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Natalie Rivas
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Verne, Calif.
High School: Bonita
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2016-17: Was VMI's top sprinter once again in the 2016-17 season...qualified for the ECAC meet in multiple events...finished 24th in the 50 free with a seasonal best time...was 35th in the 100 free with a school record effort of 54.83...had just lost the VMI mark to McKenzie Raber the heat prior...also anchored the ninth-place 200 free relay team that won the B final...finished second in the 100 free at Loyola and led the 200 free relay team to a runner-up finish there...swept the 50 and 100-meter free at Sweet Briar...won the 50 free in tri-meet at Mount St. Mary's.

2015-16: Reset the 50 free record multiple times during the the season, the last of which came at the ECAC Championships, where she finished 26th...finished 33rd at the CCSA Championships and was 38th in the 100 free...won the 50 free at four straight meets to close out the regular season...also won the 100 free against Saint Peter's...third in 100 free against UNC Asheville...also swam on the 200 and 400 free relays, as well as the 200 medley relay, all of which broke school records. 

2015 CCSA Championships: Set new Keydet records in both the 50 and 100 free, lowering the 100 free by a full second...also swam on three record setting relays. 

2014-15: Second in the 50 free against American...second in the 100 and third in the 50 in tri-meet at Loyola...won both the 50 and 100 free against North Carolina A&T...won the 50 by nearly half a second in tri-meet against W&L and Ferrum.  

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in both swimming and water polo...four-year team MVP as a swimmer...three-time Hacienda League champion in both 50 and 100 free...three-time First Team All-CIF in water polo, where she served as a utility player...CIF Water Polo...Xtreme All-American...intends to major in international studies. 

Rivas' Personal Bests:

50 Free - 24.17 at 2016 ECAC Championships (School Record)
100 Free - 54.83 at 2017 CCSA Championships (School Record)


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