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Shae

Nicolaisen

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Mid-Free/Dist.
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista

Bio

2018-19: Clocked season-best marks in the 500 freestyle and 400 individual medley preliminaries at the ACC Championships ... Won the 1,650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley at the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational (4:26.50) ... Earned top-eight finishes in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle at the Big Al Invitational.

Prior to Duke: U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier … Two-time NISCA All-American … State champion in the 200 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay as a junior … Also tabbed the Arizona East Valley Swimmer of the Year her junior year … Set three Tempe All-City and six school records as a senior … State runner-up in the 200 freestyle as a sophomore and in the 500 freestyle as a freshman ... Claimed titles in the 200 and 1,000 freestyle at the 2018 AzSI Short Course Senior Open Championships ... Competed for the Scottsdale Aquatic Club program ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society ... National Merit finalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Presidential Scholar nominee.

Personal: Daughter of Tonya and Schuyler Nicolaisen ... Has one sister (Shelby) ... Father played quarterback for the South Dakota School of Mines (1989-91) ... Mother was a member of South Dakota State University's collegiate rodeo team (1991-94) and is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PCRA). 

Nicolaisen Career Bests:
200 Free: 1:53.35
500 Free: 4:56.85
1,000 Free: 10:17.91
1,650 Free: 17:04.89 
200 Fly: 2:06.35
200 IM: 2:11.91
400 IM: 4:26.14

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