Molly Albrecht
Molly Albrecht
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Lawrence Free State
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Major: Economics
Residential College: Saybrook

2012-2013 (Senior): Awarded the MacLeish Memorial Swimming Trophy, given annually to that member of the Yale swimming team, who through her efforts and high ideals in sportsmanship and loyalty, best exemplifies the spirit of Kenneth MacLeish… 200-yard backstroke: Won the event three times during the regular season… Finished third in the finals at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 2:05.52… Fastest time in the event was 2:00.58 in the prelims at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 500-yard freestyle: Finished ninth at Ivy’s with a time of 4:51.04… Won the event against SCSU with a time of 5:01.69… 200-yard freestyle: Finished second against Columbia with a time of 1:53.07… Fastest time in the event was 1:50.23 as the first leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay at the Ivy’s.

2011-2012 (Junior): Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships… Second team All-Ivy as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay that took second place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 200-yard backstroke: Won the event five times during the regular season… Fastest time was 2:00.27 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished seventh at Ivy’s with a time of 2:00.51... 500-yard freestyle: Won the event against Colgate with a time of 5:07.42… Fastest time was 4:49.62 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 200-yard freestyle: Won the event against Colgate with a time of 1:53.43… Fastest time was 1:51.05 in a 10th-place finish at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.

2010-2011 (Sophomore): Second team All-Ivy as a member of both the 800-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays that took second place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 800-yard freestyle relay earned NCAA B cut and set a Yale record with a time of 7:20.23… 200-yard backstroke: Second team All-Ivy… Finished second and set a Yale record at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with at time of 1:56.72… Earned NCAA B cut… 500-yard freestyle: Second team All-Ivy… Finished second and set a Yale record at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:47.14… Earned NCAA B cut… 200-yard freestyle: Finished third at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:48.43… Earned NCAA B cut.

2009-2010 (Freshman): First team All-Ivy as a member of the 200-yard medley relay that took first place and broke the pool record at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:41.63… 200-yard backstroke: Second team All-Ivy… Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with at time of 1:58.52… Earned NCAA B cut… 500-yard freestyle: Finished third at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:48.08… Earned NCAA B cut… 100-yard backstroke: Finished sixth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 56.38.

Before Yale: Attended Lawrence Free State High School… Captain of team that won state senior year… High School All-American in 100 and 200 back, 200 and 500 free… Swam for the Lawrence Aquahawks and then Ad Astra Area Aquatics… National Qualifier in the 100 and 200 back… Valedictorian and National Merit Finalist.

Personal: Member of Saybrook College… Economics major.

Why I Chose Yale: “I chose Yale for the combination of amazing academics as well as competitive athletics. Also, on my visit I loved how friendly everyone was, and how passionate the swimmers were about the team and the school.”

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