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Grace Finnegan
Grace Finnegan


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson HS





Swim/Dive Lands 18 on Pac-12 All-Academic Team

Three Wildcats earned first-team all-academic honors


History Made at the NCAAs

The Wildcats Swimming and Diving teams made history at the NCAA Championships


Cats Shatter School Record on Day Two at NCAAs

The Wildcats earned a second place finish and a school record in the 800 free relay


Women's S&D Set for NCAA Championships

The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium


Cats Earn a Pair of Golds on Day Two at Pac-12s

The Wildcat women earned a pair of first place and a pair of second place finishes on day two

All-American in her first season at Arizona in the 200 freestyle relay

2011-12: Broke her personal best time in the 50 free at the Texas Invite.

2010-2011: Teamed with three fellow freshman classmates on the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas to finish as the national runner-up in the event...Helped UA's 400 free relay team qualify for the championship final by swimming the third leg of the relay during prelims at NCAA's...Individually, Finnegan swam in the 50 and 100 free events during her first collegiate championships...Set new personal bests in both the 50 and 100 free at NCAA's.

High School: Prepped at Bishop Watterson High, winning 2010 Division 1 championships in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay...Set Ohio state record in the 100 free as a junior with time of 49.69...Competed at U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008...Swam for Greater Columbus club team.

Personal: Daughter of Matt and Lisa Finnegan...Has three brothers and one sister.

Major: Speech and Hearing Science

Career Ambition: Speech Therapist

Spends free time: Cooking, being with friends, going to movies

Why Arizona: The great people, coaches, excellent athletics and academic tradition. I also loved the community feeling in McKale.

Personal Bests:
50 Free: 22.94
100 Free: 49.19

200 Free: 1:48.26

2012 Olympic Trials:

200m Free Preliminaries: 95th - 2:06.54

100m Free Preliminaries: 82nd - 57.29

50m Free Preliminaries: 64th - 26.26