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Sophie Skinner

Sprint Free/Back/IM
Position
Junior
Class
Independence, Ky.
Hometown
Notre Dame Academy
High School

Virginia Career Best
50 Free:
24.20
100 Free: 51.49
200 Free: 1:48.60
500 Free: 4:47.50
1650 Free: 16:48.04
200 Back: 2:03.67
200 IM: 2:04.58

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Recorded a top 25 finish at the Tennessee Invitational in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle
• Swam a season-best in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.88 in the team’s dual meet against North Carolina
• Recorded a season-best time of 51.79 in the 100-yard freestyle in the team’s dual meet against the Tar Heels
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Captured a career-best at the UGA Fall Invitational in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.60), 500-yard freestyle (4:47.50), 200-yard backstroke (2:03.67) and 200-yard individual medley (2:04.58)
• Swam a career-best at the Liberty Last Chance in the 50-yard freestyle (24.20) and 100-yard freestyle (51.49)
• Finished 12th in the 500-yard freestyle at the UGA Fall Invitational, in addition to placing 15th in the 200-yard freestyle and 32nd in the 200-yard backstroke
• Won the 500-yard freestyle at the Liberty Last Chance Meet
• Placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle at the Liberty Last Chance Meet

Background
• Kentucky record holder in the 100-yard freestyle for the past four years
• Four-time state champion in the 100-yard freestyle, in addition to winning the 2015 200-yard freestyle
• Qualified for the Olympic Trial in the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle
• Named 2015, 2016 and 2017 Region 7 Swimmer of the Meet, in addition to being named Notre Dame Academy’s most outstanding swimmer those same seasons
• Earned Notre Dame Academy’s freshman, sophomore, junior and senior MVP award
• Four-time All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honoree
• Kentucky High School Coaches Association’s 2017-18 Outstanding Female Swimmer and Cincinnati Enquirer’s 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Swimmer of the Year
• Swam for Northern KY Clippers Swimming

Personal
• Daughter of Jean and Dean Skinner
• Has two brothers, Todd Brentnall and Dean Jr. Skinner, and two sisters, Lauren Burgeson and Stella Skinner