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Liza Bragg
Player Profile:
Liza Bragg 1320039
Position: Back/IM
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Darien, Conn.
High School: Deerfield Academy

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)

2015-16: Placed 22nd in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championship, surpassing the NCAA provisional standard in prelminaries (1:58.88) ... Took sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 200 backstroke at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2014-15: Blue Devils’ top performer in the 200 backstroke as a sophomore … Scored for Duke in the 200 backstroke and 400 IM bonus finals at the ACC Championship … Recorded the sixth-fastest 200 IM mark in program history at the Nike Cup Invitational (2:02.57) … Also turned in a best time in the 100 backstroke (56.03) and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in the 200 backstroke at the same meet …  Won the 200 backstroke three times during the regular season, including at ACC opponent Georgia Tech (1/17). 

2013-14: Set program records in the 200 backstroke (1:57.54) and 400 IM (4:18.25) at her first ACC Championship ... Also helped the Blue Devils’ 800 freestyle relay break the school benchmark with a 7:19.70 performance ... Placed 13th in the 400 IM and 15th in the 200 backstroke ... Time of 2:02.83 in the 200 IM preliminaries ranked eighth all-time at Duke ... Won the 200 backstroke against Richmond and North Carolina.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years at Deerfield Academy … NISCA All-American in the 100-yard backstroke, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay as a junior … Also garnered All-America accolades as member of relay squads her sophomore and freshman seasons … Recipient of the Robert McDermott Awards for excellence in athletics … Also received the Grace Robertson Award, given to the female athlete who best exemplifies the values of New England Prep School swimming and diving … Lettered four years in water polo, earning All-America distinction as a junior and All-New England honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Personal: Born Eliza Susanne Bragg on March 29, 1995 in Darien, Conn. … Daughter of Steve and Emily Bragg … Has one brother, Eric, and two sisters, Jennie and Ali … Sister, Ali, played squash at Bates College (2009-13) … Mother (’78) and sister, Jennie (’07), are both graduates of Duke ... Majoring in public policy studies.

Bragg Career Bests:

100 Back 55.73  
200 Back 1:57.54 Duke record
200 IM 2:02.57 8th all-time at Duke
400 IM 4:18.25 4th all-time at Duke

At the ACC Championships:

2014 8th, 800 Free Relay (7:19.70)
13th, 400 IM (4:18.25)
15th, 200 Back (1:57.56)
2015 20th, 400 IM (4:23.14)
21st, 200 Back (2:00.37)
2016 22nd, 200 Back (1:59.02)


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