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Doug Van Wie
Doug Van Wie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

High School:
Myers Park

Event:
IM/Backstroke

Birthdate:
05/31/1984

Major:
Graphic Design

2005-06 Co-Team Captain
Seventeen-time All-American
NCAA Champion
Five-time SEC Champion
2005 World University Games Bronze Medalist (800 free relay)
2004 Olympic Trials Finalist (200 back)
CSCAA Academic All-American
SEC Academic Honor Roll
Academic All-District IV

Senior Season (2005-06)
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Awarded the Auburn Swimming and Diving Award (given for a student-athlete who demonstrates scholarship, leadership and performance) ... Had his highest individual event finish, second, at the NCAA Championships in the 100 back (46.22) ... Swam season high back splits (21.49/46.48) on the runner-up finishing 200 and 400 medley relay's ... Was the leadoff leg on the 800 free relay at NCAA's that ended up sixth ... Also swam in the championship final of the 200 back and came in seventh (1:42.99) ... Swept the back events at the SEC Championship and swam the back leg on the victorious 200 (22.16 split) and 400 (46.78 split) medley relay's ... Concluded collegiate career with five SEC titles ... Swam a 47.15 in the 100 back final and a 1:42.83 in the 200 back ... Was the leadoff leg on the 800 free relay at SEC's the finished third and swam a swam best 1:36.07 split ... Also swam the 200 IM.

Junior Season (2004-05)
Won a bronze medal swimming anchor for the 800 free relay at World University Games (7:20.54) ... Turned in back-to-back personal best swims in the 200 IM prelim and final at the WUGs ... Swam 2:02.31 in the 200 IM final for fifth place ... Came in third in the 200 back at summer nationals with a time of 2:00.91 ... Was the eighth place finisher in the 200 free at nationals (1:50.81) ... Finished third in the B final of the 100 back (56.42) at summer nationals ... Swam a then-personal best 2:03.54 in the 200 IM final at the World Championship Trials to finish fifth ... Finaled in the 100m back at World Championship Trials (56.55) ... Won the B final of the 200m back at the World Trials in a time of 2:01.02 ... Named to the Academic All-District IV team ... Was runner-up in the 200 back at the NCAA Championship with a personal best time of 1:41.24 ... Came in third in the 100 back with a time of 46.17, also a lifetime best ... Earned third individual All-American honor in the 200 IM with a fourth place finish (1:44.69) ... Swam anchor for the 800 free relay that ended up fourth ... In the 200 and 400 medley relay's, swam backstroke leg ... Both teams turned in top five finishes to earn All-America status ... SEC Champion in the 100 back with a time of 46.71 ... Finished third in the 200 back (1:42.27) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:47.28) ... Swam on the runner-up 800 free and 400 medley relay's at SECs.

Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Olympic Trials finalist in the 200 back, finishing fifth with a time of 1:59.51 ... Also semi-finaled in the 100 back, finishing 11th after posting a 55.91 ... Led off the 200 medley relay (24.24) that set a world's best time of 1:34.25 at the NCAA Championships ... Earned All-America honors in the 200 IM with a sixth-place finish (1:59.08) after going 1:58.29 in prelims ... Placed seventh in the 100 back with a time of 52.50 in finals and a 52.18 in prelims ... Swam the third leg (1:48.30) for the fourth-place 800 free relay ... Clocked a 1:55.57 to place 10th in the 200 back at NCAAs ... Registered a fourth-place finish in the 200 back at SECs (1:43.23) ... Finished sixth in the 100 back at 47.85 ... Went 1:49.25 in the finals of the 200 IM at SECs to finish eighth as five Tigers swam in the championship finals.

Freshman Season (2002-03)
US Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200m back and 200m and 400 IM ... Competed at the summer nationals, placing fourth in the B finals of the 200m backstroke in a time of 2:04.16, though his prelim time of 2:03.86 was the ninth-fastest time of the morning session ... Also placed fourth in the 400m IM C finals with a time of 4:29.85 ... Exhibition swimmer at the SEC Championships ... Time of 1:44.72 in the 200 back would have placed fifth in the championship finals at SECs ... 3:55.16 in the 400 IM would have placed him in the consolation finals at SEC Championships ... Swam the 500 free in a time of 4:28.07, which would have placed 20th at SECs.

High School: Graduated from Myers Park in 2002 ... Swam for Frankie Bell Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg ... National Junior Team member ... Was the fastest 15-16 year old in the country in the 200 back in 2001 ... North Carolina State Meet MVP ... High school state record holder in the 200 free and 100 back ... Two-time All-American ... North Carolina state high school champion in the 100 free in 2000 and the champion in the 200 free and 100 back in 2001 ... Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Douglas Paul Van Wie ... Parents are Paul and Tama Van Wie (step-mother), Becky Van Wie ... Born May 31, 1984 ... Father was on the crew team at UPenn ... Has four siblings; Greg, Nic, Kara and Brittany ... Majoring in graphic design.

Career Best Times (SCY)
100 Back - 46.17
200 Back - 1:41.24
200 IM - 1:44.69
400 IM - 3:54.92