Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014
2013-14: Member of the 200 freestyle relay that took first at the Cavalier Invitational (1:36.17) ... Season-best in the 100 backstroke was a 1:00.71 mark at the Cavalier Invitational ... Dropped nearly two seconds off of 100 backstroke time over the course of the season.
2012-13: Recorded personal-best times in the 100 backstroke (57.99), 200 backstroke (2:08.45) and the 200 IM (2:10.69) at the Tennessee Invitational ... Finished 12th in the 100 backstroke at the same meet ... Competed in three events at the ACC Championships, clocking a best time of 53.95 in the preliminaries of the 100 freestyle.
2011-12: Specialized in the mid-freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 IM during her freshman campaign ... Closed the season with a pair of personal-best swims at the 2012 ACC Championships ... Notched personal-best times of 2:12.59 in the 200 IM prelims and 54.66 in the 100 freestyle preliminaries.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at New Trier Township ... Helped her high school squad capture state championships all four years ... Member of All-American 200 medley relay ... State qualifier as a junior ... Team captain as a senior ... Member of New Trier Swim Club ... Competed in the 100 freestyle and the 200 IM at the National Club Swimming Association’s Junior National Championships as a senior.
Personal: Born Caroline Raye Conklin on July 23, 1993 in Evanston, Ill. ... Daughter of Jeff and Teri Conklin ... Has one sister, Catherine, who also swam at Duke (‘12) ... mother (‘82) and father (‘81) both swam at Duke ... Godmother Nancy Hogshead also swam at Duke ... Other relatives who have graduated from Duke include uncle, Greg Changnon (‘85), and aunt, Pola Ayllon (‘85).
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