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Monica Drake
Other Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
High School: Bloomington HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Mid-distance freestyle swimmer...Three-time All-American.

2011-12: Received Pac-12 All-Acadmic honorable mention accolades...Earned All-American honors after finishing third in the 800 free relay and fourth in the 400 free relay at NCAA Championships...Beat her personal best times in the 100 free and 500 free at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Anchored home Arizona's 800 freestyle relay which placed third overall with a split of 1:44.20 to earn her first All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas...Propelled UA's 400 free relay into the championship final by anchoring the preliminary heat at NCAA's...Individually, Drake was 17th overall in the 200 freestyle with a personal best of 1:45.35...Was 22nd overall in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:42.36...Named to the Pac-10's All-Academic Second Team with a 3.44 studying Pre-Business

2009-10: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in her first season at Arizona...Helped UA's 400 free relay qualify for the championship final by swimming the final leg of the preliminary relay...Competed individually in the 200 and 500 free at the championships in West Lafayette.

Personal: Daughter of Fred and Jamie Drake...Has one brother and one sister.

Major: Marketing, minor in Spanish

Career Ambition: Interested in global business and sports marketing

Spends free time: Spending time with family and friends, shopping and boating

Why Arizona: I have known for a very long time that I wanted to swim in college in a warm, faraway state from where I grew up in Bloomington, IL. I LOVE warm weather and the idea of not having a winter was fabulous! I also knew that I wanted to come to a very well-respected swim program.

Personal Bests:
500 Free: 4:42.27
200 Free: 1:45.35
100 Free: 49.24

National teams:
2006 National Junior Team

2012 Olympic Trials:

400m Free Preliminaries: 108th - 4:27.41

200m Free Preliminaries: 75th - 2:04.04

100m Free Preliminaries: 90th - 57.38