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Caitlin Daday
Caitlin  Daday

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

High School:
Allentown Central Catholic

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
11/06/1995

02/26/2015

Sixteen Wildcats Named to All-BIG EAST Swim Team

Kaisla Kollanus, the BIG EAST Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer, leads way for Wildcats with seven top-three finishes

Top Times:
50 Freestyle -- 25.42 (2015, vs. Richmond)
200 Freestyle -- 1:50.63 (2014 at Hokie Invite)
500 Freestyle -- 4:48.99 (2014 at Hokie Invite)
1000 Freestyle -- 10:02.62 (2015 at Quad Meet) 
1650 Freestyle -- 16:27.36 (2015 at Big Al Open)
100 Backstroke -- 58.59 (2016 BIG EAST Championships)
200 Backstroke -- 2:02.52 (2015 at Big Al Open)
100 Butterfly -- 1:01.05 (Feb. 7th vs. LIU-Brooklyn)
400 IM -- 4:21.79 (2/24/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)

2016-17: Named to the All-BIG EAST Team for her performances in the 400-yard IM, 1650-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle…Swam in three individual events at the BIG EAST Championships…Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:51.75…Also took second in the 1650-yard freestyle, touching the wall at 16:47.00…Placed second in the 400-yard IM with a lifetime-best time of 4:21.79…Primarily competed in the freestyle, backstroke and IM events during the season… Selected to the 2016-17 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team.

2015-16: Named to the 2016 All-BIG EAST Team...Particpated in the 500 Free, 400 IM, 1650 Free, 800 Free Relay...Finished second in the 500 free, 1650 free, and the 400 IM at the BIG EAST championships...Swam in 10 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events for Villanova as well as the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Occasionally swam in the 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 400 IM...Held the top times in the 1000 and 1650 free this season for the Villanova program....Her 16.27.36 time at the 2015 Big Al Open is an NCAA "B" cut time and was a top 40 time nationally....Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team...Selected to the 2016 USA Swimming Open Water Select Camp.

2014-15: Named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Team ... Won the 400 IM (4:22.19) and finished second in both the 500 (4:52.08) and 1650 (16:47.68) freestyle at the conference championships in the only three events she participated in ... Swam in all 11 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events for Villanova as well as the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Occasionally swam in the 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 400 IM ... Competed at the Winter National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. in December 2014, swimming in the 6150 freestyle finals ... Had 27 top-five finishes on the year, 22 of which were in individual events ... Owned the team's top time of the season in the 400 IM (4:22.19) ... Won five total events on the year; three 1000 freestyles, one 500 freestyle and one 400 IM ... Four of her five wins came at the Villanova Swim Complex, the other came at the BIG EAST Championships in Ithaca, N.Y.

Allentown Central Catholic High School: Swam the distance free and backstroke events under Ryan Woodruff at Allentown Central ... A Junior National Qualifier ... An Open Water Nationals Qualifier ... Medalists in the Eastern Zone Sectional ... Named as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Named to the Honor Roll ... Recipient of the Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus Scholarship ... Personal high school bests of 1:53.68 in the 200 Freestyle, 4:57.42 in the 500 Freestyle, 10:06.67 in the 1000 Freestyle, 16:55.44 in the 1650 Freestyle, 2:04.99 in the 200 Backstroke and 4:35.96 in the 400 IM.

Personal: Born on November 6, 1995 in Allentown, Pa. to Robert and Donna-Marie ... Older sister to Colleen, who swims at Pitt ... Attended Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, Pa. ... Majoring in Political Science ... Chose Villanova for its sense of community and great academics and athletics.

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