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Cara Vogel
Position: Backstroke
Year: Senior
City/State: Raynham, Mass.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
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Cara Vogel Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/08/2013

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

2012-13: Qualified for the 200 backstroke finals at the ACC Championships, placing 17th at 2:00.29 … Posted a best time of 24.34 in the 50 freestyle preliminaries at the conference meet … Advanced to the finals of the 100 and 200 backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational.

2011-12: Broke the program record in the 200 backstroke with a 1:58.00 clocking at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Established two more school records as a member of Duke's 400 freestyle (3:22.64) and 400 medley (3:40.71) relays in an impressive performance at the 2012 ACC Championships ... Placed 13th in the conference in the 200 backstroke while surpassing the NCAA provisional standard in the event at 1:58.55 ... Also took 15th in the finals of the 100 backstroke after turning in a personal-best time of 55.33 in the event prelims ... Tapped the wall at 2:01.47 to win the 200 backstroke against South Carolina and Queens ... Collected three second-place finishes in the 200 backstroke over the course of the regular season ... Advanced to the finals in three events at the Nike Cup Invitational, placing second in the 200 backstroke, 11th in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 200 IM ... Swam the third leg of the Blue Devils' 800 freestyle relay which finished second overall at the same meet ... Over the summer, competed in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. ... Clocked 2:19.48 to finish 127th in the event.

2010-11: Duke's top performer in the 200 backstroke during the season ... Won that event against NC State and Campbell, touching in 2:04.61 ... Took first in the 100 backstroke against South Carolina and Queens with a time of 57.94 ... Recorded a 24.56 split as a member of the first-place 200 freestyle relay team against Virginia ... Dropped nearly seven seconds off season-opening time in the 200 backstroke with a personal-best 1:58.66 to finish 12th at the ACC Championships ... That time was also good for a new program record ... Also notched a season-best 57.14 in the prelims of the 100 backstroke at ACCs.

2009-10: Completed season with a 14th-place showing in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championships, swimming 1:59.87 to shave over five seconds off season-opening time ... Captured first in the 200 backstroke in her collegiate debut against UNC Wilmington ... Compiled seven first-place finishes for the season ... Won the 200 backstroke at the Gamecock Invite, touching in 2:01.84.

Prior to Duke: Massachusetts state champion in the 100 backstroke as a freshman and senior ... Four-time member of the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team ... High school team won the state championship all four years ... Two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic honoree ... Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Qualified for the US Open and the 2008 Olympic Trials ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Caroline Marie Vogel on Sept. 19, 1990 in Boston, Mass. ... Daughter of Ken and Wendy Vogel ... Has one sister, Jen, who swam for Maryland (2006-09) ... Studies civil engineering at Duke ... Favorite athlete is U.S. Olympic champion Ryan Lochte.

Duke Career Bests:
100 Back: 
55.33 (2/17/2012)
200 Back: 1:58.00 (11/19/2011)
200 IM: 2:04.13 (2/16/2012)

In Duke's Record Books:
200 Back: 1:58.00 (11/19/2011)

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