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Alex Walsh

IM/Back/Breast
Position
Sophomore
Class
Nashville, Tenn.
Hometown
Harpeth Hall
High School
Alex Walsh - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

2020 OLYMPIAN
2020 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST – 200 IM

NCAA Champion
2021:
200 IM, 800 Free Relay

All-America
2021: 200 IM, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay

ACC Champion
2022: 200 IM, 200 Free , 200 Breast, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
2021: 200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay

All-ACC
2022: 200 IM, 200 Free , 200 Breast, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
2021: 200 IM, 200 Back, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free: 22.35 (9th all-time at UVA)
100 Free:
48.59
200 Free: 1:42.28 (UVA Record)
100 Back: 51.57 (5th all-time at UVA)
200 Back: 1:51.12 (3rd all-time at UVA)
100 Breast: 58.28 (3rd all-time at UVA)
200 Breast: 2:03.02 (UVA Record)
200 Fly: 1:51.83 (2nd all-time at UVA)
200 IM: 1:51.53 (2nd all-time at UVA)
400 IM: 4:01.40 (UVA record)

2021-22
• 
Broke NCAA, Meet, American, US Open, and Pool records in the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay at NCAA Championships
• Won the 200 IM, 200 fly, 200 free relay, and 400 IM events at NCAA Championships
• Placed 2nd in the 800 free relay at NCAA Championships
• ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Meet, winning three individual ACC titles and three relay ACC titles
• Won the 200 IM, 200 free and 200 breast at ACC Championship
• Set ACC, UVA, Meet and Pool record with win in the 200 breast and set a UVA record in the 200 free
• Swam butterfly leg of the American, NCAA and US Open record 400 medley relay
• Part of ACC & UVA record 400 free relay and met record 800 free relay
• Won the 200 fly and 200 medley relay at the team’s meet against NC State
• Won the 200 free and 100 free at the team’s meet against North Carolina
• Won the 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 400 IM, and 200 fly at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 200 free relay, 200 back, and 400 medley relay at the team’s meet against Texas
• Won 3 events at the team’s meet against Army
• Won 4 events at the team’s meet against UC Berkeley

2020-21
• ACC Women’s Rookie of the Year
• VaSID Rookie of the Year
• NCAA Champion in the 200-yard IM and finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships
• Anchored UVA’s first-place 800 free relay to win the programs first NCAA relay title, and was part of the 200 and 400 free relays that finished second at NCAAs
• Won ACC title in the 200-yard IM, finished third in the 200-yard backstroke and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships
• Swam on four of UVA’s first-place relays at ACCs (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay)
• Won the 200-yard IM and 200-yard backstroke and was second in the 100-yard backstroke against NC State
• Finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke and second in the 200-yard breaststroke against North Carolina
• Won the 200-yard freestyle against Virginia Tech
• Placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM against Tennessee and Alabama
• Won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke against Navy
• Placed fourth at the Toyota U.S. Open in the 200m IM in addition to finishing sixth in the 200m backstroke and ninth in the 100m butterfly
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• National Team member from 2017-20
• A member of the National Junior Team from 2015-17
• Two-time individual gold medalist at the 2019 Pan American Games
• Two-time individual high school state champion
• Named the Tennessee high school female MVP (2016-19)
• Nashville Aquatic Club MVP (2016-17)

Personal
• Undeclared major
• Daughter of Glynis and Robert Walsh
• Has one sister, Gretchen
• Mother, Glynis, swam at Boston College
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship