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    Merritt Adams
    Merritt Adams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Norcross, Ga.

    High School:
    The Lovett School

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Fly/IM



    2000-01: Placed fourth in the 100 (55.11) and 200 (2:00.81) butterfly at Big Ten Championships ... Finished sixth in 200 IM (2:03.39) at Big Ten Championships ... Member of 200 and 400 medley relay and 200 free relay teams ... Finished first at five duals in 100 butterfly ? Swam at 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 butterfly.

    1999-00: Member of NU?s All-America 200 medley relay team (1:40.02) and 400 medley relay team (3:37.99) that set school records at 2000 NCAA Championships ? Honorable mention All-America in 100 butterfly ? Also competed in 200 butterfly at NCAAs ? Big Ten champion in 200 butterfly and 200 medley relay ? Also scored in 100 butterfly (6th) and 200 IM (12th) at Big Tens.

    1998-99: Competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 200 and 400 individual medley ?Finished eighth at Big Tens in the 200 fly in a team-best 2:01.72 ? Posted season-best times of 56.32 in the 100 fly, 2:06.49 in the 200 IM and 4:32.52 in the 400 IM.

    High School: Lettered in swimming and cross-country ? All-state ? Top 16 All-American ? Team MVP ? State champion and Georgia record holder in the 200 fly ? Member of the Headmaster?s List and the Scholar?s List ? Three-time Academic All-American

    Personal: Born Merritt Elizabeth Adams on 10/7/79 ? Daughter of Brent and Karen Adams ? Environmental sciences and pre-med major ? Father played professional football for the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams.

    Adams' Personal Bests

    100 Fly - 54.80
    200 Fly - 2:00.16
    200 IM - 2:03.20
    400 IM - 4:29.86