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Women's Swimming & Diving

 
Victoria Weston-Dawkes
Victoria Weston-Dawkes
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Wilde Lake
Position: Back/Fly

2013-14: Finished with season-best times in the 100 fly (1:00.35), 100 back (1:00.13) and 200 back (2:09.35) while competing as an exhibition swimmer at the America East Championships… Swam a season-best time in the 200 fly (2:16.82) against Old Dominion on Nov. 2.

2012-13: Recorded her best season times in the 100-yd. butterfly (59.24), 100-yd. backstroke (1:00.61), and 200-yd. backstroke (2:08.71) at the America East Championships where she competed as an exhibition swimmer… Achieved her best dual meet finish of fourth twice, first in the 100 fly at George Washington on Oct. 27 and then in the 200 fly versus Howard on Nov. 10.

2011-12: Finished in 14th in the 100-yd. back, 19th in the 100-yd. butterfly and 24th in the 200-yd. back at the America East Championships... Set her season-best time of 58.58 in the 100 back prelims at the conference meet... Placed eighth in the 200 fly at the Patriot Invitational at George Mason... Top dual meet finish was second in the 200 back at Howard.

Background: Placed eighth in the 200 backstroke at Short Course Sectionals in 2011… Helped lead her team to the 2011 Sectional championship… Was a part of the 200- and 400-medley relay teams that broke the Eagle Swim Team record… An honor roll student at Wilde Lake High School.

Personal: Daughter of Jon and Sharon Weston-Dawkes… Mother swam at Hood College… Has an older brother, Dan, who swam at UMBC from 2007-11… A psychology major who hopes to become a preschool teacher… Born April 29, 1993.

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