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    Mary Griffith     
     
      Mary Griffith
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lodi, Calif.

High School:
Tokay High School

Event:
Freestyle

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CAREER HONORS
ALL-AMERICA CERTIFICATES (2)
2014 - 1
2013 - 1

CAREER AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 All-American
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Participated in all five of Tennessee's fall collegiate events to kick off her sophomore season, mostly participating in a variety of freestyle races
  • Established herself as one of Tennessee's top middle distance racers, scoring four top-five finishes in the 200 freestyle during the first semester
  • Recorded three career bests during the fall: 100 free (51.82), 1000 free (10:29.86), 100 back (1:03.76).
  • Posted two NCAA B-cut times in the 200 free at the AT&T Winter National Championships in December, swimming 1:46.55 in the finals to finish 11th
  • Finished 1st place in 500 freestyle against Missouri and Virginia Tech with a time of 4:57.28.

SEC RECAP

  • Along with Faith Johnson, Harper Bruens and Lindsay Gendron, Griffith earned fourth place in the 800 Free Relay
  • Griffith improved her career best in the 500 Free by more than 10 seconds, placing fourth in the B final (4:41.42--B-cut)
  • In the final lap of the 200 Free B final, Griffith came back to win with a season-high time of 1:46.77

NCAA RECAP

  • Swam the 500 freestlye in 4:44.70
  • Swam the 200 freestyle in 1:48.34
  • Helped the Vols to 11th place in the 800 freestyle relay.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN
AWARDS
2013 All-American (Honorable Mention)
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Opened season against UNC Wilmington with a 1st place finish in the 500 free (5:08.67)
  • Finished in 1st place against Vandy in the 100 free (51.99)
  • Took second in the 200 free at the UT Invite (1:48.98)
  • With a time of 2:03.04, placed 1st in 200 fly against Virginia Tech

SEC RECAP:

  • Reached the final in all three of her individual events: the 200 freestyle, the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly
  • Had career best time in 100 fly (53.19), which helped her win the B final and take ninth place in the event
  • Finished 16th in the 200 freestyle, swimming an NCAA B cut of 1:46.83 in the prelims
  • Took 18th in the 200 butterfly in her first time swimming the race under 2 minutes (1:58.92)
  • Recorded career best time in the 200 free by leading off the Lady Vols' 800 freestyle relay team

NCAA RECAP:

  • Helped the Lady Vols finish ninth in the 800 freestyle relay, earning her first career All-America honor
  • Individually, just missed the B final of the 200 freestyle, placing 20th in 1:46.12
  • Posted her career-best time in the 200 butterfly in 1:58.59, good for 32nd place

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • A seven-time All-American, winning Sac-Joaquin Section titles in the 100 fly, 50 free and 200y free over the past three seasons
  • A standout at Tokay High School in Lodi, Calif., she was tabbed The Record Swimming Athlete of the Year after her junior campaign.
  • In 2011, set a personal-best time in the 200 free after touching in at 1:48.30
  • Named a four-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine
  • Won the sectional championship in the 100 fly three consecutive years, while defending her 200 free title the past two seasons
  • Ranked in the top 10 nationally in her age group in both the 100y and 100m butterfly events
  • Griffith also swam at the Santa Clara International Invitational Swim Meet and the U.S. Junior Nationals.

PERSONAL
  • Birthday: January 14, 1994
  • Recipient of The Stepping Stone to Excellence Women's Athletic Scholarship Endowment

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