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Jessica Merritt
Jessica  Merritt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Huntersville, N.C.

High School:
William A. Hough

Event:
Freestyle/IM

02/18/2018

02-18-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 5

02-18-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 5

02/16/2018

02-16-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 3

02-16-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 3

02/15/2018

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 2

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 2

02/14/2018

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 1

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 1

11/04/2016

11-4-16 Swimming vs Alabama

11-4-16 Swimming vs Alabama

2x All-American
2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier

Sophomore Season (2017-18):
Part of the NCAA team as a relay alternate ... Swam the anchor leg of the 15th-place 800 free relay, earning her first All-America honor ... Also swam prelims for the 11th-place 400 free relay at NCAAs ... Held NCAA B cuts in the 200 free and 200 IM ... Competed at the SEC Championships in the 100 free (50.07/30th), 200 free (1:48.34/29th) and 200 IM (2:01.48/43rd) ... 100 free time was a personal best ... Anchored the 8th-place 800 free relay at SECs ... Swam a personal best 200 IM (2:00.60) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Auburn Top Tiger.

Freshman Season (2016-17):
Held NCAA B cuts in the 200 free and 200 IM ... Competed at the SEC Championships in the 200 free (1:47.86/16th), 100 free (50.35/33rd) and 200 IM (2:01.30/35th) ... 200 free prelims time (1:47.25) was a personal-best ... Swam a personal-best 50 free (23.84) at the Tennessee dual meet ... Won the 200 free during the Wisconsin and Alabama dual meets.

High School:
Graduated from Hough High School ... Competed for SwimMAC Carolina ... Competed at Olympic Trials in the 200 free (2:04.70/90th) ... 2-time state champion and state record holder in the 200 free ... State champion in the 100 breast ... Led William A. Hough to a team state championship ... Academic All-American ... Women's Junior National and National Champion with SwimMAC Carolina ... Team Junior National Champion (combined) ... 5-time NAG relay record holder ... 4-time All-American.

Personal:
Parents are David and Holly Merritt ... Has two siblings: Heather and Kensley ... Mother swam at Penn State ... Sister, Heather, swam at South Carolina ... Studying in the College of Education.

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