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Lizzie

Devitt

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IM/Free
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
City/State: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic

Bio

Career: Capped Duke career with an outstanding senior season, qualifying individually for the NCAA Championships ... Represented Duke in three events at the national meet ... Graduated as the Blue Devils' record holder in the 400 individual medley (4:09.58) and ranked second in the 200 individual medley ... Also graduated ranked among the program's all-time leaders in the 200 backstroke and 100 individual medley ... Turned in a career-best finish of fifth in the 400 individual medley at her final ACC Championship meet ... Four-year member of Duke's ACC Championship team ... Two-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2018) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017-18: Rounded out her career by qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... Notched a career-best time of 1:56.94 in the 200 backstroke preliminaries to rank third on Duke’s all-time performance list and 46th in the NCAA field ... Also represented the Blue Devils in the preliminaries of the 200 and 400 individual medley at nationals ... Broke the school record twice in the 400 individual medley at ACCs, first lowering the benchmark with a 4:10.39 clocking in preliminaries ... Reclaimed the record from teammate Connie Dean in the championship final, racing to the wall in 4:09.58 for fifth overall - a career-best finish in the event ... Earned an 11th-place finish in the 200 individual medley, touching at 1:58.30 in finals for the second-fastest mark in school history ... Entered the Blue Devils’ all-time top 10 list in the 200 backstroke during the event preliminaries with a time of 1:58.18, which ranked fifth on the chart ... Took third in the 100 individual medley at No. 14 Virginia, touching at 1:00.44 for the fourth-fastest mark in program history. 

2016-17: Ended the season at the ACC Championships, where she placed 23rd in the 400 individual medley ... During the season, collected an NCAA provisional standard in the 400 individual medley with a 4:17.65 swim at the NC State GAC Invite. 

2015-16: Turned in a top-15 finish in the 400 IM at the ACC Championship, breaking the program record during preliminaries and finals ... 4:16.29 finals clocking earned her an NCAA provisional cut in the event ... Duke's top finisher in the 200 IM in a quad meet with Georgia Tech, Indiana and Michigan (1/16) ... Time of 2:01.73 was good for the fifth-fastest in program history ... From June 19-July 10 2016, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of the program, traveled to South Africa where she spent time providing support for basic healthcare initiatives, activity-based education and teaching, light construction and sports programs.

2014-15: Anchored Duke's 800 freestyle relay that broke the program record with a 7:17.43 clocking at the ACC Championship … Also scored for the Blue Devils in the bonus final of the 400 IM … Finals time of 4:19.20 in that event ranked third on the program's all-time performance list and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard … Broke into Duke's all-time top 10 in the 200 IM (2:02.89) as well at the ACC meet … Won the 400 IM against ACC opponent Georgia Tech (1/17) … Reached 500 freestyle ‘A' final at the Nike Cup Invitational … Preliminary time of 4:53.38 ranked ninth on the program's all-time chart … Also posted all-time top-10 performances in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at Nike Cup … Collected first individual win of career in the 1,000 freestyle against UNC Wilmington (10/25). 

Prior to Duke: NISCA All-American and Academic All-American … USA Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … Guided team to the 2014 CIF championship along with four league titles during her career … Tabbed Trinity League Swimmer of the Year as a freshman … Four-year letterwinner for Rich and Ron Blanc at Santa Margarita Catholic ... Member of Mission Viejo Nadadores club team.

Personal: Born Elizabeth Marie Devitt on August 7, 1996 in Louisville, Ky. … Daughter of Edward and Betty Devitt … Has three older brothers, Edward, Christopher and Patrick … Cousin, Matthew Devitt, played soccer at Cornell (2006-10) … Cousin, Gigi Groya, swam at Iowa (2012-13) … Uncle, Paul Schultz, played basketball at Northwestern (1981-85) ... Majoring in public policy.

Devitt Career Bests:
200 Free: 1:50.12
500 Free: 4:53.38
200 Back: 1:56.94 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
100 IM: 1:00.44 ... 4th all-time at Duke
200 IM: 1:58.30 ... 2nd all-time at Duke
400 IM: 4:09.58 ... Duke record

At the NCAA Championships:
2018: 35th, 400 IM ... 4:13.76
           46th, 200 Back ... 1:56.94
           46th, 200 IM ... 1:59.03

At the ACC Championships:
2015: 7th, 800 Free Relay ... 7:17.43
           18th, 400 IM ... 4:19.20
2016: 14th, 400 IM ... 4:16.29
2017: 23rd, 400 IM ... 4:18.70
2018: 5th, 400 IM ... 4:09.58
           11th, 200 IM ... 1:58.30

 

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