Grace Dai
Grace Dai
Height: 5-6
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Germantown, Md
High School: Northwest
Position: Free/Back/IM

2013-14: Placed 12th in the 100 back (58.94), tenth in the 200 back (2:09.09), and 20th in the 500 freestyle (5:17.99) at the America East Championships… Swam season-best times in each of the events at the conference meet in Worcester, Mass. … Achieved a lifetime-best in the 200 free (1:58.06) during UMBC’s meet against Navy at the UMBC Aquatic Complex… Earned her first college dual meet win in the 500 free against Rider on Oct. 12… Then captured the 50 free against Howard on Jan. 11 at the UMBC Aquatic Complex… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: Made the NCSA Junior National Cuts in the 100 and 200 backstroke in 2011… Helped her team win Divisionals as a freshman.

Personal: Daughter of Jerry Dai and Yongqing Zhang… Has one older sister, Anna… Plans to major in biology and would like to become a physical therapist… Born April 25, 1995.