.52)...at the Nike Cup Invitational finished fourth in the 1650 free with an NCAA "B" cut time of 15:26.07.

High School: 2008 Olympic Trial Qualifier in the 1500 free...All-American in the 500 free...2006 Kentucky State Champion in the 500 free...earned First Team All-State honors (2006), Outstanding Regional Competitor (2005, 2006) and All-Region Team honors (2004, 2005, 2006)...selected to participate in the 2006 USA Swimming Open Water Select Camp...placed 18th in the 5K at the Open Waters Nationals in 2006...at the 2006 Spring Nationals, finished eighth in the 1500 free and 16th in the 800 free...at the 2005 Junior Nationals, he finished eighth in the 1500 free and 12th in the 800 free.

Personal: Born November 9, 1987...majoring in history...son of Terry and Guy Graves.

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