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Erin Earley

Distance/Backstroke
Position
Senior
Class
Orange, Conn.
Hometown
Hopkins
High School

2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier

Virginia Career Best
500 Free: 4:47.49
1000 Free: 10:02.37
1650 Free: 16:18.92
100 Back: 53.13
200 Back: 1:53.16 (8th all-time at UVA)
400 IM: 4:11.58

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Advanced to the A final at the ACC Championships in the 200-yard backstroke, placing fifth in the event
• Placed 12th in the 400-yard individual medley and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Finished seventh in the 200-yard backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed 12th in the 100-yard backstroke and 13th in the  400-yard individual medley at the Tennessee Invitational
• Captured a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke at Virginia Tech
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle against Virginia Tech
• Placed second at the Georgia Fall Invite in the 200-yard backstroke
• Recorded a career-beset time in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke at the UGA Fall Invite
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Finished 38th in the 400 IM and 49th in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships
• Placed seventh in the 400 IM, ninth in the 200 back and 11th in the 1650-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Ranks seventh in school history in the 200 backstroke
• Finished 21st in the 200 Back at the 2018 Philips 66 National Championships
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Named All-American in 100-yard backstroke (2014-17), 500-yard freestyle (2014-17) and 200-yard individual medley (2015-17)
• Recognized as the 2017 Bud Erich Award for Love of the Sport, 2015 and 2016 Grace Robertson Award for MVP of the New England Prep School Championships and the 2016-17 Hopkins School Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year
• Holds the school record in the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle relay, 200-medley relay and 400-freestyle relay
• Recorded the New England Prep School record in the 200-yard individual medley, 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke

Personal
• Daughter of Lisa and Tom Earley
• Has two brothers, Kevin and Brian, and four sisters, Meghan, Shannon, Caitlin and Cristin
• Sister, Meghan, played varsity water polo and swam at Brown
• Sister, Shannon, swam at Roger Williams