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Caroline Gmelich

Fly/Back
Position
Senior
Class
Rumson, N.J.
Hometown
Trinity Hall
High School

All-American
2020: 
100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2019: 200 Medley Relay

ACC Champion
2020:
200 Medley Relay

All-ACC 
2020: 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay

Virginia Career Best
100 Free:
51.88
100 Back: 52.38 (4th all-time at UVA)
200 Back: 1:55.02
100 Fly: 52.46 (9th all-time at UVA)
200 Fly: 2:01.37

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors for the 100-backstroke, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay for advancing to the NCAA Championships in the event
• Finished as the ACC runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke
• Set an ACC and ACC meet record with the 200-yard medley relay team
• Finished second with the 400-yard medley relay team
• Earned All-ACC honors in the 100-yard backstroke
• Placed ninth in the 100-yard butterfly and 12th in the 200-yarb backstroke at the ACC championships
• Set an ACC record in the 200-yard medley relay at the Tennessee Invitational
• Topped the 100-yard backstroke at the Tennessee Invitational, recording the fourth-fastest time in school history
• Won the 100-yard backstroke at the USC Trojan Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke
• Captured All-America honors in the 200-yard medley relay team, placing eighth in the event
•  Finished second at the conference meet in in the 200-yard medley relay
•  Ranks six in the 100-yard backstroke and ninth in the 100-yard butterfly in school history
• Finished sixth at the ACC Championships in the 100-yard backstroke
• Placed 10th in the 100-yard butterfly and 18th in the 200-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships

2017-18
• Finished second in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly at the ECAC Championships
• Recorded a career-best swim in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly at the ECAC Championships
• Placed 14th in the 100-yard backstroke, 17th in the 200-yard backstroke and 22nd in the 100-yard butterfly at the UGA Fall Invitational
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Monmouth County, Shore Conference and meet champion winner and record holder in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley
• state record holder in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials
• Ithaca College record holder

Personal
• Daughter of Victoria and Justin Gmelich