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Jessica Nava

Sprint Butterfly/ Free
Position
Senior
Class
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hometown
Westminster Academy
High School / Club
Jessica  Nava - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

All-America
2021:
100 Fly
2020: 100 Fly, 200 Fly

ACC Champion
2021:
200 Fly

All-ACC
2021:
200 Fly

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
22.79
100 Back: 51.55
100 Fly: 51.82 (6th all-time at UVA)
200 Fly: 1:54.36 (5th all-time at UVA)

2020-21
• Finished 15th in the 100-yard butterfly to earn All-America honors and was 17th in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Championships
• Won ACC title in the 200-yard butterfly, finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and 32nd in the 50-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Was second in the 200-yard butterfly against North Carolina
• Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly against Tennessee and Alabama

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly after qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the events
• Placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly at the ACC championships
• Swam a personal best at the ACC Championships in the 200-yard butterfly, fifth-fastest time in program history
•  Captured a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the Tennessee Invitational
• Advanced to the B final in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational
• Finished fifth in the 200-yard butterfly and eighth in the 100-yard butterfly at the USC Trojan Invite
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships, finishing 28th in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly
• Placed ninth in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly at the ACC Championships
• Finished 21st in the 100-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships
• Recorded career-best times in the 100-yard backstroke and 100 and 200-yard butterfly at the ACC Championships
VaSID first-team All-State honoree

Background
• Six-time All-American, recording the honor in the 100-yard butterfly all four years of high school and in the 100-yard backstroke as a junior and senior
• Held the state record in the 100-yard butterfly since 2015
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials
• Named first-team all-county for five consecutive years, first capturing the honor as an eighth grader
• Was the Westminster Academy Student-Athlete of the Year in 2017 and 2018
• Named the 2016 and 2017 Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel Swimmer of the Year
• Competed for Pine Crest Swimming

Personal
• Majoring in commerce
• The Juliana Schulte O’Reilly and Brian T. O’Reilly Bicentennial Scholars Fund
• Daughter of Kim and Robert Nava
• Has five sisters, Caroline, Katie, Jackie, Lilly and Elle