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Jillian Vitarius
Jillian Vitarius

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kingwood, Texas

High School:
Kingwood

Event:
Backstroke

Two-time All-American
2013 All-SEC Freshman Team

Sophomore Season (2013-14):
Picked up pair of All-America selections in both the 100 and 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships ... Earned an eighth-place finish in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships (1:54.78) ... Posted the the fourth-fastst time in school history in the 200 back during NCAA prelims, touching in at 1:52.83 ... Was 12th overall in the 100 back (52.17) with the fourth-best time in school history ... Was one of three Auburn swimmers to earn an All-America honor in the 100 back at the NCAA Championships, the most since 2009 ... Was the third leg on Auburn's 800 freestyle relay team that took 25th overall (7:12.23) ... At the SEC Championships, was eighth overall in the 200 back (1:54.84) ... Won the consolation final at the SEC Championships to finish ninth, touching in at 52.84 ... ... Finished 12th overall in the 200 freestyle (1:47.04) to set a new personal record ... Swam on 800 freestyle relay team that took sixth overall (7:10.57) to earn a NCAA 'B' cut and posting Auburn's top time of the year, swimming as the third leg ... Earned three individual NCAA 'B' cuts (100 back, 200 back, 200 freestyle) ... Won four individual races during the season ... Picked up wins in the 200 back at Vanderbilt and at Texas ... Finished first in the 200 free and 200 back at Vanderbilt and versus South Carolina ... Held the top time on the team in the 200 freestyle (1:47.04).

Freshman Season (2012-13):
Earned NCAA 'B' cut times in both the 100 and 200 back and swam in both at the NCAA Championships...Finished in 35th in the 100 back (53.71) and 39th in the 200 back (1:56.40)...Qualified for both events at the SEC Championships, swimming season-bests 52.74 (100 back, 8th) and 1:53.68 (200 back, 6th)...Her 100 back time was the second-fastest on the team and 200 back time was fastest of season for any AU swimmer...Was also the eighth-fastest all-time at Auburn...200 back time was fourth-fastest all-time at Auburn...Swam lead leg of 400 MR at Georgia Fall Invite that finished in second (3:33.25) and scored an NCAA 'A' cut time...Scored five event wins during season, two in 100 back (54.40 vs. LSU, 54.49 at Texas A&M) and three in the 200 back (1:57.16 vs. Alabama, 1:56.98 vs. LSU, 1:58.56 vs. Kentucky)...Was the highest finishing Tiger in the 200 back eight times during season...Named to All-SEC Freshman Team.

Pre-College:
Advanced to finals of 200-meter backstroke at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Finished seventh in the final with a time of 2:12.69 ... Qualified fifth in the semifinals in a personal-best 2:11.96, the third-fastest time by an Auburn-related swimmer in history ... Competed for Team USA at 2012 Junior Pan-Pacific Games ... A five-star recruit according to Swimming World ... Rated the No. 12 overall recruit in the nation and the top recruit in Texas by CollegeSwimming.com ... One of the top backstroke prospects in the 2012 class ... Won 200 backstroke title at 2011 NCSA Junior Nationals ... Member of 2011-12 USA Swimming National Junior Team ... Teammate of Auburn men's swimmer Jordan Jones.

Vitarius' Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 23.48 11/22/13 Auburn Invitational
100 freestyle
50.39 (r) 11/24/13 Auburn Invitational
200 freestyle 1:47.04 2/20/14 SEC Championships
500 freestyle 4:59.17 10/18/14 Notre Dame/Vanderbilt
100 backstroke 52.17 3/22/14 NCAA Championships
200 backstroke 1:52.23 3/22/14 NCAA Championships
Vitarius' Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
100 backstroke 1:02.27 2011 Sr. Nationals
200 backstroke 2:11.96 2012 US Olympic Trials