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Rachel Politi

Fly/Free
Position
Freshman
Class
Bexley, Ohio
Hometown
Columbus School for Girls
High School

Virginia Career Bests
500 Free:
4:55.49
1650 Free: 16:43.95
100 Fly: 55.62
200 Fly: 1:57.42
200 IM: 1:59.65
400 IM: 4:11.07 (9th all-time at UVA) 

2018-19
• Finished 18th in the 200-yard butterfly, 21st in the 400-yard individual medley and 38th in the 200-yard individual at the ACC Championships 
• Swam a season-best time in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.40) at the ACC Championships, and a season-best in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.90) and 200 (2:02.50) and 400-yard individual medley (4:15.43) at the Georgia Fall Invitational 
• Earned a NCAA Postgraduate scholarship 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mentions team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017-18
• Finished eighth in the 400-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships, in addition to placing 21st in the 1650-yard freestyle and 24th in the 200-yard butterfly 
• Placed eighth in 400-yard individual medley at the UGA Fall Invite 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mentions team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2016-17
• Finished seventh in the 400-yard individual medley, 13th in the 200-yard individual medley and 14th in the 200-yard butterfly at the ACC Championships 
• Set a career best at the ACC Championships in the 200-yard individual medley (1:59.65) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:11.07) 
• Placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley, eighth in the 200-yard butterfly and 16th in the 200-yard individual medley at the UGA Fall Invite 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mentions team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2015-16
• Placed second in 200-yard individual medley, third in 400-yard individual medley and fourth in 200-yard butterfly at ECAC Championships
• Set season-best marks in 200-yard individual (2:02.50) and 400-yard individual medley (4:18.27) at ECACs
• Posted season-best times in 100-yard butterfly (55.62) and 200-yard butterfly (2:00.78) at UGA Fall Invitational
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mentions team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• NISCA/Speedo High School All-American
• USA Scholastic All-American
• Ohio state runner-up in 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle relay
• Earned AP Scholars Award at the Columbus School for Girls

Personal
• Daughter of Julie and Joel Politi
• Has three younger sisters, Leah, Annie and Nina