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Brittany Friese
Player Profile:
Brittany Friese 1320046
Position: Free/Fly
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Newburgh, N.Y.
High School: Newburgh Free Academy

Career: Scored for the Blue Devils at the ACC Championships all four years ... Graduated as the program record holder in the 200 freestyle (1:46.15) and as a member of Duke's 800 freestyle relay (7:08.99) ... Also ranked second all-time in school history in the 200 butterfly (1:57.65), third in the 500 freestyle (4:46.30) and 10th in the 1,650 freestyle (17:02.77). 

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)

2016-17: Eclipsed her own program record in the 200 freestyle twice at the ACC Championships, going 1:46.15 in the consolation final for 10th overall ... The performance moved her up 12 spots from her finish in the same event a year prior ... Also helped the 800 freestyle relay break the record again at the ACC Championships ...  Placed 12th in the 200 butterfly and 17th in the 500 freestyle at the conference meet ... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 500 freestyle at the NC State GAC Invite ... Set a school record at the same meet as a member of the Blue Devils' 800 freestyle relay ... Also broke the program record in the 200 freestyle at the NC State GAC Invite with a 1:47.67 swim ... Claimed the same event Dec. 3 at Queens University.

2015-16: Anchored Duke's record-breaking 800 freestyle relay at the ACC Championship ... Clocked 1:47.93 in the 200 freestyle finals to tie for second on the program's all-time performance list ... Also earned an NCAA provisional cut while coming in 22nd overall ... Tied for 19th in the conference in the 200 butterfly ... Took fifth in the 200 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2014-15: Broke the program record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:48.85 swim at the ACC Championship … Placed 20th overall in the event and also scored in the 500 freestyle consolation final … Time of 4:50.58 in the 500 freestyle finals ranked fourth on Duke's all-time performance list … Member of Duke's 800 freestyle relay that broke the program record with a 7:17.43 clocking at the ACC Championship … Advanced to the 500 freestyle ‘A' final at the Nike Cup Invitational, taking seventh overall … Won the 200 freestyle twice during the regular season, including against ACC opponent Georgia Tech (1/17). 

2013-14: Duke's top performer in the 200 butterfly ... Earned a 13th-place finish in the 200 butterfly and a 20th-place finish in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championship ... 1:49.09 clocking in the 200 freestyle bonus final ranked second on the program's all-time list ... Turned in the third-fastest mark in school history in the 200 butterfly consolation final (1:59.89) ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay that broke a program record with a 7:19.70 performance at ACCs ... Won the 500 freestyle against UNC Wilmington, William & Mary and Richmond ... Took first in the 200 butterfly twice during the regular season.

Prior to Duke: NISCA All-American in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle … Co-state champion in the 500 freestyle as a junior … Also won state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle events as a freshman and sophomore … Section record holder in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 IM … Member of the Newburgh Sharks club team … Member of the National Honor Society and the Science Honor Society.

Personal: Born Brittany Melise Friese on Jan. 18, 1995 in Passaic, N.J. … Daughter of Jeff and Luz Friese ... Majoring in environmental sciences.

Friese Career Bests:

200 Free 1:46.15 Duke record
500 Free 4:46.30 3rd all-time at Duke
1,000 Free 10:20.33  
1,650 Free 17:02.77 10th all-time at Duke
200 Fly 1:57.65 2nd all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:

800 Free Relay 7:08.99 Duke record

At the ACC Championships:

2014 8th, 800 Free Relay (7:19.70)
13th, 200 Fly (1:59.89)
20th, 200 Free (1:49.09)
2015 7th, 800 Free Relay (7:17.43)
20th, 200 Free (1:48.85)
22nd, 500 Free (4:50.58)
22nd, 200 Fly (2:00.94)
2016 9th, 800 Free Relay (7:13.26)
19th, 200 Fly (2:00.15)
22nd, 200 Free (1:47.93)
2017 8th, 800 Free Relay (7:08.99)
10th, 200 Free (1:46.15)
12th, 200 Fly (1:57.81)
17th, 500 Free (4:46.30)
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