Christy Cech
Christy Cech

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Last College:
University of Miami

Height:
5-10

Position:
Free, Fly

Birthdate:
01/21/1979


Harper on Cech: "Christy is a natural leader for our team. She was the most successful swimmer for us last season, breaking school records. I think her goals need to be nothing short of a NCAA title this year."

In 2001:Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 50 Freestyle; she also competed in the 100 Freestyle finishing in 15th position…Placed third at the ACC Championships in both the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle events…Set school records in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 22.54 at the NCAA Championships and in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 49.36 at the Georgia Invitational…Finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in the 50 Free and ninth in the 100 Free… Compiled ten individual victories in the 50 Free against LSU, North Carolina State, and nationally ranked Arizona, Alabama, and Florida…Won a combined of six meets in the 100 and 200 Freestyle events…Contributed greatly in the Freestyle and Medley Relay events…Was named team’s Most Valuable Swimmer

In 2000: Was ACC Champion in the 100 Freestyle and was a member of the ACC Champion 400 Freestyle Relay... finished 4th in the 50 Freestyle at last years Championships... Won coaches recommendation for being a valuable swimmer to the team.

At Miami: Received the IBIS Award in 1999... competed in the 50 and 100 Freestyle at the NCAA Championships... finalist at the Pan Pacific Games in the 50 Freestyle in 1997

Prep: Swam for S.E.A.L.S.

Personal: Majoring in graphic design and advertising.

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