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    Erin Gaeckle     
     
      Erin Gaeckle
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Charlotte Catholic

Height:
5-7

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

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2013-14 - JUNIOR
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Competed in five college meets during the fall season, focusing primarily on the 100 backstroke and 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Swam career bests in all three races during the fall, her two best breaststroke times coming against Indiana and Kentucky. She swam 1:06.13 in the 100 breast (fourth place) and 2:26.91 in the 200 breast (seventh place)
  • Swam her career best in the 100 backstroke at the AT&T Winter National Championships in December. Clocked an NCAA B-cut time of 54.74 in the preliminaries and finished 23rd in the finals.
  • Finished with a career best time of 1:05.68 in the 100 breast stroke against Georgia.
  • Posted a season best time in the 200 backstroke against Florida with a time of 2:01.91. Also finished third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.71, a career best and NCAA B-cut time

2012-13 - SOPHOMORE
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Started the year with a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke at UNC Wilmington
  • Swam a trio of races against Kentucky and Indiana, headlined by an eighth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke
  • Recorded a career-best 2:27.46 in the 200 breaststroke
  • Swam a career best against Louisville in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.46) and a season best in the 100 backstroke (56.90)
  • Swam a season best in the 200 I.M. against Ohio State (2:13.36)

SEC RECAP

  • Career meet for Gaeckle, who set career bests in all three individual events in the preliminaries
  • Clocked best times in the 50 free (24.15), 100 back (55.00) and 200 back (1:59.35).

2011-12 - FRESHMAN
SEASON RECAP
  • Qualified for the consolation final in the 200y back, finishing 14th after a season-best time of 1:59.35 at SECs
  • Just missed the cut in the 100y back, claiming 18th in the event with a mark of 55.98 seconds
  • Swam a season-best and B-cut time of 55.15 seconds in the 100y back versus Florida
  • Finished fifth or better in three events versus the Gators
  • Claimed fifth in the 200y back against Georgia and South Carolina
  • Took third in the 100y back versus the Gamecocks
  • Was on third place medley relays against South Carolina and UNC-Wilmington.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Helped lead Charlotte Catholic to four North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A State Swimming & Diving Championships during her prep career, as the school has now won 10 consecutive state crowns
  • Was a member of two relays squads that set 3A state records in 2009, as the 200y medley relay quartet finished in 1:47.76 and the 400y free relay touched in at 3:38.16
  • As a senior, won four state titles, as she finished first individually in the 200y free (1:52.67) and 100y back (56.69) and was a member of the victorious 200y medley relay and 400y free relay squads
  • In 2010, she was on the winning 200y medley relays squad and the 400y free squad
  • Claimed runner-up in the 100y free and finished third in the 200y free during her sophomore and junior campaigns
  • As a freshman, took third in the 200y free relay, fourth in the 100y back and fifth in the 200y IM
  • Coached by Brian Gross.

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in English
  • Outside interests include reading, singing and dancing
  • Has two brothers: Daniel and Brennan, and a sister, Anna
  • Chose Tennessee over Rutgers and Maryland
  • Erin McCaffrey Gaeckle, daughter of Jeff and Sheila Gaeckle, was born Dec. 30, 1992.

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