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Marcella Maguire

Backstroke
Position
Senior
Class
Ridgefield, Conn.
Hometown
Ridgefield
High School

2018 Phillip 66 National Qualifier 

All-America
2020:
100 Back

Virginia Career Best
500 Free:
5:11.39
100 Back: 52.08 (4th all-time at UVA)
200 Back: 1:53.81
100 Fly: 54.69

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors in the 100-yard backstroke after advancing to the NCAA Championships in the event
• Placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke and 11th in the 200-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships
• Finished seventh in the 100-yard backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational
• Advanced to the B finals in the 200-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Placed 23rd in the 100-yard backstroke and 25th in the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championships
• Swam the opening leg of the 400-yard medley relay at the ACC Championships, finish third in the event
• Finished eighth at the ACC Championships in the 100-yard backstroke
• Recorded a career-best time (52.08) in the 100-yard backstroke prelims of the ACC Championships, fourth best time in school history
• Finished 12th in the 200-yard backstroke at the conference championships
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke, 17th in the 200-yard backstroke and 29th in the 100-yard butterfly at the ACC Championships
• Ranks ninth in UVA history in the 100-yard backstroke, recording a time of 52.90 at the ACC Championships
• Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 back at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Was a three-time Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference MVP
• Named Connecticut Swimmer of the Year, twice
• Recognized as Ridgefield High School MVP four times
• Earned All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference four times
• Was an Academic All-American and a Scholastic All-American

Personal
• Daughter of Marcie and Ronan Maguire
• Has two brothers, Patrick and Brian, and a sister Catherine