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Paige Madden

Free/ Back
Position
Senior
Class
Mobile, Ala.
Hometown
UMS-Wright
High School

U.S. Swimming Junior National Team
Two-time medalist at the 2019 World University Games, earning gold in the 4x200m free relay and silver in the 200 free
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier
Silver Medalist at the 2019 U.S. Phillips 66 National Championships
2020 ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Swimmer of the Meet
2020 CoSIDA All-America At-Large
2020 Co-ACC Scholar Athlete

All-America (9)
2020: 200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
2019: 500 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back (HM) 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (8)
2020: 
200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay,
2019: 800 Free Relay
2018: 200 Back, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC
2020: 
200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay,
2019: 200 Free, 500 Free, 800 Free Relay
2018: 200 Back

Virginia Career Best 
200 Free: 1:43.03 (3rd all-time at UVA)
500 Free: 4:32.98 (2nd all-time at UVA)
1000 Free: 9:39.89 (3rd all-time at UVA)
100 Back: 54.66
200 Back: 1:51.28 (tied for 2nd all-time at UVA)
200 Fly: 1:57.65

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Virginia’s IMP Award for Outstanding Female Athlete
• Named the ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Swimmer of the Meet
• Co-ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year
• CoSIDA All-District 3 At-Large Selection
• Five-time ACC champion, winning three individual titles (200, 500 & 1650 freestyle) and two relay titles (400 and 800-yard freestyle relay)
• Named a five-time All-American after qualifying for the NCAA Championships in three individual events, 200, 500 & 1650 free and two relay events, 400 and 800 freestyle relay
• Was the top point scorer at the ACC Championships, scoring 96 points
• Ranks in the top-eight nationally this season in four events, second in the 500-yard freestyle, sixth in the 1650-yard freestyle, seventh in the 200-yard backstroke and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle
• Recorded UVA’s second-fastest time in program history in the mile
• Finished in the top-5 in two events at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships
• Placed fourth in the 400-meter freestyle and fifth in the 200-meter freestyle at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Earned a silver medal at the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships, placing second in the 200-meter freestyle
• NCAA Runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle, dropping over five seconds off her entry time for the second-place finish and All-America honors
• Recorded the third-fastest time in the NCAA during the 2018-19 season in the 500-yard freestyle
• All-America honoree in the 200-yard freestyle, placing fifth at the NCAA Championships, as well as finishing 10th in the 200-yard backstroke
• Placed ninth with the 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honorable mentions
• ACC Champion in the 800-yard freestyle relay, setting a meet record at the conference championships
• Finished second at the ACC Championships in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle
• Placed fourth at the conference meet in the 200-yard backstroke
• Ranks second in school history in the 500-yard freestyle, third in the 200-yard backstroke and 4th in the 200-yard freestyle
• Placed second in school history in the 800-yard freestyle relay
• Represented UVA at the SMU Classic and ACC- B1G Challenge
• VaSID Swimmer of the Year

2017-18
• Finished eighth in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in addition to placing 18th in the 400-meter freestyle
• Finished 17th in the 200-yard backstroke, 26th in the 200-yard freestyle and 51st in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships
• Won the ACC title in the 200-yard backstroke
• Finished fifth in the 500-yard freestyle and ninth in the 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and ACC All-Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Holds seven Alabama High School State records (50-, 100-, 200 and 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM)
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials and was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team
• Was a two-time NCSA Junior National Champion in the 400-meter freestyle
• Named a seven-time NISCA High School All-American
• Recognized as a Speedo Senior National Swimming medalist as a sophomore and a junior national medalist as a freshman, sophomore and junior, while being a three-time
• Named Alabama Coastal Swimmer of the Year in  2015, and was an Alabama State High School Champion in 11 events and was a multiple-event Mobile Country High School Champion
• Invited to the USA Olympic Training Center national camp and the NCSA Olympic training center altitude camp
• Two-time member of the junior national team
• City of Mobile Swim Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Swimmer of the Year and Aquatic League Champion

Personal
• Daughter of Ellen and Mike Madden
• Has a brother, Carl
• Was a member of the Cum Laude Society and an AP Scholar with Distinction Award honoree