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Mary Spillane
Mary  Spillane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trumbull, Conn.

High School:
Academy of Our Lady of Mercy

Height:
5-3

Event:
Back

Birthdate:
09/07/1996

Top Times:
100 Backstroke -- 53.92 (HS)
200 Backstroke -- 2:04.14 (2015 BIG EAST Championships)
50 Freestyle -- 23.99 (2/23/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
100 Freestyle -- 52.03 (2/25/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 Freestyle -- 1:52.50 (2014, Hokie Invite)
500 Freestyle -- 5:02.95 (2015, Big Al Open)

2016-17: Competed in freestyle and backstroke events during the season…Swam in four events at the BIG EAST Championships…Raced to a time of 23.99 in the 50-yard freestyle…Finished with a lifetime-best time of 52.03 in the 100-yard freestyle time trial…Participated in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke at the meet, touching the wall at 57.40 and 2:04.81, respectively.

2015-16: Swam in 11 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 freestyle and the 200/400 medley relays ... Occasionally appeared in the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays ... Swam in three preliminary events at the BIG EAST Championships. 

2014-15: Swam in 10 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley relays ... Occasionally appeared in the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays ... Swam in three preliminary events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Appeared in a total of 32 events with 22 top-five finishes including four second-place marks and five third-place finishes.

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy: A four-year letter winner in swimming under Coach Fran Pfeiffer ... Primarily swam the Backstroke and IM events ... Named the MVP of her team for all four years ... Co-captain during her senior season ... Named a USA Swimming Scholar Athlete for her sophomore, junior and senior years ... Named All-State and All-League for all four years ... Placed third at the State Opens in the 100 Backstroke ... Member of the National Honor Society for final two years of HS ... Member of the National Latin Honor Society for three years ... Named to the Honor Roll for all four years ... Received the Patricia M. Kondrath Award during her sophomore year ... Personal high school bests of 53.92 in the 100 Backstroke, 2:06.25 in the 200 Backstroke, 2:23.02 in the 200 Long Course Backstroke, 2:09.14 in the 200 IM, 53.45 in the 100 Freestyle, 1:53.90 in the 200 Freestyle, 5:06.24 in the 500 Freestyle, 10:31.99 in the 1000 Freestyle and 17:30.88 in the 1650 Freestyle.

Personal: Born on Sept. 7, 1996 in Yue Yang, China ... Adopted from China by her parents, Gerald and Susan ... Older sister to Julia ... Has played the piano for 11 years ... Hobbies include playing piano, singing and reading ... Attended Academy of Our Lady of Mercy: Lauralton Hall in Milford, Conn. ... Studying mechanical engineering at Villanova ... Chose Villanova for its community atmosphere.

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