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Bethany Wakeley

Class: Sophomore
Position: Free, Fly, IM
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Home Schooled

Hometown: Egg Harbor City, N.J.

2010-11 (Fr.)
• At end of season, held Liberty records in seven individual events while also swimming on four record-setting relays
• Set program mark by clocking 1:53.77 during lead leg of Liberty's seventh-place 800-yard free relay at CCSA Championships
• Placed fourth in a time of 2:04.78 in 200 fly A Final at conference meet
• Finished eighth overall at CCSA Championships in 100 fly, swimming 57.31
• Posted a time of 5:01.86 in 500 free in conference B Final, earning ninth place
• Clocked Liberty records in 1650 free (18:09.48) and 400 IM (4:45.02) at FGCU
• Went 10:57.38 in 1,000 free at VMI
• Swam third leg in Lady Flames' third-place 400 free relay at CCSA Championships
• Swam at USA Nationals, posting a then personal best of 1:02.61 in 100-meter fly, just 0.62 seconds off of Olympic Trials cut
• Also competed in 400-meter freestyle relay at USA Nationals

Prep
• Did not compete for a high school team
• As an individual swimmer, was a Middle Atlantic ZONES qualifier and a sectional qualifier
• Won the Junior Olympics High Point Award for Women ages 15-18

Personal
• Daughter of David and Linda Wakeley
• Majoring in women's ministries with a minor in psychology
• Younger sister, Hannah, is also a member of Liberty swimming team
• Father David swam and played water polo for Bucknell
• Brother, Joshua; uncle, Scott Wakeley; aunt, Marion Wakeley Ulmer; uncle Joseph Wakeley III and grandfather Joseph Wakeley, Jr. all swam for Penn State
• Birthday is Jan. 13

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
500 Free – 5:01.86
100 Fly – 54.77
100 Fly (LCM) – 1:02.50
200 Fly – 2:02.33

CCSA Individual Medalist Honors (2)
2012 100 Fly (1st)
2012 200 Fly (2nd)