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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Carol De Groote Tavares

Class

Fr.

Hometown

Sao Paulo, Brazil

SENIOR: Competed in eight meets in her final season as a Lobo with 12 top-three finishes… Had four consecutive first-place finishes, five on the season, in the 200-yard back… Placed first against Nevada (2:05.09), NMSU (2:05.75), Pepperdine (2:05.64) and at the Air Force Tri-Meet (2:06.39)… Registered a trio of season bests at the Phill Hansel Invitational with a 57.64 in the 100 back, a 2:02.21 in the 200 back and a 2:06.56 in the 200 IM… Swam a 58.51 in the 100 free (3rd) against NMSU and a 24.18 in the 50 free (3rd) at Pepperdine to record two season-best times… Helped the 200-free relay team place fifth at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 1:32.36.

JUNIOR: Helped her team place second at Denver in the 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:44.99, swam in the 100-yard freestyle at Denver placing fifth with a time of 53.12, placed second in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing with a time of 56.62, and helped her team place second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 3:30.67…Helped her team place second in the 200-yard medley relay finishing with a time of 1:46.03, won the 100 (57.89) and 200 (2:05.50) yard backstroke versus USAFA and Omaha….Helped her team win the 400-yard medley with a time of 3:48.55, won the 100-(57.47) and 200 (2:03.23) yard backstroke, and placed second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.71 against Wyoming…Helped her team place second in the 200 yard medley with final time of 1:45.89, swimming her leg in 27.55 seconds;placed second in the 100 yard backstroke with a final time of 57.52, won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.17 and placed fourth in the 200 yard IM with a final time of 2:11.93 against NAU… Finished 10th overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.21, swam the third leg (51.76) of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:24.23, swam the opening leg (27.06) of the 200-yard medley relay that finished fourth with a time of 1:42.1 and finished 23rd overall in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.03 at the Phill Hansel Invite…Swam in the 100-yard backstroke, placing third with final time of 58.65, swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay that finished second with an overall time of 1:45.48, the second leg of the 400-yard free relay that finished third with 3:33.34 and finished third in the 200-yard back with a time of 2:04.06 at the Mountain West Quad-Meet…Swam the first leg (27.45)  of the 200-yard medley relay that won with a time of 1:44.59, won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.28, finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.73 and finished third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:10.48 against NMSU…At the Mountain West Championships, swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay that placed eighth with a time of 1:41.05, finished 21st overall in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.26 and placed 14th overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.52.

SOPHOMORE: Took 18th at the Mountain West Championships in the 200 IM (2:04.13) … Against in-state foe New Mexico State, took first place in the 200 backstroke … Took third in the 200 backstroke (2:05.05) in the 200 backstroke in San Diego on Jan. 14 in double dual against San Diego State and Fresno State … Took third in the 100 backstroke in a double dual against Colorado State and Air Force on Dec. 3 … Won the 200 backstroke (2:06.74) and took second in 100 backstroke (57.97) against Wyoming.

FRESHMAN: Won the 100 backstroke in meet versus New Mexico State.

PERSONAL: Born in Sao Carlos, Brazil … Father is Eduardo Tavares and she has one sister, Isabelle … Favorite food is Brazilian rice and beans … Majoring in Biochemistry.