πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ UVa Swimming

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She would have to be in the Mount Rushmore of UVa athletics.

Just in NCAA meets (when it counts), here’s what Kate Douglass has done:

NCAA Championships appearances: 3
NCAA team championships: 3

Individual:
50 Free β€” 1 (2021), 1 (2022 β€” N, M, A, US, P)
100 Free β€” 2 (2021)
100 Fly β€” 2 (2021 β€” P), 1 (2022 β€” A, P), 1 (2023 β€” N, M, A, US, P)
200 Breast β€” 1 (2022 β€” N, M, A, US, P), 1 (2023 β€” N, M, A, US, P)
200 IM β€” 1 (2023 β€” N, M, A, US, P)

Total events: 9
First place: 7
Second place: 2

NCAA records: 5
Meet records: 5
American records: 6
US Open records: 5
Pool records: 7

Relay:
200 Free Relay 2 (2021 β€” P), 1 (2022), 1 (2023 β€” M)
200 Medley Relay 2 (2021), 1 (2022 β€” M), 1 (2023 β€” N, M, A, US, P)
400 Free Relay 2 (2021), 1 (2022 β€” N, M, A, US, P), 1 (2023 β€” N, M, A, US, P)
400 Medley Relay 2 (2021 β€” P), 1 (2022 β€” N, M, A, US, P), 1 (2023 β€” P)

Total events: 12
First place: 8
Second place: 4

NCAA records: 4
Meet records: 6
American records: 4
US Open records: 4
Pool records: 7

21 total events, 15 championships, 6 runners-up, 21-time All-American

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That picture with all the trophies is awesome.

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Absolutely on our Rushmore. Cannot wait to see where her career takes her. 2024 Paris should be great!

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My Rushmore has to have Ralph, Dawn, and Dudley. I’d have a hard time putting an individual sport athlete in the last spot (or 2 if we are doing Fresh’s version) when we have other hall of famers in team sports

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She is Ralph β€” but with team and relay championships.

Three times the best swimmer in the NCAA. Three times a team champ.

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It is hard to compare team sport athletes and individual sports. I will just say winning individual NCAA swimming titles is closer in comparison to the pinnacle of her sport’s ultimate contests (Olympics and world championships) than most ncaa sports. I say that meaning that she has to compete and win against other Olympic athletes or others who are very close to making their national teams. Just saying that deserves consideration when thinking about her achievements.

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Everyone’s Rushmore is personal, but I think this β€œteam sport” qualifier is absurd on its face. But what do I know? My own list would likely be just as biased, even if not so explicitly overt about it.

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So make your own lmao

Just one name: @DFresh11

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Hahahah. Awesome B!

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36.1 breast, 29.8 free on the back half is ridiculous. If she works on her turns and improves her back, she might set a WR next summer in Paris.

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No one ever has raced in these 2 finals befoe Douglas at the Worlds or Olympics.

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Looks like Curzan to UVa is going to happen.

She just followed everyone on the team on Instagram in the past few days (not that I’m stalking or anything).



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I know nothing about swimming recruiting. How pumped should I be about that potentially happening?

She’d be transferring from Stanford.

She was a generational-type talent coming out of HS in Raleigh, and already has Olympic medals. But she didn’t improve at Stanford.

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And it’s now official….

https://www.instagram.com/p/CvXuMA6LgKC/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

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She’s going to redshirt this upcoming season for the Olympics, right? I wonder if the Walsh sisters will do the same.

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