Swimming & Diving

 Eric McGinnis
Eric McGinnis


Raleigh, N.C.

High School:



2008-09: Won a gold medal as a member of the United State's winning 200-medley relay at the World University Games ... Was a three-time All-America selection after the 200-free relay, 200-medley relay and 400-free relay all placed in the top-15 at the NCAA Championships ... Broke the school record in the 100-free in his fifth-place finish at the SEC Championships ... Took fourth in the 50-free for two top-five finishes at the conference meet ... Also set school records as a member of the third place 400-free relay and the sixth place 200-medley relay at the SECs ... Claimed another bronze medal as a part of the 200-free relay ... Captured eight wins in dual meet competition.

2007-08: Secured the 39th fastest time in the world in the event at the US Olympic Trials ... Placed 32nd in the 50-free at the NCAA Championships ... Earned All-America status as a member of the 14th place 400-free relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Placed in six events at the SEC Championships ... Was a member of the fourth place 200-medley and 400-free relays and the fifth place 200-free and 400-medley relay squad ... Clocked in fourth in the 50-free and eighth in the 100-free for two top-10 finishes at the conference meet ... Had four first place finishes in dual meets.

2006-07: An immediate impact sprinter for the Wildcats ... In his first career SEC Championships recorded top-16 performances in two events with a 13th place touch in the 50-freestyle and 16th in the 100-free ... Took fifth in the 100-free, sixth in the 50-free, 14th in the 200-free and 26th in the 100-breaststroke at the Nike Cup, and was also a member of the second-place 200-free, 400-medley, 200-medley, 800-free and 400-free squads at the event ... Captured dual meet wins in the 100-free in Wildcat victories over Texas A&M and Louisville ... Earned nine top-three finishes in his two marquee events, the 50- and 100-free, in dual meet competition.

Pre-College: 2006 North Carolina High School State Championships Swimmer of the Meet ... Holds state meet records in the 50- and 100-freestyle events ... Member of the Ravenscroft High School team that earned second-place at the state meet his senior season ... Named the MVP of his high school team ... Participated in the 2006 U.S. Nationals ... Chose UK because he fit in well with the team and wanted to train with the great coaching staff.

Best Collegiate Times: 50 freestyle: 19.50; 100 freestyle: 42.67; 200 freestyle: 1:42.20; 100 breaststroke: 56.88; 100 backstroke: 52.50

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