Mara Abbott

Swimming
Class Junior Height
Hometown Boulder, Colo.
High School Fairview Events Freestyle
Club Team RallySport Aquatic Major Undecided

 

Junior season (2006-07) - Missed the fall semester competitions while studying abroad in Mexico.

Sophomore season (2005-06) - Won a total of five freestyle distance events during the dual meet season ... Her winning time in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Pacific moved her into seventh place all-time at Whitman for that event ... Placed fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle and ninth in the 500-yard freestyle at the Northwest Invitational ... Finishing fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NWC Championships in 18:14.71, moving into fourth place all-time at Whitman ... Added an 11th-place showing in the 500-yard freestyle at the conference championships; her 5:28.57 time moved her into ninth place all-time at Whitman.

Freshman season (2004-05) - Won the 500-yard freestyle in her first college dual meet ... Won both the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle events against Willamette ... Took first in the 1,650-yard freestyle in dual meets against Cal Tech and Pacific Lutheran ... Won the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Northwest Invitational while also placing third in the 500-yard freestyle ... Placed fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NWC Championships; also placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle and 12th in the 200-yard backstroke ... Her 2:21.05 time in the backstroke final moved her into eighth place all-time at Whitman for that event.

Prep - Swam four seasons for the Fairview High School Knights ... Also swam four years for the RallySport Aquatic Club and coach Grant Holicky.

Academics - Undecided between majoring in politics or economics ... Studied in Mexico during the 2006 fall semester.

Personal - Daughter of Liz and Dave Abbott ... One older brother ... Led Whitman's cycling club team in May 2006 to its second consecutive National College Cycling Association Div. II championship, winning the women's criterium and 56-mile road race while also contributing to a team time trial victory.

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