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Eva Ratcliffe
Eva  Ratcliffe


Santa Rosa, CA

High School:
Montgomery HS





Toreros Earn Team Academic Honor

San Diego registered a 3.38 GPA during spring semester


Toreros Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors

Ten San Diego swimmers recognized for academic success


Swimmers Continue at MPSF Championships

Dani Taylor finished fourth in the 200 freestyle

FRESHMAN (2016-17)
  • Finished the year with two season best times at the MPSF Championships: 100 free (57.76) and 500 free (5:29.22)
  • Had four season best times at the Husky Invite: 100 back (1:04.64), 200 back (2:20.65), 100 fly (1:00.58) and the 200 fly (2:18.86)
  • Attended Montgomery High School where she earned four varsity letters
  • Helped her 200 medley relay team make the finals at NCS
  • Swam the 100 fly in 59.35 at the NBL Championships
  • Was team captain her senior year
  • Swam for the Neptune Swim Club
  • Born February 23, 1998 in San Francisco to Jennifer and Jay Ratcliffe
  • The second she stepped on USD's campus she knew "it was a place she could leave home for"
  • Her mother Jennifer swam at Whitworth College
  • Her swim club, Neptune Swimming, had two alums swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics. One of which (Maya Dirado) won four medals, including two golds
  • Notes she loves cats, baking, and watching YouTube

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?

Sophomore year at our championships I had to time trial 100 fly to get a cut for NCS. I was sick, and had to swim alone in the pool, but everyone lined the pool to cheer me on. It was deafening loud, and I ended up getting a best time and the NCS cut. 

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.  

I work extremly hard in both academics and swimming because I'm passionate about both. Swimming allows me to be competative and do what I love, and school allows me to learn about the world and all the amazing things in it.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?

"Look from lightpost to lightpost- not the entire road in front of you"

Quick Hits:
Favorite TV show: Sherlock
Favorite movie: Me Before You
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite place to spend time: The Beach
Favorite Song: Unsteady by X Ambassadors
Major: Marine Biology

Career Top Times

Event Time Meet
50 Free 28.73 USD-SDSU Pentathlon (9/15/16)
100 Free 57.76 2017 MPSF Championships
200 Free 2:06.33 UCLA Breast Cancer Awareness Meet (10/22/16)
500 Free 5:29.22 2017 MPSF Championships
100 Back 1:04.64 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
200 Back 2:20.65 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
100 Fly 1:00.58 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
200 Fly 2:18.86 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
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