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Sean

Tate

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Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Creighton Prep

Bio

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2017-18: Member of 400 freestyle relay that took sixth at the ACC Championships in a school record-breaking performance (2:53.99) ... Also competed on Duke’s 800 freestyle relay, which posted the second-fastest time in school history at 6:25.97, as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Scored for the Blue Devils individually at the conference meet, taking 16th in the 100 breaststroke ... Moved up to seventh on the program’s all-time top 10 list in that event with a 53.73 showing in the consolation final ... Helped lead 200 medley relay to a first-place showing at No. 25 Virginia and in the season opener against No. 19 Virginia Tech and No. 20 Florida State ... Reset the program record in the 100 individual medley against the Cavaliers, clocking 51.11 for first. 

2016-17: Guided Duke's 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays to program records and a pair of seventh-place showings at the ACC Championships ... Also took seventh as a member of the 400 freestyle relay ... Scored individually with a 20th-place finish in the 200 freestyle ... Preliminaries time of 1:36.65 ranked second on the program's all-time performance list ... Added a 24th-place finish in the 100 freestyle, with his preliminaries mark ranking fifth in school history (43.88) ... Helped secure a dual meet victory at North Carolina (1/29) as a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay ... Led off winning 200 freestyle relay at Queens University (12/3) ... Over the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of ACE, traveled to South Africa to assist with basic healthcare initiatives, activity based education and teaching, light construction and sports programs.  

2015-16: Reached the 200 freestyle finals at his first ACC Championship, placing 20th overall ...  Time of 44.42 in the 100 freestyle preliminaries ranked him seventh all-time at Duke ... Competed on Duke's 400 (2:55.55) and 800 (6:31.06) freestyle relays that clocked the second-fastest marks in school history ... Took second in the 200 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational, while 1:37.35 clocking in event preliminaries placed him fourth on the program's all-time performance list ... Also finished sixth in the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 50 freestyle at the same meet. 

Prior to Duke: Winter Nationals and Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … Multiple time Nebraska state champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle … Along with twin brother Ryan, helped Creighton Prep set state records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay events his junior year … Both relays also captured state titles … Member of state champion 200 freestyle relay squad as a sophomore and freshman … Also propelled the 400 freestyle relay to a state crown his freshman year … Guided Creighton Prep to two University of Minnesota Maroon and Gold Invitational titles and two Seattle Kentridge Invitational championships … Won the 100 freestyle at the 2015 Speedo Champions Series in Jenks, Okla. ... Metro Conference all-academic honoree … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Sean Joseph Tate May 9, 1997 in Omaha, Neb. … Son of Bernadette and Ellis Tate … Has a twin brother (Ryan) who swims at Northwestern … Has one sister (Olivia) … Mother swam at California ('80) … Grandfather played football at the United States Naval Academy ('57). 

Tate Career Bests:
50 Free: 20.33
100 Free: 43.88 ... 6th all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:36.65 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
100 Breast: 53.73 ... 7th all-time at Duke
100 IM: 51.11 ... Duke record
200 IM: 1:47.84 ... 7th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:
400 Free Relay: 2:53.99 ... Duke record
800 Free Relay: 6:25.65 ... Duke record
400 Medley Relay: 3:08.92 ... Duke record

At the ACC Championships:
2016: 8th, 800 Free Relay ... 6:31.06
           9th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:55.55
           20th, 200 Free ... 1:37.83
2017: 7th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:54.47
           7th, 800 Free Relay ... 6:25.65
           7th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:08.92
           20th, 200 Free ... 1:36.75
           24th, 100 Free ... 44.20
2018: 6th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:53.99
           7th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:25.99
           8th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:11.23
           10th, 800 Free Relay ... 6:25.97
           16th, 100 Breast ... 53.73

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