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Alyssa

Arwood

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Breaststroke
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Asheville, N.C.
High School: TC Roberson

Bio

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2017-18: Recorded a season-best time of 1:05.93 in the 100 breaststroke at the Janis Hape Dowd Carolina College Nike Invitational ... Added another season-best in the 50 freestyle (24.70) at the same meet.

2016-17: ‘A' finalist in the 100 breaststroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Led off winning 400 medley relay at the Janis Hape Dowd Carolina College Nike Invitational ... Finished second in the 100 breaststroke at the same meet while lowering her career best in the event to 1:02.55, good for sixth on the program's all-time performance list ... Added a best time in the preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke. 

2015-16: Scored for Duke in the 100 breaststroke at the ACC Championship, placing 24th overall ... Preliminaries time of 1:02.75 ranked seventh on the Blue Devils' all-time performance list ... Took eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the Nike Cup Invitational.  

Prior to Duke: Summer and Winter Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier … Three-time YMCA national champion, winning the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 Short Course YMCA Nationals … Was just .01 second off the national record in that performance … Placed sixth in 100 breaststroke at 2014 Winter Junior Nationals … NISCA All-American in the 100 breaststroke … Mountain Athletic Conference MVP and four-time all-conference selection … Won state title in 100 breaststroke as a senior while finishing as runner-up her junior year … Regional champion in the 100 breaststroke and conference winner in 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke … Named the Asheville Citizen-Times Female Athlete of the Year following her final season … Four-year letterwinner at TC Roberson under the direction of Jim Cottam … Swam for YMCA of Western North Carolina club program … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Alyssa Claire Arwood on May 28, 1997 … Daughter of Michelle and Rick Arwood … Has one brother (Reid) and one sister (Fiona) … Both parents swam at Emory University … Uncle, Josh Arwood, graduated from Duke in 1999.

Arwood Career Bests:
100 Free: 53.66
100 Breast: 1:02.55 ... 8th all-time at Duke
200 Breast: 2:17.06

At the ACC Championships:
2016: 24th, 100 Breast ... 1:03.67

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