Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: All-ACC Academic (2014)
2013-14: Helped the Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay earn automatic qualification to the NCAA Championship in a first for the program ... Swam the butterfly leg on that relay, which broke the school record with a 1:37.91 performance in a fifth-place showing at the ACC Championship ... Also helped the 200 freestyle, 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays set program records at the conference meet ... Competed on the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays in the NCAA Championship preliminaries ... Scored for Duke in three individual events at the ACC meet, finishing 13th in the 100 butterfly and 14th in the 50 and 100 freestyle ... Broke school records in both freestyle events ... Won the 100 freestyle seven times during the regular season and the 100 butterfly on five occasions ... Took first in both events in her collegiate debut at the All-North Carolina Invitational.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner for David Fine at New Canaan … Three-time NISCA All-American … Four-time conference champion and state record holder in the 50-yard freestyle … Guided her team to a pair of conference titles … Garnered all-state and all-conference recognition each of her four years … School record holder in the 100 butterfly … Member of the New Canaan YMCA Caimans club team … Earned High Honors every quarter.
Personal: Born Madeline Zainat Rusch on Oct. 19, 1995 in Stamford, Conn. … Daughter of Kevin and Dina Rusch … Has three sisters, Tory, Ali and Olivia … Sister, Tory, plays softball at Bowdoin College.
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