Erica Malagon
blank Erica Malagon
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Athens, Ga.

High School:
Clarke Central

Event:
Free/IM

Record Book:
• Holds the 10th-fastest 200 freestyle time in Georgia history.
2011-2012:
• Competed in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships, where the Lady Bulldogs claimed their third straight title.
• Recognized by the UGA Athletic Association with a 4.0 GPA in the Fall Semester.
• Won the Marilyn Vincent Award as UGA's graduating female senior with the highest grade point average.
• Chosen as a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence.
• Recognized by the UGA Athletic Association for having all As during her academic career.
• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the Spring Semester.
• Chosen as a inductee into the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.
• Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2010-2011:
• Placed 12th in the 200 freestyle, 15th in the 500 freestyle and 20th in the 1,650 freestyle as Georgia won the SEC title.
• Received recognition from UGA Athletic Association for earning all A's during her academic career at Georgia.
• Named to the 2011 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Named to the 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
• Named a Presidential Scholar with a 4.0 GPA as a member of the Fall 2010 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Chosen as the recipient of the Carl and Barbara Parks Scholarship.
• Named the winner of the 2010-11 Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award as the female student-athlete entering her senior academic year with the highest grade point average in the athletic program.
2009-2010:
• Finished seventh in 200 freestyle and 13th in the 500 freestyle as Georgia won the SEC title.
• Competed in the 100 freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Named a Presidential Scholar with a 4.0 GPA as a member of the Fall 2009 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Named to the Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
• Chosen as an Academic All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
2008-2009:
• Placed 16th in the 200 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Competed in the 500 and 100 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Swam in exhibition at the SECs in the 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 individual medley.
• Named a Fall Semester Presidential Scholar.
• Named to the Athletic Director's Academic Roundtable.
• Earned Academic All-America honors.
High School:
• Graduated from Clarke Central High School.

• Coached by Harvey Humphries and Jonathan Foggin as a member of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club.

• Was three-time Georgia high school state champion.
• Named the recipient of the 2008 Bill Young Award by Georgia Swimming.

• Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American all three years.

• Earned High School All-America honors in the 200 and 500 freestyle for three consecutive years.
• Was the Georgia Long Course Senior State Outstanding Female Swimmer of the Meet in 2007 and 2008.
• Named the 2006 Georgia Zone Team Co-Captain and Southern Zone Champion in the 15-18 Girls' 100m and 200m freestyle.
• Was the Georgia state athlete representative to USA Swimming from 2006-2008.
International:
• Won a gold medal in the 800 freestyle relay and silver in the 400 freestyle relay and placed fourth in the 400 and 800 freestyle at the 2011 Spanish LC Senior National Championships in Mataró competing for Club Natación Palma.
• Won a gold medal in the 400 freestyle relay and bronze in the 800 freestyle relay and in the 400 freestyle at the 2010 Spanish LC Senior National Championships in Barcelona competing for Club Natación Palma.
Personal:
• Born Feb. 19, 1990.
• Daughter of José Ramón Malagón and Sarah Blackwell.
• Majoring in Cellular Biology and Spanish.
• Speaks Spanish fluently and has dual citizenship (United States and Spain).
Collegiate Personal Bests:
100 Freestyle 49.31 09 Bulldog Invitational
200 Freestyle 1:44.94 09 Bulldog Invitational
500 Freestyle 4:44.90 09 NCAA Championships
1,650 Freestyle 16:39.79 11 UGA Fall Invitational

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