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Joe Clark

Free/Back/Fly
Position
Freshman
Class
Worcester Park, Great Britain
Hometown
Wimbledon College
Previous School

All-America
2020: 
100 Back, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2019: 800 Free Relay, 100 back (HM), 200 MR (HM), 400 MR (HM)
2018: 100 back (HM), 400 MR (HM), 400 FR (HM)

All-ACC
2019:
100 back, 200 back
2018: 100 Back
2017: 100 Back

Virginia Career Best 
50 Free: 19.89
100 Free: 43.17
200 Free: 1:36.64
100 Back: 45.17
200 Back: 1:40.68

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named an All-America selections in the 100-yard backstroke, 400-yard freestyle relay and 40-yard medley relay for advancing to the NCAA Championships
• Placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and 11th in the 200-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships
• Finished third in the 400-yard medley relay and fourth in the 200-yard medley relay
• Set a school record with the 400-yard freestyle relay team at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed 11th in the 50-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 100-yard backstroke at the USC Trojan Invitational in addition to placing third in the 200-yard backstroke
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• All-American in the 100 backstroke, placing 14th in the finals at the NCAA Championships
• Placed eighth in the 800 free relay for All-America honors, as well as 11th in the 200 medley relay and 11th in the 400 medley relay for honorable mentions at the NCAA Championships
• Recorded the 16th best time in the NCAA this season in the 100 backstroke
• Placed second at the ACC Championships in the 800 free relay
• Earned All-ACC in the 100 and 200 backstroke, finishing third in both events at ACCs
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
• Earned All-ACC Academic Team

2017-18
• Earned All-America honorable mentions in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing 14th at the NCAA Championships
• Competed with the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay, earning All-America honorable mentions in both with a 16th-place finish
• All-ACC honoree with a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships
• Placed 12th in the 100-yard freestyle and 20th in the 50-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17
• Finished 27th in the 100-yard backstroke and 35th in the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championships
• Captured first-team All-ACC in the 100-yard backstroke with a second place finish at the ACC Championships
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team

Background
• Represented Wales at 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa
• Awarded colours for contribution to swimming and academics
• Swam for Guildford City Swimming Club

Personal
• Son of Joannah and Richard Clark
• Has an older brother, William