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     Christen McDonough  


    Charlotte, NC

    High School:
    Charlotte Catholic




    AS A JUNIOR: Excelled in breaststroke events, particularly at the BIG EAST Championships ... took home the silver as a part of the 200 free relay team (1:31.75) and the bronze in the 100 breast (season-best time of 1:01.18), in NCAA B-cut times ... also placed eighth in 50 free and 10th in 200 breast during the BIG EAST Championships ... secured a third place finish in the 50 free at both the Shamrock Invitational and the dual meet against Louisville ... aided the team that placed second in the 200 medley relay against Louisville ... also brought home third in the 100 breast against Toledo and in the tri-meet against Michigan and Northwestern ... was an honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-America selection ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team ... a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Breaststroke and individual medley specialist who turned in three career-best swims over the course of the season ... competed in the 50 free (23.78), 100 breast (1:02.12) and 200 breast (2:13.86) at the BIG EAST Championships, setting lifetime best times as well as NCAA B-cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... turned in another career-best time in the 200 IM (2:07.90) at the Ohio State Invitational ... won first place in the 100 breast in a dual meet against Michigan State ... aided the 400 medley relay to a silver medal in the same meet against Michigan State ... swam at the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing T-77th in the 100 breast at the long course meet ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN:Specialized in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 individual medley ... swam all three events at the BIG EAST Championships, turning in season bests with times of 1:03.49 in the 100 breast, 2:20.71 in the 200 breast and 2:12.57 in the IM ... also swam the 100 fly at the Shamrock Invitational ... earned a monogram. THE MCDONOUGH FILE:Competed for Charlotte Catholic High School (N.C.) ... was the 3A state champ in the 100 breast and held the state record in the event at the time of graduation ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is a double major in psychology and anthropology ... named to Notre Dame's Dean's List once through junior year.

    McDonough's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    50 Free 23.26 (BIG EAST, 2013)
    100 Breast 1:01.18 (BIG EAST, 2013)
    200 Breast 2:13.86 (BIG EAST, 2012)

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