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Cara Teague
  • Senior
  • Backstroke
  • Sugarland, Texas (Dulles)
Career Best Times
Long Course
100-meter Fly - 1:02.49
200-meter Fly - 2:19.61
100-meter Back - 1:06.88
200-meter Back - 2:22.70
200-meter IM - 2:07.49
Short Course
100-yard Fly - 54.34
200-yard Fly - 2:00.68
100-yard Back - 56.87
200-yard Back - 2:01.81
200-yard IM - 2:04.11

UF All-Time Ranking: Eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (54.34)...First, third and seventh in the 200-yard medley relay (1:39.01, 1:40.24, 1:40.80).

National/International Competition: Finished 20th in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2002 U.S. Open Championships in December with a time of 1:04.26...Member of the 400- and 800-meter freestyle relay team that placed 13th and 15th, respectively at the 2002 summer Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla....Competed in the 2002 Charlotte Ultra Swim, Santa Clara International and the Long Island Grand Prix...A member of the 400-meter freestyle relay team that finished 10th at the 2001 World Championship Trials... Competed in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke at the 1997 West Junior Championships, finishing 11th and ninth, respectively.

At Florida:
2002-03:
Named to the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll team for the third consecutive year...Earned All-America honors as a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished seventh with a time of 1:39.16...Finished 29th in the 100-yard butterfly (54.75) at the NCAA Championships...Earned All-SEC honors in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, 200-yard individual medley and as a member of the 200-yard medley relay team...Finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (54.34) at the SEC Championships...Also finished 12th and 13th in the 200-yard butterfly and IM with season best times...Member of the 200-yard medley relay team that set a school record at the SEC's...Recorded 16 top-three finishes, including four wins during dual meet competition...Swam three NCAA provisional times in the 200-yard butterfly, including third place finishes against both Georgia and Auburn in times of 2:01.12 and 2:01.71, respectively...Recorded two season best times against Alabama in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.17) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.07)...

2001-02: Earned an All-America honor as a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that placed seventh (1:40.24) at the 2002 NCAA Championships...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Scored in the championship finals with collegiate bests in both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events at the SEC Championships...Registered 10 top-three finishes out of a possible 17 swims on the season...Tallied two wins against Florida State in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.59) and Clemson in the 100-yard backstroke (58.33)...Posted a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly versus Texas, with a time of 2:00.97... Placed second against Florida State in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.36...Against Kentucky she finished runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle (52.90) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.54)...Took third place in the 100-yard butterfly (56.18) against Clemson.

2000-01: Named Academic All-SEC for 2000...Swam collegiate bests in the 100-yard butterfly (55.77), 100-yard backstroke (57.32) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.89) at the 2001 SEC Championships...Placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.66 against Tennessee...Finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.25 vs. Miami...Swam a collegiate best time of 2:06.39 in the 200-yard butterfly against Indian River and Florida Atlantic...Placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke touching the wall in 57.79 against Texas...Finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.46 between Arizona State and Auburn...In the Auburn meet she finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.50...Placed fifth in both the 50-yard freestyle (25.00) and the 100-yard freestyle (53.65) against FSU...Swam the lead-off leg on the third-place 200-yard medley relay team, and took third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.66 against TCU.

1999-2000: Placed 13th in the 100-yard butterfly at SECs...Finished 15th in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke (58.03 and 2:03.93, respectively) at SECs...Swam season-bests in both the backstroke events vs. Auburn ...Placed third in the 100-yard back (2:03.03) and second in the 200-yard back...Had the 11th-best time in the conference in the 200-yard back (2:03.03).

High School: A 1999 graduate of Dulles High School...Was a co-captain of the squad...Holds district and regional records in the 100 back and four high school records...Named an All-American in the 100 back...Three-time District Swimmer of the Year...Was an All-State selection.

Personal: Born Cara Elizabeth Teague on May 12, 1981 in Houston, Texas...Daughter of Robert and Dee Teague ... Was an honors graduate...Three-time scholastic All-American...Participates in Habitat for Humanity... Majoring in Occupational Therapy.


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