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Kyla Valls

Sprint Free
Position
Senior
Class
Miami, Fla.
Hometown
Ransom Everglades
High School

2016 Olympic Trials qualifier
2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier 

All-America
2020: 
200 Free, 200 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
2019: 400 Medley Relay, 200 Medley Relay
2018: 400 Free Relay

ACC Champion
2020:
200 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC 
2020: 200 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay

Virginia Career Best
50 Free
: 22.40 (7th all-time at UVA)
100 Free: 48.39 (6th all-time at UVA)
200 Free: 1:44.48 (8th all-time at UVA)

2019-20

• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named an All-America selection in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay for qualifying for the NCAA Championships in all three events
• A member of UVA’s ACC champion 800-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams
• Earned All-ACC honors with the 800-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard freestyle relay
• Placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Finished 11th in the 100-yard freestyle and 19th in the 50-yard freestyle at ACCs
• Advanced to the finals in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle at the USC Trojan Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Earned All-America honors in the 400-yard medley relay and 200-yard medley relay with an eighth-place finish in both events
• Finished 40th at the NCAA Championships in the 100-yard freestyle, in addition to finishing 17th 200-yard freestyle relay
• Placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle, and 17th in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Finished second with the 200-yard medley relay, and third with the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay at the ACC Championships
• Recorded career-best times at the ACC Championships in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle
• Competed at the SMU Classic, finishing seventh in the 50-yard freestyle
• Helped the 800-yard freestyle relay team, 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay to a third-place finish at the SMU Classic
• VaSID first-team All-State Team
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Finished third at the NCAA Championships with the 400-yard freestyle relay
• Swam in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships
• Finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Competed at the Phillips 66 National Championships in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle
• Ranks eighth all-time at UVA in the 100-yard freestyle and ninth in school history in the 200-yard freestyle
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle and 200m butterfly
• Two-time State Champion in the 200-yard freestyle (2015-16)
• Holds the school record in the 50-,100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley relay and the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay
• Named first-team All Dade (Miami-Dade County) four times (2013,’14,’15,’16)
• Named U.S. Swimming High School All-American in the 200-yard freestyle in 2015 and 2016 and the 100-yard freestyle 2016
• Recognized as the Miami Herald Swimmer of the Year in 2016 and 2017
• Four-time Ransom Everglades Female Athletic Performance of the Year (2014,’15, ’16, ’17) and four-time Ransom Everglades MVP (2013, ’14, ’15, ’16)

Personal
• The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship
• Daughter of Margaret and Nick Valls
• Has one brother, Nico, and one sister, Annie