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Alex Whitford
Position: Free
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Citrus Heights, Calif.
High School: Bella Vista
Major: Biology

All-America

·      200 Free Relay - 2013 (4th)

Top Times

·      50 Free - 22.54 (Feb. 27, 2013, Pac-12)
·      100 Free - 50.31 (Feb. 22, 2012, Pac-12)
·      200 Free - 1:53.14 (Feb. 23, 2011, Pac-12)
·      200 Back - 2:23.77 (Oct. 15, 2010, Stanford Invite)
·      200 Breast - 2:37.00 (Oct. 20, 2011, Utah)
·      100 Fly - 54.75 (Feb. 27, 2013, Pac-12)

2012-13 (Junior)

·      Helped Stanford’s 200 free relay team to a fourth-place finish (1:27.90) at the NCAA Championships to earn All-American status
·      Was ninth in the 50 free (22.54) and helped the 200 free relay team to fourth (1:28.86) at the Pac-12 Championships to help the Cardinal to a conference title
·      Set career-best marks in the 50 free (22.54), 100 free (50.31) and 100 fly (54.75) at the Pac-12 meet

2011-12 (Sophomore)

·      Swam 15th in the 50 free (23.05) and 24th at the Pac-12 100 free to close out her season
·      Swam third in the 50 free in a dual with ASU during the regular season.

2010-11 (Freshman)

·      Finished 21st in the C Finals of the 100 free with a time of 50.73 and 22nd in the finals of the 50 free (23.19)
·      Set bests of 23.08 in the prelims of the 50 free, the finals of the 100 free and in the 200 free (1:53.14) at Pac-10s.

The Whitford File

·      Four-year letterman in swimming at Bella Vista High in the San Jauquin Valley
·      Four-time prep All-American
·      Had the nation's 12th-fastest 50-free time amongst 17 year olds
·      Won five state individual titles over four seasons
·      Won the 50 free three straight years (2008-10) and the 100 free her last two seasons
·      Was third 50 free as a freshman and third in the 100 free as a sophomore in 2008
·      Named an academic All-American in 2009 and was a scholar athlete from 2008 to 2010
·      Set the high school record in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the state championship meet record in the 50 free
·      Team finished second at state in 2009
·      Daughter of Bob and Anne Whitford
·      Has one younger brother, Broderick
·      Mother, then Anne Tweedy, who was fourth at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400 IM and is a former American record holder

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