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Alicia Finnigan

Class: Senior Position: Fly, IM Height: 5-8 Previous School: Logos Preparatory Academy Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

2017-18 (Jr.)
• ELITE 90 Award Winner, for having the top GPA of any student-athlete competing at 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
• CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Year
• CSCAA Scholar All-American (first team)
• Focused on butterfly, freestyle and IM
• Posted nine individual-event wins during dual-meet season
• Enters senior season as program record holder in 200 fly (1:55.72), while ranked second in program history in 100 fly (53.37), third in 500 free (4:50.25), fifth in 400 IM (4:26.14), eighth in 1650 free (17:50.04), ninth in 1000 free (10:32.94) and 10th in 100 IM (1:01.18)
• For the second year in a row, earned three podium finishes at CCSA Championships (500 free, 100 fly, 200 fly), highlighted by victory in 200 fly
• Claimed her spot at NCAA Nationals with a 200 fly time of 1:55.72 at conference meet
• Posted lifetime bests in both events at NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championship, placed 20th in 200 fly (program-record-setting 1:55.58) and 42nd in 100 fly (53.37)
• Swam meet-record 1:56.34 to earn top seed in CCSA 200 fly A Final, before winning her second straight 200 fly conference title in 1:56.41
• Repeated as runner-up in 100 fly at CCSA Championships, swimming a then lifetime-best, NCAA B cut time of 53.53 in A Final
• Finished third in 500 free at conference meet in personal-best 4:50.25, taking 4.57 seconds off of her qualifying time of 4:54.82
• Swam 53.41 for third leg of Liberty's winning 400 medley relay team at CCSA Championships, which went 3:36.75

2016-17 (So.)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American (first team)
• Focused on butterfly, freestyle and IM
• Posted team-leading 12 individual-event wins during dual-meet season
• Competed in U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 200-meter butterfly
• Became sixth swimmer in program history to earn three podium finishes at the same CCSA Championships, highlighted by victory in 200 fly
• Clocked program and CCSA-record, lifetime-best NCAA B cut time of 1:56.15 at Bulldog Last Chance Meet, earning a spot at Nationals
• At NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championship, placed 31st in 200 fly (1:57.37) and 50 in 100 fly (53.83)
• Named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 10
• Edged Christina Kaas Elmgreen of FGCU by .02 seconds to win CCSA 200 fly A Final in 1:57.08, 1.09 seconds faster than her qualifying time
• Finished as runner-up in 100 fly at CCSA Championships, swimming a lifetime-best, NCAA B cut time of 53.74 in A Final
• Lowered her personal-best in 500 free by nearly six seconds, clocking 4:51.85 in A Final to take third overall after qualifying in 4:57.16
• Anchored Liberty's program-record-setting 800 free relay in 1:48.91 at CCSA Championships, as team took second in 7:16.50
• Swam 53.39 for third leg of Liberty's second-place 400 medley relay team, which went 3:39.75

2015-16 (Fr.)
• CSCAA Scholar All-America (honorable mention)
• CCSA All-Academic Team
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Focused on butterfly, freestyle and IM
• Posted eight individual event victories during dual-meet season
• Earned A Finals swims in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 500 free at CCSA Championships, posting podium finish in 200 fly
• Swam third leg in 55.03 during Liberty's CCSA runner-up 400 medley relay (3:44.14)
• Posted first career podium finish and NCAA B cut, swimming then lifetime-best 1:59.53 in 200 fly A Final to place second in CCSA
• Placed fifth in CCSA 100 fly A Final in then lifetime-best 55.14, after clocking 55.39 in prelims
• Clocked then lifetime-best 4:57.68 to qualify for CCSA A Final in 500 free, before taking seventh place in 4:58.69

Prep
• Graduated from Logos Preparatory Academy
• Seven-time TAPPS Division III state champion (four times in 100 fly and three times in 200 IM)
• Earned nine TAPPS Division III first team All-State awards
• Made TISCA first team All-State in 100 fly and 200 IM as a freshman, junior and senior, while earning first team honors in 100 fly and 50 free as a sophomore
• Competed at NCSA Junior Nationals twice (2012, 2013)
• Named Scholastic All-American in 2013 and 2014
• Swam in 2014 and 2015 NASA Junior Nationals
• Participated in 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals and 2015 Speedo Summer Junior Nationals
• High school class valedictorian
• National Merit Commended Scholar
• Member of National Honor Society
• Swam for First Colony Swim Team from 2006-15
• Lifetime bests entering Liberty: 100 fly SCY – 55.69; 200 fly SCY – 2:01.51; 200 IM SCY – 2:05.19; 100 fly LCM – 1:02.60; 200 fly LCM – 2:16.93

Personal
• Daughter of Richard and Bonnie Finnigan
• Majoring in interdisciplinary studies
• Birthday is Feb. 10

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
500 Free - 4:50.25
100 Fly - 53.37
200 Fly - 1:55.72
200 Fly LCM - 2:10.74

CCSA Individual Medalist Honors (7)
2016 200 Fly (2nd)
2017 500 Free (3rd)
2017 100 Fly (2nd)
2017 200 Fly (1st)
2018 500 Free (3rd)
2018 100 Fly (2nd)
2018 200 Fly (1st)

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