Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017)
2016-17: Guided the Blue Devils' 200 and 400 freestyle relays to first-place showings at the Janis Hape Dowd Carolina College Nike Invitational ... Also took second in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 100 butterfly at that meet.
2015-16: Placed 11th in the 200 backstroke at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Finals time of 1:59.85 ranked ninth on the Blue Devils' all-time performance list ... Turned in a best time of 23.69 in the 50 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational ... Took third in the 200 backstroke at the same meet ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke ... Over the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of the inaugural ACE class, traveled to India to assist in teaching and coaching youth, with a focus on educational and leadership development through sports, English lessons and computer classes.
2014-15: Posted best times in the 50 freestyle and 100 and 200 backstroke at the Carolina College Invitational … 200 backstroke time of 2:01.36 ranked ninth in Duke's all-time record books … Went on to compete at the ACC Championship, where she reached the bonus final in the 200 backstroke … Won the same event in her collegiate debut at Pittsburgh (10/11).
Prior to Duke: 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … Four-time NCHSAA state champion in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays … Guided Charlotte Catholic High school to four NCHSAA titles during her career … Placed second in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the NCHSAA Championships as a junior … Team captain as a senior ... Won a national championship with her club team, SwimMac Carolina … Four-time Scholastic All-American … Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Maria Elizabeth Sheridan on Nov. 17, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C. … Daughter of Steve and Ann Sheridan … Has one brother, Jake, and one sister, Julia ... Uncle, Gary Green, swam at Duke (1985-88) ... Aunt, Donna Green (‘88) and cousin, Jessica Green (‘10), also graduated from Duke ... Majoring in sociology.
Sheridan Career Bests:
100 Back: 56.28
200 Back: 1:59.32 ... 9th all-time at Duke
100 Fly: 56.05
At the ACC Championships:
2015: 24th, 200 Back ... 2:02.48