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Michael Raab
Michael  Raab


Rockville, Md.

High School:
Walter Johnson

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


NCAA All-American: 2004: 200 Fly (1st), 400 MR (H.M.); 2003: 200 Fly (1st), 400 MR (H.M), 800 FR (H.M); 2002: 200 Fly (H.M), 400 MR (H.M)
ACC Champion: 2004: 200 Fly, 400 MR; 2003: 200 Fly; 2002: 200 Fly

UVa Career Bests: 500 Free: 4:27.50; 100 Fly: 47.57; 200 Fly: *1:42.84
*ACC and school record

Continues to make a major impact on the national and international scene in the butterfly ... has the work ethic and heart to be a NCAA champion in the 200 butterfly ... will also make contributions in the middle distance freestyle ... ranked 16th in the short course world rankings in the 200-meter butterfly (1:55.47) ... holds the school and ACC records in the 200 butterfly (1:42.84) ... ranks second all-time at Virginia in the 100 fly (47.57) ... a seven-time All-American ... a finalist in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2004 Olympic trials, finishing third with a time of 1:57.71 ... a semifinalist at the trials in the 100-meter fly, finishing 11th (54.14) ... bettered the NCAA short-course meters record with a time of 1:54.95 while finishing sixth in the 200-meter butterfly at the FINA World Championships in October 2004 ... a member of the USA National "B" Team.

2003-2004- Earned a first-team All-America certificate for his fifth-place finish in the 200-meter fly at the NCAA Championships ... set the NCAA record in the 200-meter fly in the prelims, but the record was broken during the finals ... was a member of Virginia's ninth-place 400 medley relay at NCAAs to earn an honorable mention All-America award ... won the third consecutive ACC 200 fly title of his career at the ACC Championships ... swam the butterfly leg of the Cavaliers' winning 400 medley relay at the ACCs ... won the 200-meter fly at the FINA World Cup meet held in New York ... set the Pan Am Games record in winning the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly (1:57.33) in August ... a 2003 U.S. Swimming All-American in the 200-meter butterfly.

2002-2003- A three-time All-American ... earned first-team All-American honors with a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... broke the school and ACC records in the 200 butterfly with his time of 1:42.84 at NCAAs ... garnered honorable mention All-America certificates as a member of the 11th-place 400 medley and 12th-place 800 free relays ... the 400 medley and 800 free relays were the third fastest in UVa history ... also swam a career best time in the 100 butterfly to finish 17th at NCAAs ... ACC champion in the 200 butterfly for the second consecutive year ... placed fourth in the 100 butterfly and 10th in the 500 free at the ACC Championships ... recipient of the Coaches Award ... placed second in the 200 butterfly at the 2003 Spring Nationals ... earned a place on the roster for the USA Duel in the Pool meet versus Australia ... named to the 2002 U.S. National "B" Team and to the USA's 2003 Pan American Games Team ... placed third in the 200 fly and 10th in the 100 fly at the 2002 and 2003 Summer Nationals ... a 2002 USA Swimming All-American.

2001-2002- Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 butterfly (15th) and as a member of the Cavaliers' 400 medley relay (ninth) ... ACC champion in the 200 butterfly ... also placed third in the 100 fly at ACCs and sixth in the 500 free ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep & Personal- 2000-01 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Maryland Swimmer of the Year ... member of the 2000-01 National Junior team ... former Junior National record holder in the 200 butterfly ... Washington Metropolitan Swimmer of the Year ... High School All-American ... Walter Johnson's swimming MVP four consecutive years and captain as a senior ... Scholastic All-American ... received honorable mention honors for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program ... member of the APEX program ... son of Linda and Greg Raab, both UVa graduates ... majoring in economics ... born December 28, 1982 in Rockville, Md.


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