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Hunter

Aitchison

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Mid-Free/Dist.
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Clearwater, Fla.
High School: East Lake

Bio

Honors: 

  • Honorable Mention All-America: 200 Free Relay (2019), 400 Free Relay (2019), 200 Medley Relay (2019)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Third Team (2019)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2019)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2016)
  • All-ACC Academic (2017, 2019)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)

Career: Honorable mention All-American in three relay events ... Helped lead the Blue Devils to a 23rd-place finish at NCAAs her senior year, contributing to a historic showing by the team ... Anchored Duke's 200 freestyle relay that became the first relay in women's program history to qualify for an event final ... Four-year member of Duke's ACC Championship team, racing to top-six showings with relay squads on four occasions ... Closed her collegiate career as a program record holder in the 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay events ... Graduated ranked fifth all-time in the 200 freestyle (1:47.93) and also ranked among the top 10 performers in program history in the 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 freestyle ... Named to CoSIDA's Academic All-America At-Large Third Team as a senior, becoming the third Academic All-American in women's program history ... Earned CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition four times, including first team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team twice ... Four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2018-19: Captured honorable mention All-America honors in anchoring Duke's 200 freestyle relay at NCAAs - the first relay in women's program history to qualify for an event final ... Also earned honorable mention All-America accolades in the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay events ... Helped the Blue Devils' 200 and 400 freestyle relays collect fourth-place finishes at the ACC Championships ... Also a member of Duke's 200 medley relay that earned a top-five finish in record-breaking fashion (1:36.77) ... Broke the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational record as a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.69) ... At the Tennessee Invitational, competed on 400 freestyle relay that took down the school record (3:15.32).

2017-18: Returned to the NCAA Championships for a second straight year, anchoring the Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle relay ... The group eclipsed the program record with a 3:16.37 showing and placed 17th in preliminaries ... At the ACC Championships, clocked career-best mark of 23.49 in the 50 freestyle preliminaries ... Swam on 200 freestyle relay that notched the eighth-fastest time in program history at 1:30.45. 

2016-17: Made first appearance at the NCAA Championships, competing on Duke's 400 freestyle relay that placed 23rd in preliminaries ... Member of record-breaking 800 freestyle relay at the ACC Championships ... Also scored for the Blue Devils in the 500 freestyle (23rd) and the 200 freestyle (24th) and as a member of the 400 freestyle relay ... ‘A' finalist in the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 backstroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Also helped Duke's 800 freestyle relay break the program record in Greensboro. 

2015-16: Member of Duke's record-breaking 800 freestyle relay at the ACC Championship ... Placed 20th in the conference individually in the 1,650 freestyle and 24th in the 500 freestyle ... Posted 1:47.93 mark in the 200 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational to finish third overall ... That time matched the second fastest in program history ... Took first in the 200 freestyle in her collegiate debut against Pitt (10/3). 

Prior to Duke: Canadian senior national champion in the 400 and 1,500 freestyle … U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier … Bronze medalist in the 400 freestyle at 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships … Placed fourth in the 200 and 800 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay at the same meet … Finalist at 2013 Junior World Championships, 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials and 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships … NISCA All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a senior … Florida 4A state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 and 400 freestyle relay her final year while guiding East Lake to its first state title … Broke 12 school records during her senior campaign … 2014 Pinellas County High School Swimmer of the Year … Claimed state titles individually in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a junior while helping her team's 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays also record first-place finishes at the state meet … East Lake took second overall in team standings … Earned All-America recognition from the NISCA in the 50, 200 and 500 freestyle as well as in the 400 freestyle relay … Missed her sophomore season due to illness … NISCA All-American in the 500 freestyle as a freshman at Chaparral High School in Arizona … 2012 Arizona state champion in the 500 freestyle … Scholastic All-America.

Personal: Born Alexandra Hunter Aitchison Nov. 24, 1996 in Scottsdale, Ariz. … Daughter of Christine and Michael Aitchison … Has one sister (Catherine).

Aitchison Career Bests:
50 Free ... 23.02 … 6th all-time at Duke
100 Free: 49.76 ... 7th all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:47.93 ... 5th all-time at Duke
500 Free: 4:48.45 ... 8th all-time at Duke
1,000 Free: 10:12.30 ... 10th all-time at Duke
1,650 Free: 16:55.67
200 Back: 1:58.96

On Duke's Relays:
200 Free Relay: 1:28.37 ... Duke record
400 Free Relay: 3:12.90 ... Duke record
200 Medley Relay: 1:36.60 ... Duke record

At the NCAA Championships:
2017: 23rd, 400 Free Relay ... 3:16.93
2018: 17th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:15.44
2019: 11th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:12.90
           12th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:28.37
           13th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:36.96

At the ACC Championships:
2016: 9th, 800 Free Relay ... 7:13.26
           20th, 1,650 Free ... 16:55.67
           24th, 500 Free ... 4:56.07
2017: 6th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:16.60
           8th, 800 Free Relay ... 7:08.99
           23rd, 500 Free ... 4:51.84
           24th, 200 Free ... 1:49.07
2018: 9th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:30.45
2019: 4th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:28.93
           4th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:15.35
           5th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:36.77

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