Swimming & Diving


Meredith Vay
Meredith  Vay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, Va.

High School:
Thomas Dale HS

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

02/21/2016

Mahmoud Wins SEC Championship on Final Day of Conference Meet

Sophomore captures 1,650-yard freestyle for Carolina's first men's title in 15 years

02/17/2016

Gamecocks Break Two More Records on Wednesday at SEC Championships

Mahmoud, Worrell set Carolina bests in the 500 free

02/16/2016

Record Efforts Highlight Opening Day of SEC Championships

Gamecocks set school record in 800 free relay, place three divers in finals

02/15/2016

Gamecocks Set for SEC Championships

Conference titles to be decided Feb. 16-20 in Columbia, Mo.

02/19/2015

2015 SEC Championships

2015 SEC Championships


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015 Second-Team All-SEC
  • 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2015 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

  • IN THE RECORD BOOK
  • 1st -- 100 freestyle
  • 2nd -- 200 freestyle
  • 3rd -- 50 freestyle
  • 1st, 4th, 5th -- 400 freestyle relay
  • 1st -- 200 medley relay
  • 2nd -- 400 medley relay
  • 2nd, 3rd -- 800 freestyle relay
  • 3rd, 6th --200 freestyle relay

  • 2017 (JUNIOR)
  • Finished 28th in the 100 freestyle (50.15), 28th in the 200 freestyle (1:48.74) and 39th in the 50 freestyle (23.41) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in three events as a junior (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle)
  • Tallied seven top-10 finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished third, season bests, in the 100 freestyle at the Texas A&M dual meet and the Arkansas dual meet
  • Finished third, a season best, in the 50 freestyle at the SC College Invite

  • 2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS - UNITED STATES
  • Took part in the 50m freestyle
  • Clocked a time of 26.54 to finish 123rd in her event

  • 2016 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Swam three events at the SEC Championships, including a 34th-place finish in the 50 freestyle (23.48)
  • Added finishes of 37th in the 100 freestyle (50.52) and 39th in the 200 freestyle (1:49.02) at the conference meet
  • Won two races, both at Vanderbilt, in the 50 free (24.38) and 100 free (52.64)
  • Helped the Gamecocks set a school record in the 800 free relay (7:10.28) at the SEC Championships
  • Also finished on the podium in the 100 freestyle against Alabama (52.49) and Duke (52.73)
  • Tallied seven top-five finishes overall

  • 2015 (FRESHMAN)
  • Gamecocks' top performer in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle
  • Finished 35th in the 100 freestyle with a personal record of 49.09 at the NCAA Championships, also placed 49th and T47th in the 50 (22.78) and 200 (1:46.72) freestyle events, respectively
  • Medaled at the SEC Championships with a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle and set a personal record with her time of 1:45.94, also finished 15th in the 100 freestyle (49.16) and 20th in the 50 freestyle with a career-best time of 22.73
  • Member of the Gamecocks' record-setting 400 Medley Relay at the SEC Championships
  • Won the 200 freestyle (1:50.22) in the Gamecocks' win over Missouri, also placed second in both the 50 (23.70) and 100 freestyle (50.97)
  • Finished second in the 50 and 100 freestyle and third in the 200 freestyle at the Virginia Tech Invitational
  • Earned the first win of her collegiate career in the 100 freestyle against Kentucky
  • Tallied seven individual wins throughout the season
  • Placed fourth or higher in every race during the regular season

  • PRE COLLEGE
  • Graduated from Thomas Dale High School
  • Member of Quest Swimming, named team captain

  • PERSONAL
  • Full name is Meredith Maxey Vay
  • Born March 18, 1996
  • Parents are Bryan and Brenda Vay
  • Has one brother, Thomas
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Vay's Top Times
    Event Time Date Meet Location
    50 Freestyle 22.73 2/18/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    100 Freestyle 49.09! 3/21/15 NCAA Championships Greensboro, N.C.
    200 Freestyle 1:45.94 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    100 Butterfly 58.70 1/23/16 SC Quad Meet Columbia, S.C.

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