Amber McDermott
blank Amber McDermott
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mill Creek, Wash.

High School:
Jackson

Position:
Back/Free/IM

Record Book:

• Holds the No. 2 time in the 1,650 freestyle and is No. 3 in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle, and No. 5 in the 400 individual medley in school history.

2013-2014:

• Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 500 freestyle.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

500 Freestyle 4:34.55 11 UGA Fall Invitational

1,000 Freestyle 9:41.93 11 Auburn

1,650 Freestyle 15:51.49 12 NCAA Championships

400 Individual Medley 4:07.42 13 NCAA Championships

2012-2013:

• Came in second in the 500 freestyle, fourth in the 1,650 freestyle and 11th in the 400 individual medley at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won the program's fifth national title.

• Placed second in the 500 freestyle, fifth in the 1,650 freestyle and sixth in the 400 individual medley at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs claimed the team title for the fourth straight year.

• Named Second-Team All-SEC.

• Chosen as the SEC Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 8 after winning two events in Georgia's sweep of North Carolina State and Savannah College of Art & Design.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011-2012:

• Swam on the victorious 800 freestyle relay and finished second in the 500 freestyle, fifth in the 1,650 freestyle and 13th in the 400 individual medley at the NCAAs.

• Chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Year after winning the 500 freestyle and placing fifth in the 1,650 freestyle and ninth in the 400 individual medley as Georgia won its third straight league title.

• Named First-Team All-SEC and to the All-Freshmen Team.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll following the Fall and Spring Semesters.

• Qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and the 400 individual medley.

• Named to the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School:

• Graduated from Henry M. Jackson High School and IQ Academy.

• Coached by Drew Whorley on her high school team.

• Competed for Swim Atlanta under Chris Davis.

• Took first in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle at the 2009 U.S. Open.

• Was a member of 2008-2009 National Junior Team.

• Named to the 2009-2010 National Team and National Junior Team.

• Chosen as a member of 2010-2011 National Youth Team.

• Placed second at the 2009 Junior Pan Pacifics in the 800 freestyle.

Personal:

• Born March 10, 1993.

• Daughter of Tom and Kelly McDermott.

• Majoring in Communication Studies.

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