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Meredith Cavalier
Meredith  Cavalier


Stafford, Va.

High School:
Brooke Point




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Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

NCAA All-American (4)
200 Free Relay (HM)
200 Back, 400 Free Relay (HM)
2011: 200 Back (HM)

ACC Champion (4)
2012: 200 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

UVA Career Bests
50 Free:
22.71 (8th all-time at UVa)
100 Free: 49.37 (5th all-time at UVa)
100 Back: 52.67 (5th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:52.89 (3rd all-time at UVa)

• Earned honorable mention All-America honors with the 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships, placing 16th
• Finished 11th in the 100 back, 17th in the 200 back and 19th in the 50 free at the ACC Championships
• Placed fifth in the 100 back, 10th in the 200 back and 12th in the 50 free at the Ohio State Invite

• Did not compete due to injury

• Swam the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at her third consecutive NCAA Championships
• Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the 200 backstroke; her preliminary time of 1:52.89 was a lifetime best and ranks second all-time at UVa
• Just missed a return swim in the 100 backstroke, finishing 17th (52.88) at the national meet
• Also tied for 43rd in the 50 freestyle at NCAAs with a personal-best mark of 22.71
• Led-off Virginia's honorable mention All-America 400 freestyle relay team that finished 15th; her split of 49.37 in the prelims was another lifetime best
• Anchored Virginia's 200 medley relay team that finished 18th overall at NCAAs in 1:39.46
• Won her first career individual ACC title in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:54.70, leading a 1-2-3 Virginia finish
• Collected all-conference honors with her second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (53.41), behind teammate Charlotte Clarke, at the ACC Championships
• Also placed 10th in the 50 freestyle (22.91) at the league meet
• Member of Virginia's winning 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays at the ACC Championships
• Led-off Virginia's second-place 400 medley relay team with a split of 53.71
• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke

• Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke events at her second straight NCAA Championships
• Earned her first career All-America selection in the 200 backstroke with honorable mention status after a 13th-place showing (1:54.35) at NCAAs
• Also recorded a 19th-place finish in the 100 backstroke (53.76) at the national meet
• Swam on Virginia's 200 medley relay (20th) and 400 medley relay (18th) at NCAAs
• Had a breakout performance at the ACC Championships with a time of 1:54.27 in the 200 backstroke to finish second and earn all-conference honors
• Tied for fourth in the 100 backstroke (53.72) at ACCs
• Finished 14th in the 50 freestyle (23.14), swimming in the consolation final at the conference meet
• Member of Virginia's second-place 400 medley relay team with a split of 53.62

• Swam in the 100 backstroke to make her NCAA Championships debut
• Placed 27th overall in the 100 backstroke (53.80) at the national meet
• Won the consolation final of the 100 backstroke at the ACC Championships, finishing ninth overall in 53.46
• Also placed 14th in the 50 freestyle (23.28) and 16th in the 100 freestyle (50.38) at the conference championships • Her prelim time of 23.14 in the 50 freestyle was her fastest of the season

High School
• Virginia state champion in the 100 backstroke
• High School All-American
• Helped Brooke Point to four consecutive undefeated dual meet seasons
• Four-time Free-Lance state swimmer of the year
• Twice named to Washington Post All-Met first team
• Served as team captain
• Member of the National Honor Society and National German Honor Society

• Daughter of Jack and Barbara Cavalier
• Has two older brothers, Andrew and Matthew
• Worked as a swim coach for the Aquia Harbour Dolphins
• Majoring in English


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