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  Mary Beth Mounce
  • Sophomore, 1L
  • Two-time All-American
  • Backstroke/Freestyle
  • Plano, Texas/Plano Senior
  • Club Coach: Chris MacCurdy

Collegiate Bests
100y Back 56.36 (SEC, 2000)
200y Back 1:57.82 (SEC, 2000)
200y Free 1:50.70 (Miami)


UF All-Time Rankings: Ninth in the 200-yard backstroke

National/International Competition: A junior national qualifier in six events...qualified for the 200 free, 100 back and 200 back in the senior nationals...co-captain of the 1997 National Junior team...swam for Academy of Texas Aquatics Team...won the 200 back at the 1997 Swedish Grand Prix...

1999-2000: Competed in both the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events at NCAAs...received two All-America honorable mention accolades after placing ninth in the 200-meter backstroke (2:12.00) and being on the 16th-place 200-meter medley relay team at NCAAs...held the team's fastest times in both backstroke events...had a personal-best in the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.82) in the preliminaries of the SECs to automatically qualify for NCAAs...finished fourth in the 200y back in the finals...placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (56.36) at SECs...placed 12th in the 200-yard individual medley at SECs (2:05.05)...swam the backstroke leg on both the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relay teams that placed third and fourth, respectively, at SECs...won the 200-yard backstroke event in five meets (Miami, FAU, FSU, Auburn, Tennessee)...swims the backstroke leg on the medley relay teams...her time in the 200y backstroke (1:57.82) ranks eighth in the country...swam on the 200-yard medley relay team that has the 15th-fastest time in the nation (1:43.01)...

High School: A 1999 graduate of Plano Senior HS...competed for Coach Jesse Cole...the 1998 state champion in the 100 backstroke and runner-up in the 200 freestyle...finished second in the 100 backstroke at the 1999 state championships and third in the 200 freestyle...team was state champions in 1998...named the 1998 Dallas Morning News Swimmer of the Year...received All-American accolades in 1998 and '99...team was state champions in 1999 and runner-up in '99...

Club: Member of ATAC and coached by Chris MacCurdy...

Personal: Born October 5, 1980 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...daughter of Kerry and Nancee Mounce...majoring in recreation-travel and tourism.


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