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Mikayla Herich

Class: R-Junior 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)