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Abby Richter

Backstroke/ IM
Position
Senior
Class
Henderson, Nev.
Hometown
Green Valley
High School

2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier 

All-America (5)
2020: 
200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
2019: 200 IM (HM)
2018: 200 Medley Relay (HM)

All-ACC
2020:
200 Fly, 200 IM
2019: 200 IM

Virginia Career Best
100 Free
: 49.95
200 Free: 1:47.41
100 Back: 52.57 (7th all-time at UVA)
200 Back: 1:53.64 (9th all-time at UVA)
100 Fly: 55.02
200 Fly: 1:54.09 (3rd all-time at UVA)
200 IM: 1:55.22 (4th all-time at UVA)
400 IM: 4:05.86 (2nd all-time at UVA)

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named a three-time All-America selection for advancing to the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard butterfly, 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard individual medley
• Earned All-ACC honors for finishing second in the 200-yard butterfly and third in the 200-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships
• Finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best time of 1:54.09 in the 200-yard butterfly, a time of 1:55.22 in the 200-yard individual medley and a time of 4:05.89 in the 400-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships
• Career-best 400-yard individual medley ranks second all-time, 200-yard butterfly ranks third all-time and 200-yard individual medley ranks fourth all-time in UVA history
• Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and sixth in the 400-yard individual medley at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 400-yard individual medley and placed third in the 200-yard individual medley at the USC Trojan Invite
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Earned All-America honors in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships, placing 12th in the event
• Finished 27th in the 200-yard butterfly and 30th in the 400-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships
• Placed second at ACC Championships in the 200-yard individual medley, earning All-ACC honors
• Finished eighth in the 200-yard backstroke and 10th in the 100-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships
• Represented UVA at the SMU Classic and ACC- B1G Challenge
VaSID first-team All-State honoree

2017-18
• Swam backstroke for the 200-yard medley at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors with a 15th-place finish
• Competed in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships
• Helped the 200-yard medley relay team to a third-place finish at the ACC Championships
• Finished fifth in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medle and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke y at the ACC Championships
• Ranks fifth in school history in the 100-yard backstroke, sixth in the 200-yard individual medley and ninth in the 200-yard backstroke
• Competed at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in the 50, 100 and 200-yard backstroke

Background
• Was a 12-time state champion for Nevada
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100m- and 200m backstroke and the 200m IM
• Holds six state records
• Was a US Swimming Scholar Athlete
• Named 2017 Nevada’s Female Athlete of the Year and is a two-time Nevada Swimmer of the Year (2016 and 2017)

Personal
• Daughter of Nichole and Jeremy Richter
• Has a younger brother, Nathaniel