Cara Lane
Cara Lane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Providence

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free/Fly



Virginia's first NCAA women's swimming champion ... two-time NCAA champion in the mile (1500-meter free in 2000 and 1650-yard free in 2001) ... one of the top swimmers in the nation ... will again make major contributions in freestyle and butterfly events ... one of 11 Virginia athletes named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Women's Swimming and Diving Team ... an 11-time All-American, including eight first-team honors ... UVa's 2000-2001 IMP Award winner as the school's Outstanding Female Athlete ... school record holder in the 500 free (4:39.61), 1000 free (9:36.35), 1650 free (15:53.86), and 200 butterfly (1:58.58) as well as 800 free relay (7:15.75) ... also ranks fifth in the 400 I.M. and seventh in the 200 free ... has swam nine individual events at the ACC Championships and won eight titles ... holds ACC Meet and conference records in the 1650 free, the conference record in the 1000 free and the ACC Meet record in the 500 free.

2001-2002- A first-team All-American in the 1650 free (third) and 500 free (fourth) ... an honorable mention All-American in the 800 free relay (10th) ... also swam the 200 butterfly at NCAAs ... the ACC champion in the 1650 free and 500 free for the third consecutive year ... was seventh in the 200 fly at ACCs ... also helped UVa win the 800 free relay at ACCs ... a three-time ACC Swimmer of the Week.

2000-2001: on the NCAA title in the 1650 free with a school and ACC record time of 15:53.86 ... also garnered first-team All-America honors by finishing third in the 500 free and eighth in the 200 butterfly ... an honorable mention All-American in the 800 free relay (11th) ... named the ACC Swimmer of the Year as well as the ACC Meet Most Valuable Swimmer for the second consecutive year ... won ACC titles in the 500 free, 1650 free and 200 butterfly ... the Cavaliers' team MVP ... a three-time ACC Swimmer of the Week ... competed in the 400 free, 800 free and 200 fly at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials ... best finish at the trials was 13th in the 200 fly.

1999-2000: Won the NCAA title in the 1500-meter free with a time of 16:03.59 ... also earned first-team All-America honors in the 400 free (third) and 800 freestyle relay (eighth) ... honorable mention All-American in the 200 butterfly (14th) ... ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Meet Most Valuable Swimmer as a freshman ... won 2000 ACC Championship titles in the 500 free, 1650 free, 200 butterfly and 800 free relay ... set then ACC Meet, conference and school records in the 1650 free (16:07.71) and established ACC Meet and UVa records in the 500 free (4:43.21) ... selected as Virginia's Most Valuable Swimmer ... won the 800-meter free and 1500-meter free at the 1999 World University Games ... finished third in the 1500 freestyle at the U.S. National meet ... selected to USA Swimming's 1999-2000 National `B' team.

Prep & Personal: Four-year varsity swimmer for Providence High School ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... MVP of State Championships ... North Carolina state record-holder in the 500 free and 100 fly ... an All-Conference and All-State pick ... Scholastic All-American ... also swam for the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club ... member of National Honor Society ... daughter of Kathy and Alan Lane ... born December 12, 1980 in Charlotte, N.C. ... majoring in environmental science and special education, focusing on learning disabilities and behavior disorders.