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Lia Neal
Position: Free
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Convent of Sacred Heart
Major: Science, Technology & Society
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All-America (19), National Championships (6)
• 50 Free - 2014 (10th), 2016 (6th)
• 100 Free - 2014 (2nd), 2015 (2nd), 2016 (2nd)
• 200 Free - 2014 (9th), 2015 (3rd), 2016 (3rd)
• 200 Free Relay - 2014 (1st), 2015 (2nd)
• 400 Free Relay - 2014 (1st), 2015 (1st), 2016 (4th)
• 800 Free Relay - 2014 (3rd), 2015 (2nd)
• 200 Medley Relay - 2015 (9th), 2016 (1st)
• 400 Medley Relay - 2014 (1st), 2016 (1st)

American/NCAA Records
• 200-yard medley relay (1:34.15)
• 400-yard medley relay (3:26.25)

Stanford Record Book
• 50 Free - 21.78 (2nd)
• 100 Free - 46.84 (2nd)
• 200 Free - 1:42.50 (2nd)
• 200 Free Relay - 1:26.23 (1st)
• 400 Free Relay - 3:08.54 (1st)
• 800 Free Relay - 6:54.68 (1st)
• 200 Medley Relay - 1:34.15 (1st)
• 400 Medley Relay - 3:26.25 (1st)

2015-16 • Junior
• Set American and NCAA records at Pac-12 Championships as member of 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay
• Two national championships (
200 and 400 medley relays)
• Six-time first-team All-America
     • 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay 
• Won five Pac-12 titles, including two individual titles
    • 100 free (46.97), 200 free (1:42.50), 200 medley relay (1:34.15), 400 medley relay (3:26.25), 400 free relay (3:11.44)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

• Won the 100 free (48.47) and 200 free (1:45.39) vs. No. 3 Cal
• Won the 100 free (48.36) and 200 free (1:45.87) at No. 7 USC
• Won the 50 free (22.88) and 100 back (49.26) at No. 19 UCLA

• Won the 100 free (49.17) and 200 free (1:46.90) vs. No. 7 Arizona
• Won the 50 free (22.83) vs. Arizona State
• Stanford finished as national runner-up

2014-15 • Sophomore
• Add six more All-America honors to total 13 for her career
• National titles in the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay
• 400 free relay set an American record (3:08.54)
• Second place in the 100 free as part of the first 1-2-3 African-American finish in NCAA history 
• Third in the nation in 200 free in the second-fastest time in school history
• Ended the year with three relay school records and three top-five individual school records
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

2013-14 • Freshman

• Program-best 47.17 was good for second place in the 100 free at the NCAA championships
• Helped Stanford to national titles in the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays
• Part of American and NCAA record-setting 400 medley relay squad
• Finished her freshman year with seven All-America accolades
• Clocked the second-fastest 100 free in school history to earn at second place at the NCAA meet

The Neal File
• Five-year letterwinner in swimming (8th grade, high school)
• Won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics with the 400-meter freestyle relay team
• Swam the third leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay at the Olympics in 53.65, helping the USA to an American record
• Earned gold (100 free) and silver (50 free) at the 2011 World Junior Championships
• Took two gold medals (800 free relay, 400 medley relay), a silver (100 free) and a bronze (50 free) at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships
• Broke the 11-12 age-group record in the 100 free to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Trials
• Fluent in Cantonese

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