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Liza

Bragg

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Back/IM
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Darien, Conn.
High School: Deerfield Academy

Bio

Career: Four-year member of the Blue Devils' ACC Championships team ... Graduated ranked third in school history in the 200 backstroke (1:57.54) ... Also ranked fourth on the all-time performance list in the 400 individual medley (4:18.25) and eighth in the 200 individual medley (2:02.57) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll all four years.

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17: Represented Duke in the 200 and 400 individual medley at the ACC Championships ... Ranked among the team's leaders in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 and 400 individual medley throughout the season. 

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 3rd all-time at Duke
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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