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Mikayla Herich

Class: R-Sophomore Position: Free, Breast, IM Height: 6-0 Previous School: Home School (Ohio) Hometown: Hebron, Ky.

2018-19 (R-So.)
• Focused on distance freestyle and IM
• CSCAA Scholar All-American (honorable mention)
• VaSID All-State second team (IM)
• Named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 31
• Enters redshirt junior season as program record holder in the 1650 freestyle (16:37.35) and 200 IM (1:59.82), while ranking second in program history in both the 1000 freestyle (10:06.54) and the 400 IM (4:15.23)
• Earned podium finishes in the 1650 freestyle (1st), 200 IM (1st) and 400 IM (2nd) at the CCSA Championships, setting a program record with 101 points
• Claimed seven individual-event wins during the regular season
• Won the 1650 freestyle at the Liberty Invitational (16:50.16)
• Broke program record in the 1650 free while winning the CCSA title in a lifetime-best 16:37.35
• Became the first Liberty swimmer to break 2:00 in the 200 IM, winning the event at the conference meet in a program-record, lifetime-best NCAA B cut 1:59.82

• Placed second in the CCSA 400 IM to teammate Gianni Pitto, finishing in personal-best, NCAA B cut 4:15.23
• Anchored Liberty's CCSA-winning 800 free relay (7:13.46) in 1:49.70

Prior to Liberty
• Competed for Ohio as a freshman in 2016-17, before missing the 2017-18 season
• As a freshman, placed third in 400 IM and seventh in 200 IM at MAC Conference Championships
• Earned 12 event wins on the season as a freshman

Prep
• Home schooled, swimming for Northern Kentucky Clippers
• Earned Olympic Trials cuts in the 200 IM and 400 IM as a senior in high school
• Lifetime bests entering Liberty: 200 IM SCY – 2:02.33; 400 IM SCY – 4:16.99; 500 Free SCY – 4:53.24; 200 Breast SCY – 2:15.91; 200 IM LCM – 2:18.00; 400 IM LCM – 4:52.20

Personal
• Daughter of Robert and Deborah Herich
• Sister, Lauren Thomas, swam at Louisville
• Sister, Carlie Herich, swam at Wheaton
• Majoring in criminal justice and minoring in sociology
• Birthday is Oct. 9

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1650 Free - 16:37.35
200 IM - 1:59.82
400 IM - 4:15.23

CCSA Individual Medalist Honors (3)
2019 200 IM (1st)
2019 400 IM (2nd)
2019 1650 Free (1st)

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  • Herich, Robinson Sweep CCSA Weekly Honors

    Liberty redshirt sophomore Mikayla Herich and freshman Olivia Robinson have been honored by the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) with weekly honors. Read More

    Oct 31

  • Liberty Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Distinction

    After obtaining a 3.65 team GPA during the spring 2019 semester, the Liberty swimming & diving team was included on the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team list. Read More

    Jul 2

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