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Jessie Sutherland
Player Profile:
Jessie Sutherland 1320044
Position: Back/Fly/Free
Year: Junior
City/State: Winnetka, Ill.
High School: New Trier

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

2014-15: Broke the program record in the 100 backstroke with a 54.20 leadoff split on Duke’s 400 medley relay at the Nike Cup Invitational … That split also surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in the event … Member of 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays that took third at Nike Cup …  Competed on the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle, 200 medley and 400 medley relays at the ACC Championship … Helped 200 medley relay clock the second-fastest mark in program history at 1:39.27 … Individually, scored for Duke in the bonus final of the 100 backstroke … Led off 200 medley relay that set facility records in Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion (1/10) and at Old Dominion (11/8) … Won the 100 backstroke four times on the season, including a facility record-breaking performance at home against Harvard and South Carolina (1/10) … Also broke the 100 backstroke pool record at Old Dominion. 

2013-14: Helped the 200 medley relay gain automatic qualification to the NCAA Championship, the first relay in program history to do so ... Swam the backstroke leg on the qualifying relay, which broke a school record at 1:37.91 and finished fifth at the ACC Championship ... Went on to compete at NCAAs as a member of the 200 medley relay ... Member of the 400 medley relay team that set a school record at ACCs ... 100 backstroke relay split of 54.61 ranked her second on Duke’s all-time chart ... Advanced to the conference bonus finals in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly ... Picked up first individual win of her career in the 100 backstroke against Richmond.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at New Trier … NISCA All-American in the 400-yard freestyle and 200 medley relays as a senior … First team all-state in the 400-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays her final year while also garnering honorable mention all-state recognition in the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly … Helped her team win the Illinois state championship for three consecutive seasons … Earned All-America distinction in relay events as a junior and sophomore … Three-time all-conference selection … Program record holder in the 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay … Member of the New Trier Swim Club national team … Also lettered one season in lacrosse … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a junior and senior … Named an Illinois State Scholar her senior year … Member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society.

Personal: Born Jessica de Boer Sutherland on June 1, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa. … Daughter of Eric and Celia Sutherland … Has one brother, Guy, and two sisters, Sarah and Tace… Uncle, Brian Sullivan, is currently the assistant women’s tennis coach at West Virginia and played collegiately at California-Irvine and Arizona State (1979-82) ... Majoring in sociology.

Sutherland Career Bests:

50 Free 23.39 6th all-time at Duke
100 Back 54.20 Duke record
200 Back 2:00.15 8th all-time at Duke
100 Fly 54.42 6th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:

200 Medley Relay 1:37.91 Duke record
400 Medley Relay 3:37.92 Duke record
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