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Charlotte Clarke

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Position
Senior
Class
Adelaide, Australia
Hometown
The Pembroke School
High School

NCAA All-American (1)

2012:
100 Back(HM)

ACC Champion
 (2)
2012:
100 Back, 200 Medley Relay



UVA Career Bests
100 Back: 52.64
 (4th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:55.04 
(8th all-time at UVa)
200 IM:
2:00.70
100 Fly:
55.41



2013-14
Finished sixth in the 100 back, eighth in the 200 back and 15th in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships
Placed fourth in the 100 back, 12th in the 200 back and 25th in the 200 IM at the Ohio State Invite
Swam season-bestsin the 100 back (53.27), 200 back (1:55.40) and a career-best 2:00.70 in the 200 IM at ACCs

2012-13
Placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke and eighth in the 200 back at ACCs
Also finished 21st in the 200-yard individual medley
Touched first in a season-best time 1:56.20 in the 200 back at the Cavalier Invite
Picked up a dual-meet win in the 100 back against Duke
Led off the 200 medley relay that posted the fastest UVa time of the season and fifth-fastest in program history (1:38.70)

2011-12
Made her NCAA Championships debut in the 100 and 200 backstroke events
Collected honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 backstroke with a 14th-place finish in 52.96
Her preliminary time of 52.64 in the 100 backstroke was a career-best mark
Placed 33rd overall in the 200 backstroke (1:56.99) at the national meet
Also swam as a member of the 200 medley relay that finished 18th overall (1:39.46) at the NCAA Championships
Won her first career ACC individual title in the 100 backstroke, clocking a winning time of 53.33
Placed fifth overall in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:55.84; her prelim time of 1:55.04 was a personal best
Placed 14th in the 200 individual medley (2:02.02) at ACCs with another personal best time of 2:00.97 set during the morning preliminaries
Member of Virginia[apos]s ACC championship 200 medley relay team that won in 1:39.03
Selected to All-ACC Academic Team
Named to ACC Honor Roll

2010-11
An ACC finalist in both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke events at her first ACC Championships

Finished fourth in the 200 backstroke (1:56.16), just missing all-conference honors

Placed seventh in the 100 backstroke (54.59) but went faster in the preliminaries (53.88)

Also clocked a time of 55.75 in the 100 butterfly at the conference meet


High School
Set Women[apos]s Open 50-meter backstroke short course Australian All-Corners Record in 2009

Totaled of 51 individual South Australian State Age and Open Records

Placed second in the 50-meter backstroke at the Australian Open Short Course Championships 

Finished third in the women[apos]s 100-meter backstroke at the 2007 Youth Olympic Festival

Participated in 2007 and 2009 World Championships Trials as well as 2008 Olympic Trials

Ranks second in the 50-meter and fifth in the 100-meter backstroke in Australia

Four-time honours award winner 

Member of the Staff Student Executive

Served as a two-time team captain of her senior school

Also competed in water polo and netball 



Personal

Daughter of Rob and Anne-Marie Clarke

Has two brothers, Andrew and Nick, and a sister, Brigette

Likes to read, cook and Skype with her friends and family back home in Australia

Intends to major in psychology