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Eva Ratcliffe
Eva  Ratcliffe

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA

High School:
Montgomery HS

Height:
5-6

Event:
Fly/Back/Free

Birthdate:
02/23/1998


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).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 
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 


PERSONAL: 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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