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    Grace Anne Sanderson     
     
      Grace Anne Sanderson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Harpeth Hall

Height:
5-6

Event:
Freestyle

Club:
Nashville Aquatics (Coach John Morse)

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CAREER HONORS
CAREER AWARDS
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - SENIOR
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Competed in all five of Tennessee's collegiate meets during the fall season, swimming a variety of freestyle events
  • Placed eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:56.44) on the road against Louisville

2012-13 - JUNIOR
AWARDS
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed in nine meets in what was her busiest season of competition, setting career bests in all six of her events
  • Swam two new career best during UT Invite in 50 free (25.11) and 200 free (1:54.44)
  • Improved her best time in the 100 freestyle at Virginia Tech, placing third in 51.34
  • Primarily swam the 500 freestyle for the Lady Vols, recording four top-8 finishes: UNC Wilmington (5:15.98; 4th); Virginia Tech (5:09.83; 6th); Georgia (5:13.73; 8th) and Vanderbilt (5:09.72; 3rd)

SEC RECAP

  • Swam three individual events at the SEC Championships, setting a career best in one
  • Dropped five seconds off her best 500 freestyle time of the year, finishing 40th in 5:02.88
  • Also competed in the 100 freestyle (54.15; 60th) and the 200 freestyle (1:54.72; 59th)

2011-12 - SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Placed fifth in the 1000y free with a time of 10:39.30 against Georgia
  • Also grabbed third in the same event at South Carolina
  • Competed in seven meets on the year, mainly swimming events as exhibitions.

2010-11 - FRESHMAN
AWARDS
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Swam sixth-place times in the 500y free and 1000y free against Arkansas
  • Had three top-five finishes against the Cumberlands, including swimming a leg of the winning 200y free relay squad and notching third in the 200y free
  • Swam exhibitions in the 100y, 200y and 500y free events at the SEC Championships
  • Placed sixth in the 200y free against second-ranked Georgia
  • Grabbed seventh in the 200y free versus Louisville and at Kentucky
  • Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Led Harpeth Hall to a runner-up team finish at the 2010 Tennessee Swimming and Diving Championships
  • Placed fourth in the 200y free, seventh in the 500y free and anchored the 200y free and 400y free relays to second and third-place finishes
  • Earned All-America honors from 2007-2009
  • Swam a leg for the 400y free relay squad that broke the Tennessee state record in 2008
  • Was a member of the Harpeth Hall team that won the 2007 State Championships
  • Named Harpeth Hall Rookie of the Year as a freshman
  • Competed for the Nashville Aquatic Club on the club circuit
  • Earned NISCA/Speedo All-American honors as a member of the 200y free relay in 2009 and 400y free relay in 2008.

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in psychology
  • Former teammates swimming at the collegiate level include Sara Peterson of Florida and Kellyn Angell of Clemson
  • Highest ambition is to qualify for the NCAA Championship Meet
  • Biggest thrill was being a part of the 400y free relay squad that broke the Tennessee state record
  • Chose UT over Rutgers, Kentucky and N.C. State
  • Has one brother, Schuyler
  • Grace Anne McDonough Sanderson, daughter of Richard Sanderson and Mary Margaret McDonough, was born Dec. 20, 1991, in Nashville, Tenn.

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