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Maya DiRado
Position: Back/IM
Other Position: Back/IM
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Maria Carrillo
Major: Mgmt. Science & Engineering
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Feature Stories
April 21, 2011 in USA Swimming | Aug. 13, 2011 in PDPreps | April 30, 2012 in San Francisco Examiner | Jan. 10, 2014 in USA Swimming | Feb. 28, 2014 on Pac-12.com 

All-American (21)

·       200 Back - 2011 (5th), 2012 (2nd), 2013 (5th)
·       200 IM - 2011 (2nd), 2012 (3rd) , 2013 (3rd), 2014 (1st)
·       400 IM - 2011 (3rd), 2012 (4th) , 2013 (2nd), 2014 (1st)
·       400 Free Relay - 2011 (5th), 2013 (5th), 2014 (1st)
·       800 Free Relay - 2011 (9th), 2012 (7th), 2014 (3rd)
·       400 Medley Relay - 2013 (4th), 2014 (1st)
·       200 Fly - 2014 (2nd)

Pac-12 Titles (7)

·       200 Back - 2011, 2012
·       200 IM - 2014
·       400 IM - 2013, 2014
·       200 Fly - 2014
·       800 Free Relay - 2013

Stanford Record Book

·       200 Free - 1:44.27 (5th)
·       100 Back - 51.90 (3rd)
·       200 Back - 1:51.34 (2nd)
·       200 Fly - 1:53.60 (t-4th)
·       200 IM - 1:53.50 (2nd)
·       400 IM - 3:59.88 (2nd)
·       800 Free Relay - 6:57.12 (1st)
·       400 Medley Relay - 3:29.65 (1st)

Top Times

·       50 Free - 23.55 (Nov. 17, 2011, Arena Invitational)
·       100 Free - 50.95 (Jan. 28, 2011, UCLA)
·       200 Free - 1:44.27 (March 15, 2012, NCAA)
·       1,000 Free - 9:54.00 (Jan. 7, 2012, Pacific)
·       100 Back - 51.90 (Nov. 11, 2013, Art Adamson Invitational)
·       200 Back - 1:51.34 (March 21, 2013, NCAA)
·       100 Breast - 1:04.31 (Jan. 28, 2011, UCLA)
·       200 Breast - 2:17.29 (Jan. 25, 2013, ASU)
·       100 Fly - 54.84 (Jan. 31, 2014, UCLA)
·       200 Fly - 1:53.60 (Feb. 26, 2014, Pac-12)
·       200 IM - 1:53.50 (Nov. 21, 2013, Art Adamson Invitational)
·       400 IM - 3:59.88 (March 15, 2012, NCAA)

International Competition

At 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, won a gold medal in the 800 free relay as part of the qualifying USA squad in the prelims

Placed fourth at the world championships in the 400-meter IM with a time of 4:32.70, good to Move her to third all-time on the USA performer list behind Olympians Katie Hoff and Elizabeth Beisel

Also advanced to the world championship semifinal in the 200-meter butterfly, where she placed 12th

Her 2:08.28 in the 200 fly put her in 10th on the USA all-time list

Dropped six seconds off of her previous lifetime best in the 200-meter fly during the 2013 season

Finished 2012-13 with long course world rankings of fifth in the 400 IM, 13th in the 200 fly, 24th in the 200 IM and 34th in the 200 free.

·       At 2013 USA Nationals in Indianapolis, she qualified for US World Championship team in the 200 fly, 800 free relay and 400 IM
·       Won national championships in 400-meter IM, narrowly holding off world champion and Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel in the final
·       Surprise runner-up in the 200-meter fly, an event she picked up to fill a day in the event schedule
·       Placed fifth in the 200 free in a lifetime best mark of 1:58.41
·       Her fifth-place finish in the 200 free qualified her to swim a leg on the 800 free relay at the world championships.
·       At 2012 FINA World Championships in Istanbul, she was a member of the USA National Team and placed fifth in both the 200 IM and 400 IM finals
·       Finished 2013 sixth in the short course meter world rankings in the 200 IM and 400 IM.
·       Swimming at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, reached the finals of the 200 and 400-meter individual medleys
·       Finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:38.67), moving up three spots from a seventh place prelim (4:43.07)... also at Trials was fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.26 after the fifth best semfinal (2:12.62) and fifth place prelim (2:14.19)
·       Also swam at Trials, where she was 27th in the 200 back prelims (2:16.02)
·       Picked up a gold medal at the World University Games in China in 2011 with a win in the 400 IM with a time of 4:40.79 after a solid showing at the U.S. Nationals in her own pool
·       At Stanford a week earlier, was a silver medalist in the 400 IM, three seconds (4:37.88) behind Florida's Elizabeth Beisel (4:34.78) and a bronze medalist in the 200 IM (2:11.92), less than a second behind Beisel again. Picked up a bronze medal as a part of the third place 4x200 free relay team. Also fourth as the lead off leg of the 4x100 medley relay, two seconds short of a medal behind her Stanford teammates. Placed 12th in the 200 free in the B Finals and swam 21st in the C Finals of the 200 back (2:11.14)
·       At the LA Open to open the summer was third in the 200 back (2:13.55) and second at the Santa Clara Invite in the 400 IM (4:40.90)
·       Reached the B Finals of the 400 IM at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships in the summer of 2010, finishing tenth overall
·       Also reached the consolation finals of the 200 back, where she was also tenth.

2013-14 (Senior)

·       Won two individual national titles and two relay championships at the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
·       Won the 200 IM and 400 IM and also finished second in the 200 fly in individual events at the NCAA championships
·       Swam Stanford’s program-best time in the 400 IM and No. 2 all-time mark in the 200 IM
·       A six-time All-American in 2014 to finish her career with 21 All-America honors
·       Her outstanding effort at the NCAA meet helped Stanford finish second
·       Part of American and NCAA record-setting 400 medley relay squad
·       Won individual Pac-12 titles in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 fly.

2012-13 (Junior)

·       Six-time All-American (15 total) with NCAA finishes of second in the 400 IM, third in 200 IM, fifth in 200 back
·       Moved up to fourth in Stanford record book in the 100 back while swimming lead-off leg on Stanford's fourth-place 400 medley relay at NCAAs
·       Helped lead Stanford to 2013 Pac-12 Conference title
·       Pac-12 champion in the 400 IM and member of the first-place finishing 800 free relay squad
·       Second team Academic All-Pac-12 selection
·       Recipient of Stanford's Block S Award for Outstanding Junior Class Athlete
·       2012-13 USA Swimming National Team member

2011-12 (Sophomore)

·       Closed out her sophomore season as a four-time All-American (nine total) following an NCAA runner-up finish in the 200 back, third place showing in the 200 IM and fourth place finish in the 400 IM
·       Set the age group record for swimmers under 19 as she became the fifth woman ever to swim under four minutes in the 400 IM (3:59.88)
·       Was less than a second behind Elizabeth Beisel of Florida (1:50.58) to finish second in the 200 back with a mark of 1:51.42
·       Swam third in the 200 IM with a mark of 1:53.89
·       Has finished second or third in four of six individual events--the 200 IM (2011, 2012), 400 IM (2011) and 200 back (2012) in her career...
·       Also seventh in the 800 free relay in 2012 at NCAAs
·       Won the Pac-12 title in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.77
·       Also second at the conference meet in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM
·       During the regular season won the 200 back over Cal, USC, the 200 IM over Arizona 200 breast over Pacific and 400 IM over ASU...
·       Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12.

2010-11 (Freshman)

·       Named the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year and was a five-time All-American
·       Moved into the Stanford record book in the 200 back (second all-time, 1:52.04) and third in the 200 IM (1:54.66) and 400 IM (4:01.02)
·       Times ranked No. 5 nationally in the 200 back, No. 3 in the 200 IM and No. 4 in the 400 IM... NCAA runner-up in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.66 and finished third in the 400 IM with a mark of 4:01.02, the third-fastest time in school-history and fifth in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.45
·       Part of fifth place 400 free relay team as well at NCAAs and the consolation champion 800 free relay squad
·       At Pac-10s, was the conference champion in the 200 back (1:53.04) on Saturday for the Pac-10 Champions and earlier in the week, a conference runner-up in the 400 IM (4:02.48) and third in the 200 IM (1:55.11)
·       Against the Women of Troy, won the 200 back and 100 back and was second in the 200 IM
·       Picked up a meet record in the 200 back (1:52.04) and another win in the 200 IM at the Long Beach Arena Invite in the fall
·       Season began with wins in the 100 and 200 back at the George Haines Invite.

 

The DiRado File

·       Four-year letterman in swimming at Maria Carrillo High, captaining the team as a junior and senior
·       10-time All-American and four-time state champion
·       Won state titles in the 200 IM for three seasons (2008-2010) and in the 100 free (2010)
·       Turned 17 midway through her junior season, posting the fastest 400-yard IM time (4:06.48), second-best 200 back (1:55.11) and third fastest 500 free (4:43.87) and 200 IM (1:57.80).
·       Once turning 17, she had the third fastest 200 IM time (1:56.17), at one point setting the state record in the event
·       Four-time team MVP
·       Left as the California state high school record holder in the 200 IM... placed third at the 2009 National Championships in the 400 IM
·       Daughter of Ruben and Marit DiRado
·       Has one older sister, Sarah
·       Major is Management Science and Engineering.

 

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