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     Anna Grainger  


    Nashville, TN

    High School:


    Back / IM


    Reaney Places Second In 200 Breaststroke; Irish Take Sixth Overall

    Notre Dame scored 644 points during the meet and left with memories of many outstanding performances.


    More NCAA B Cuts Highlight Day Two In Austin

    Catherine Mulquin, Catherine Galletti, Courtney Whyte and Katie Miller all notched NCAA B cuts in the 100 back.


    Notre Dame Takes Second at 50th Annual Dennis Stark Relays

    Irish win 300 fly relay, 1-meter diving relay and 3-meter synchronized diving events


    Irish Open Season In Style With Victory Over Michigan State

    Notre Dame won 11 of the 16 events to take down the Spartans.


    Reaney Sets American Record In 200-Yard Breaststroke

    The junior broke Texas A&M senior and Olympic gold medalist Breeja Larson's mark of 2:04.48.


    Shamrock Invitational - Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2014

    The Irish played host to Iowa in the annual Shamrock Invitational Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2014.


    Valparaiso and Wisconsin Dual Meets - Nov. 15-16, 2013

    The Irish welcomed Valpo and Wisconsin to Rolfs for dual meets Nov. 15-16, 2013.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Competed in free, back, fly, IM and medley and free relay events throughout season ... finished eighth and set a career-best mark in the 200 back (1:59.88) at the Hawkeye Invitational ... swam a career-best time in the 100 back (57.17) in the prelims at the Hawkeye Invitational ... competed in the 200 back, 200 IM and the 400 IM at the ACC Championships, taking 23rd in the 400 IM (4:26.21) ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Saw action in free, back, fly and IM during first season with the Irish ... secured fourth place against Purdue in 200 back (2:06.21).

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Ensworth (Tenn.) in the spring of 2012 ... selected as an National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American junior and senior year ... awarded first-team all-region honors on three occasions ... participated in the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials as a member of the Nashville Aquatic Club in the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:17.94 ... national qualifier in the 100 and 200 back ... junior national qualifier in the 100 and 200 back, 200 fly and 400 IM ... scholastic All-American as a junior ... volunteered as a tutor for Project S.E.E. since third grade ... full name is Anna Leigh Grainger ... born in Nashville, Tenn. to Bill and Kathy Grainger ... has one older sister, Lizz, who is a senior swimmer at Tufts University in 2013-14 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in accounting.

    Grainger's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    200 Back 1:59.88 (Hawkeye, 2013)
    200 IM 2:05.03 (ACCs, 2014)
    400 IM 4:24.52 (Hawkeye, 2013)

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