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Gretchen Walsh

Free/Fly/Back
Position
Sophomore
Class
Nashville, Tenn.
Hometown
Harpeth Hall School
High School
Gretchen Walsh - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

2022 Phillips 66 US National Champion – 100 Fly

NCAA Champion
2022:
 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

All-American
2022:
50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

ACC Champion
2022:
200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

All-ACC
2022:
50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

Career Best Times
50 Free:
20.95 (2nd all-time at UVA)
100 Free: 46.05 (UVA Record)
200 Free: 1:45.74
100 Back: 49.00 (UVA Record)
100 Fly: 52.18

2022-23
• Won the 50 free and 100 fly against Florida
• Won the 100 free against Texas
• Won the 50 free, 100 back, and 100 free at the Tennessee Invitational

2021-2022
• Won the 100 free and placed second in the 50 free and 100 back at NCAA Championships
• Part of NCAA Champion 200 free relay
• Set NCAA, Meet, American, US Open and pool records in the 400 free relay and 400 medley relay at NCAA Championships
• Part of the ACC Champion 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay
• Runner-up in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at ACC Championships
• Won the 200 medley relay, 100 back and 100 free against NC State
• Won the 400 medley relay, 50 free and 100 fly against North Carolina
• Won the 400 medley relay, 100 free and 200 free relay against Texas
• Won the 200 free against Army
• Won four events in collegiate debut at California to earn ACC Swimmer of the Week•
• CSCAA Scholar All-American
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

BACKGROUND
• Competed at the 2021 US Olympic Trials
• National High School Record Holder in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle
• Eight-time individual Tennessee State Champion
• Two-time Tennessee Female Swimmer of the Year (2020-2021)
• Two-time Tennessee Athlete of the Year (2020-2021)
• Junior National Team Member (2018)
• National Team Member (2019-2021)
• Two-time Individual Gold Medalist at Junior World Championships (2019)
• Scholastic Writing Award (2020)
• Third Honors (2021)

PERSONAL
• Parents are Glynis and Robert Walsh
• Has one sister, Alex
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Juliana Schulte O’Reilly and Brian T. O’Reilly Bicentennial Scholarship