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Rebecca Harper
  • Senior
  • Butterfly/Individual Medley
  • Richmond, Va. (Godwin)
  • Five-time All-American
  • All-SEC
Career Best Times
(Yards)      
Event Time Date Opponent
100 fly 53.85 2002 NCAA Championships
200 fly 1:55.66 2002 NCAA Championships
200 IM 2:03.18 2002 NCAA Championships
400 IM 4:29.40 10.24.2002 Michigan
1,000 free 10:13.45 11.14.2003 South Carolina
(Short Course Meters)      
Event Time Date Opponent
100 fly 1:02.10 2004 NCAA Championships
200 fly 2:13.45 2004 NCAA Championships
(Long Course Meters)      
Event Time    
100 fly 1:01.43    
200 fly 2:12.64    
200 IM 2:23.86    
400 IM 5:03.80    

UF All-Time Ranking: Third in the 100 fly (53.85p) ... Second in the 200 fly (1:55.66) Ninth in the 400 MR (3:40.34).

National/International Competition: At the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, swam the 200 fly prelims in 2:17.74 for 32nd place Second in the C final of the 200-meter fly (2:16.84) at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals (2/11) Placed fifth (B) in the 200 fly (2:16.83) and 400 MR team placed fourth (4:19.23) at the 2003 U.S. Open (12/4-6) Finished sixth in the 200-meter fly (2:17.44) and 11th in the 100-meter fly (1:03.44) at the 2002 U.S. Open Posted a 10th place finish in the 200-meter fly (2:14.43) at the 2002 Summer Nationals Placed third in the 200-meter fly (2:16.40) at the 2002 Ultra Swim Grand Prix in Charlotte, N.C. Finished fifth in the 200-meter fly (2:16.57) at the 2002 Santa Clara Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif. Placed third in the 200-meter fly (2:11.72) at the 2001 U.S. Open Named to the U.S. Swimming All-America Teams in 2001 ... Placed fifth in the 200-meter fly (2:12.64) at the 2001 World University Games ... Set career best time of 1:01.43 in the 100-meter fly at the 2001 Nationals ... Finished fourth at the 2001 Spring Nationals (2:13.18) in the 200-meter fly and 13th in the 100-meter fly (1:01.43) ... Qualified to compete in the 2000 Olympic Trials in both the 100- and 200-meter fly, finishing 27th (1:01.91) and 10th (2:14.80) ... Three-time Virginia Female Swimmer of the Year ... In the 400 IM, swam the finals in 5:08.34 for 16th place at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, but swam a prelim time of 5:08.43 ... Swam the 100 fly in 1:05.30 at the Texas Championships for 25th place in the prelims and took 20th with 1:04.42 in the finals ... Took second in the 200 fly, clocking the race in 2:17.34 and swam 2:28.83 in the 200 IM prelims ... Swam the 200 free prelims in 2:12.39.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Honorable mention All-America in the 400 MR All-SEC Academic All-SEC Nine top-three finishes this season, including seven first place finishes Won the 200 fly in five of six tries Member of the 10th-place 400-meter MR team (4:03.98) and finished 40th in the preliminaries of the 100-meter fly with a career-best time of 1:02.10 at the NCAA Championships Fifth in the 200 fly with a provisional time of 1:59.16 (1:58.77 in prelims), finished 16th in the 100 fly (55.42) and 19th in the 200 IM (2:07.00) at the SEC Championships First in the 200 fly with a provisional time of 2:01.34 at Tennessee (1/31) Won the 200-meter fly with a provisional time of 2:14.99 at the short course meters meet at Arizona State (1/10) Won the 200 fly (2:02.46) for the fourth time this season at ASU (1/9) First in the 200 fly (2:01.99), sixth in the 200 free (1:56.06), and swam on the 400 MR team which placed first (3:48.67) vs. Kentucky (1/3) Swam a provisional qualifying time in the 200 fly (1:59.44) at Georgia (11/14) to finish third 400 MR team placed second (3:43.95) at Georgia Member of the first- place 400 FR team (3:25.16) and the third-place 400 MR team (3:53.69) vs. FSU (11/11) First in the 200 fly (2:02.87) at TCU (10/24) First place finishes in the 100 fly (56.39) and as a member of the 200 MR (1:45.76), and had fifth-best time in the 1000 free (10:24.73) at Arkansas (10/23) Third in the 100 fly (56.47), second in the 200 MR(1:44.98), and 10th in the 400 IM (4:30.56) at the Florida Invitational First in the 200 fly with a provisional qualifying time of 2:00.91 vs. Michigan-FAU dual meet (10/17) Also first as a member of the 400 MR team (3:46.79) at the Michigan-FAU.

2002-03: Honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 fly after finishing in 10th place (1:57.19) Academic All-SEC Honor Roll Earned three All-SEC honors in the 100 and 200 fly and also in the 200 IM Third in the 200 fly with a season best time of 1:57.57 at the SEC Championships ... Also finished eighth in the 100 fly in 54.64, and had a 14th place finish in the 200 IM with a season best time of 2:04.22 at the SEC meet ... Swam NCAA qualifying times in every 200 fly race she competed in Touched the wall in 1:59.10 to win the 200 fly vs. Tennessee (2/1) Won the 200 fly vs. Auburn (1/24) with a season-best time of 1:58.99 First in the 200 fly (2:00.92) vs. South Carolina (11/15) Third in the 1,000 free with a (10:21.60) vs. Indian River C.C. (10/18) Recorded a provisional time of 2:02.17 in her first 200 fly race of the season vs. LSU (10/11).

2001-02: Three All-America honors (100 Fly, 200 Fly, 400 MR) Third at the NCAA Championships in the 200 fly with a collegiate best time of 1:55.66 Set Florida's second fastest time of 53.85 in the 100 fly Named All-SEC Won her first SEC title in the 200 fly (1:55.97) setting a new meet record (broke the one set by former Gator Olympian Tracy Caulkins in 1989 and was .11 seconds away from breaking Caulkins' school record set in 1984) ... Nearly undefeated in the 200 fly (9 of 11), and her only second place finish was against defending national champion and then-No. 2 Georgia (10/11), in 10 regular season swims ... Posted 22 top three-finishes, including 13 wins Finished first in the 200 fly (1:59.00) against Tennessee (2/2) Won the 200 fly twice (1:58.82/2:00.25) within two days against Auburn (1/25) and Alabama (1/26) Against Texas (1/12), won the 200 fly (1:59.04) Won three 100 fly events vs. Michigan (10/19) in 56.06, Clemson (11/9) in 55.32 and Florida State (11/16) in 55.51 Posted three wins in the 200 fly during her first month as a Gator against Miami/Indian River C.C. (10/20), South Carolina (11/10) and Florida State (11/16) Tallied her first collegiate win against Kentucky (10/12) in the 1,000 free with a time (10.19.38).

High School: 2001 graduate of Mills Godwin High School that didn't have a swim team.

Club: Member of NOVA of Virginia and coached by Geoff Brown.


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